Dr Dharminder Nagar, Managing Director,Paras Hospitals is a visionary entrepreneurwhose business acumen and love fortechnology keeps him to the fore. Hediscusses his robust healthcare vision andmission with Shahid Akhter, ENN.
Please tell us something aboutthe inspiration behind ParasHealthcare.
Paras Healthcare, is a venture of passion,dedication and achievement. Thereal inspiration behind the hospitals,now the healthcare chain, is my fatherChaudhary Ved Ram Nagar, who wasdetermined to ensure that his childrenexcel in education and in life. He encouragedentrepreneurship, and alwaysbelieved in providing the communitywith the resource that it lacked in.
How do you compare theservices and infrastructure, at thetime of inception in 2006, withwhat you have achieved today?
Evolution is a part of growth and development,and for a tertiary care hospitalit is imperative. The systems,processes, trainings, and mostimportantly the manpower hasto grow every year. Today, ParasHospitals, Gurgoan is a 250-bedleading tertiary care hospital ofthe region. Moreover, the hospitalis now recognised as thefoundation stone of the upcominghealthcare chain.Paras Healthcare Gurgaon,NewDelhi, Patna equipped with the doctors andclinicians of repute, has beenable to establish itself as the leadinghealthcare chain in Neurosciences,Cardiac sciences, Orthopaedics andJoint Replacement, Cancer Treatmentand Mother & Child Care.
What technologicaladvancements your healthcarechain has introduced lately?
We strongly endorse the skills of ourdoctors. For us technology is a waythat enables our doctors to performbetter. Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon hasbeen the first private hospital in Delhi& NCR to equip itself with a standaloneImage-guided Tumour Navigationtool. This technology helps ourexceptionally skilled neurosurgeonsto have functional MRIs and Tractographyduring the surgery. It is mostlyuseful in deep-seated tumour surgeries-this type of surgery is rarelyperformed by neurosurgeons in other parts of the country. Dr V S Mehta,Director Neurosciences, Paras Hospitals,has been the driving force for establishingParas Hospitals, Gurgaonas the leading Neuroscience centre ofthis region.In our Cardiac Sciences Department,Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon, hasevolved and adopted the latest clinicalrecommendations. Today, 98 percent ofthe patients are treated through TransradialCatheterisation. Our entireinterventional team, under the leadershipof Dr Tapan Ghose, is equipped toperform Transradial proceduresâatechnique still rarely used by the cardiologistsdue to the requirement ofextensive skill and training.In Paras HMRI hospital, Patna, wehave launched the regions first PETCT.This technology is the first in Biharand Jharkhand. It is an integral part ofthe oncology centre in Patna.
What are the centres ofexcellence at Paras Healthcare?
The pillars of Paras Healthcare areNeurosciencesâNeurology and NeuroSurgery; Cardiac SciencesâCardiologyand Cardiac Surgery, Oncology andOncosurgery, Orthopaedics and JointReplacement, Spine Services, Motherand Child Care.
What kind of emergencyservices can one expect atParas Hospitals?
Paras Hospitals has well-equippedemergency care services. We have areputed team of trauma experts âEmergency Clinicians, ardiologists,Orthopaedics, Vascular and PlasticSurgeons. Due to the location of thehospital, we receive a number of emergencycases. We are able to provideurgent and immediate care to the patientswho may have issues rangingfrom a cardiac emergency to an accident.Our emergency, pharmacy servicesare available 24 X 7. At all times, wehave specialised doctors in the hospitalto ensure that timely clinical interventionis provided to all.
What about care and quality?
Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon, strongly believesin quality and patient delivery.We were the first hospital in Gurgaonto achieve NABH and NABL accreditation.Today, Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon,has a tremendous outpatient and inpatientflow, hence for us, quality careand healthcare delivery is a continuousand persistent effort.
Has Paras Hospitals tapped intomedical tourism?
Paras Hospitals has always believedin the vision of establishing itself asthe preferred healthcare provider tothe community for domestic patients.However, due to the presence of anexceptional team of reputed doctors,we receive patients and treatment requestsfrom all over the world. Our internationalpatient cell has been ableto establish its network in a number ofGulf and African countries. The numberof international patients visitingParas Hospitals has been growing everyyear by the continuous efforts andinvolvements of our doctors in promotingour services internationally.
Are there any expansion plansfor Paras Healthcare??
Today, Paras Healthcare has threerunning commissioned hospitals. Ourpresence is now beyond Gurgaon, andtoday, we have a centre in Delhi, ParasSpring Meadows, a sought-after centrefor mother and child care. Accordingto our mission of providing healthcareservices to regions where the same isnot easily available, we now have a350-bed hospital in Patna, Paras HMRI,a tertiary-care hospital with a well equippedcancer centre.In the second half of the year, weshall be launching a hospital in Darbhanga(135 kms from patna)âParasGlobal Hospitals. It would be the firsthospital in the region to have an ICU,cardiac facility and full-fledged inhousediagnostics.Also, soon we shall be coming upwith a 500-bed green field project inNCR. The same shall have the state-ofthe-art cancer-care centre.Paras Healthcare shall continue toexpand in unexplored markets.