Gurgaon: Cardiac care units (CCU) will be set up in four more districts of Haryana, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said on Friday.

Stating this at the Eighth Asian Interventional Cardiology Conference in Gurgaon, Hooda said one CCU has already been set up in Mewat. Another three will be set up in Kurukshetra, Ambala and Yamunanagar districts.

Under the National Non-Communicable Disease Programme, citizens are being screened for hypertension, heart diseases, diabetes and cancer."To meet the ever-increasing load of heart diseases, we need to set up more CCUs. For this, we need more cardiologists and if they are not available, we will have to develop appropriate skills of our doctors to do not only successful screening but also provide treatment," Hooda said.

He added that he recently met Dr. Naresh Trehan, chairman and managing director of Medanta, for preparing a model for spreading awareness in villages for prevention of heart diseases.


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