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Actor Kader Khan inaugurates cardiac CATH lab for Zakaat eligibles
Sunday March 2, 2014 10:59 AM, Ziaulla Nomani,

Veteran actor and playwright Kader Khan on Saturday inaugurated a cardiac catheterization lab for the cardiac treatment of people belonging to Below Poverty Line (BPL) who are eligible for Zakaat here in Mumbai.

The lab at Dr. Zikrullah Khan's Habib Multispecialty Hospital in Kurla is well-equipped to conduct angiography, angioplasty, pace makers, and other cardiac procedures.

The Catheterization machine for the lab is being sponsored by Mumbai based Hamdulay Heart Foundation.

Speaking on the occasion, Kader Khan said, "It is a good step taken by Hamdulay Heart Foundation and Habib Hospital for the betterment of the needy and poor, it is a much needed initiative and they should further try for the charitable by-pass surgery for BPL people."

Kader Khan further said that the lab is exemplary in providing advanced cardiac healthcare to the common man at affordable pricest.

The cath lab is equipped with state of art machine, which has the capacity to perform any cardiac procedure. It is the latest series by GE and is both doctor and patience friendly.

The Centre will be operational round the clock and will be under the guidance of Dr. Zainulabedin Hamdulay who is a Mumbai based reputed cardiothoracic surgeon and founder of Hamdulay Heart foundation.

Dr. Hamdulay said, "Hitherto, there were no such charitable CATH lab dedicated to the BPL people at NGO Level. It will benefit the poor and the needy from Mumbai and Suburbs."

People covered under Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayi Yojana will be treated free for the cardiac ailment and the Zakaat eligibles will be charged a nominal fee and the remaining treatment amount will be sponsored by Hamdulay Heart Foundation.

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