East India’s largest superspecialty hospital with state-of-the-art facilities
By Divya Chawla and Sangita Ghosh De
Based in Kolkata, Medica Superspcialty Hospital is one of the largest superspecialty hospitals in Eastern India and also the first green hospital in Kolkata, having applied for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification developed by the US Green Building Council. The hospital is a 100 percent subsidiary of Medica Synergie Ltd, which is a group of healthcare professionals providing integrated healthcare solutions along various verticals including hospital architectural planning and building, managing hospitals, public health, quality accreditations and retail pharmacy. Medica is a tertiary care hospital with bed strength of 500 and state-of the art facilities in all specialties.
The Rs 100 crore Medica Superspecialty Hospital is all set to offer advanced yet affordable healthcare by way of dedicated institutes in the domains of cardiac sciences, neuro-sciences, kidney diseases, orthopaedics (including spine and joints) and gastroenterology. The hospital will also have an advanced emergency unit with the resources to provide 100% pre-hospital trauma and cardiac care to patients. In addition to this, the rooftop healing garden, use of heliography, the study of the sun’s movement on the site, while positioning the hospital building and a pneumatic chute system for quick and efficient movement of path lab samples, are among the many firsts that Medica Superspecialty Hospital offers to the city.
All material that has been chosen in the construction of this hospital is green compliant and selected from various parts of the globe for the quality and ease of fixing. ABS hospital beds with Linac motor system have been selected for smooth up-down movement. There is an eight feet high FDU doors have aluminum beading for easy cleaning. The furniture is modular in nature, in keeping with global trends.
Medica Superspecialty Hospital has been built keeping the current trend of modular buildings in mind. Currently the building has 3 blocks – Block A, B and C. Block C is attached to Block B in the middle with corridor space. Two more blocks, similar to Block C, can easily be connected to Block B later by simply cutting in through the corridor wall. The dust and disturbance of construction will not affect the already functioning areas of the hospital.
The CSSD is also located here, handling the sterilisation requirements of hospital linen and instruments.
The 3rd Floor and above of Block B are patient ward areas.
Block C comprises the service areas like the kitchen, laundry, stores, mortuary along with physiotherapy, pathology laboratory and blood bank.
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The Pneumatic Chutes Technology
The sample collection room is connected to the pathology laboratory by pneumatic chutes, a first in the city of Kolkata. The pneumatic chute system has been installed for quick and efficient movement of documents and pharma products to different parts of the hospital, and path lab samples from the out patient sample collection area, blood bank and wards to the path lab saving time and ensuring greater accuracy in test results.
Faster Response in Emergency Situation
The emergency room is on the Block B ground floor with direct access to the ambulance bay outside. Dedicated lifts connect the emergency room to the OT complex on the 2nd floor. The imaging department is also located on the same wing as the ER for easy access of patients there.
This department offers high resolution x-rays, ultrasound, CT- a second installation of its kind in the world, 1.5 tesla MRI, mammography and bone densitometer. All images taken will be captured and stored and can be seen by any consultant in the hospital in his/her own computer by using PACs (picture archiving and communication system).
Modern Operation Theatres
Medica Superspecialty Hospital has several features for modern OTs including regular air changes, HEPA filters of 0.5 microns, pendants so that there are no wires on the floor accumulating dirt, shamphored negative corners to avoid collection of dirt, laminar flow, seamless floors with no joints to avoid accumulation of dirt and use of epoxy paints.
Innovative Critical care Units
The hospital has come up with a 120-bed CCU, which is the largest in Eastern India. It has designated ICUs like cardiothoracic, neuro etc., to provide specialised care. Further, the OT and Cath Lab floors also have designated ICUs. The units are equipped with the best and updated technology. The critical care units have a nurse-patient ratio 1:1 and doctor – patient ratio 5:1. Skilled social workers are present to counsel patients and their family members. There are no hidden costs in charges for treatment and diagnostics and the rates are reasonable with the best possible treatment.
With these and more, Medical superspacialty hospital offers various state-of-the-art services that put it on the roadmap for the becoming a leading superspecialty hospital in India.