Five health centres in Kodagu to get ECG machines

The five health centres in Kodagu district will get ECG machines with the efforts of like-minded doctors led by Dr Padmanabh Kamath, HoD of Cardiology and professor at KMC, Mangaluru.

The centres are Community Health Centres (CHC) at Gonikoppa, Kutta, Napoklu and Primary Health Centres (PHC) at Kodlipet and Cheyyandane. 

Dr Kamath, who started CAD (Cardiology at doorsteps), a crusade against Coronary Artery Disease — a WhatsApp network of like-minded doctors in Coastal Karnataka and Malnad region, is engaged in screening poor patients for cardiac problems in remote areas for free.

A total of 13 ECG machine installations in remote health centres in Kodagu are planned under CAD.

"Kodagu district is challenging due to tough terrain and remote locations," said Dr Kamath.

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