Launch of Comprehensive Centre for Heart & Lung Transplant and ECMO Service | Rela Institute, Chennai

Dr Rela Institute & Medical Centre (RIMC), a Multi-Speciality Quaternary Care Hospital at Chrompet in Chennai, today signed a memorandum of understanding with Krishna Institute of Medical Science Hospital (KIMS Hospital, Hyderabad), to launch the Comprehensive Centre of Excellence for Heart and Lung Transplant to support patients with very complex and chronic heart and lung ailments and to establish and support ECMO services to support patients as a bridge for a lung transplant.

“Every program of such a complex nature needs the right ecosystem of a wide range of medical professionals, high-end technology, and a very responsive team-work culture. We have been able to build this in Chennai, thru Rela Hospital. We are fully ready to scale the program in a full-fledged manner now across India and offer patients, continuity of care. said Dr Sandeep Attawar, Director and Chair of the Heart and Lung Program, KIMS Hospital.

Briefing on the programme’s vision, Rela Hospital said the focus of the program is to stabilize patients as they await transplantation and provide medically, the most suitable options for patients. The programme has developed a customized approach towards improving the quality of life for patients and lowering mortality rates.

Dr.Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy, CEO at Rela Hospital said, “The majority of patients who can benefit from our advanced therapy are not fully aware of the facilities available in India. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of patient-centered care to many more patients, right here in India, utilizing our interdisciplinary approach, enormous talent, and the multi-skilled resources within our team. We have so far treated and discharged 2000 coVid patients. The ECMO services will definitely go a long way in providing better outcomes to CoVid patients”

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