New OT complex at Jayadeva

The new facility increases the number of total operation theatres in the hospital to seven. The complex has three operation theatres, two specifically for open heart surgeries and the third for vascular surgeries.

 Medical Education Minister S A Ramdas, who inaugurated the complex said the AICTE pay scale for doctors would come into effect from April.

Institute director Dr Manjunath said with the new facility, 16 open heart surgeries can be performed per day. Twelve surgeries are being performed per day as of now.

The Rs five-crore complex also houses a tissue valve bank and heart transplantation unit. The bank will harvest valves from cadavers available at Victoria Hospital.

Dr Manjunath said it was mandatory to undergo a dental check-up before undergoing open heart surgery,  for any dental infection would lead to a condition called endocarditis.

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