KOTTAYAM:The patients with cardiac emergencies coming to the Medical College Hospital casualty here are finding it difficult to get an immediate treatment as they have to go through on a road riddled with pits to reach the cardiology department building.
The service of cardiologists would be available only at the cardiology department building, around 250 metre away from the main hospital building which also houses the casualty.
So the patients who are brought directly to the casualty in emergency situations would have to be taken from there to the cardiology department on wheel chairs that too through a road full of potholes. Although the general practice in most of the hospitals is that the general physicians who attend the patients coming to the casualty would refer the ailing to the cardiology department if they diagnose any cardiac problem. But the pathetic condition of the road leading to the cardiac department and the dearth of attenders to take the ill people either on stretcher or on wheelchair to the department are causing trouble in the Medical College Hospital here.
Out of the patients coming to the Medical College Hospital casualty from five districts, many are brought with cardiac emergencies. Meanwhile, Medical College Hospital superintendent Dr Ciji Thomas Jacob told ‘Express’ that any decision pertaining to making available a cardiologist’s service at the casualty should have to be made at government level.
The hospital authorities could only make suggestions and would put forward the same in case any such demand is made from any corner.