Kerala based Meditrina Hospitals under the leadership of one of India’s most renowned and reputable senior Cardiologist Dr. N. Prathap Kumar, is providing superior cardiac care at fraction of a cost in the civil hospitals at Gurugram, Faridabad, Ambala and Panchkula in Haryana. Meditrina Hospitals is a pioneer in Specialty In Hospital (SIH) model, delivering advanced cardiac care services including angioplasties at a mere Rs 50,000/- to the needy and low income group patients from the towns and villages of Haryana and neighboring states.
Meditrina’s mission to make cardiac procedures available at low cost is benefiting thousands of patients who are otherwise, not able to seek treatment due to high cost at private hospitals. Under this model, the Meditrina centers offer angioplasty absolutely free to government health card owners as well as BPL category patients of Haryana. Other patients can also avail the treatment at just 50% of the prevailing costs at government sector hospitals and less than 25% of costs at private centers.
The fruition of this ambitious and successful model is due to the vision of Haryana’s Health Minister Shri Anil Vij of providing top cardiac care to the people of the state. His staunch support paved the path for Meditrina to bring forward their expertise in cardiology through SIH under PPP model, which was for the first time launched by Dr. Prathap at ESIC (Employee’s State Insurance Corporation) Hospital at Kollam, Kerala in 2013.
“It’s very gratifying to reach this milestone under the PPP model with Govt of Haryana across 4 cities where we set-up cath labs with in civil hospitals. This model is designed in a manner that it provides for medical skills, easy access, cardiologists expertise, best in class equipment and hence better outcome for cardiac patients. It’s only heartening and inspiring for us that thousands of patients have been treated in the last 3 years, and low cost cardiac care is seeing light of the day which is boon in a country like India, says “Dr. N. Prathap Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director of Meditrina Hospitals.”
The USP of this SIH model pioneered by Meditrina Hospitals is the accessibility to specialized and professional cardiac services by patients at a mass level offered by the experienced team of doctors in this specialty.
Dr N. Prathap adds “On one hand, a large number of patients would benefit and on other hand, new vistas will open for young budding medical professionals and more jobs will get created”
Outside Kerala and Haryana, the Meditrina Group of Hospitals has multi-specialty hospitals in Jamshedpur and outside India in Maldives. Their head quarter is in Kerala, where the Meditrina Hospital in Kollam has earned its reputation as a center of excellence. Dr. Prathap is committed to his vision of making affordable interventional cardiology procedures accessible across India and offer Meditrina’s expertise, technological know-how and experience to facilitate desperate need for affordable cardiac care.