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A new medical company will introduce robotic surgery in Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Salus Medical Inc., a local medical distribution company, has announced plans to introduce robot-assisted surgery to Guyana’s healthcare industry – a first for the region.

At its official launch on Friday, company officials said they have already signed agreements with leading, cutting-edge medical brands to advance and modernize healthcare.

One of the companies on board is Brainlabs; which uses software technology such as x-ray vision to diagnose patients and navigate surgeries using a digital replica of the patient’s organs, muscles and tissues. This helps reduce blindness or paralysis during complex procedures.

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Another leading brand, KLS Martin, offers the world’s best implants for cranial and facial surgery. KLS Martin also offers specialized solutions for patients and has more than 30,000 surgical products and instruments.

The company also offers implants and absorbable devices to grow bones inside the body.

According to Salus Medical Managing Director Kamini Persaud, the company will also facilitate the qualification and certification of the brightest minds in the medical field.

Persaud said they will equip them with modern and innovative medical technology to ensure the best medical care with state-of-the-art facilities.

“Salus has and will continue to partner with some of the most dynamic and affordable global brands in medical technology,” Persaud said.

Additionally, “Salus Medical will step up its role to contribute to the ultimate health of the nation.”

Meanwhile, President Dr Irfaan Ali in brief remarks hailed Salus Medical as another positive initiative by Guyanese.

He said that health and education are the two sectors targeted in Guyana to be among the regional leaders.

“I hope we can leave our mark and become world leaders,” Ali said.

The President added that the government will continue to support private specialist healthcare and added that the government is also aware of the legislation needed to transform the sector and made reference to the recently passed Human Organ Transplantation Bill .

“We are building the sector not just on investments and physical facilities, but ensuring that we have the legislative framework to support the macro view, to ensure that health and health services become an important source of foreign currency for us,” the president said.