Himachal govt. approves 2 robotic cath labs at medical college

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Himachal govt. approves 2 robotic cath labs at medical college
Himachal govt. approves 2 robotic cath labs at medical college

The setting up of robotic cath labs marks the first step towards advancing healthcare in the state by introducing robotic surgery 

Himachal Pradesh’s state government has given approval to set up two robotic cath labs at a medical college in Kangra district, Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said on Sunday. The setting up of robotic cath labs marks the first step towards advancing healthcare in the state by introducing robotic surgery, he said.

To submit a comprehensive proposal in this regard, the state government has asked the administration of Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College Kangra’s Tanda area, a statement issued here on Sunday said. Sukhu said efforts are afoot to start robotic surgery facilities in Indira Gandhi Medical College Shimla and super-speciality hospital Chamiana as the state government is committed to developing an efficient healthcare system in Himachal.

Adding that Rs 30 crore has been allocated in principle for this purpose and the state government will further provide adequate funds for the same, he said the Himachal government has received the detailed project reports from these institutions, which are currently being examined by the experts.

Sukhu said robotic cath labs have the potential to revolutionise the way certain medical procedures are conducted. During interventions, robotic technology can offer increased accuracy, improved visualisation, and greater control. Improved outcomes, reduced complications, and shorter recovery times are the expected advantages, he said.

Utilising imaging technology to perform minimally invasive procedures, primarily in the field of cardiology, a cath lab is a specialised medical facility. Precision and efficiency during these procedures can be significantly enhanced by setting up robotic cath labs or incorporating robotic technology into the cath labs.

The government plans to invest in advanced medical technology to improve healthcare facilities in the state. This initiative of setting up two robotic cath labs would serve two purposes: to make the latest advancements in government health institutions accessible and to support the government’s objective of promoting health tourism, the statement added.

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