Mysuru: In what is likely to significantly reduce the burden on government hospitals in the city, the 350-bed state-of-the-art hospital, the Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research was inaugurated by chief minister Siddaramaiah on March 10. The hospital including the equipments has been built at the cost of Rs 210 crore. The new facility is set up at PKTB Sanatorium Campus on KRS Road.
Though the hospital was inaugurated on Saturday , according to Dr CN Manjunath, Director, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bengaluru it will be functional only after four to five weeks. Once functional, the hospital will offer cardiac and open-heart surgeries. Currently, other government medical institutions in the city are forced to refer these surgeries to private multi-specialty hospitals or Jayadeva Hospital in Bengaluru. The construction of the hospital started four years ago. Micro-pathology is one of the departments that will be available at the new facility. The 110-bed facility that Jayadeva Hospital currently has at the KR Hospital premises does not have equipment to perform heart surgeries.
Speaking after inaugurating the 350-bed heart hospital, Siddaramaiah said “The super specialty heart hospital, trauma care centers and nephrology institute has been started in the city. Peope from all sections in our society, including the underprivileged can avail the quality health care services made available at the facility for their welfare. A kidney transplant unit and advanced robotic surgery device also will be introduced in Mysuru. These facilities have not been introduced to garner votes but for the welfare of the poorer sections in the society."
Senior cardiologist and director of Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bengaluru Dr CN Manjunath said , “This is a 350-bed super-specialty hospital. While the state government has provided Rs 150 crore, Jayadeva institute managed to fund the remaining Rs 60 crore for medical equipment."
Listing some of the facilities that the new facility will have, Dr Manjunath said, “The hospital will have four operation theatres for performing open-heart surgeries, four cardiac CT scan lab and MRI facilities, 60-bed intensive coronary care units, Echo lab among others. In addition to general ward, we are also having semi-special, deluxe and special wards. The cost of treatment will remain the same.”
Dr Manjunath affirmed that there was no shortage of specialist doctors, nurses and support staff. “There is no dearth of staff at Jayadeva Hospital. Currently, there are 180 employees, including 12 cardiologists working at Jayadeva Hospital in Mysuru. Once the new facility becomes functional, they will start working there. Only those kids, below one year of age suffering from heart problem would be treated in Bengaluru. For all other case, treatment will provided at the state-of-the-art new Jayadeva Hospital in Mysuru”.
Further he mentioned that nobody should go untreated because of money. “Commitment first payment next” added Manjunath.
Since establishment of Jayadeva Hospital in Mysuru at KR Hospital premises, in the year 2010, it has treated 4.5 lakh patients, 40,000 in patients, performed 16,500 angiogram, 7600 angioplasty, 1.75 lakh eco cardiogram, 2.76 lakh ECG and 450 facemaker implantation procedures.
Heart ailments cause behing 25 percent of reported deaths in country:
Among those affected with heart-related problems, 25 percent of them are below 40 years of age. The common causes for heart-related problems are smoking, hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol, physical inequality and also hereditary factors. Apart from this the high-levels of air pollution and stress also cause heart related problems.
Trauma Care and Urology Mysuru Unit inaugurated:
Chief Minister SIddaramaiah also inaugurated Trauma Care, constructed at a cost of Rs 25 crore, and Urology Mysuru Unit at KR Hospital premises, constructed at the cost of Rs 8 crore. Urology unit will have 22 dialysis unit and kidney transplantation can also be undertaken here.
Apart from this Gas insulated station in Saraswathipuram and Ambedkar statue at town hall was also inaugurated. On the occasion he also laid foundation stone for a super speciality hospital to be constructed at the cost of Rs 168.52 crore at KRS road.
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