Jayadeva Branch in Kalaburagi

Published: 20th October 2015 05:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th October 2015 05:47 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU:Soon, heart patients in places like Koppal, Yadgir, Bidar, Kalaburagi and surrounding areas need not go as far as Bengaluru to avail treatment at the Jayadeva Insititute of Cardiovascular Scinces. The institute is opening a 114-bed branch in Kalaburagi in five months.

Jayadeva Director Dr C N Manjunath told Express that the branch will have a 40-bed ICU. “We have also identified five cardiologists for the hospital. Four duty doctors, two surgeons and two anaesthesia specialists will also be deputed to the hospital that will come up within the premises of the Gulbarga Medical College Hospital,” he said.

The hospital management has already deputed engineers to set up the hospital at a cost of Rs 15 crore. Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) and Hyderabad Karnataka Development Board (HKDB) have allocated Rs 6 crore each, said an official. Jayadeva Hospital has pitched in with Rs 3 crore.

RGUHS VC Dr K S Ravindranath said the Hyderabad-Karnataka region lacks good heart care facilities. “This initiative by Jayadeva will help many families in the region to get affordable heartcare,” he said.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp