To reduce the long waiting list of patients seeking cardiac care, KEM Hospital, the leading BMC-run teaching hospital in Parel acquired a second cardiac catherisation laboratory. The new cath lab will start to function as soon as sanitization and a few regulatory processes are complete.
The hospital reportedly conducts 10 to 15 procedures a day in their existing cath lab. With the new lab, not only can the number of procedures be increased but doctors would also be able to perform more elective and planned procedures on patients. BMC officials said they have plans to upgrade KEM’s cardiology department so that it soon starts performing primary angioplasty..
KEM Hospital’s Dr R Satoskar said that the new lab has an additional feature to control infection. “The walls have cladding to reduce microbial presence,” he said. Only a few operation theatres in BMC’s KEM and Sion Hospitals have cladding.