300-bed India-Japanese hospital coming up - The New Indian Express

300-bed India-Japanese hospital coming up

Published: 08th March 2013 09:46 AM

Last Updated: 08th March 2013 09:46 AM

With Japanese medical systems and practices and Indian manpower, the soon-to-be-opened Sakra World Hospital in Bellandur will bring together the best of both worlds to provide quality healthcare.

The hospital, a joint venture by Kirloskar Systems, Secom Medical Systems Co Ltd and Toyota Tsusho Japan, will be functional from July. Its focus specialties will be neurosurgery, orthopaedics and cardiology including paediatric cardiac care.

The 300-bed hospital will have medical technology from both Japan and India. It will also have 60 ICU beds, with a special emphasis on emergency care.

Toshimasa Yashima, Managing Director, Takshasila Hospitals Operating Pvt Ltd, the company behind the hospital, said, “As many as 346 nurses will be appointed in the first phase and they will be trained by Japanese nurses soon.”

Speaking to Express, Dr Arjun Srivatsa, Chief of Medical Services, Sakra World Hospital, said an entire floor in the hospital would be for a rehabilitation centre with facilities for neurological, orthopaedic and cardiac rehabilitation. “This centre will draw inspiration from Japanese rehabilitation therapy methods in which most of the treatment will be done manually,” said Dr Srivatsa. This would also offer occupational therapy to patients, he added.

The hospital building is H-shaped to enable free movement of patients without many turns or intersections. “This design will also ensure that all patients have a daylight view through their ward windows,” said Deepak Venkatesh Agarkhed, GM-Clinical Engineering, Facilities & Quality, Sakra. He said the level of infection control would also be high in the hospital. “We have ensured compliance with the standards of the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) and Joint Commission International (JCI) at the design levels itself,” he said.

The hospital is coming up at a cost of `220 crore and the Kirloskars have invested 50 per cent of the cost while SECOM’s share is 30 per cent and Toyota Tsusho has invested 20 per cent.

Also in the pipeline is an 80-100 bed hospital which would come up in an 8-10 km radius of Sakra. “We will also look at opening several polyclinics within 10-15 km from the hospital,” said Geetanjali Kirloskar of the Kirloskar group.

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