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Emergency unit for heart and brain cases

delhi Updated: Oct 15, 2011 23:33 IST
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In case of a sudden heart attack or brain stroke, family members of the patients will no longer have to travel large distances in search of affordable and quality treatment in Delhi.

The Delhi government-run GB Pant Hospital on Friday, inaugurated a unit that would provide emergency treatment for heart and brain attack-related cases.

Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit inaugurated the eight-storey building costing Rs 64 crore. “The emergency department has all the required facilities under one roof and will help save critical time,” said Dikshit.

The out-patient department has also been upgraded, with advanced imaging services, round-the-clock centralised labs and blood bank. “The state government has been continuously releasing funds to provide latest facilities,” added Dikshit.

The hospital provides tertiary care to nearly 2,000 people in a day, out of which a significant number is of cardiac and neurological emergency cases from Delhi and neighbouring areas. “In order to offer emergency treatment before the permanent damage is done to the heart or brain, the need for such a facility was felt since long,” said a doctor at the hospital.