Since September 2012 this has been a description of my annual (sort of) five weeks of teaching cardio to the first year medical students at the Patan Academy of Health Sciences in Nepal!
Thursday, 14 July 2011
Shahid Gangalal Heart Centre, Kathmandu Nepal
Dr. KC, Director of Centre (3rd from left) plus Cardiology Staff, CA, Jason and Bibiana on our visit to Heart Centre
Very modern Catheterization Lab (Angiography, Stenting, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, among other procedures). This government-run centre takes off the street patients (no referral necessary) and only charges them ~15 rupees for a consult with a cardiologist. Private patients pay a fee to be seen and that offsets the cost for poor patients (this is a relatively common practice in some Hospitals.