Thane: The government-run Kalwa hospital in Thane now has a Cardiology department with an aim to treat all heart ailments free of cost. This department consisting of 100 beds was inaugurated on Wednesday.
"Treatment to the patients under Mahatma Phule Jan Arogya Yojana will be provided free of cost, while other patients will be treated for minimum cost. At present out of 100 beds, 70 has been made functional, while remaining will be soon be made available for the patients suffering different heart ailments," said an official from TMC health department.
"This facility has been introduced jointly by Thane Municipal Corporation and one of the private hospitals in Thane for the needy patients, who are unable to afford the money for heart surgeries and treatment," he added.
The inauguration of the newly introduced Cardiology department was held in the presence of Maharashtra State's Urban development minister Eknath Shinde at Kalwa hospital (also known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj hospital) in Thane.