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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday 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, an official spokesperson said this evening.
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 equipment 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, as below:
- i) A pilgrim undertaking Yatra of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi who requires any medical intervention will be given free consultation and treatment, OPD as well as IPD. In the case of any pre-existing ailments, free treatment will be provided till the patient stabilises.
- ii) The residents of four adjoining Sira, Kakryal, Kotla and Sool villages (including land owners’ families who have parted with their lands for the establishment of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University and the Hospital) will be given free OPD treatment in the Super Speciality Hospital.
iii) In the case of land owners (together with their spouses), who have parted with their lands for the establishment of both Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University and the Hospital, the Board shall provide each owner with a Medical Insurance Policy to cover indoor treatment. The premium of the policy is being borne by the Board. This will ensure cashless treatment to the landowners and their spouses, in any of the empanelled hospitals of the Insurance Company up to Rs one lakh.
Apart from the above, 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.