350-bed Infosys block to be launched soon at Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences


350-bed Infosys block to be launched soon at Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

The state-run Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences is now well equipped to handle the increasing daily caseload for cardiac emergencies and elective cardiac care with the completion of 350-bed Infosys Foundation cardiac hospital complex.


The new facility which is located on the premises of Jayadeva Institute in Bengaluru might be inaugurated in November first week


As per news source, Institute Director C.N. Manjunath said that the new facility is a great relief as the patient load has been increasing day by day resulting in over-crowding in the hospital.


“With an influx of both in-patients and outpatients, functioning with existing infrastructure posed a major challenge, especially during the nights. We have been seeing 70-80 admissions during the nights (one admission every five minutes) for either heart attack, heart failure or other cardiac emergencies making it difficult to handle the load,” Dr. Manjunath said.


He said, “Based on our appeal, Infosys Foundation, under the leadership of Sudha Murty took up construction of a 350-bed cardiac hospital complex in the present Jayadeva hospital premises. The new facility has been completed at an approximate cost of ₹103 crore and is ready for handing over for use.” “This new facility has two cardiac cathlabs, two operation theatres and one hybrid operation theatre, with 100 ICCU beds and 250 general ward beds. With this, Jayadeva hospitals will have 15 cardiac cathlabs, the highest in any government-run cardiac facility in the country,” he added.


After the addition of new beds, Jayadeva Hospitals will have 1,800 cardiac beds in total making it the largest heart care destination. At present, the institute has 1,450 beds including 650 beds in Bengaluru. To facilitate easy movement of patients and staff, this new facility is connected to the main hospital by a bridge.


Providing cardiac care at an affordable cost to all sections of the society and free treatment to the deserving poor, the institute annually conducts more than 40,000 cardiac cathlab procedures (the highest in the country) including coronary angiograms, angioplasties, stents, pacemakers. It has been ranked Number 1 in the field of interventional cardiology. The institute has recorded 500% growth in the last 12 years.


“In addition to government grants and support, nearly 35-40 Charitable Organisations are supporting the cause of poor patients’ cardiac treatment. The cost of various procedures such as angioplasties, stents, pacemakers and open heart surgeries is nearly 60% less here compared to private hospitals,” the doctor added.


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