IMA conducted a mega equipments exhibition cum CME programme for the doctors and the public at Sreemoolam Club, Trivandrum. Dr Jothydev was invited by Dr Ayyappan Nair ( The famous Orthopedic Surgeon) the organizing secretary of IMA-PEPS MEDI EXPO 2006 to deliver lectures on the insulin pump. Other dignitaries include Dr Seethi, Dr Alex Franklin etc… Seen in the picture is Dr Ayyappan Nair chairing the section in which Dr Jothydev is educating the public on the use of insulin pumps.
One Question and Answer
What are the recurrent expenses for insulin pumps?
Dr Jothydev: The patient has to change the infusion set once in every 3 days. In Indian currency it will cost approximately Rs.5000 per month. This is extremely cheap when compared to the cost in other parts of the world.