Bali’s Sanglah General Hospital has opened coordinated coronary care unit, located strategically adjacent to the hospitals emergency room.
The head of the coronary unit at Sanglah General Hospital, Dr. I Wayan Wita, explained tat patients served by his center are admitted only on a referral basis. Members of the public who think they may be suffering a cardiac event should first go to the emergency room for initial assessment and, if need be, they will be referredl to the cardiac center right next door. “If people are having chest pain,” explained Dr. Wita, “this can usually be handled in the emergency room.”
Plans call for the coronary surgery and coronary catheterization unit to be move to the coronary center.
Also soon to be opened at Sanglah General Hospital is a helipad. Construction has been completed on the helicopter pad that only requires a few final alterations to permit licensing of the landing area by Indonesian aviation authorities.
Hospital officials say the upgrades of Sanglah General Hospital reflect the international certification of the facility and the need to be able to handle any emergencies that might arise during international conferences. such as the APEC Summit in October 2013.
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