February 8, 2023

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Dr. Sudhakar mulls tie up between RGUHS and Estonian Universities to enhance Medical Education

Karnataka health minister and Estonia Ambassador discuss about cooperation in digitisation of health-care systems

Bengaluru, April 13: Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar on Wednesday announced tie up plans between RGUHS and Estonian Medical Universities.

Speaking to reporters after a meeting with Estonian Ambassador Katrin Kivi at Vidhana Soudha, Minister Sudhakar said, “I have discussed a tie up between RGUHS and for an exchange program.”

He further said that though Estonia is a small country, it has the highest number of start-ups and good technology. They are in the process of bringing reforms through technology in Medical Education and Health sector, he stated.

Stating some examples, he said that Estonia had developed a health registry for the whole of its population and had also developed good telemedicine. In addition to this Minister Sudhakar also said that Estonia had developed good genomic sequencing labs which would help identify diseases like Alzheimer, Parkinson’s, Schizophrenia and Dementia.

“If we tie up in certain aspects, our state will be helped and people of Estonia will also get to know several good practices we follow,” Minister Sudhakar said.

Following this, Estonian Ambassador Katrin Kivi, who was also present expressed that she learnt a low about what Estonia can do with Karnataka. “There is a lot we can do to bring healthcare to citizens through technical solutions. Here, Estonia, as one of the most digitized countries in the world, has lots to share,” she said.

Katrin, in addition to this stated, “Estonia too has a lot to learn from India which has such a huge population. Doctors here will have a lot more experience as they treat many more patients.”

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