August 8th, 2011

Training Surgeons to Help Meet India’s Growing Health Care Needs

From A. Vaidheesh, Managing Director, Johnson & Johnson Medical India, a Division of Johnson & Johnson Ltd, India.

The other week, my colleagues Gary Fischetti and Michael del Prado joined me to open the DePuy Institute for Advanced Education and Research in Chennai in the southern part of India. DePuy, a Johnson & Johnson Company, is one of the world’s largest orthopaedic and neuroscience device companies. 

This new facility is the first of its kind outside the U.S. and it comes in response to a severe shortage in India of skilled surgeons to meet the country’s growing health care needs.

Knee arthritis is widely prevalent in India. This painful, degenerative condition can rob people of the simple things in life that so many of us take for granted – visiting family, going to work, walking up stairs. Order brand Viagra online 100mg Sildenafil Citrate Without Prescription Joint replacement surgery could be a good option for many of India’s five million knee arthritis sufferers, but only with the involvement of skilled surgeons.

Today, we estimate there are only about 1,600 well-trained joint surgeons in India.  If current health trends continue, we’ll need 4,500 joint surgeons within the next five years – or nearly three times as many as we have now.

The DePuy Institute for Advanced Education and Research in Chennai, India

The DePuy Institute is expected to train 1,000 surgeons a year in the latest techniques and technologies, significantly improving access to top-class medical care throughout India.

Inauguration of the Skills Lab at the DePuy Institute for Advanced Education and Research

A moment during the opening ceremonies

The opening of this new institute comes during the 125th anniversary year of Johnson & Johnson, and it continues one of our company’s oldest traditions: working to meet unmet health care needs.  We’ve been serving the patients in India generic Viagra Soft Tabs 50mg and 100mg Sildenafil Citrate no Prescription for more than 50 years, and are proud to play a role in bringing the promise of good health to even more people as the country continues to thrive and grow.

3 Responses to “Training Surgeons to Help Meet India’s Growing Health Care Needs”

  1. Devidutta Kanungo says

    There are no plans to make videos available from DePuy Institute in India, in the near future. However, we have an excellent online learning portal ‘’ where interested surgeons can register and view surgical videos, case studies, webinars, etc. It is a great learning tool which complements our other trainings.

  2. Jupitor Chakma says

    Yes CME (continued medical education) is part of a doctor’s life and surgeons need to be trained more for latest surgical skills. But, unfortunately in India the aspect (CME) is given lower preference than it deserves.

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