Haryana Cardiac Model shows signs of success
Meditrina Hospitals reached a milestone of performing 10,000 angioplasties and 25,000 cardiac procedures under PPP model with the Haryana Government.
The highly affordable cardiac care for the masses especially the BPL cardholders and people categorised under Ayushman Bharat Yojna (PMJAY) are availing free to very low-cost treatment in Haryana under the vision of Haryana’s Health Minister Shri Anil Vij. Well known cardiologist from Kerala Dr N. Prathap Kumar, Chairman & MD, Meditrina Group of Hospitals has pioneer the concept of Specialiy in Hospital by setting up Cath Labs in Haryana’s civil hospitals.
Meditrina Hospital brought in its expertise in angioplasties & other cardiac surgical procedures under SIH (Speciality in Hospital) to Haryana. Under this model, the Meditrina cath labs offer angioplasty absolutely free to Ayushmaan card owners as well as BPL category patients of Haryana.
Other patients can also avail the treatment at just 50 per cent of the prevailing costs at government sector hospitals and less than 25 per cent of costs incurred at private hospitals.
The Ayushman Bharat Yojana – National Health Protection Scheme renamed as Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, beneficiaries get an e-card that can be used to avail services at an empanelled hospital, public or private across the country and avail cashless treatment.
The model is designed in a manner that it provides for medical skills, easy access, cardiologists expertise, best in class equipment and a better outcome for cardiac patients.
Saviour during current times
During the ongoing pandemic when cardiac patients are more vulnerable to Covid19 infection, the SIH model in Haryana has come as a blessing in treating underprivileged and people from low-income groups.
SIH model in the hospital has proven beneficiary to help the lesser privileged people suffering from heart ailments. Unfortunately, cardiac problems are increasing and affordability of the treatment by the masses has been of concern.
The PPP model is designed in a manner that it provides for medical skills, easy access, cardiologists expertise, best in class equipment, affordability and a better outcome for cardiac patients across all strata of the society.
The cardiac treatment can be availed free of cost for government officials as well at the Meditrina centers in Haryana. In addition to the under privileged patients from marginalised economic background, cardiac treatment at Meditrina Hospitals is much sought after by the upper middle class population as well due to the excellent quality of service which is at par with the private sector hospitals. Regular patients can undergo angioplasty at a nominal cost of Rs. 50,000 only which is a fraction of the costs at private hospitals.
Speaking to SUBURB, Dr Prathap Kumar, Chairman and MD Meditrina hospital shares his sentiments, “We have done about 25,000 cardiac procedures under the successful PPP model with Haryana Government. During current times when stress levels are high with anxiety on rising, people are ignoring their underlying health issues due to fear of visiting a hospital. At Meditrina centres operating from Civil hospitals of Gurugram, Panchkula, Ambala Cantt and Faridabad, we take all required precautions following gold standard SOPs to keep our cath labs sanitised and safe. I urge people not to ignore any physical discomfort in the body and reach out to hospitals.”
It’s very gratifying to reach this milestone under the PPP model with Govt of Haryana across four cities where we set-up cath labs within civil hospitals. It’s only heartening and inspiring for us that thousands of patients have been treated in the last three years, and low-cost cardiac care is seeing the light of the day which is boon in a country like India. Our vision is to reach out to a large number of patients with quality treatment with latest technology and superior skills.
– Dr N. Prathap Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director of Meditrina Hospitals.”
Looking at the success rate of this SIH model in government medical centres, Haryana Cardiac Model, may open doors for other states to reach out to economically vulnerable with affordable treatment and make way for young budding medical professionals creating more jobs for the healthcare professionals.