Hospital ready with new equipment

Special Correspondent

It gives clarity in balloon angioplasty

The new equipment costs Rs. 2.5 cr.

Kakarla Subba Rao, B. Soma Raju to be present for opening

VIJAYAWADA: Citi Cardiac Research Centre Limited, better known as Dr. Ramesh Hospital, is all set to be inaugurated in its renovated form, and with the addition of some new super speciality disciplines and state-of-the-art equipment, at 10 a.m. on Sunday.

Former director of Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) Kakarla Subba Rao and B. Soma Raju of Care Hospital will be present for the inauguration.

Hospital’s chief cardiologist and managing director P. Ramesh Babu told a press conference on Saturday that the new building now had 200 beds, out of which 70 were in intensive care sections.

Humble beginning

New super speciality disciplines like neurology, nephrology and general medicine had been added.

The hospital was now equipped with the Rs.2.5-crore ‘Philips flat panel digital cath lab with stent boost technology’, which will give total clarity while doing balloon angioplasty with stent implantation.

Dr. Ramesh Babu said that the hospital had a humble beginning in 1988 when it was set up with just 12 beds. Now, as many as eight cardiologists and 55 junior doctors were available to serve the patients. In all, 3,940 surgeries and 1,420 angioplasties had been done so far.

The hospital had also examined 1,000 patients under Rajiv Arogya Sri programme and conducted 180 surgeries, balloon angioplasties and stent implantations.

Dr. Ramesh Babu said that the hospital had been recognised by the Centre to conduct DNB cardiology programme, and efforts were being made to offer medical and health tourism packages to foreign patients.

Hospital chairman M.S. Rama Mohan Rao, management consultant M.C. Das and others were present.

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