The vision of Rotary Ambala Cancer and General Hospital is to provide services in the area where patients do not have enough time to reach Chandigarh or means to spend the money required for the treatment.
In line with our vision recently we started Neuro-Intervention (Brain Stroke Management) at our hospital by replacing our old Cath-Lab with a new GE state-of-the-art Cath-Lab first of its kind in North India beyond New Delhi. It is a hybrid lab that caters to interventional cardiology, neurology, radiology, oncology, and gastroenterology. Excellent imaging quality coupled with less radiation scatter to the patient and the operating team is the hallmark of this lab. It has opened greater vistas of advanced interventional work. The first five cases done by the intervention doctors including pacing, diagnostic, therapeutic cutaneous interventions have seemed less, increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of patient care by leaps and bounds. The Rotary Hospital Ambala also offers comprehensive treatment for acute stroke including clot lysing (thrombolysis) injections and mechanical removal of clots from the brain vessels( mechanical thrombectomy). The hardware and software complement each other to give a great end result thereby improving safety and efficacy for the patient and the user.
The biggest challenge is to get such highly skilled doctors to Ambala, so on getting an Interventional Neurologist ready to shift to Ambala and commit for 3 years, we decided to buy a new Cath-Lab.
Initially, a meeting was convened to collect funds for the new machine under the Chairmanship of Dr. Jaidev, Late Vice-Chairman Rotarian Y.P. Das, who took the responsibility of collecting the funds along with his team. With Covid taking its toll, Late Y.P. Das succumbed to this deadly disease and it was then Rotarian Nalini Kant, Managing Director of Advanced Microdevices Pvt. Ltd. committed to donate the complete amount of Rs. 4,00,00,000/- (approx) to install this machine at the earliest