Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam is all set to introduce the first ever Robotherapy in its ortho care Hospital of BIRRD which is indeed first of its kind in entire South Asia.
Henceforth the citizens of Tirupati who are suffering from physical ailments can get physiotherapy massages and treatments done, not by humans but by ROBOTS at the TTD-run Balaji Institute of Surgery, Research and Rehabilitation for the Disabled (BIRRD) hospital.
This hi-fi therapy is aimed at providing sophisticated treatment to patients by the 21st-century model Robots in all TTD hospitals, initially to start with BIRRD Hospital.
The BIRRD trust committee meeting was held on Friday at the Sri Padmavati Rest House in Tirupati under the Chairmanship TTD Board Chief Sri YV Subba Reddy which also approved the proposal to call for tenders and purchase a Robot-Assisted Gait Training Therapy Equipment costing Rs.5.5 crore.
Apart from this unique therapy, other important decisions pertaining to BIRRD hospital were also taken.
The TTD trust has also decided that the employees and pensioners could avail cashless services and also get medical reimbursements from the TTD as per their eligibility.
The committee approved the purchase of 2D colour Doppler equipment to test the blood circulation in the body. It also advised the officials to opt for donors who could provide those equipments.
The BIRRD trust meeting approved a proposal to appoint auditors to look into Income Tax affairs of the institution.
In yet another resolution, the trust also approved a proposal to utilise the free services of specialist doctors Dr Vidyasagar (Tirupati), Prof Krishna Reddy (Nellore), Dr Guruva Reddy (Hyderabad) on a voluntary basis.
BIRRD Committee members Dr M Nischita, Sri Shivasankaran, BIRRD director Madan Mohan participated via Video Conferencing while TTD EO Sri Anil Kumar Singhal and JEO Sri P Basant Kumar attended the meeting at Sri Padmavati Guest house.