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Bir Hospital launches Cath lab

2023 Jan 19, 16:24, Kathmandu
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Bir Hospital has launched Cath lab facilities.

Minister for Health and Population, Padam Giri, inaugurated the lab. The catheterization lab commonly known as the Cath lab is meant for various kinds of cardiac tests and other related procedures.

 On the occasion, the Minister insisted that the hospital should ensure quality services and none should be denied treatment.

He said his attention had been drawn to the reports that Hospital technical issues.

Minister of State for Health Dr Toshima Karki said the availability of Cath lab in the hospital would be convenient for cardiac patients.

Cath lab is required to carry out various cardiac tests and procedures such as angioplasty, ablation, angiogram, and implantation of pacemakers.

National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS) Vice Chancellor Dr Dev Narayan Shah said the establishment of the Cath lab aims to upgrade the hospital as a specialized health facility.

According to hospital's chief administrative officer Dr Bhupendra Basnet, around 200 people with cardiac issues visit the facility on a daily basis and among them, four-five require Cath lab care. Prior to this, the hospital would refer such patients to the Shahid Ganga Lal National Heart Centre.


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