J&K: 2 lakh patients treated at Vaishno Devi hospital
(Sourced from PTI)
More than 2 lakh patients have been treated at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana hospital in Kakryal in Reasi district of J&K since its inauguration nearly 22 months ago, an official spokesman said today. The state-of-the-art tertiary care hospital was inaugurated in April'16 by PM Modi. It caters to patients across 20 different specialities with special focus on cardiac sciences and oncology.
Started in partnership with Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, doctors at the 230-bed hospital have performed 105 heart surgeries, 400 angioplasties, installed 150 pacemakers and replaced 105 joints over the years. Further, 2,740 cancer patients received treatment, GI surgery was performed in 830 cases, 640 patients suffering from various urological ailments were provided treatment and dialysis was performed in 9,500 cases, the spokesman said.
"Subsidized and free treatment valuing Rs. 36.76cr was provided at the hospital, including for cardiac and cancer screening. Of the total member of beneficiaries, 274 pilgrims received free treatment and financial assistance was provided to 135 poor patients under Arogya Yojna," the spokesman said.