The lack of ample variety of medical doctors within the Department of Cardiology on the Government Medical College Hospital, Ernakulam, has compelled sufferers, particularly these looking for emergency care, to hunt therapy at non-public hospitals.
Despite the federal government taking up the hospital from the Cooperative Academy of Professional Education in 2013, the division is but to have a everlasting put up of cardiac surgeon. The establishment has not been capable of undertake advanced procedures like bypass surgical procedure owing to the absence of a cardiac surgeon. Presently, there are solely three cardiologists within the wing.
“There have been numerous occasions when patients, who were brought to the medical college hospital following heart attack, had to be shifted to other hospitals. The appointments for angiogram and angioplasty get stretched because of poor strength of doctors,” stated Dr. N.Okay. Sanil Kumar of Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer Movement, which had spearheaded the marketing campaign for the federal government takeover of the medical school hospital from the cooperative sector.
He recalled a latest incident during which a personnel of a building firm concerned in a piece on the medical school campus needed to be shifted to a personal hospital in Kochi after he developed chest ache within the night time a number of days in the past. “We hope that the government will speed up the appointment of a cardiac surgeon, besides ensuring the best of facilities for the cardiology wing,” he stated.
Senior officers of the hospital stated the method of appointing a cardiac surgeon was in its last phases.