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Department of Cardiology

The department of Cardiology was started with 16 beds under the able leadership of Dr. G.K. Sinha in 1971, with one professor and two Assistants, the team rendered excellent service brings laurels to the department as well as to the entire hospital. Dr. Sinha remained at the helm till 1975 and solved most of the teething troubles.

Dr. Venkataiah Chowdary who succeded Dr. Sinha did his best to stabilize the service offered by the department till 1978. It was under the leadership of Dr. Ramakrishna Reddy, who headed the department for 22 years till the year 2000, the department made deep strides and underwent modernization. The contribution of Dr. K.S. Tirumalachari and C.B. Ranga Rao, who succeeded Dr. Reddy, was no small for the development of the department.

The aspirations of the eminent personalities who headed the department were realized in the year 2003, when the then collector Sri Sai Prasad took keen interest in the development of the department. He sanctioned an amount of Rs. 55 lakhs using his discretion to set up ICCU and increase the bed strength to 40 including 10 bedded ICCU.

The ICCU was fully air-conditioned and critical equipment such as central monitor station, pulse oxymeters and suction units were deployed to upgrade the wing to the level of any corporate hospital unit. Considering the infrastructure, the government santioned the full fledged ICCU with 24 staff members including an associate professor, four assistant professors, five staff nurses, six technicians, four ward boys and four sweepers.

Since its inception in the year 2003, the ICCU handled 6,000 critical cases while the department treated over 10,000 case at the rate of 150 acute MI cases and 300 outpatients. The ward is equipped with colour doppler, TMT and computerized ECG machines.

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