Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research is the first institution in the country to have seven Cardiac Cathlab Equipment under one roof.
The new twin cardiac cathlab facility was opened by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah here on Monday. B. Jayashree, MP, and Canara Bank have contributed Rs. 70 lakh and Rs.1.25 crore each towards the setting up of this facility, which cost the institute Rs. 7 crore.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister pointed out that at present 8 to 10 per cent of the country’s population suffers from heart-related diseases compared to a mere 2 per cent in 1960. He attributed a sedentary lifestyle for the rise in cases. He advised the younger generation to change their lifestyle “before it is too late”.
He promised to provide cathlab facility to all the five super-specialty hospitals that are coming up at the divisional headquarters in the State, on the lines extended to K.R. Hospital, Mysore. Noting that people have lost faith in government hospitals, he said: “It is the responsibility of Health and Medical Education departments to set things right in the public health service system.”