Eastern India’s first Paediatric Cath Lab comes up in Kolkata

West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the first Paediatric Cath Lab unit and the first Sleep Lab Unit at the Institute of Psychiatry, in a Government hospital in eastern India, at SSKM Hospital.

The Chief Minister also inaugurated the newly constructed building for the Institute of Psychiatry (IPO).

In her brief speech at the inaugural ceremony, the Chief Minister said that a Sleep Lab and Cath lab for children has been inaugurated today and these are great initiatives.

She said that the Government has started Sishu Sathi scheme for children so that they can receive free cardiac surgeries in hospitals. “The Government is also upgrading health infrastructure in hospitals without causing inconvenience to patients,” she said.

“For the benefit of the poor people, the Government has started fair price medicine shops and diagnostic centres,” the Chief Minister said. New SNSU and SNCUs have been set up. Beds at hospitals have been made free and medicines are given to poor people for free, she said.

WB CM also said that over 40 multi super speciality hospitals are coming up in the State and the Health Department has added 25000 beds to government hospitals in last four years. The Chief Minister also added that a cord blood bank is coming up in Bengal, which is a great initiative that will benefit a lot of patients.