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State-of-the-art equipment unveiled at CIDS for imparting SPMF therapy

Health and Family Welfare Minister B. Sriramulu unveiling the SPMF unit at the Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences in Virajpet on Thursday.
Health and Family Welfare Minister B. Sriramulu unveiling the SPMF unit at the Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences in Virajpet on Thursday.

Health and Family Welfare Minister B. Sriramulu on Thursday called upon medical students passing out of the portals of their institutions to reach out to the poor in rural areas who deserved better healthcare in the State.

He was unveiling a state-of-the-art equipment for imparting Sequentially Programmed Magnetic Field (SPMF) therapy for treatment of osteoarthritis and cancer at the Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences (CIDS) here.

This is a non-surgical treatment to help regenerate cartilage and restore mobility of arthritic knee joints. It has proved to be effective in the treatment of certain types of cancer.

The medical fraternity should remain people-friendly, especially to the poor, Mr. Sriramulu said. There was a need to provide quality healthcare to the needy on a priority basis, he said.

Guruji B. Sachidananda Babu, a well-known astrologer, who was associated with the spiritual healing aspect of the SPMF therapy, said that medical treatments were becoming more proactive rather than invasive.

Joshna Chinappa, squash star, who was a guest, said the SPMF therapy could help sportspersons too, who were vulnerable to bone-related problems. She recalled how as a 11-year-old, she had received sponsorship from K.K. Aiyappa, chairman of the Coorg Dental and Medical Sciences Trust, to play squash much before she had won any major title.

She unveiled a brochure “Coorg Coffee Cup,” an All India Invitational Inter-Dental Cricket Tournament scheduled to begin from February 17 to 21 here.

Wing Commander Vasishta, founder and chief executive officer of SBF (Science Beyond Frontiers) Healthcare Pvt. Limited, which had brought the SPMF therapy here, said it was a technology that produced highly complex sequentially programmed magnetic fields which were computer-controlled and could be precisely focused onto the target tissues with the help of laser guides. SBF Health Care was launched by Dr. Vasishta in 2006 on his retirement from the Indian Air Force.

Sunil Muddaiah, a dental surgeon and the managing trustee of the Coorg Dental and Medical Sciences Trust, welcomed the gathering.

Shashidhar, another doctor, proposed a vote of thanks.


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