Chennai: To treat patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases, Tamilnadu Minister for Health and Family Welfare C Vijaya Bhaskar inaugurated single plane digital subtraction angiogram cath lab at Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital’s (KMCH’s) cardiology wing here yesterday.
Speaking to reporters, he said, “A total of 11 cath labs, at a cost of Rs 45.92 crore, have been established in nine State-owned hospitals including Stanley, KMCH, Coimbatore and Thanjavur among others. In addition, the plan is on to have the same facility in the hospitals at Villupuram, Dharmapuri, Kanyakumari and other districts.”
“With this technique, blockage, leakage, inflammation of blood vessels, aneurysmal rupture and mitral valve block can be treated without surgery through microholes,” the Minister said.
It is also learnt that a fraction flow reserve machine at a cost of Rs 7 lakh will be soon inaugurated at Kilpauk hospital.
Further, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has sanctioned Rs 275.60 crore for acquiring medical equipment and construction of new buildings at KMCH.