BLK Super Speciality Hospital, one of the largest Super Speciality hospitals in Delhi/NCR, is all set to offer outpatient department (OPD) services in all specialties to the people of Amroha and neighbouring regions, thanks to its association with Delhi Super Speciality Telemedicine Centre, India’s first hybrid health care centre.
The hospital has entered into an agreement with the hybrid health care centre in this regard. The OPD services will focus on specialized consultation through direct visits and virtual platforms to help the local population avoid delayed diagnosis of acute and chronic conditions.
The expert team of doctors including Dr Subash Chandra, Chairman & HOD- Cardiology, BLK Heart Centre, Dr. Deep Goel, Senior Director, Bariatric & Advanced Laparoscopy Surgery, BLK Institute for Digestive and Liver Diseases,BLK Super Speciality Hospital, Dr. Puneet Girdhar, Senior Director – Spine Surgery, Institute for Bone, Joint Replacement, Orthopedics Spine and Sports Medicine, BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi, BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi, and Dr. Neha Berry, a leading name in the field of gastroenterology & hepatology, will provide specialist consultancy and advanced screening.
Announcing the launch Dr. Subhash Chandra, ranked amongst the topmost cardiologists of India, said, “Delays in diagnosis and treatment increase the burden of heart diseases and preventable deaths. Making specialized consultations available on demand can go a long way in ensuring early and accurate diagnosis, and continuum of care. He pointed out that heart diseases are responsible for one in four deaths in India. Ischemic heart disease and stroke account for almost 80% of the burden of cardiovascular diseases.”
Dr. Deep Goel of BLK Institute for Digestive and Liver Diseases, of the hospital, said, “Liver disease is the tenth most common cause of death the worldover. Diagnosis at an initial stage is important to reduce the burden of chronic liver diseases, chronic hepatitis,fatty liver diseases, and various types of liver cancer.” He opined that his hospital’s innovative model of reaching specialized services should be replicated in many cities and towns that do not have enough specialists to create awareness and do early diagnosis.
Commenting on increasing incidence of spinal issues, Dr. Girdhar, who specializes in the microsurgical and non-surgical management of spinal disorders involving neck and back, said, “Modern lifestyle, prolonged sitting and excess use of screen technology the neck and lower back undergoes abnormal stresses resulting in alarming increase in disc disorders.There are one billion people who suffer from back and spinal pain. One in four adults is estimated to suffer from these pains during their lives. Moreover its advisable to screen children with spinal deformity at the earlier stage for better clinical outcomes. But the paucity of specialists and spine surgeons in town delays their treatment reported many times after worsening of the condition. The modern minimal invasive micro-endospine technology has made spine interventions the safest.”
Dr. Neha Berry, Associate Consultant, Gastroenterology & Hepatology elaborated on how 20% of the adult Indian population is affected by gut health issues – thanks to irregular, and unhealthy food habits, excessive alcohol consumption, and sedentary lifestyle, among others. She said, “A vast majority of those affected delay seeking medical help, and neglect the problem, especially when there are no specialists available nearby.The introduction of specialized OPD consultation can ensure early diagnosis and proper treatment of chronic digestive disorders and diseases like Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and inflammatory bowel diseases like crohns and ulcerative colitis.”
With the launch of this OPD, local residents will be benefited not just in terms of reduced travel for primary consultations and expert opinion due to the availability of specialist doctors; in cases of emergency, patients will also have access to the expertise of doctors at BLK Hospital.