SIGNING OF
 MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MoU)
 BETWEEN
 
K.J.HOSPITAL  and K.J. RESEARCH FOUNDATION, CHENNAI
 
AND
I.G.C.A.R


A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed on collaboration  in  research  and  development  and  other  programmes  between  IGCAR and  the  K.J. Hospital, K.J. Research Foundation, Chennai.  Dr. Placid Rodriguez,  Director, IGCAR  and  Dr. K. Jagadeesan,  Director  and  Founder,  K.J. Hospital / K.J. Research Foundation signed the MoU on Tuesday 17th October, 2000 at K.J. Hospital, Chennai at a function attended by eminent scientists and doctors. It is the first of its kind between IGCAR and a center of excellence for medical care like K.J. Hospital. The K.J. Hospital, Research and Postgraduate Centre is a dedicated center for providing tertiary medical care, educational and research facilities of the highest order in speciality fields of medical science. The K.J. Research Foundation, an independent research unit of K.J. Hospital, is recognized by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Govt. of India for research programmes. The MoU envisages collaboration in doctoral and post-doctoral programmes and sharing of advanced research facilities at both the pioneering institutions. Hence, the collaboration would result in newer findings and developments for extending advanced medicare to the suffering people.  At the first instance, the areas of collaborative research programmes will be urinary stone diseases, osteoporosis, filariasis as well as breast cancer and peripheral vascular diseases evaluated by thermography.