Kathmandu: As per experts, 20,000 people die of heart related diseases every year in Nepal. High costs of treatments and insufficient services are believed to be the key reasons behind this. To help Nepal with the same issue, India took a major step to provide training to doctors in Nepal.
A team of three Indian Doctors led by cardiologist Subhas Chandra, chairman of BLK Hospital, provided a day-long training to 150 Nepalese physicians. Coming from across 20 hospitals of Nepal, these physicians were trained to offer best medical treatments to heart patients at economical cost in Nepal.
Subhas Chandra said, “Although Nepalese doctors are very good in providing Angioplasty treatment to the cardiovascular patients, they are not properly trained in performing cardiac surgery”. He added, “The doctors have been provided skill and expertise on how to recognize cardiac problems at the early stage so that low cost treatment such as providing thrombolysis can save their lives”.
On this occasion, former president of Non-Resident Nepalese Association (NRNA) Upendra Mahato shared that Nepal with its excellent climate and natural beauty can be developed as a destination for medical tourism.
BR Shetty, chief executive officer of NMC Healthcare, an Abu Dhabi-based hospital group discussed that their hospital group has signed two agreements with Nepal’s Medicity Hospital and Grande International Hospital. These hospitals are located in Kathmandu and with state-of-the-art facilities, they are being developed into super specialty hospitals. Post this agreement, patients will be offered with world class heart treatment, cancer treatment and kidney transplantation services.