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India Cardiac Team Does 27 Angiograms

The Sahyadri cardiac team from India has to date conducted 27 angiograms at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva. This is a joint venture between the Ministry of Health
26 Jan 2015 10:57
India Cardiac Team Does 27 Angiograms
Heart patient Saten Kumar (middle), with surgeons form India, his family and staff nurses at the CWM Hospital. Photo: Paulini Ratulailai

The Sahyadri cardiac team from India has to date conducted 27 angiograms at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva.

This is a joint venture between the Ministry of Health and Medical Services and the Sahyadri Specialty Pacific Hospitals Limited.

Sahyadri Hospital project co-ordinator Professor Manu Munibhargav said five of their staff were in the country whereas the other 15 would come in next week.

“We will be conducting angiograms for the next 15 days and we want more people to come forward and make use of this opportunity,” Professor Munibhargav said.

He said his team had been coming to Fiji to perform the surgeries for more than two years now.

“Our team of cardiac surgeons, anesthetists and other paramedical staff are being assisted by some of the locals who had trained in India,” he said.

Indian Cardiac Services
– Open Heart Surgery from February 3- 17
– Non-insurance patients (Fiji residents) – $20,000- $25,000
– Insurance patients (Fiji residents) – $24,400- $30,500
– Non-residence treatment cost (25 per cent top-up) – $25,000- $31,250

 

Professor Munibhargav said their training would continue in Fiji as they would assist in the open heart surgeries that would be performed.

“We will be performing the open heart surgeries from February 3 to 17.”

He said the ministry was trying to meet the needs of the patients and they were making sure that all efforts were made.

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