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Advanced Diabetic Retinopathy Centre set up at Lucknow's KGMU to boost healthcare infrastructure

Apart from this state-of-the-art facility for diabetic patients, various other features have also been added at King George's Medical College recently

Bringing in a state-of-the-art facility for the treatment of diabetic patients in the city, King George's Medical College in Lucknow has set up a hi-tech diabetic retinopathy unit on its premises. The newly-launched Advanced Diabetic Retinopathy Centre has started providing its services to the general public from Monday. Giving a major boost to the health infrastructure in the city, various other facilities were also inaugurated at KGMU on the same day.

Around 4 lakh people in UP suffer from diabetic retinopathy

Even though diabetic retinopathy is preventable blindness, close to 4 lakh people in Uttar Pradesh have reportedly lost their vision because of this disease. While there are three treatment options available depending upon the severity of the condition, the medical procedure in private hospitals is too expensive for most people to afford. With this newly-launched centre dedicated to diabetic retinopathy, patients will be able to get the right treatment at a nominal cost.

A boost to the healthcare infrastructure of Lucknow

Apart from this advanced centre for diabetic retinopathy, the Medical Education Minister of UP also inaugurated a transit hostel for female nursing students and added 75 beds in the pediatric department. Out of these, 50 beds have a normal oxygen supply pipe connected to it while 10 beds are equipped with a BiPAP oxygen machine. The remaining 15 beds come with ventilation support. Moreover, to facilitate easier movements of wheelchairs and stretchers, a ramp has been added at the entry of the trauma centre.

With these additional facilities and a new set-up centre for diabetic retinopathy, KGMU is working towards improving the healthcare infrastructure in the city. This move is expected to provide a strong and focused push to the state's treatment framework, thereby facilitating affordable medical care for all.

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