KALABURAGI: Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases and Research Centre, a premier institute in the area for treatment of cardiac diseases, has earned appreciation from an European journal, which is a first for any Indian hospital.
According to Institute Director Dr C.N. Manjunath, the reputed European Journal of Public Health has described the Institute as a ‘Cardiac Centre of Excellence.’ “This is a honour not only for the state but also for the country as it’s the first time any hospital in the country – either private or government - has earned this recognition”, Dr Manjunath remarked.
In the last three years, Jayadeva Institute has conducted the highest number of angiogram surgeries in the entire country. In view of the giant strides made by the Institute in the treatment of cardiac diseases, many doctors from different parts of the world including those from advanced countries such as the USA and England are being deputed here for training. Dr Manjunath said considering patient needs, the total bed strength would be enhanced to nearly 1,700 from the present 1250 at its three centres. “We want to enhance the bed strength of the Bengaluru centre from the present 700 to 1,000 and the Kalaburagi centre from 130 to 300 in the next couple of years”, he added.
Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa will lay the foundation stone for the world class 300-bed hospital at Kalaburagi in the first week of February, for which 7.10 acre land was handed over by the state government on Tuesday. The new hospital complex, which would be constructed at a cost of Rs 150 crore, would come up adjacent to the premise where the District Health Office is situated. The Kalyana Karnataka Region Development Board will fund the entire project. At present a 130 bed hospital is being run at the premises provided by the Kalaburagi Institute of Medical Sciences.
Quoting research findings by his Institute, Dr Manjuanth expressed his concern over rise in percentage of cardiac diseases among the youth aged 20 to 35. “The study done with 2400 cases without sugar and BP problems recently has shown that 40 per cent of the cases have developed the problem due to stressful life....