A large section of the population has adopted an unhealthy lifestyle combined with decreasing physical activity, increasing stress levels and a higher intake of saturated fats and tobacco. This makes them prone to the coronary heart diseases and the number in India is rising alarmingly.
Not only the urban population but rural masses are also facing heart problems; unlike urban areas they face lack of facilities for heart treatment.
In order to address this, Mumbai based Hamdulay Heart foundation is devising plans to roll out cardiac care unit on wheels, cardiac cath lab, for the rural areas of Maharashtra and Gujarat. This mobile cardiac speciality hospital will consist of a mobile cath lab, a mobile intensive care unit (ICU) and an ambulance. It will travel to different parts of Maharashtra and Gujarat. The unit will be stationed at district hospitals, peripheral health centres and medical colleges.