Below is the Radio Sai link for a Wonderful conversation with Dr. Vasuki, Department of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, SSSIHMS, Prasanthi Nilayam..
When Baba unfurled the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Puttaparthi in November 22, 1991. It started with the Department of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, and slowly many other disciplines were added. The Department of Urology began in 1992, Ophthalmology in 1994, Plastic Surgery in 1997 and Orthopaedics in 2006. Till date the Department of Orthopaedics has done close to 9000 surgeries and 170,000 out patient consultations. Dr. V. R. Vasuki, after over a decade of experience in Orthopaedic Surgery joined Baba's Super Specialty Hospital in Puttaparthi in the year of the inception of this department in 2006. Today he is the Head of this Department leading a team of 18 doctors and says, “One probably gets such an opportunity only once in a lifetime – to serve the Lord.” In this brief conversation with Radio Sai's Bishu Prusty recorded on the eve of SSSIHMS-PG's 21st anniversary, Dr. Vasuki recollects the initial days of the setting up of this department and the journey it has traversed so far, and also what is that which adds so much vibrancy to this relatively new section of the Hospital. This was recorded inside the orthopaedic operation theatre on November 21, 2012. http://media.radiosai.org/journals/vol_10/01DEC12/Dr-vasuki-sathya-sai-super-hospital-anniversary-puttaparthi.htm Sai Ram __._,_.___