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Stalin inaugurates Trivitron Medical Technology Park

A MILESTONE: Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin at the Trivitron Medical Technology Park at SIPCOT Industrial Estate in Irungattukotai near Chennai on Monday. Trivitron group of companies founder and managing director G.S.K. Velu (second from right) and Apollo Hospitals group chairman Prathap C. Reddy (right), are in the picture.

A MILESTONE: Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin at the Trivitron Medical Technology Park at SIPCOT Industrial Estate in Irungattukotai near Chennai on Monday. Trivitron group of companies founder and managing director G.S.K. Velu (second from right) and Apollo Hospitals group chairman Prathap C. Reddy (right), are in the picture.   | Photo Credit: — Photo: K. V. Srinivasan

Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Monday inaugurated the Trivitron Medical Technology Park at Irungattukottai for manufacture of indigenous line of products designed mainly for Indian markets.

Trivitron has signed agreements with five international companies for joint venture. The park will be spread over 23.5 acres of land.

Aloka Trivitron Medical Technologies, the first facility to manufacture ultrasound machines, high-end colour dopplers and advance imaging systems, was also inaugurated on Monday.

Aloka, a Japan-based company, is a pioneer in ultrasound technology. Promising continuous support from the government, Mr. Stalin said the park would be a milestone in the field of healthcare which had even drawn patients from foreign countries.

Mr. Stalin said there was a good market for medical equipment in the country and expressed the hope that local manufacturing would ultimately bring down medical expenses.

Health Secretary V.K. Subburaj, who predicted a 50 per cent growth in drug manufacturing, also expressed the view that indigenous production of medical equipment would reduce the cost of treatment.

He said of the 5,500 drug manufacturing units in the country, 550 were in Tamil Nadu.

Minoru Yosizumi, President Aloka Ltd., said the next technology would be introduced from the new factory in Irungattukottai.

Prathap C. Reddy, Chairman, Apollo group of Hospitals, said the medical facilities in the country had such achieved great heights that no Indian needed to go abroad for treatment.

G.S.K. Velu, Managing Director, Trivitron Group of Companies; R. Venkatachalam, Chancellor, Sri Ramachandra University; and Kancheepuram District Collector Santosh K. Misra were among those who participated.

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