New Jayadeva facility on KRS Road to be inaugurated by CM on February 24
Once the hospital becomes functional, it will offer cardiac and open-heart surgeries, which other government medical institutions in the city are now forced to refer to private multi-specialty hospitals or Jayadeva Hospital in Bengaluru. The construction of the hospital started four years ago. Micro-pathology is one of the departments that the new facility will have. The 110-bed facility that Jayadeva Hospital currently has at the KR Hospital premises does not have equipment to perform surgeries.
Senior cardiologist and director of Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bengaluru Dr CN Manjunath told TOI, “This is a 350-bed super-specialty hospital.While the state government has provided Rs 150 crore, the Jayadeva institute has managed to provide the remaining Rs 60 crore for medical equipment. This is a unique project insofar as seeing the institute making a contribution for itself.”
In a bid to ensure that emergency cases are quickly attended to, the government established a 100-bed trauma centre alongside the new Jayadeva Hospital facility at the PKTB Sanatorium campus in KRS Road. The trauma centre too will be inaugurated on February 24. Patients from neighbouring districts such as Mandya, Hassan, Chamarajanagar and Kodagu are expected to benefit from the hospital. The hospitals fall under MLA Vasu’s Chamaraja constituency.