We are celebrating the launch of 28 bedded critical care unit in Bharat Sevashram Sangha Hospital on the auspicious day of Janmasthami. This includes 17 bedded ICU and 10 bedded HDU (High Dependency Unit). The critical care unit was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court, Justice Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya. Previously only 7 bedded ICU facilities were available in the hospital which was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister, Ms. Mamata Banerjee.
Bharat Sevashram Sangha Hospital already plays an important role in supporting healthcare delivery to the people of Southern Kolkata and the vast rural areas of South 24 Parganas. The new critical care facilities will enhance that capacity further. This expansion will also solidify the hospital’s wider role in health delivery for the locality.
In this day of highly specialized modern treatment, patients belonging to middle class and socio economic strata are unable to afford proper treatment in the private and corporate sector. The government sector is already overburdened. As the ICU facilities at Bharat Sevashram Sangha Hospital is provided to patients at a very nominal cost it is a big support to the general public.
Our approach is being driven by powerful trends that are rapidly changing health care practice and patient care demands throughout the world. Increased medical specialisation and advances in pharmacology, diagnosis and surgical techniques are making possible dramatic improvements in patient care. They are also changing the way health care is delivered, altering the mix between treatments that require hospitalization and most effective out-patient and community-based care.