News Channel, DD India, features SS Innovations’ work in the field of medical technology as an example of Indian excellence.
SS Innovations International, a developer of innovative surgical robotic technologies dedicated to making robotic surgery affordable and accessible to a global population, has been featured on Indian national news as the country celebrated its 77th Independence Day on August 15, 2023.
DD India, a news and current affairs channel in India, aired the feature as part of a series highlighting home-grown success stories that showcase Indian excellence on the global stage.
Dr. Sudhir Srivastava, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of SS Innovations, said, “India’s population is almost 1.4 billion, served by more than 70,000 hospitals. Today we have fewer than 100 robotic systems in use across the country, meaning that hospitals, surgeons and patients do not have access to this gold standard of care because of the expense.”
12,800 robotic-assisted surgeries have been performed in India over the past 12 years using imported devices. SS Innovations aims to change these numbers with its SSi Mantra, the first surgical system to be made in India, and one of the only systems in the world to be distinctly cost-effective with broad-spectrum surgical applications, including cardiovascular, thoracic and head and neck surgery.
DD India highlighted that it takes less than a week for engineers to build the SSi Mantra surgical robotic system which costs around a third of Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci device.
The SSi Mantra has been granted regulatory approval in India and is clinically validated in more than 40 different types of surgical procedures. SS Innovations is working to secure regulatory approvals in the United States and Europe, expected in 2024 and 2025.
DD India is the country’s most-watched English language news channel with approximately eight million viewers.
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