NIMS Medicity: NIMS Medicity, an ISO-certified hospital, is a high-tech superspeciality hospital, situated just 15 km from Thiruvananthapuram city through the NH side. There are 16 speciality and 14 superspeciality departments there and nearly 130 consultants are rendering full- fledged round-the-clock services. A 15-bedded ICU with ventilator support is functioning at the hospital.
NIMS Heart Foundation (NHF), which is also functioning in this complex, is a state-of-the-art superspeciality centre with almost 50,000 sq ft of built-up area exclusively meant for cardiac care, acclaimed to be one of the best in south Kerala. The cath lab at NHF is equipped with the most modern Philips Allura Xper FD Machine, the first of its kind in Kerala.
According to Mr M Faizal Khan, group Managing Director, the Medicity boasts 120 permanent doctors and houses 30 departments. NHF offers the cheapest and most effective heart angioplasty for an amount as low as Rs.5,000. We have been conducting as many as 150 Angiograns average every month.”
The following procedures are being carried out at NHF: coronary angiogram;
coronary angioplasty; primary angioplasty; permanent pacemaker implantation; temporary pacemaker implantation; balloon velvuloplasty; ASD device closure; PDA coil/device closure and peripheral intervention.
Under the leadership of Dr Madhu Sreedharan, the famous cardiologist, more than 150 angiogram and 30-35 angioplasty procedures are being done every month at NHF. The Rs 5,000 for angiogram is a very small amount even when compared with Government medical colleges.
Cardiothoracic surgery has also been started and the renowned cardiothoracic surgeons, Dr. Ramesware is full charge of the centre. Started about nine months back and now completed 200 bypass surgeries.
Since NHF has become well known among the public, the Noorul Islam Trust has decided to bring it under a trust with some eminent and well-known people as directors.