The Southern Railway-administered hospital in Perambur has got a new state-of-the-art cardiac catheterisation laboratory.
The Rs. 3.88 crore cath lab was launched by Dr. P.S. Prasad, Director General, Railway Health Services, Railway Board, New Delhi, in the presence of Rakesh Misra, General Manager, Southern Railway.
Currently the unit performs around 2,500 cath lab procedures and around 1,000 cardiac surgery procedures a year.
This centre is a national referral centre for cardiology and cardiovascular surgery for the Indian Railways and also treats patients who are not from the Railways. About one in four of the cath lab procedures are interventional therapeutic procedures ranging from paediatric interventions to complex valve, coronary and peripheral vascular interventions.