Staff Correspondent

Belgaum: The city KLE Society’s Prabhakar Kore Hospital and Medical Research Centre joined hands with Goa-based Apollo Victor Hospital to extend services in cardiology and cardiac thoracic-vascular surgery to people at an affordable cost.

A memorandum of understanding was signed at a function held in presence of Managing Director Apollo Victor Hospital Victor Albuquare and KLE Society Chairman Prabhakar.

Senior officials of the KLE hospital were also present on the occasion.

According to the memorandum of understanding, both the partners will use their potential strength to provide world-class medical care to tourists visiting Goa. The joint venture will provide a boost to “medical tourism” in the region with the support of KLES Hospital and MRC.

Apart from cardiac sciences, the focus will be on cosmetic surgery, joint replacement surgery and dental treatment.

The vast knowledge and expertise of KLES Medical Science Institutions will be utilised to focus on academic courses such as DNB (super specialty), cardiac/other technology courses in association with the Apollo Victor Hospital. While priority will be given to prevention of cardiac diseases, there will be a special focus on yoga, stress management and lifestyle modification.

Ayurvedic services

Ayurvedic services will be another system in KLE-Victor association.

The Apollo hospital will handover medical equipment, space and manpower of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Department to KLES Heart Foundation, Belgaum. The foundation will share and update technology, medical management and technical know-how with Apollo Victor Hospital.