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50-bed cardiac care facility to be inaugurated next week

Jayadeva Satellite Cardiac Centre, a 50-bed medical facility at KC General Hospital is ready to be inaugurated in the coming week.

The centre is located on the second floor of the general hospital and will have an Out Patient Department, an Intensive Care Unit and a Cath lab.

The unit is ready and is just waiting for Chief Minister Basvaraj Bommai to do the official inauguration. Generally, patients who come to the KC General Hospital are referred to the tertiary centre at Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research in Jayanagar, but now they can be monitored and given the necessary treatment.

Dr CN Manjunath, Director of Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences said, “The first hour after the heart attack is known as the golden hour. These 60 minutes are very decisive. Taking immediate action and giving the right treatment during that hour is very important. It can save a patient’s life. Staff from Jayadeva Hospital will be sent here who will handle the patients. Those who require cardiac surgeries will be sent to the main centre.”

There will be 20 ICU beds and the rest would be ward beds.

“Over 30-33% of the cases now are of cardiovascular disease. It was once considered a disease of the elite class, but now we see it as equally prevalent in many rural areas. Therefore, it is important to set up cardiac centres in the rural areas as well,” added Dr Manjunath.

A large number of patients from districts like Tumakuru, Ballary, Mandya etc come for treatment at the KC General Hospital. A cardiac centre will be beneficial to both patients from the north and south Bengaluru.

The Institute has 1800 beds in the state which are exclusively for cardiac care. In the Jaynagar centre, there are over 1050 beds.

The northwest part of Karnataka was lacking cardiovascular health care services, but now with the establishment of the unit in Hubballi, it will also cater to various districts in Bagalkote, Vijayapura, Dharwad, Uttar Kannada etc.

“Many people situated in Hubballi- Dharwad are forced to travel to Bengaluru for affordable cardiac treatment as there are no other centres. Once the centre is established in Hubballi, thousands of people can be benefitted,” said Dr Manjunath. Bangalore Mirror

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