Hubballi: Here is good news for patients suffering from cardiac-related issues as the newly built cardiology block at the Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) is all set to start treating the patients in the next few days.
Presently poor patients requiring cardiac surgeries for their heart elements need to visit either Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research(JICSR) in Bengaluru or have to undergo treatment in private hospitals due to lack of facility in KIMS. The new cardiology block established here is expected to deliver quality cardiac care.
KIMS sources said that on average 500 patients visit the hospital to seek treatment for heart ailments, but despite having the infrastructure and equipment surgeries are not happening, the main reason being lack of cardiothoracic surgeons.
As of now, the hospital has a cath lab, where minor procedures such as inserting stents, pacemaker, coronary angiography, angioplasty, balloon septostomy are being performed.