February 2017 571

Medwin Hospitals: Bringing New Synergies to Healthcare

Dr Fazal Ahmed
Director, AYUSH

Medwin Hospitals has recently established the AYUSH wing to treat many diseases in by bridging the gap between the Indian traditional medicine system and allopathy. The hospital is first of its kind in the corporate sector that is bringing new synergies to improve healthcare delivery, says Dr Fazal Ahmed, Director, AYUSH wing at Medwin, in an interview with Elets News Network (ENN).

What is the vision behind Medwin Hospitals? How is it different from other super-specialty hospitals in Hyderabad?

Medwin Hospitals is the first super- specialty corporate hospital of our state. The deeply ingrained credo – “healthcare with a smile” – has earned Medwin Hospitals accolades estaband acclaim from more than 150 private and public sector enterprises that rely on the hospital for treatment of their employees. Over the years, it has constantly evolved the quality of super-specialty healthcare. So much so, that today the name of Medwin Hospitals is synonymous with excellence in healthcare.

Our rates are comparatively much lower than other corporate hospitals in the city. The philosophy of winning over medical maladies with meticulous applications of the medical advances is being nurtured by our team of eminent and experienced medical professionals. This distinguishes us from other hospitals.

What are the key services offered by Medwin which make it one of the finest hospitals in the region.

Patient safety is paramount at Medwin Hospitals and it is the underlying motto of the Medwin quality movement. We have an active system in place to ensure patient safety and treatment outcomes, in the form an established continuous quality improvement programme. The quality movement at Medwin hospitals addresses all aspects of quality in healthcare as envisaged by the National Accreditation Board for hospitals and health care providers (NABH) in its book of standards. It is a very good centre for cardiology headed by renowned senior cardiologist Dr Ramesh Babu, (Managing Director) and oncology driven by a team of expert oncologists.

Another milestone is the establishment of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddah and Homeo) wing at Medwin, the first of its kind in the corporate sector.

Please tell us about recent achievements of Medwin Hospitals?

The recent achievement of Medwin is the establishment of AYUSH wing. Many chronic cases like diabetic foot, non-healing ulcers, lumber disc prolaps, azoospermia, vilitiligo, psoriasis and PCOD are getting treated successfully with Ayush treatment along with regimental therapy (like Hijama cupping and leech therapy). The AYUSH wing has senior experts in Ayurveda, Unani and Yoga & Naturaopathy under the directorship of Dr Fazal Ahmed.

What led Medwin to join hands with Unimed to offer Allopathy- AYUSH combine treatment? Please share your views on this collaborative approach.

Each system of medicine has certain strengths, so the collaborative activity is to synergise these strengths in the interest of patients.

UNIMED is a non-profit organisation recognised by KVIC for the development of AYUSH system, having a group of expert doctors in Unani and Ayurveda. We had the opportunity to invite our UNANI scientific workshop KS Rao, former union minister and chairman MEDWIN. He was very much impressed with AYUSH presentations and showed his interest to start Ayush in Medwin. Managing Director Dr Ramesh Babu, CEO Dr Sri Nagi also played a very important and positive role in establishment of this new wing along with Dr Mohd Samiullah Khan, Medical Director, Medwin, who was the driving force to establish the AYUSH wing. As there is demand for Unani and Ayurvedic treatment in Hyderabad, MEDWIN accepted the proposal for a joint venture to bridge the gap between AYUSH and Allopathy. It aims to prove clinical efficacy of the Indian traditional system of medicine based on scientific approach.

FACILITIES AT MEDWIN HOSPITALS

All our facilities including pathology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, vascular laboratory, cardiology and radiology and imaging are fully automated and have facilities for tumour maker studies, electrophoresis, ELISA, chemilumiscence, western blot and CD 4 and CD 8 counts.

BIOCHEMISTRY

This diagnostic facility covers Clinical chemistry and Endocrinology. The department is equipped with AUTO ANALYSER, BLOOD GAS ANALYSER, and ELECTRO PHORETIC UNIT among other hi-tech devices. Medwin has a tie-up with Boehringer, Knoll of West Germany, and the world leaders in Quality Control Programme. The department has facilities to carry out all hormonal assays and RADIO-IMMUNO ASSAYS including Enzyme Labeled Immune absorbent Assay (ELISA). Medwin Laboratory Services is in the threshold of being accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Laboratories, yet another emphatic affirmation of the efficacy and accuracy of the services.

MICROBIOLOGY

This Department has facilities for carrying out all culture and sensitivity tests with specific identification of pathogenic organisms, antigen-antibody reaction, torch complex, compliments and many more investigations not performed in other labs. The unique feature in Medwin Diagnostic Services is the availability of sophisticated backup equipment for all the hi-tech devices it possesses. It is this unique feature that makes the 24 hours services possible, of course with absolute diagnostic efficacy. Medwin Laboratory Services is in the threshold of being accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Laboratories, yet another emphatic affirmation of the efficacy and accuracy of the services.

VASCULAR LABORATORY

Possibly the best-equipped non-invasive vascular laboratory with Duplex scanner and the Doppler Assist from Huntleigh Diagnostics, UK which can perform color spectral analysis, photo plethysmography, pulse volume recoding, segmental pressure recording and venous reflux tests.

CARDIOLOGY

A digital cathlab with image quality of 1024 matrix from Shimadzu, Japan with 3D DSA application package forms the backbone of cardiac diagnostic and interventional services. Other facilities include 12-Channel ECG, TMT, and the latest GE Vingmed System 5 Color Doppler.

RADIOLOGY AND IMAGING

The department is equipped with two X-ray plants with image intensifiers, two ultra sound scanners with special probes, whole body CT scanner and MRI with facilities for MR angiography. It is the first lab to be accredited under the new accreditation system.

SLEEP LAB

Many individuals experience fatigue, irritability, depression and lack of concentration due to sleep disorders. If remain untreated, these sleep disorders may increase the risks of high blood pressure, heart attack or stroke. Medwin Sleep lab helps individuals return to their normal lifestyle through diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.

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