Godrej Memorial Hospital unveils cardiac care centre

Mumbai, May 2 : Godrej Memorial Hospital, a unit of Godrej Memorial Trust, on Thursday inaugurated an Advanced Cardiac Care Centre that is committed to providing advanced cardiac and vascular care to residents of Mumbai and suburbs.

The specialty care Centre is equipped to conduct angiography, angioplasty, bypass and valvular surgery.

Along with cardiac cases, the Centre is equipped to perform neurological procedures in a minimally invasive manner.

The Centre was inaugurated by Dr. F.E. Udwadia, Physician and Director of Critical Care Unit, Breach Candy Hospital. Jamshyd Godrej, Chairman and Managing Director, Godrej and Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited also graced the occasion.

The new Advanced Cardiac Care Centre, a part of the Godrej Memorial Hospital at Vikhroli, will be equipped with a new Cath lab, a dedicated operation theatre and an Intensive Care Unit.

The Centre will be functional round the clock and open to all.

40 beds will be dedicated to patients undergoing treatment at this Centre, 10 of which will be for Intensive Cardiac Care.

Speaking on the occasion, F.E. Udwadia said, "Godrej Memorial Hospital is exemplary in providing advanced healthcare to the common man at affordable prices. In continuation with this purpose, its Advanced Cardiac Care Centre offers interventional cardiology treatment, thus making it a boon for heart patients in and around Mumbai."

Dr. Suhas Gangurde, Chief Executive Officer, Godrej Memorial Hospital, said, "Hitherto, we had no interventional facilities to treat an increasing number of patients suffering from heart ailments. This Advanced Cardiac Centre completes our repertoire of cardiac treatment."

Godrej Memorial Hospital (GMH) offers free treatment for selected ailments under the Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayi Aarogya Yojana.

The Anti Retroviral treatment (ART) for HIV and AIDS patients which is an initiative of NACO (National AIDS Control Organisation) and CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) is run free of cost at GMH.

The Hospital has also partnered with a US based NGO, Project Smile Train, to provide free cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries to underprivileged children.

--IBNS (Posted on 02-05-2013)

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