Mangaluru, Apr 22, 2019: Dr Padmanabh Kamath, head of the Cardiology Department and professor at KMC, Mangaluru, celebrated his birthday by donating three electrocardiogram (ECG) machines to Wenlock Hospital recently.
The machines were handed over to Dr Rajeshwari Devi H R, district surgeon; and Dr Juliana Saldanha, resident medical officer (RMO).
According to Dr Kamath, the ECG machines will be installed at casualty (three channel), medicine OPD (three channel) and cardiac ICU (single channel) sections.
Dr Kamath had launched the ‘Cardiology at Doorsteps’ (CAD) initiative, which is a
crusade against coronary artery disease – a WhatsApp network of 450 like-minded doctors.
The network spans coastal Karnataka and Malnad region. The group is engaged in screening poor patients for cardiac problems in remote areas free of cost.
In February 2018, the group installed 145 ECG machines at primary health centres in remote villages with the help of donors. The team is keen on installing 250 ECG machines by 2020.
Further, Dr Kamath felicitated the security personnel aged above 50 years and who had completed five years of uninterrupted service at the KMC Hospital, Mangaluru.