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Dr NK Pandey
Lack of super specialty facilities propelled Dr NK Pandey, Chairman, Asian Institute of Medical Sciences to fill this gap and bring life the idea of developing a healthcare facility in a town called Faridabad. In a candid conversation with Shally Makin, ENN he is living up his dream

Inspiration behind the foundation of AIMS

Dr Pandey started his medical career in Faridabad, Delhi NCR almost three decades ago and was spear heading Escorts Hospital for a number of years. He realised that the healthcare needs of the city were enormous and were barely met by a plethora of nursing homes and a few small hospitals. He pledged to change this trend and set-out to build his dream. A dream that would bestow upon the people of Faridabad not ‘another’ healthcare facility but an advanced super specialty tertiary care hospital with comprehenisve facilities and ultra-modern state-of-the-art infrastructure. Today the institute offers advanced medical care across all super specialties such as cancer, joint replacement, advanced renal care and kidney transplant, invasive cardiology and cardiac surgery among others and also offers the most comprehensive cancer care in the region. He wanted to ensure that people of this city travelled out for any reason, but not for treatment.

Technology leap

The hospital has been designed ‘for patients – by the doctors’, quiet literally as reflected in the most optimal blend of scientific approach and personal touch for the most efficient and humane care. The institute is supported by state-of-the-art equipments which include some of the firsts in this region such as Rapid Arc-IGRT and IMRT Linear acceleratorfor radiation oncology, GammaMediplus IXfor Brachytherapy. The regions first PET/CT used for early detetection of cancer and treatment planning along with Gamma Camera.The hospital has a flat panel Cathlab, Rotablator for intravascular ultrasound, fibroscopy equipment in liver etc. The 11 modular operation theatres are fitted with media bridge and latest endoscopic equipments, hepafilter, laminar flow to name a few. The centre is supported by state-of-the-art equipments in pathology, radiology and blood bank to provide safe blood and blood components as per international standards and regulations.

A standalone model to be located in Greater Kailash, South Delhi is on cards. They are also moving to creating apps for android devices for doctors which is then connected with the HIS of the hospital.

In medicine it is a daily challenge to deliver quality care. Dr Pandey firmly believes listening is the best therapy a healthcare giver can provide at a hospital

As far as infrastructure of the hospital is concerned, it has the best fibre optic link, PAC share, auditorium for training purposes, use tablets for eprescriptions and LIS provided by PCS technologies is integrated with the ERP of the hospital. Hospital management software was created on their own, using Microsoft tools. They have invested in data management however converting into cloud is still an expensive deal. Apart from storing the information on paper, they also digitise all records. “We are exhibiting a good growth rate since we have started and maintained at around 30-40 percent every year,” says Dr Pandey.

About the hospital

Asian Institute of Medical Sciences is the vision and dream of renowned surgeon, Dr Narendra Kumar Pandey, DSc, FRCS (Edinburgh), FRCS (Glasgow) FACS, FICS.

The 350 bed Super specialty tertiary care hospital, truly futuristic in its services and technology and brings together some of the most talented medical professionals in India. The institute provides preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, rehabilitative, palliative and support services under one roof and is designed to meet patient care and research requirements of the new millennium. Best known for his work in Minimal Access Surgery, Dr Pandeywas conferred with  the prestigious Dr BC Roy National Award for his pioneer work in Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)

Asian Institute of Medical Sciences is a
tertiary care hospital offering services
across multiple super specialties:

  • Comprehensive cancer care offering multi modality treatment including medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology and complex cancer surgeries
  • Complete cardiac care, Centre for Advanced Surgery
  • An advanced centre for Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Centre for Renal Diseases is equipped to provide the most advanced renal care
  • Fully equipped centre for Bone & Joint Replacements
  • Complete Centre for Mother & Child providing integrated services in gynaecology, obstetrics, paediatrics and neonatology
  • Super specialty centre for Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Internal Medicine specialties
  • Complete range of computed conventional radiography, special procedures and investigations
  • 24 / 7 Blood Bank and NABL accredited Laboratory Services

Challenges

In medicine it is an everyday affaire to deliver quality care. Dr Pandey firmly believes listening is the best therapy a healthcare giver can provide at a hospital. AIMS has special training sessions for doctors and staff to embibe empathy, compassion and emphasise the virtues of ehical practice. For a healthcare provider technology and honest communication is the biggest asset.

Insights

The hospital has been certified by the NABH and NABL accreditation boards in the shortest period of time. This is a testimony to the quality standards deployed at the hospital. The institute is a preferred destination for medical tourists from around the world. Everyday the team at Asian aspires to be the most trusted healthcare partner for people through unsurpassed quality and care and by striving to provide accessible, affordable and best availablehealthcare services in India. Asian stands for Caring for what matters most – health, life, family, relationships, happiness and overall community wellbeing.

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