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Science and Technology [Paper-II]: Nature and scope of Science and Technology, Institutes and Organization in India promoting intergration of S&T and Innovation, their activities and contributions


  • The robotic surgery facility in the Safdarjung Hospital (SJH), New Delhi was dedicated to the nation by the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare.
  • It is also the first Central Government hospital in India to start this latest Robot Surgery facility for all poor patients for free.

What is Robotic Surgery?

  • Robotic surgery is a type of surgical procedure that is done using robotic systems.
  • Robotically-assisted surgery was developed to overcome the limitations of pre-existing minimally-invasive surgical procedures and to enhance the capabilities of surgeons performing open surgery.


  • Robotic surgery has the advantage of providing minimally invasive surgery, reducing significantly the morbidity & mortality of critically ill, cancer and kidney failure patients.
  • The Robotic system provides 7 degrees of freedom, 3-D vision, 10 times magnification and better dissection with more precision.
  • The operating time also decreases resulting in improvement in turnover of patients and decrease in waiting list of patients for surgery significantly.

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