07 November 2019
Bhubaneswar: The Heart Care Unit at Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar will be operational by January 15, 2020. At a review meeting here on Thursday, Health and Family Welfare Minister Naba Kishore Das advised officials to ensure early facilitation of the project.
The project aims at providing quality heart care and medical facilities in the proposed unit. The State Government will appoint dedicated doctors and para-medical staff for this purpose. The Department is mulling to impart ICU management training to 15 nurses of the Capital Hospital for the upcoming unit.
In the first phase, the Cardiac Care Unit will have 30 beds, 15 beds for male and 15 for females. 10 house-keeping staff, cath-lab, ECG and TMT technicians will be appointed, Das said.
The Directorate of Medical Education and Training has been directed to put forward the requirements for establishing a top-quality heart-care unit.
While construction of the building has been completed, modern equipment and additional beds will be procured soon. A special ICU will also be set up and the centre will have provisions for complex angiography, device closure and electro-physiological studies.
Head of the Cardiology department of Bengaluru-based Satya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences Dr Prabhat Kumar Das has assured to start the Cardiac unit by January 15. Dr Das, who have 30 years of experience in cardiac surgery and treatment, visited Capital Hospital on Wednesday and took stock of the condition.
Health and Family Welfare Department Secretary, Pramod Meherda, DMET CBK Mohanty and Capital Hospital Director Dr Ashok Kumar Pattnayak were present at the meeting.