*INAUGURATION RIMS ACADEMIC BHAWAN AND -PLANE CATHLAB FOR CARDIOLOGY DEPARTMENT, SINGLE-PLANE CATHLAB FOR CARDIOLOGY DEPARTMENT, 4D ECHO FOR CARDIOLOGY AND 128 SLICE CT FOR RADIOLOGY IS CM HEMANT SOREN( second from left)
The government of Jharkhand-run RIMS hospital in Ranchi has got modernised by getting the most modern health care facilities.
These facilities are a result of the installation of
two cardiac catheterisation lab, one 4 D Echocardiography and 128- slice CT machine at RIMS.
These highly modern systems were inaugurated by Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday in presence of RIMS’ Cardiology Department Head Dr Kameshwar Prasad who is the recipient of the Padma Award.
If these equipment and devises are maintained and used in accordance with the guidelines of their manufacturers, patients of the state are expected to benefit.
What are the features of these devises?
*1. A cardiac catheterisation lab, also known as “ cardiac catheterisation lab”, is a specialised are in the RIMS hospital where doctors will perform minimally invasive tests and advanced cardiac procedures to diagnose and treat cardiovascular diseases.
* 2.The 4 D Echocardiography has devise to create a live video effect.This can also be used for prenatal tests. Since it will give real - time images and videos, it will provide RIMS doctors with an accurate evaluation of patient’s heart.
*3. The 128- Slice CT machine has more detectors. This means larger volume coverage and shorter scan time for RIMS doctors to take care of patients.
In absence of these modern machines, many patients from poor families suffered untold miseries. Many of them had died. Others who were wealthy, got treated in private hospitals.
Now, the patients, rich or poor, will not have to suffer or get admitted in private hospitals. “ It’s a milestone in development of RIMS hospital”, says RIMS’ Cardiology Department Chief Dr Kameshwar Prasad who played a key role in getting these machines and devises installed there.
Another sign of RIMS’s development was connected with filling up vacancies of its manpower. Chief Minister Hemant Soren handed over appointment letters to 172 medical officers and 297 community health officers. They were selected by Jharkhand Public Service Commission.
Also, a plan is afoot to modernise the RIMS’s departments of Radiology, Micro- Biology, Bio-Chemistry and Lab of Medicine Department.
These changes are welcomed by one and all conscientious citizens and medical personnel in the state.
However, the ball of change was rolled after the National Medical Commission, a government of India regulatory authority responsible to check, examine and evaluate hospitals and medical colleges in the country, had threatened RIMS to either upgrade or face non-renewability of its approval to run itself.