Masina Heart Institute launches India’s first Portable Advanced Cardiac Care Unit for heart patients during the pandemic
Mumbai: Masina Heart Institute, a venture of century old Masina Hospital known for its commitment to provide truly affordable healthcare, has recently installed a pre-fabricated transportable ICU by Philips. This set-up was inaugurated by Shri Yashwant Jadhav, Chairman Standing Committee – BMC, Smt. Yamini Jadhav, MLA – Byculla and Smt. Sonam Manoj Jamsutkar – Corporator. The installation setup will be used as an Advanced Cardiac Care Unit (ACCU), aimed towards treating patients suffering from cardiac ailments in a COVID safe environment. With this ACCU, the hospital will be able to treat patients in a completely safe manner and provide heart treatment without any risk of infection.
The Masina Heart Institute launched its special Advanced Cardiac Care Unit in Mumbai today. This ACCU is installed in an open space in order to provide independent cubicles with fresh air cycles, an HVAC system and a self-disinfecting washroom facility to prevent the risk of infections to the heart patients. This ACCU is designed to provide safety against COVID and cross contamination in patients, while offering all the required facilities for an ICU. Headed by Dr. Zainulabedin Hamdulay, patients will be under the treatment of consultants, intensivists, & nursing staff.
Dr. Zainulabedin Hamdulay, Cardiothoracic Surgeon & Chairman – Masina Heart Institute on the launch, said, “COVID has created a very critical condition, where the non-COVID heart patients are rather unwilling to visit a hospital for their treatment due to the fear of infection. A slight delay in their treatment can result in unfortunate results, and considering the same, we decided to procure a specialised ICU unit from Philips to ensure the safe treatment of heart patients. This unit will enable us to provide intensive care to patients without being in direct contact with the main hospital and prevent infections.”