KARNATAKA

Hospital offers specialised treatment at subsidised cost

MYSORE, OCT. 7. A total of 75 patients underwent coronary angiogram, angioplasty and open-heart surgery at subsidised cost during a cardiology camp at Vikram Hospital and Heart Care Centre here recently.

Camp

Govindaraju Subramani, interventional cardiologist from the U.S, conducted the camp in association with S. Narayana Setty Memorial Charitable Foundation, Vikram Hospital and the MMC Alumni Association.

Dr. Subramani told presspersons here today that 50 patients underwent angiogram, 10 patients each underwent angioplasty and open-heart surgery, while seven had pacemakers inserted during the weeklong camp.

Donated

As part of the camp, surgical instruments worth Rs. 1 lakh were handed over to the K.R. Hospital authorities.

The managing director of Vikram Hospital, S.B. Vikram said 200 patients had been given cardiac treatment at subsidised rates through the foundation last year.

The foundation had been granted IT exemption under Section 80 (G). Donors interested in extending charity could contact the hospital for more details.

Discounts

Dr. Vikram said discounts on coronary angiogram would be extended to poor patients. Efforts were on by Dr. Subramani to ensure free pacemakers, each worth Rs. 1.25 lakhs, for the poor. Steps would be taken to provide free stents to the poor, he added.

The president of the association, M.A. Shekar, and the secretary, C. Rajan, were present.