About Us

The U N Mehta Institute of Cardiology & Research Centre (UNMICRC) is a grant–in–aid autonomous institute promoted by the Government of Gujarat as a public trust . The Institute is affiliated to the BJ Medical College, Civil Hospital Campus, Asarwa, Ahmedabad, which is a Government Medical College.

In UNMICRC, emergency related tertiary care cardiac treatment is rendered to all classes of cardiac patients particularly the poorest of poor cardiac patients. At the moment, the Institute is having:

  • 450 bed strength capacity
  • 5 cardiac OTs (which includes one Paediatric cardiac OT)
  • 4 Cardiacl Cath labs (which includes one Hybrid Cath Lab with Cardiac OT)
  • 110 bedded ICCU
  • other required infrastructure facilities required for being a front line modern cardiac care Institute.

 

The Institute is a teaching, research, academic and unique charitable institution which runs various patient benevolent free cardiac treatment schemes. The Institute has also been entrusted by the Government of Gujarat to run all the free cardiac treatment schemes (which includes all types of cardiac operations and cardiac procedures) like:

  1. Unique free School Health Cardiac Program
  2. Mukhyamantri Amrutam (MA) Yojna
  3. Below Poverty Line (BPL) Scheme
  4. Scheduled Tribe (ST) Patients Scheme
  5. Scheduled Cast (SC) Patients Scheme
  6. Low Income Group (LIG) scheme i.e. 50% concessional cardiac treatment to cardiac patients having family income less than Rs. 2 Lacs per annum.

 

The Institute is also running the unique EMCS (Emergency Medical Cardiac Services) scheme where cardiac treatment and other non cardiac treatment in cardiac patients is given without any advance payment for the initial 24 hours (which covers the first golden hour of a Heart Attack). In this scheme, it includes all different types of cardiac investigations (non-invasive /invasive /laboratory) which also includes coronary angiography and all needed cardiac treatment is given which includes angioplasty, pacemaker, IABP (if required).

The Government of Gujarat has decided to increase the bed strength capacity from 450 to 1000 beds (approx.) in view of the tremendous increase in the work load at the Institute because of above mentioned various schemes of Government of Gujarat, which have been entrusted to the Institute and also because of attraction of the low income group of cardiac patients at the Institute.

In 2015:

  • Total Number of OPD Patients        : 1,69,277
  • Total Number of IPD Patients         : 24,495
  • Total Cardiac Procedures                 : 15,256
  • Total Cardiac Surgeries                    : 4,856

 

These broad figures give an idea of the volume of work being carried out in this and these numbers are increasing year by year.

The institute is unique Teaching, Research and Academic institute:

  • Super Specialty Teaching Courses (in affiliation with B.J. Medical College, Ahemdabad under Gujarat Univeristy) – All seats are Medical Council of India (MCI) recognized and free without any donation only on merit basis:
    • DM Cardiology : 12 Registration per year
    • MCh Cardio Vascular Thoracic Surgery : 6 Registration per year
    • DM Cardiac Anesthesia : 6 Registration Per year

 

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Extra Corporeal Perfusion Technology in affiliation with Gujarat University : 8 Registration per year.

 

  • Various paramedical courses in affiliation with Gujarat University:
    • Advance Cardiac Physiotherapy – 15 seats per year
    • ICCU Assistant – 15 seats per year
    • Physician Assistant – 15 seats per year
    • Cath Lab Technician – 15 seats per year
    • Echo Cardiogram Assistant – 15 seats per year
    • Echo Technician – 15 seats per year
    • ECG/TMT/Holter Assistant – 15 seats per year
    • Anesthesia Assistant – 15 seats per year
    • Operation Theater Technician – 15 seats per year
    • Operation Theater Manager – 15 seats per year
    • X-Ray/USG/CT Scan/MRI Technician – 15 seats per year
    • Radio Imaging Assistant – 15 seats per year
    • X-Ray Assistant – 15 seats per year
    • ABG Laboratory Technician – 15 seats per year
    • Medical Laboratory Assistant – 15 seats per year