SUBSIDISED ANGIOPLASTIES TO BE DONE IN GURGAON for the underprivileged
Gurgaon: Heart patients in India are facing immense problem owing to the treatment affordability factor. This is leading to increased mortality rates. As a part of PPP model (Public Private Partnership) in cardiac care, subsidised angioplasties are being conducted at Sector 10, Civil Hospital in Gurgaon, Haryana. The subsidized angioplasty procedures are for general public and BPL individuals.
Understanding the anxiety, agony of a cardiac illness victim this initiative will be executed under the aegis of renowned cardiologist Dr.Prathap Kumar, who is the Chairman, Managing Director and Chief Interventional Cardiologist at Meditrina Group of Hospitals, Kollam, Kerala and his team Dr Ajay Dua, Dr Sujith.Meditrina is currently serving people with seven centers, in India and abroad, and still expanding.
A heterogeneous mix of talent, Dr. Prathap Kumar is also a teacher, a successful healthcare entrepreneur, and a passionate doctor who has devoted his life to the welfare of cardiac patients from underprivileged sections of the society and has made this his life pursuit. He uses his skills and expertise to relieve the pain of the heart attack victims with the success rate of 99.95%. Dr. Prathap Kumar strived to render angioplasty at the least rate, sometimes as low as Rs.30000/- through special programmes.
Commenting on this initiative which is being run in collaboration with the Haryana Govt., Dr. Prathapsaid “I along with my team have performed more than 180 angioplasties and 600 Cath lab procedures during the last four months in Faridabad. More than 30% of the patients have benefitted from this initiative belong to the underprivileged sections of the society and have received the treatment at subsidised rates. Rest of the patients, who had to undergo angioplasty treatment with a single stent, got the treatment for below Rs. 50,000/-, which is even less than the charges at Government medical colleges. I am honored to be a part of such an initiative and looking forward to the Gurgaon chapter.”
This initiative has been taken by The Government of Haryana especially the Health Ministry which has been instrumental in subsidizing this treatment for the underprivileged BPL and SC/ST Patient.
This work by Dr.Prathap and his team is applaudable and has set a perfect example for others to follow. It has made quality healthcare for cardiac ailments affordable for many who could not otherwise afford it in the past and is a significant step towards saving numerous human lives.