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RAHAT medical project launched in Rajasthan

Feb 27, 2017 09:50 IST

The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje inaugurated a medical project called Rajasthan Heart Attack Treatment programme (RAHAT), launched by Eternal Heart Care Center Hospital in Jaipur, on 25 February 2017.

The programme involves creation and management of a telemedicines platform to treat ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), a very serious type of heart attack.

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The telemedicines platform will help capture and transmit patient's EKG along with clinical history from remote geographical locations to the heart command center (HCC) hub, where a team of expert cardiologists will provide an immediate interpretation of the EKG and real time STEMI guidance and management through tele-consultation after instantly recognising the EKG abnormalities.

About RAHAT

• The programme aims to provide timely treatment to those who undergo heart attack in rural and remote areas.

• Under it, the patients suffering a stroke would be provided with immediate ambulance service and telemedicine service.

• While basic treatment would be provided to the patient in the ambulance on the way to the nearest hospital, the details of the same would be shared with the experts at the HCC through tele-consultation.

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Rajasthan has previously launched several significant medical programmes including Arogya Rajasthan, new medical colleges and Bhamashah Swasthya Bima Yojana. The Chief Minister in her inaugural address stated that such projects will only help enhance the medical services in the state and push it to touch new heights in the medical and healthcare sector.

Besides this project, Raje also inaugurated an ambulance fitted with equipment and trained paramedical staff required for treatment of heart disease.

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