Ludhiana: Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), the premier institution that pioneered cardiac surgery in Punjab, is offering low-cost cardiac surgery in the region. The department has been revamped under the guidance of CMCH director Dr Abraham Thomas.
According to Dr Shylesh Kumar Kunnaanattil, head of cardio-thoracic unit at the CMCH, the cardiac surgery programme kicked off with closure of a hole in the heart of Sumeen. He was supported by “Missionaries of Charity”. A team of cardiac surgeons, along with supporting staff, performed the operation. Recovery of the patient was uneventful. He had been discharged and was doing well.
True to its objective as a charitable institute, the low-cost cardiac surgery programme in CMCH would benefit patients who were waiting for funds and needed early surgery. Dr Kunnaanattil said the aim was to add the CMCH on the map of high volume cardiac surgery centres in the world.