- Institute of Organ Transplantation
- Institute of Advanced Trauma care and Rehabilitation with Air Ambulance facility
- Institute of Microbial science
The Multi-Disciplinary Minimal Access Surgery Unit (MRAMAS Unit) came into existence with the procurement and commissioning of the state of the art Da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgery System in June 2017. The first robotic assisted minimal access surgery was performed in July by Dr. R. Manikandan, Additional Professor and Department of Urology when he performed two robot assisted minimal access pyeloplasty and nephrectomy. The program is a truly multidisciplinary one with the Department of Anaesthesiology and five surgical disciplines participating in the program for optimum utilisation of this high value service. These departments include the departments of Urology, General Surgery, Surgical gastroenterology, Surgical Oncology, and Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Three more departments namely the departments of Pediatric Surgery, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery and Otorhinolarngology would be joining the program very soon. In the year 2017-18, 92 cases had been performed by the five departments that had joined the program. A variety of procedures including radical hysterectomy, radical prostatectomy, partial nephrectomy, esophagectomy and low anterior resection etc, predominantly for malignancies have been performed by this service, thereby providing all benefits of minimal access surgery such as low postoperative pain and early discharge and return to work for these patients.
Educational Courses :
Basic training is imparted for residents of General Surgery, Obsterics and Gynaecology and various MCh higher specialty courses. Departmental Activities for the Year Eight faculty members from the five departments mentioned above got credentialled and started the program in their respective specialities. Dr Prasanth Penumadu, Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology also completed advanced training in transoral robotic surgery at Yonsei (Severance) Training Center, Seoul, Korea. Robotic surgery service has been started in the disciplines of Urology, General Surgery, Surgical gastroenterology, Surgical Oncology, and Obstetrics and Gynaecology. This service is provided at a subsidised additional robotic surgery charge of Rs. 30,000/- for general ward patients and Rs. 50,000/- to private ward patients as compared to Rs. 2 lakhs extra charge per surgery in corporate hospitals.
Liver Transplantation Programme
On a first of its kind in the union territory of Puducherry, a liver transplantation surgery was done at JIPMER. The operations was performed on 28th August 2017. JIPMER established liver transplant facility after completing all the legal formalities. Equipment’s worth more than two crores were purchased by JIPMER for the liver transplant facility. JIPMER can perform liver transplantation regularly at a cost of less than Rupees five lakhs, which is one of the cheapest in the country. Patients has to spend 25-30 lakhs Rupees in corporate hospitals for liver transplantation. JIPMER became one of the countable centers in the country which has facility for multiorgan transplantation. JIPMER has started a liver transplant clinic which will be running every Tuesday.
Hand Transplantation Programme
The department of plastic surgery applied for reconstructive transplantation license in 2015-16. JIPMER was issued the license to perform hand and other reconstructive transplantations in August 2016. On August 2nd, 2017, the first bilateral upper for earm transplantation was done. He has regained full protective sensations in both the hands and is able to hold a ball with his left hand. JIPMER is venturing into other soft tissue transplantation as well.
Robotic Surgery Programme
The Multi-Disciplinary Robotic surgery Programme started with the procurement and commissioning of the state of the art Da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgery System in June 2017. The first robotic assisted minimal access surgery was performed in July by the Department of Urology that performed two procedures, that is, robot assisted minimal access pyeloplasty and nephrectomy. The program is a truly multidisciplinary one with five surgical disciplines, the Department of Anaesthesiology and the Nursing Department participating in the program for optimum utilisation of this high value service. The surgical departments include the departments of Urology, Surgical gastroenterology, Surgical Oncology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and General Surgery. Eight faculty members from the five departments mentioned above got credentialed and started the program in their respective specialities. Three more departments namely the departments of Paediatric Surgery, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery and Otorhinolaryngology would be joining the program very soon. In the year 2017-18, 92 cases had been performed by the five departments that had joined the program. A variety of procedures including radical prostatectomy, partial nephrectomy, esophagectomy and low anterior resection and radical hysterectomy etc., predominantly for malignancies have been performed by this service, thereby providing all benefits of minimal access surgery such as low postoperative pain and early discharge and return to work for these patients.
Institute of Organ Transplantation
Institute of organ transplantation at JIPMER is primarily aimed as a centre of excellence to provide treatment, training and research in the area of human organ and tissue transplantation. It will be the first dedicated centre for organ transplantation in India covering all transplantable organs and tissues. This centre will act as the nodal centre for all the transplantation activities in southern part of India. The centre will house 14 departments and divisions in the area of transplantation including facility for research. Centre will act as a training centre from medical professionals to paramedical professionals. The centre is supposed to perform 1100 corneal transplants, 730 kidney transplants, 360 liver transplants, 50 heart transplants, 20 lung transplants, 150 bone marrow transplants and 300 soft tissue/digits/hands/bone transplants per year. Once the centre is established, all the existing and future transplantation services will be coming under the institute of organ transplantation. The centre is conceptualized as a five story building with clinical facilities, teaching and research labs. All the accessory and supporting facilities will be attached to this building. There will be 180 general beds, 50 ICU beds, 50 HDU beds and 20 other supportive beds totaling the bed strength to 300. There will be 14 operation theatres with state of the art equipment’s and navigation system. The proposed centre will be housed in an area of 50.4 acres out of which half will be utilized for the institute.
Institute of Trauma and Rehabilitation
The JIPMER Institute of Trauma and Rehabilitation, is being proposed as a tertiary care Trauma center. It is being planned as per the international standards, and all the personnel working there will be fully trained and certified in trauma management. Once fully functional it would provide round the clock, state of the art services. It would act as the highest referral center for trauma patients in the region. It would have well equipped resuscitation bays, modular Operating rooms, fully equipped ICU’s and inpatient wards. Supportive services will include 24 hour laboratory services, well stocked Blood bank, mobile X-ray, Ultrasound and CT scan facilities, so that all the imaging can be done bedside without loss of precious time. MRI facilities and interventional radiologist will be available immediately when needed. The aim is to provide rapid and efficient care for the multiply injured trauma victims under one roof. It will have a large triage area for managing mass causalities, with fully trained and certified triage personnel, equipped to handle any disaster situations. Air ambulance facilities at the center will ensure rapid transfer of critically injured patients. And outpatient and Rehabilitative facilities will ensure the continuum of care. In addition it will also act as a nodal center for training and research in trauma care for the south of India
Institute of Microbial Sciences
The JIPMER Governing Body in principle approved the concept of initiating an Institute of Microbial Sciences at JIPMER, Puducherry. This institute will facilitate the study of infections science, vector biology, and identify novel or improved strategies to control infectious diseases, including development of diagnostics, vaccines, and novel drug targets. The institute also will serve as center of excellence for translational research program aims to advance discovery, preclinical development, production, licensure and/or use of new or improved medical countermeasures (therapeutics, immunotherapeutic, vaccines, vaccine technologies, and medical diagnostics) or related technologies for emerging and reemerging infectious diseases. Each multi-project Supported translational activities will range from very early discovery-based efforts to late-stage preclinical development. The center is visualized to be an integrated team of medical, biomedical, basic scientists and support staff with expertise in computational biology, bioinformatics, proteomics, cell biology, immunology, and infections.
Solar Power Plant
1500 kwp roof top solar power plant being installed. JIPMER has embarked on an array of energy conservation and renewable energy generation programs. JIPMER is one of the largest energy consumers in the UT of Puducherry and the JIPMER campus at Dhanvanthri Nagar has an electricity requirement of 5Mwh. This project is conceptualized to overcome the energy deficit.