Guwahati: Cardiothoracic and Neuroscience Center at GMCH


GUWAHATI: The first Northeast Cardiothoracic and Neuroscience Center (CNC) under Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) is all set to start its trial run from April 10.

Once operational, the super-specialty hospital will cater to patients with heart and nerve diseases, the official said.

The departments of Cardiology, Neurology, Cardiac Surgery and Neurosurgery will be shifted from GMCH to the new hospital which is adjacent to it.

Cardiothoracic surgery is a branch of medicine that involves the surgical treatment of the organs inside the breast cavity, “usually treating heart conditions (heart disease), lung (lung disease), and other pleural or medial structures. ”

The CNC operation will also meet the needs of many critical cardiac and neurological patients who have to travel outside the state and territory for treatment.

In most countries, cardiothoracic surgery is further specialized in cardiac surgery (consisting of heart and arteries) and breast surgery (lung, esophagus, thymus, etc.).

In addition to CNC, the state government is constructing six super specialty hospitals under the Assam Health System Strengthening Project (AHSSP) with financial support from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The project aims to improve the healthcare system in Assam by improving the delivery of public medical services in Assam.

Funded by JICA under AHSSP, six super specialty hospitals will be set up at Silchar, Tezpur, Barpeta, Defoe and Lakhimpur Medical Colleges.

Six other super specialty hospitals will also be set up in the civil hospitals of Silchar, Udalguri, Hojai, Hailakandi, Darang and Haflong.

Japan has already extended a fund of Rs 3,800 crore to improve the infrastructure of the state’s health facilities and the state government has formed a new organization AHSSP to deal with its implementation.

On January 12 this year, the state cabinet approved the formation of a separate organization – the Assam Health Infrastructure and Management Society (AHIMS) to deal exclusively with funds from outside agencies.

The new organization is headed by the Minister of Health as chairman and its working committee will be headed by the Chief Secretary.

A four-member JICA delegation has visited the state and reviewed the ongoing projects under AHSSP in a meeting with Minister of State for Health Keshab Mahanta and senior officials of the state health department on April 6.

The delegation included representatives from Yoko Shinohara, Assistant Deputy Director, South Asia Department, JICA, Kimotsuki, Project Officer, South Asia Department, JICA, Tokyo, Rio Ohguchi, JICA, India and Aditi Puri, Principal Development Specialist, JICA. .

State Principal Secretary for Health and Family Welfare Abinash Joshi and Health Commissioner and Project Director AHHSP Sidharth Singh and other senior officers of the State and Family Welfare Department were also present.

The team also visited Darrang district on Wednesday to inspect the areas covered by the project.

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