Civic-run hospital in Pune starts bypass surgery at subsidised rate

Kamala Nehru Hospital (KNH) run by Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has started a bypass facility at the hospital. When patients with heart ailments are rising in the country, the hospital administration said that it will be offering bypass just for Rs 1 lakh

Civic-run hospital in Pune starts bypass surgery at subsidised rate

The surgery which costs around 3 lakhs rupees in private hospital will be undertaken in one lakh rupees at Kamala Nehru Hospital. The facility will be provided to poor and needy patients. This will be undertaken under Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.

The hospital has witnessed rise in patients with angioplasty and angiography. The patients who needed bypass were sent to other government hospital or private hospital. The bypass facility has been started to cater to these patients.

Dr Sanjeev Wavare, Assistant Medical Officer of Health (AMOH), said, “We have started registration process. We will be starting with the procedure in two weeks.”

Dr Nityanand Thakur, cardiologist at Sassoon General Hospital, said, “The incidence of cardiovascular diseases in increasing because diagnosis is much easier now and we are documenting the cases these days unlike in the past. At all the state government hospitals bypass procedure is done for free. It is good that PMC has started this under a subsidised rate.”