Rev Father George PA , Director of Holy Family Hospital shares the shade of diamond jubilee celebration with Shahid Akhter, ENN
Please tell us about the legacy behind Holy Family Hospital?
Founded in 1953 by the Medical Mission Sisters, we cherish the vision and values of the Founder Mother, Dr.Anna Dengel. In 1952, she had procured a plot of land in Masigarh and the next year it was inaugurated by Sr.Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, Vice President of India. In 1990, it was passed on to the Delhi Catholic Archdiocese in 1990.
We are a charitable, non-profit organization, registered under Delhi Nursing Home Act. We are here for health care service and not business. As a Catholic health care institution, right from inception, we have strived for excellence in health care with an objective to ameliorate the condition of the people suffering from various diseases. Our aim, continues to meet the needs and expectations of the people and the community at large. Currently a 300 plus, multi specialty hospital run by the New Delhi Holy Family Hospital Society. 2013 is being celebrated as Diamond Jubilee Year.
The Mission Statement of the hospital is to provide multidimensional comprehensive medical care to strengthen the preventive, promotive, curative, emergency and rehabilitative services including education and training in medical paramedical and support facility.
What specialty services you offer?
Almost all services that you can ask for in the ambit of Allopathic, Ayurvedic and homeopathic system. We are not into top notch super specialty race competing with anyone but sure we cater to the masses by way of more than two dozen specialty services that we offer. Our diagnostic facilities cover gastroenterology, cardiology, respiratory, neurology, nephrology, thoracic surgery, urology, ENT, laboratory and radiology, ophthalmology and physiotherapy.
What technological advancements your hospital has introduced or is in the process of deploying in near future?
Technology is ever evolving. What may be state of art today can be obsolete the next day. For day to day running of the hospital we keep acquiring the best of diagnostic tools and equipments that are certainly cutting edge gadgets. To name a few, we can say IU22 Philips Ultrasound machine, PACS system in radiology and so on. High end scans have been introduced in neurology. This is in fact an ongoing process.
We promote normal deliveries and we pride in our obstetrics and gynecology department. No hospital in Delhi can claim a higher ratio of natural birth. Consider the fact, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi were born here”
Please update us on any landmark initiative in healing?
We are committed to providing quality health care service to the community at large at an affordable price. We believe in patient first, money afterwards. We offer the cheapest dialysis in Delhi and so is our ICU and other segments of treatment. If you compare the price and the quality that we offer… sure we are the cheapest.
We promote normal deliveries and we pride in our obstetrics and gynecology department. No hospital in Delhi can claim a higher ratio of natural birth. Consider the fact, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi were born here.
During the outbreak of dengue, Okhla was badly affected and Holy Family’s role in handling the patients can best be commented upon by those who were admitted here.
What kind of emergency services you have?
We pride in our emergency department that is open round the clock, 365 days a year. It acts as a good host to the patients, where they are received at the entry by ensuring comfort and urgency one requires. Our nursing staff is fully trained to provide necessary assistance to the doctor on duty to assess and provide immediate and timely medication.
We are capable of handling all types of emergencies. We specialize in acute care of patients who come without prior appointment. Due to the unplanned nature of patient attendance, the department provides initial treatment for a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries.
What are you future plans?
Our attitude is evident in all our endeavours and pursuits. In no way are we competing with anyone, nor are we sold out to business inclinations.
We already have a nursing college affiliated to Delhi University We are in the process of developing a medical college. The idea is to have more doctors who can serve more people – we feel, this is the need of the hour.
Besides promoting academic excellence, we are chalking out strategies in the field of rural outreach. A 100 bed hospital is already underway in Kanhai, Gurgaon, 100 bed hospital in Nuh in Mewat and a similar hospital in Badashahpur on the Sona Road.