Setting new standards in healthcare
By Prashob KP
A pioneer in the galaxy of educational institutions, Nehru College of Educational and Charitable Trust, popularly known as Nehru group of institutions, is now stepping into the healthcare sector by launching PK DAS Institute of Medical Sciences (PKDIMS), a state of the art super-specialty hospital, near the BharatappuzhariverinOttapalam, on the Shoranur-Palakkad highway. The Trust was started in 1968 under the leadership of late PK Das, a renowned chartered engineer, eminent academician,industrialist and a philanthropist, with the aim to bring in state of the art standards in the field of higher education both professional and non-professional.
"Our aim is to provide world-class healthcare at an affordable cost. We offer a level of expertise and a standard of clinical excellence which are world-class and at par with topmost healthcare centres in India and abroad which inturn attracts leading consultants, healthcare providers and patients," says AdvDr P Krishnadas, Chairman.
A huge investment was done by the group for incorporating world-class facilities, major departments and medical teams. "We have expert hands and resources to develop highly specialised units in all specialties and we believe many of these will be recognised as centres of excellence in the near future for the quality of care and outcomes achieved," says Krishnadas. For maintaining a superior level of care for patients, PKDIMS team constantly updatestheir equipment and services. PKDIMS strives to set the standard for excellence in personalised healthcare with warmth, comfort and a genuine respect for each individual patient.
PKDIMS has specialty clinics in anesthesiology in which they provide pain relief services and completely monitoring intensive care for trauma patients. The department of cardiology provides a broad range of services in the diagnosis and the management of heart diseases. The ENT, Head and Neck Surgery areasare equipped with the latest and most advanced instruments to deal outpatients, surgical patients and inpatients. The dermatology department offers servicespertaining to general dermatology, cosmetic dermatology and venerology. The nephrology and dialysis department is equipped to provide the full range of nephrology services, including outpatient care and follow-up of all kidney diseases such as renal biopsy, pre-dialysis CKD care, pre-transplant workup and post-transplant follow-up as well as inpatient services in addition to dialysis services for acute and chronic cases.
In the neurology department, advanced neuroradiologic facilities, including magnetic resonance imaging, computer tomography scan and neck vessel Doppler, are using. A dedicated 24-hour neurosurgical intensive care unit with ventilators and multichannel invasive monitors for all beds are provided in the neurosurgery department. Other departments like Gastroenterology, Orthopaedic, Arthroscopic & Joint Replacement Unit, Paediatric Surgery, Pulmonology, Rheumatology and Urology are also providing better services and facilities. The hospital also offers various health check-up packages such as executive health check, comprehensive heart check, comprehensive diabetic check, well women check, body check and know your heart.
The hospital has a built up area of two lakh square feet which constitutes eight floors located over a land area of 20 acres. The facilities include suite rooms, air conditioned deluxe rooms, general wards, conference hall, anauditorium with a capacity to accommodate 300 people, air conditioned consultation rooms, proposed birthing suites, bystander accommodation and internet connections. A neat and well stocked food court and cafteria which is managed by dietician is also attached to the hospital. The hospital management is also alert on waste management. The waste disposal is carried out by a centralised and efficient biomedical waste management system. Seven lifts services are provided for patient comfort. Ample parking space with round the clock security services is also provided by the management. All the activities of the hospital starting from the fixing of appointments to prescription printing and billing are automated and video conferencing facilities are also available.
"Our vision is to bring world-class healthcare within the reach of everyperson and also to maintain excellence in medical education and research. Ours is a multi-speciality tertiary care hospital with focuses on providing world-class and holistic healthcare services to community, training medical and paramedical professionals and promoting research.The hospital is further committed to be eco-friendly and ensure occupational health safety of patients, their relatives and healthcare workers. We are also planning to set up a full-fledged medical college by 2014," says Krishnadas.
The hospital also conducts medical camps and awareness seminars either in association with some clubs or independently. The hospital also focuses on medical tourism which is also a huge potential area.
About the trust
Primary objective of Nehru College of Educational and Charitable Trust was to render dedicated service to cause of higher education in Aeronautical Engineering and subsequently the rest of engineering branches, Management, Arts, Science, and Paramedical Sciences.
The Trust was headed by late PK Das, Managing Trustee and Founder Chairman. He was a well-known educationist with rich experience in meticulously planning and establishing educational institutions. He is a great industrialist with an overwhelming entrepreneurship spirit and excellent business acumen. The Trust is now headed by AdvDr P Krishnadas, Management Trustee, Dr P Krishnakumar, CEO and Secretary and Dr P Thulasi.
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