SRINAGAR, FEB 11 – New Digital Cath Lab in SKIMS was inaugurated by Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, today.
The Cath lab was procured at a cost of 8.5 crores and has led to a significant enhancement of the capacity of SKIMS in handling interventional cardiology procedures at SKIMS. Established in 1982, the cardiology department is the flagship department in SKIMS and is one of the highest volume centres in the country for coronary interventions. The centre does interventional procedures from the ages of 1 day to 90 years and is the only centre in the UT doing Pediatric cardiac interventions as also removal of infected pacemakers. The centre is the second leading centre for pacemaker placement in the country.
Dr Mehta dedicated the Cath Lab to the people of UT and emphasised that healthcare in J&K should evolve to such a level that no patient should ever be required to go out of the UT for medical treatment.