KAKRYAL: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the 230 bed Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Super Speciality Hospital at Kakryal, established at a cost of Rs. 300 crore. This Hospital will be run by Narayana Hospitals with whom the Shrine Board entered into an Agreement. Governor N.N. Vohra, who is Chairman of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, accompanied the Prime Minister during his visit to the Hospital.
At the Governor’s request, Dr. Devi Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Health, Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Bangalore, briefed the Prime Minister about the specialised treatment in the areas of Cardiology, Oncology, Gastroenterology, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Radiology which would be provided at this Hospital.
The Prime Minister was informed about the state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment equipments of the Hospital including Ultra Modern ICUs with ventilators, defibrillators, multipara monitoring system, centralized gas supply, 128 slice CT scan, 1.5 Tesla MRI, Colour Doppler, Ultrasound, Digital X-ray, Mammography, C-Arm, ECG, Echo, TMT and Pulmonary Function Test available in the Hospital.
The Prime Minister was briefed about the Hospital providing 24*7 emergency services, pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, ambulance, cancer screening buses and a full-fledged bone marrow transplant facility.
The Governor informed the Prime Minister about the Shrine Board’s policy to provide concessional medical treatment to certain specified categories of patients at the Hospital.
Old aged patients, poor, needy and the destitute who require treatment will be provided care free of charge. A separate policy for provision of immediate and gratuitous relief (by way of medical treatment) has been approved as a goodwill measure for the local populace living farther away from the neighbouring villages. A provision has also been made to provide free services to such poor and needy people.