A team of the Medical Council of India,led by specialist from AIIMS,Delhi,Dr Balram Arya,inspected the cardio-thoracic and vascular surgery (CTVS) department of the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital,Shimla,on Sunday. The team is studying the infrastructure,manpower and specialisation capacity of the hospital for introduction of two seats of Master of Chirurgical (MCh) in the department.
The CTVS department is the most recent addition to the states medical facilities and within first five years of its establishment the CTVS has performed 505 open heart surgeries with 98 per cent success rate. The MCI team also inspected the outpatient,radiology,cardiology and emergency departments,from where most patients are screened and referred to the CTVS department.
Professor and head of the department Dr Rajneesh Pathania said the team was on a one-day visit and would soon submit its report to the MCI.
22-year-old murdered in Bathinda
Bathinda The local police initiated investigations into a murder case after the body of a young man was found near Dhobiana Basti on Sunday morning. The deceased was Pardeep Singh,22,who worked as a tea vendor with his father near a bank on the Bhagu road here. Police said Pardeeps body bore multiple injuries. The deep injuries,police said,appeared to have been inflicted with a sharp weapon. Officers said Pardeep had been missing since Saturday,moments after the tea shop was closed,and the family last spoke to him on his mobile phone around 9 pm when he had said he would reach home in five minutes.