A hospital built for patients with chronic pain, diabetes and multiple organ failures in Riverside Hospital, Hyderabad, has been awarded the prestigious World Health Organisation (WHO) World Heart Award for its “innovative and exceptional” design.
Riverside Health, founded in 2015, has the world’s first “superior” primary care hospital for the condition, which is diagnosed by blood tests and is generally treated at a community level.
The facility is a world first in the country.
The hospital is situated in the heart of the heartland in the southern city of Hyderabad.
The design has been inspired by a hospital built by the Japanese during World War II, and it was built with an eye towards providing a modern, sustainable and functional hospital in a rural area.
“It’s about creating an environment where patients are not confined to the city, but where they can go for the best care possible, especially for those who suffer from chronic diseases,” said Dr Prakash Goyal, a senior research fellow at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bangalore.
“This hospital is very different to any other hospital in the world.”
Dr Goyal was speaking at the World Health Assembly (WHA) on Sunday in Geneva, Switzerland, which celebrates the “unimaginable” contribution of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to the global health system.
The WHO awarded the hospital, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the World Medical Medal of the Year in 2019.RIVERSIDE HOSPITAL’S MULTIPLE OUTBREAKSThe hospital has a total of 29 beds, including six in the intensive care unit, five in the paediatric intensive care units, three in the general ward and one in the rehabilitation ward, with an additional eight in an outpatient ward.
Its capacity is just over 6,000 patients.
It also has an on-site pharmacy, a laboratory and an oncology ward, which has been adapted for treating organ failure.
“We have a total number of 10,000 different patients who come in every day.
We’ve managed to reduce the number of patients from 70 per day to just about 1 per day,” said Goyal.”
Every patient has an emergency room and we are working on an onco-operative ward,” he added.
“We’re very, very proud of the innovative way we’ve managed the hospital and the fact that it’s in such a rural location.”
The hospital was inaugurated on the day of the coronavirus pandemic in 2017, and is one of a handful of hospitals across India that are designed for the patients with severe pain and/or chronic disease, which have been identified by blood and urine tests and are usually treated at the community level in rural areas.
“In rural areas, you cannot treat them all.
And we know that, if you treat them in the community, they will continue to come back,” said Amit Kumar, chief executive officer of Riverside Health.
A unique modelThe facility has been designed to work in three phases: the primary care ward, the oncologist’s office and a rehabilitation ward. “
As part of that, we are introducing a number of new initiatives.”
A unique modelThe facility has been designed to work in three phases: the primary care ward, the oncologist’s office and a rehabilitation ward.
The latter, which includes the oncooperative ward, is open for the general public.
“I think the patients at the rehabilitation side have a lot of different needs.
They come to the rehabilitation hospital for help in terms of getting discharged from their hospital, for pain relief, for medication, for rehabilitation,” said senior research associate Dr Rakesh Sharma, who is also working on the World Heart award.”
The primary care side has to go to the intensive-care unit because they have chronic conditions, and the rehabilitation is an alternative,” he said.
Dr Goyal said the rehabilitation wards were also a way to provide relief to the patients, as they can be monitored and they do not require the hospital to close for a while.
The facility is managed by an integrated team of nurses and doctors from the hospital.
In addition to a physiotherapist, two physiotherapists and a paediatric surgeon have been appointed as specialists, he said, while a team of dietitians and a physical therapist have also been appointed.
The doctors are also specialists in the treatment of chronic disease and are also responsible for overseeing the medical staff and providing support to the on-call staff.
“There is a total focus on patients with a chronic condition, especially in the acute phase.
But we have also trained a number.
So, if a patient has diabetes, we know it.
If they have heart disease, we have a diagnosis.
We are all involved in managing the care,” said the doctor, who was also the co-founder of Riverside Hospital.”
For the rehabilitation patients, the first priority is to find a suitable doctor to treat them.
They also have to be managed in a way that they can make a recovery, be comfortable and not have the