Fecal Incontinence Current Affairs - 2019
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The Union Government has launched ‘Qora’, an indigenously developed affordable Faecal Incontinence Management System (FIMS).
It was launched by Union Minister of State (MoS) for Science & Technology Y.S.Chowdary in New Delhi.
The FIMS-Qora was developed under the Union Ministry of Science & Technology’s Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Bio design Programme by M/s. Consure Medical.
What is Fecal incontinence?
- Fecal incontinence (FI) is a medical condition marked by inability to control one’s bowel movements. It causes feces (stool) to leak unexpectedly from the rectum.
- This medical condition worldwide affects nearly 100 million bed ridden patients. Furthermore, about 50% of the psychiatric ward patients due to long-term neurological diseases have FI.
- At present, the only available solutions for this condition are absorbent pads and fecal drainage catheters.
Significance of FIMS-Qora
- This affordable novel technology will help to address the clinical and economic implications of FI by expanding indications for use.
- It will also help in reducing skill level required to use a device, and introducing a new level of care for patients outside the ICU.