Indigenously developed fecal incontinence management system 'Qora' launched
Jun 16, 2016
Aimed to train the next generation of medical technology innovators in India to develop innovative and affordable medical devices to augment unmet clinical needs of India, an innovative medical device has been developed under Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology supported Bio design Programme by M/s. Consure Medical.
This Program is implemented at AIIMS and IIT, Delhi in collaboration with International partners such as Stanford University, USA, Queensland University of Technology, Australia and Tottori University and Japan.
What is Fecal incontinence
- Fecal incontinence (FI) is a medical condition marked by inability to control one’s bowel movements, causing stool (feces) to leak unexpectedly from the rectum.
- It affects nearly 100 million bed ridden patients worldwide.
- Furthermore, about 50% of the psychiatric ward patients have FI due to long-term neurological diseases.
- Absorbent pads and fecal drainage catheters are the only available solutions for this condition