IBEF: January 24, 2014
New Delhi: Covidien has inaugurated its first training and education center in India. The Covidien Center of Innovation India (CCI India) is located in Mumbai and offers clinicians training on advanced procedures and techniques using leading equipment and technology.
"This center is designed to enhance physician capabilities in a way that meets the unique needs of the local market, ultimately giving patients in India greater access to advanced procedures and care," said Mr Brian D King, President, Emerging Markets, Covidien. "Expanding our training and education capabilities worldwide is a key component of Covidien's global growth strategy and this new center in Mumbai will play an integral role as we continue to focus on important emerging geographies," added Mr King.
CCI India will focus on raising awareness of various disease states and providing opportunities for clinicians to see how Covidien's devices can help healthcare professionals treat these diseases. The top three priorities of CCI India will be procedures to address vascular disease, metabolic disorders (obesity and Type II diabetes) and cancer.
"Chronic diseases contribute to over half of Indian deaths. Cardiovascular disease, dyslipidemia and many types of cancers are highly prevalent in urban and rural areas alike. Many of these diseases, although common, are inadequately diagnosed and treated. At CCI India, we will focus on innovative procedures and disease management that address many of India's most challenging disease states," said Mr Mark Rooney, Managing Director, India Subcontinent, Covidien.
The CCI India is Covidien's third training center in an emerging market, with other centers located in Shanghai, China, and Osong, South Korea. The company plans to open additional centers this year in Istanbul, Turkey, and São Paulo, Brazil.
According to Hon Dr Pravin H Shingare, Director, Directorate of Medical Education and Research, Government of Maharashtra, "The Department of Medical Education, Government of Maharashtra is committed to high quality medical education that improves medical services for the general public. We welcome the opening of the CCI India in Maharashtra and congratulate Covidien on its endeavor to supplement the infrastructure for medical training of professionals in the state."
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