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Gov launches Acute MI Helpline at Max Hospital

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DEHRADUN, 21 Oct: Max Super Speciality Hospital, Dehradun has launched Jeevan- Saving lives: An Acute MI Helpline protocol which is a Hub & Spoke model to support patients with cardiac emergencies. The helpline was launched by Chief Guest Governor Baby Rani Maurya and Guest of Honour Dr Amita Upreti, Director General- Health, Uttarakhand. The Team of Doctors present on the occasion were Dr Preeti Sharma, Associate Director, Dr Punish Sadana, Principal Consultant, Dr Irfan Yaqoob Bhat, Consultant – Cardiology, Dr Ravi Kumar Singh, CTVS Surgeon, Dr Sukhvinder Singh, Non- Interventional Cardiologist, Dr Pankaj Jhaldiyal, Sr. Consultant & Head, Department Of Emergency & Trauma, and Dr Sandeep Singh Tanwar – Vice President & Unit Head, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Dehradun. “Jeevan – Saving Lives Programme” will connect with Hospital/Nursing Home. It will help the Doctors to manage the patient better. Dr Punish Sadana said the hospital has tied up under “Jeevan – Saving Lives Programme”. On receiving the patient, the Doctor concerned will give a missed call on the helpline number and then will WhatsApp the ECG there. This helpline has been launched to provide people timely treatment for acute heart attack in nearby areas. Uttarakhand will be the third state after Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan to launch such a health programme for heart attack patients. Non-availability of emergency medical services can delay the treatment in patients who need immediate attention and treatment. Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) is the treatment of choice for acute heart attack if it can be performed in a timely manner, ideally within 90–120 minutes of contact with a medical provider. In India, almost 60% of the population lives in areas which lack PCI capable hospitals, and hence, pharmaco-invasive approach becomes very important in a country like India. If PCI cannot be performed within 90 to 120 minutes in acute heart attack then fibrinolysis, preferably within 20 minutes of arrival to hospital, is recommended. Dr Sandeep Singh Tanwar revealed, “Under this initiative we have tie ups with 8 hospitals in Dehradun, 6 hospitals in Saharanpur, 3 in Haridwar, 2 in Najibabad, and 1 each in Muzzafarnagar, Vikasnagar and Kotdwara. This will provide ambulance service and telemedicine service to people facing heart attack by Central Heart Command hub manned by a team of DM – Cardiologist of Max Hospital, Dehradun.”