Jayadeva's cardiac unit to be opened today

The 75-bed super-speciality cardiac care branch of the Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, an autonomous cardiac-care centre under the Government of Karnataka, will be commissioned here on Thursday.

The much-awaited branch of the institute will be inaugurated by Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa at 11 a.m.

The first branch outside Bangalore has been spaciously built on the premises of the out-patient department block of Krishnarajendra Hospital of the Mysore Medical College and Research Institute, and will cater for heart patients in the Mysore region.

The fully air-conditioned cardiac-care branch with a well-equipped 16-bed Intensive Coronary Care Unit (ICCU) will be managed by skilled paramedics.

Announcing the launch of the Mysore branch on Wednesday, Institute Director C.N. Manjunath said the Chief Minister will dedicate the branch and inspect the cardiac-care facilities. Minister for Medical Education Ramachandra Gowda will inaugurate the Catheterisation Laboratory, or Cath Lab, while Minister in-charge of Mysore district S. Suresh Kumar will inaugurate the ICCU. Subsequently, a function will be held at the Platinum Jubilee Hall on J.K. Grounds where the Chief Minister and other dignitaries will speak.

The outpatient facility and Cath Lab have been established on the ground floor while the wards are on the first, which include 11 special wards.

The branch will have 60 staff members, including 11 duty doctors, paramedical staff and technicians.

Dr. Manjunath, a professor in Cardiology, said provision had been made for online consultation with specialists in the Bangalore branch, who shall assist the doctors here during emergencies and patients, if necessary, will be shifted to the Bangalore branch.

“We have registered 97 per cent success rate in heart surgeries last year,” Dr. Manjunath said and added that cardiologists from the United States, France, Italy, Lebanon, China and Australia underwent training at the institute.

Poor patients can avail themselves of free treatment under Hrudaya Sanjeevani (for BPL families), Suvarna Arogya Chaitanya (for children) and Dr. Ambedkar Medical Aid Scheme (for patients belonging to the Scheduled Castes).

Dr. Manjunath said Rs. 20 crore corpus fund had been constituted for poor patients. The number of seats for super speciality course D.M. (Cardiology) at Bangalore branch had been increased from three to 21, he added.

  • Chief Minister will dedicate the branch and inspect cardiac-care facilities
  • There is provision for online consultations with specialists from Bangalore branch

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