Chief Secy e-inaugurates digital cath lab at SKIMS Soura
Post by RK News on Sunday, February 12, 2023
Srinagar, Feb 11: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, on Saturday inaugurated digital Cath lab at SKIMS Soura through virtual mode.
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.
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. 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.