Haryana to set up cardiac care units (CCU) in four more
districts, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said.
Stating this at the Eighth Asian Interventional Cardiology
Conference here, Hooda said one CCU has already been set up in Mewat. Another
three will be set up in Kurukshetra, Ambala and Yamunanagar districts.
Under the National Non-Communicable Disease Program,
citizens are being screened for hypertension, heart diseases, diabetes and
"To meet the ever-increasing load of heart diseases, we
need to set up more CCUs. For this, we need more cardiologists and if they are
not available, we will have to develop appropriate skills of our doctors to do
not only successful screening but also provide treatment," Hooda said.
He added that he recently met Dr. Naresh Trehan, chairman
and managing director of Medanta, for preparing a model for spreading awareness
in villages for prevention of heart diseases.