Mysuru, December 19:-In a sigh of relief for the heart patients from Mysuru and surrounding districts, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research (JICSR) has started performing open heart surgery in the city unit.
Earlier, the patients had to go Jayadeva Hospital in Bengaluru for the complicated and risky open heart surgery with a huge financial burden and stress. Now they can avail the facility here at a discounted price.
Jayadeva Hospital, which was operating at K R Hospital premises here with 100 beds, was shifted to the new facility from August 16 this year on PKTB Sanatorium campus on KRS Road. The new set-up built at a cost of Rs 150 crore was inaugurated by the then chief minister Siddaramaiah.
“The hospital will have four operation theatres for performing open-heart surgeries, cardiac CT scan lab and MRI facilities among others. Patients from neighbouring districts of Mandya, Mysuru and Chamarajanagar, Hassan and Kodagu are expected to benefit from the hospital.
The hospital offers master cardiac health check-up at a discounted rate at Rs 2500, the tests include doctor consultation, ECG, X-ray, ECHO, TMT, Lipid profile, blood sugar, kidney liver function tests and Haemogram.
The hospital has claimed that in the last one week it, has performed 16 open heart surgeries. The hospital has treated thousands of cardiac patients so far. Forty-thousand patients have availed angiogram, angioplasty, wall plasty stunt and pacemaker procedures. Around 500 patients visit the hospital every day. (NAV)