One such private multi specialty hospital is Amrita Where patients are relatives Greets you with Namah Shivaya A small hospital in the same room Charak Sushruta to Modern Medicine With the patient’s opinion the priority treatment
Narendra Modi to inaugurate Asia’s largest private multi-specialty hospital Amrita. Upon entering the vast complex, you will be greeted with a polite ‘Nama Shivaya’.
Founded by spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, popularly known as Amma, the construction of the hospital on 130 acres in the national capital is nearing completion. So far, an investment of Rs 4,000 crore has been made. Its 2,600-bed hospital is slated to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.
Vast hospital complex
The entire center – with a built-up area of 1 crore square feet – is not only a large super-specialty hospital, but also a four-star hotel, a medical college, nursing college, a college of allied health sciences, a rehabilitation facility. The centre, a helipad at the facility for transporting patients and a 498-room guesthouse for patients’ family members are among the many facilities.
Amrita Hospital in Kochi, Kerala is one of the premier medical institutions in South Asia and has its base in Faridabad.
Racing towards the opening date, the center is undergoing final touches. In the first phase, the hospital will commission 550 beds and aims to increase it to 750 in the next 18 months. By 2027-29, the hospital will have a planned capacity of 2,600 beds.
A hospital room.
With a team of over 12,000 staff and 700 doctors, the hospital concept is unique from existing hospitals in Kochi, Kerala with their own hospital, officials here said.
Management plans to encourage doctors and staff to stay healthy by not having “a punch” or “a distended stomach” and using more stairs than elevators. “It’s a must for everyone, including me,” says Dr Sanjeev K Singh, resident medical director at Amrita Hospital in Faridabad.
A statue of “Sushruta” – an ancient Indian physician and the world’s first surgeon – in front of the 14-storey hospital complex, the plan is to combine modern medicine with alternative medicine, especially Ayurveda, Yoga and Homeopathy in one place.
Sushruta statue in front of the hospital.
Driven by Amma’s concept of “compassion”, under the project, the hospital aims to provide home-based facilities like interventions for pain management while maintaining quality of life.
“The idea of ’thoda dard se lo’ (asking to bear some more pain) or ‘surgery hui hai to dar hoga hi’ (pain is expected after surgery) is bad practice,” Dr Singh said in an interview.
The trust-based, not-for-profit hospital plans to closely monitor each patient’s condition, where a team of doctors will regularly justify billing based on the person’s admission to the hospital or ICU, the cost of diagnostics or pharmacy, or recommended tests.
Pain management for all patients
Apart from palliative medicine, the hospital has taken up big plans on home health. While some services will be provided free of charge, others will be competitively priced.
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“Our focus is on patients who are chronically or chronically ill. They can’t go to the hospital because it would increase the cost burden. Unless they have travel status, we will go to their homes,” said Dr. Singh.
The hospital plans to offer home-based facilities such as pain management interventions to enhance quality of life.
The medical director added, “We want to provide such facilities everywhere, in homes in villages and high-rises in cities.” “The idea of death being painful is a complete misconception. We want to make this journey as comfortable as we can, especially when such drugs are available.
For example, one is suffering from pain with a large tumor or the idea that ‘surgery hua hai to pain to hoga hai’ is false. We assure you that we are here to eliminate your pain and that is why we are proud to say that we have a patient-centered approach in place.”
The hospital has a separate department of palliative and pain management under which it reviews all patients admitted to the hospital. The organization also plans to adopt villages
“As of now, we have decided to reach out to villages within a radius of 50 km. We are consolidating the plans,” said Dr Singh.
Doctors wear many hats
The medical director here said that doctors should not just sit in the cabin and see patients or do surgery. They have to take up the responsibility of becoming faculty in the hospital’s own medical and nursing colleges. They will be engaged in research and development work in an in-house laboratory spread over an area of over 3 lakh square feet.
These doctors will then be tasked with going out into the community and spotting disease outbreaks on the ground and participating in community health services.
“We wanted a very comprehensive team,” Dr. Singh said. “The idea is to provide comprehensive care. Other hospitals are providing clinical care that is both curative and preventive. But here, we have carefully selected our team to do multiple tasks.”
All doctors, including seniors, belong to the community and strive to understand the prevalence of disease and understand how hospitals or these doctors can intervene and improve public health.
Designing multiple ‘mini’ hospitals
The hospital will have 81 specialty facilities for patients including neuroscience, oncology, cardiac science, , bone disease, gastro-science, renal science, and trauma, transplant and maternal and child care, the hospital is divided into three wings – economy, corporate and international patients.
A separate seven-storey building has been built for children and is said to be the largest super-specialty hospital for children
What makes the concept of the hospital unique is that each floor is a “mini-hospital” in its own way.
For example, once you enter your specialty floor, registration, nurse assessment, doctor’s consultation, blood tests, diagnostics (eg ECG, ultrasound, endoscopy), cafeteria and other services are all available there.
Each floor will have a mini-hospital.
“The hospital is designed in such a way that people don’t have to search for rooms and run from pillar to post to get things done,” says Dr Singh.
How to break bad news
Introducing a new rule for all doctors, hospitals set up counseling rooms with audio-video recording. The rule is mandatory for all doctors whenever they give an update on a patient’s critical health.
The concept of the rooms is the importance of a “carer” where a nurse or a social worker will be assigned to the family who, in addition to the doctor involved, will manage to inform the progress of the whole matter.
“Physician and clinical staff use needs to change,” said the medical director. “All critical care areas will have access to counseling areas. These areas are designed with sofa sets as we don’t want to formalize it with table-chairs.”
Counseling is usually done standing up.
“We cannot stand the bad news. So, we are mandating that everyone should undergo counseling in the room where the doctor is accompanied by a nurse and a medical social worker. So far, we practiced the ‘science’ of medicine but at Amrita, Faridabad, we practice the ‘art’ of clinical medicine. ’ is planning to implement,” said Dr Singh.
Building trust between patient and doctor.
The hospital will establish an “advance consultation center” to build trust between patients and doctors.
“For example, you don’t have to have a total knee replacement but robotic surgery is recommended to implant a valve in your heart. All these implants will be arranged for display in a separate room at this centre,” said Dr Singh.
Patients will be shown these implants and the room will be provided with video-based testimonials from patients who have previously undergone this type of treatment.
“No hospital, till date, has implemented such an idea. We will put our medical social workers in the room by explaining everything about the implant. The idea is wrong that a doctor is recommending this surgery or device, just to make money. The whole process is up to the patient and his family. Be very well informed so that the patient doesn’t need a second or third opinion,” added Dr Singh.
Rational medicine practice will lower prices
In an effort to build a new culture at the institute, Amrita Hospital’s management plans to implement “rational medicine practices” to reduce costs.
“Healthcare is expensive and a major pain point,” says Dr. Singh. “We don’t want to give unnecessary, unnecessary antibiotics to our patients without practicing preventive medicine. It has been established that patients are at least Rs. 80,000 more on preventive medicine.
We want to do less than the minimum price. We have invested a lot. And now, for Amma, we want to strengthen it by aiming at economies of scale. We don’t want to confine ourselves to Faridabad only. Looking to serve pan-India to international markets, we want to expand our efforts and increase volume. Aiming at reasonable pricing.”