Mangaluru, Aug 9 : The department of Obstertrics and Gynecology of the Father Muller Medical College Hospital and the BR Shetty Hospital, Udupi, signed a memorandum of understanding in training of postgraduates and in the research arena on August 9, 2019 with its immediate implementation.

Dr Nagaratna, Professor and Head, Department of OBGY, Father Muller Medical College Hospital introduced Dr Sheekha, Medical Suprintendant, BRS Hopital, Udupi to the gathering and gave a brief overview of the MOU.

Dr JP Alva , put into perspective the purpose of the MOU and the reasons behind its need. He put forward that the collaboration would help the postgraduates to learn more and become well versed with family planning techniques and modern technologies in OBGY. Dr Sheekha the medial superintendent of the BRS hospital was prompt and convincing in the documentation. She has promised that the postgraduates would have a worthwhile experience and would be under the constant supervision of the OBG doctors in the hospital. He introduced to her the management team and wished all the success in this endeavour to the postgraduates and the department of OBG.

Rev. Fr Richard A Coelho, Director of the Father Muller Charitable Institutions gave a brief history of the institution with 139 years of service to humanity sprouting from the small services of Father Augustus Muller. The motto of Heal and Comfort is which the institution stands for, thus providing utmost care to all irrespective of caste or creed. He proudly expressed the growth of all the institutions, nursing, homeopathic, medical and the hospitals units under the institution banner. The occupancy at the Father Muller Hospital at any given time is 85% but as of today the beds are all full due to the seasonal endemic. He also expressed happiness on this collaboration as both the hospitals would benefit through the service of the people. Moreover, with new technology, every student needs to learn and enhance their skill to become competent and responsible citizens.

Dr Sheekha in her response gave a brief introduction of the BRS Hospital (mother and child hospital). The fonder philanthropist being Dr BR Shetty, who is a businessman in Abu Dhabi having ventured into health care since 35 years and the founder of NMC in Abu Dhabi. His need to serve his hometown made him set the state of the art BRS Hospital at Udupi through public private partnership thus, setting up the mother and child hospital. The hospital provides the best and latest OBGY care and caters to all without any monetary gains. Treatment, medicines, blood test and administrative care is provided free of cost, making it one of the busiest hospital in town with 350-400 deliveries every month. The doctors and the staff manned are paid by the foundation of BR Shetty. She was pleased to be associated with the Father Muller Charitable Institutions as its mission and vision is ideally suited and pro-poor strategies meet the BRS Hospitals philanthropic nature. On approaching the Father Muller Hospital, the staff and management were very helpful and accommodating in their approach towards her. Hence the Father Muller Medical College Hospital was selected for this MOU.

With the signing of the MOU by both the Director, Rev. Fr Richard A Coelho and the BRS Hospital Party, Mr Prashanth Mallya the expression of the MOU was enacted. Rev. Fr Rudolph Ravi D’Sa, Administrator, Father Muller Medical College Hospital, Rev. Fr Dheeraj Nelson Pais, Assistant Administrator, Chief of Research, Dr Sanjeev Rai, Medical Superintendent, Dr Udaykumar, Vice Dean, Dr Padmaja Udaykumar, Faculty Professors Department of OBGY, Dr Preema and Dr Sujaya and Liaison Officer, FMCI, Dr Kelvin Pais were present.

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