First closed heart operation in the Hospital was performed in 1984 when closed mitral valve commissurotomy was performed in a case of severe mitral stenosis. A fully fledged Cardiac Unit was established in 1987, comprising of both cardiology and Cardiac Surgery. Cardiac Operation Theater, ICU , laboratory and wards were constructed and equipped. First open heart operation in this Unit was performed in 1987 . At present, all forms of closed and open heart surgery are performed in this Unit including valvotomies, valve replacement, valve repairs, correction of congenital heart defects, CABG etc . Most of these operations require expanse disposal but many of the patients are so poor that these have to be carried out almost free.
The Department is staffed by two full time Crdiothoracic surgeons , trained registrars and medical officers ,trained nurs and para-medical staff.
Lala Lajpat Rai was a well known figure in the political and social circles of pre¬-Independence India. His mother, Gulab Devi, died of TB in Lahore. In order to perpetuate her memory, Lala Lajpat Rai established a Trust in 1927 to build and run a TB Hospital for women reportedly at the spot where she had breathed her last.
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Gulab Devi Chest Hospital