‘We have ensured that our OT abides by the NABH standards’

Dr Anand Kumar, Owner, ARS Hospital and Bhavesh Bhatt, GM – MSW Business, Maquet talk about the need for a separate hospital for orthopaedics industrial injuries and trauma and the role of technology in aiding treatment at these set-ups

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Dr Anand Kumar, Owner, ARS Hospital and Bhavesh Bhatt, GM – MSW Business, Maquet talk about the need for a separate hospital for orthopaedics industrial injuries and trauma and the role of technology in aiding treatment at these set-ups

Tell us about your new hospital which got inaugurated on 22 April, 2015

201505ehm29Dr AK: We are a 50-bedded medium sized orthopaedic hospital located at the heart of the industrial hub in Tirupur that has many garment factories and workers. We felt the need for a specialised hospital to cater to the daily needs of industrial injuries and trauma cases. Thus we began this hospital as an advanced centre for joint replacement, orthopaedics and trauma care. Our success from our year of establishment in 2007 has been driven by our expertise in offering specialised care with state-of-the-art equipment and team of doctors to treat injury and trauma patients to help them get back to their normal lives. We have ensured that we have the best of technology and medical equipment in the hospital. This alone has helped us achieve 10,000 surgeries till today of which more than 500 were complex procedures involving knee and hip replacements. Our specialities include total knee replacement, total hip replacement, accident and trauma care, shoulder, foot and ankle surgery, spine surgery, arthroscopy and sports medicine.

What kind of diagnostic and treatment facilities would be offered at your hospital?

Dr AK: As our hospital caters to primarily the orthopaedic and trauma procedures, we realised that to ensure high quality patient care, ease of surgery for our doctors and success rate of the procedures offered by the hospital required a state-of-the-art operating room (OR) as a critical infrastructure. We have invested in VARIOP – Most advanced Modular OR from MAQUET which offers exceptional functionality and flexibility for all our disciplines. This is the first installation in South India. Developed in-line with real world OR requirements, the modular table Alphastar PRO ensures optimum results for all orthopaedic and trauma interventions. Modular components allow for quick and easy configuration and adjustment, creating more efficient and cost-effective operating rooms. It also offers surgeons exceptional stability and ergonomic design for precise patient positioning and optimal access to the surgical site along with VOLISTA lights and pendants. We are also the first hospital in Tamil Nadu to have Orbic 3D high-end C-arm with 3D functionality that is best suited for intra-operative use in orthopaedic, trauma and spine surgery. It helps for precise imaging and perfect visualisation with integrated intraoperative 3D imaging. We have ensured that our OT abides by the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare (NABH) standards and for that we have ensured a bacteria free environment with seamless walls, laminar flow and air pressure standards maintained at all times.

Tell us about the tie-up that you have with medical device manufacturers like Maquet for state-of-the-art technology?

Dr AK: ARS Hospital has installed two VARIOP, modular OTs developed by MAQUET Germany. MAQUET India provided a complete solution in conceptualising and designing of our OT complex. These modular OTs follow guidelines provided by NABH for setting up any hospital. These modular OT provides a very modern looks with bacteria free environment that includes laminar flow, air extraction elements in maintaining clean air.

We will be using the most advanced trimano, 3D support arm which is the surgeon’s third hand for various surgical procedures mainly used for shoulder arthroscopy and can also be used for holding camera in laparoscopic procedures.

We also intend installing their very advanced Digital Integration solution called TEGRIS in the near future.

Could you tell us about the new intelligent room designs technology?

201505ehm30BB: Maquet offers complete design concepts that take today’s needs and tomorrow’s growth into account. Intensive discussions with clients, medical technicians and architects help Maquet to develop intelligent room designs. The long-sighted planning efficiently makes use of all resources while leaving plenty of space for future changes.

Whether investing in a new building, a modernisation or expansion, individual solutions are always necessary in order to take precise account of all aspects of complex planning and medical technologies. Selecting the right partner is critical when it comes to the smooth implementation of sensitive areas of a building, such as operating rooms, intensive care units or central sterilisation departments. We understand these needs, and meet the technical and economic requirements and expectations of the hospital.

The patient, personnel and instrument flow in OR departments are subject to intensive analysis. In this way, resources can be employed more efficiently and cost-effectively. What begins with intelligent and forward-thinking planning results in comprehensive solutions that optimise the long-term workflow. MAQUET is thus able to offer its clients workflow designs that not only keep up, but stay ahead instead.

Daily workflow should be well-organised, both in terms of structure and throughput. While VARIOP structures the OR workspace for optimum ergonomics and workflow, INSIGHT Clinical Logistics software provides relevant real-time information to increase patient throughput and cross-departmental collaboration. Together, VARIOP and INSIGHT effectively streamline clinical workflows to help hospitals improve clinician and patient satisfaction throughout the lifetime of the OR.

mneelam.kachhap@expressindia.com

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