Naresh Kapoor

Executive Director
BLK Super Speciality Hospital

BLK

Dear Readers,

It is that time of the year again when mosquito borne diseases such as Chikungunya, Dengue and Malaria take the centre stage. Many cases have been reported from various parts of the country, especially Delhi & NCR region. This month's cover story highlights the symptoms and management of Chikungunya which took a higher toll on patients this season, as compared to last year. Taking adequate precautions is the best way to fight the problem. Basic precautions should be taken by people travelling to risk areas and these include use of repellents, wearing full sleeves clothes and ensuring rooms are fitted with screens to prevent mosquitoes from entering.

The issue also encapsulates other stories like the Low Rectal Cancer Surgery, an unusual case of a 50 year old patient with 4 critical blockages and computer-navigated Total Knee Replacement surgery.

Last month our team of surgeons visited Gambia to strengthen bilateral cooperation, a step which was highly appreciated. You can read more of it in our international section. In September, the hospital also won the Asian Hospital Management 'Excellence Awards' in Marketing, PR or Online Presence as well as in the Human Resource categories at a glittering ceremony held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

I would like to thank all those readers who took time out to share their thoughts on BLK Pulse. Please continue to share your feedback at editorial@blkhospital.com.

Here’s wishing everyone great health! page-3