Apollo Reach Hospital achieves major milestone

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Karimnagar, Nov 29 (UNI) Apollo Reach Hospitals, an initiative of Apollo Hospitals Group to reach tertiary healthcare to semi-urban and rural areas, today announced it had achieved a major medical milestone by performing advanced and complicated cardiac procedures and surgeries for the first time in the country.

The medical expertise accomplished here places Karimnagar and Telangana region on a high pedestal at par with the advanced centers of medical care.

According to a press release here, within three months of its inauguration, the 150-bedded hospital had successfully performed Open Heart Surgery with Cardiopulmonary Bypass on a 14-year-old girl suffering from congenital heart defect (Ventricular Septal Defect with pulmonary Stenosis), Placement of a Permanent Pacemaker in a 70-year-old man with Complete Heart Block, Mitral Valve Replacement on a 55-year-old woman suffering from severe Mitral Stenosis with LA clot, Angioplasty through Radial Artery and Angioplasty with Stent placement on a 38-year-old person.

These procedures were performed by highly accomplished medical team, led by Medical Superintendent Raja Sekhar Reddy, the release added.

Apollo Health City, Hyderabad, CEO Hari Prasad said, ''Our Chairman Prathap C Reddy's dream of reaching advanced medical care to semi-urban and rural areas has been fulfilled by this accomplishment. However, our medical team here is not resting on its laurels and is preparing for more such medical milestones, including advanced renal and neuro procedures, to place Karimnagar firmly on the medical map of the world. Now, Apollo Karimnagar will remain a model and inspire other Reach Hospitals across the country.'' UNI VA AKM BDP KN1640

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