Pondicherry: The Pondicherry institute of Medical sciences have successfully done heart surgery for two patients.
A surgery related to artery was done for a patient named Manickam and is cured. Similarly a hole in d heart has been removed successfully for a 55 yrs old woman. Along with the group of experts from Chennai, a team of 30 members from the PIMS joined to make the surgery successful.
The Head of cardiology department says, ‘In earlier days the Pondicherry people were forced to go to outside states for the treatment of heart diseases. It affected the poor people a lot. But now our team has done two surgeries successfully. Another five surgeries have been planned. From now on our experts will be able to do the surgeries here itself. Similar surgeries will cost up to 5 lakhs in private hospital. For the treatment of hole in the heart it will cost around 1.5 to 2 lakhs. But from now on people may get that treatment free of cost from the Government.
It’s now possible to do all kind of complex surgeries here in Pondicherry. That way the surgeons will be under continuous training. In the near future it will be possible that our team of doctors will handle the surgeries them on their own’.