Cardiology department of Capital Hospital getting facelift with improved facilities

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Odisha government is expanding and improving the cardiology department of Capital Hospital, the key state-run healthcare provider in the state capital of Bhubaneswar.

The government has decided to buy an electrophysiology machine for the department which will help to cater to the rising patients after a review meeting by state health minister Naba Kishore Das.

In 2019, more than 15,000 patients registered in the OPD of cardiology department of Capital Hospital, which rose to about 16,000 in 2020. The hospital currently has 16 beds in the cardiology department.

Despite the rising number of patients, there are many vacancies in the department that include ECG, OT, Cath lab and Echo technicians, which is affecting the healthcare service. It was decided in the review meeting that these vacancies will soon be filled up.

The government will also spend about Rs 15 crore per year in the cath lab, which is currently providing services such as angiogram and angioplast.