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Paediatric Surgery in Gurugram

Dr. Harshita Kour

MBBS, MS (General Surgery)

DNB Paediatric Surgery

Consultant Paediatric Surgery

A well trained Paediatric Surgeon with 8 years experience in the surgical field. She had her basic surgical training from Government Medical College Jammu and Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. She did her superspeciality Paediatric surgical training programme from VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi. She has worked as a senior registrar for one year in Safdarjung hospital. She is well trained to treat neonates, infants, toddlers and young children. Her expertise includes-

  • Complex Neonatal surgeries

  • Major thoracic and abdominal surgeries

  • Advanced Laparoscopic surgeries
  • Major Reconstructive Paediatric Urology

Ophthalmology Consultant in Gurugram, Delhi NCR

Dr. Shuchi Verma is a Consultant Ophthalmologist with a recognized core proficiency in cataract surgery, spectacle removal surgery and medical retina. An MBBS from NSCB Jabalpur she did her MS in Ophthalmology from Army Research and Referral Hospital, New Delhi. She did her Senior Residency from Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Hospital, New Delhi. She also did her fellowship in medical retina and Lasik A Senior Research Fellow from ICMR, she also taught in the Army College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi as an Assistant Professor. Her medical prowess is backed by the rich experience of over 17 years including her honourable service in the Indian Army for 5 years and Consultant at the Centre for Sight and Vasan Eye Care. Her surgical competence is notable in the over 10,000 successful cataract surgeries to her credit till date.

Dr. Shuchi is also presently working as a Senior Consultant in Fortis, Gurgaon and is widely appreciated for her honest, ethical and genuine advice. Her exemplary contribution in the medical field has won her several accolades including those in Army awarding her medals during Operation Parakram and Operation Vijay. She is a lifetime member of All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) and Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS)

Work Experience: 

Dr. Shuchi is an experienced eye surgeon specializing in all kinds of eye surgeries, cataract and refractive surgeries, pterygium etc. She has done her Fellowship in medical retina. She has several years of rich professional experience having worked in various reputed hospitals like Army Hospital (Research & Referral), Base Hospital New Delhi, DDU Hospital, Vasan eye Care and Centre for sight, Gurgaon. She has conducted numerous complicated eye surgeries like complicated cataracts, autologous limbal stem cell transplantation surgeries etc.

  • Experience: 17 years

Professional Memberships: 

Dr Shuchi is a life member of Delhi Ophthalmological Society and All India Ophthalmology Society.

  • All India Ophthalmological Society(AIOS)
  • Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS)
  • Gurgaon ophthalmological society (GOS)
  • Haryana ophthalmological society (HOS)

Speciality Interests: 

  • All types of cataract surgeries
  • Laser therapy
  • Glaucoma
  • Refractive surgeries ( LASIK, ICL, C3R etc)

Awards and Honours: 

  • Decorated with medals by Indian Army for exemplary service during Op Vijay and Op Parakram.
  • Awarded ICMR Senior Research Fellowship
  • Has publications in Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology and presented papers in various conferences.

Qualification: 

MBBS (NSCB Jabalpur), MS Ophthalmology (Army Research and Referral Hospital, New Delhi), Fellowship in Medical Retina, ICMR Senior research fellow.

Main Speciality: 

Ophthalmology

One of The Best Cardiac Anesthesia Doctors in India

 

1) First Indian woman to become keynote speaker in mhealth event

2) Event on 25 March 2019, Israel

3) Top innovators and business people will be coming from all over the world

4) Proud that she is a part of Park Group of Hospital’s

M-Health: My Interpretation

If we trace our way back in time, we realise how essential it was for us to be able to make frequent visits to the hospital to collect reports. However, following digitalisation, this scenario has drastically changed. The advent of mobile health operating system has enabled us to receive our health updates with just a few swipes. The ease of information that technology has brought in is massive.

When you talk about M-Health, ‘M’ denotes mobile. ‘M’ also means ‘me’. It is the revolutionised healthcare mechanism that is personalised and comes with the promise of modern technology. Moreover, the reason why M-Health requires mass awareness is because of the collective improvement of health it can bring around the world. Mobile health makes full use of computing technology for a variety of health-related purposes.

India at a Glance

In order to understand the penetration of mobile health in India, it is important to have an overall view of India as a country. First, India is the seventh largest country by demography and has the highest population in the world. Being the fastest developing economy in the world, it is readily accessible by land, air and water.

Over the centuries, there has been a significant fusion of cultures across the nation. Thus, today India is multilingual and multicultural with a blend of many religions. However, one significant reason why India has gained exposure in recent years is for medical tourism.

New Technology + New Trends

Some consumer-owned technologies for mHealth include tablets, mobile phones, iPads, Smart TV and laptops. As mobile technology has gathered pace, there are several potable wearable biometric sensors that have surfaced in the recent years like activity trackers, smartwatches, smart clothing, patches or tattoos and even ingestible and smart implants.

Why “DIGITALISATION” Will WORK.

There is no doubt why digitalisation will work in India. The range of applications and services supported by mHealth systems is undoubtedly aligned with the digital parameters. If we draw a comparison between India and USA, a user spends around 200 minutes every day on mobile internet in India, out of which 40% of people spend their time on social media and communication. Now, if we focus on this 40%, 38% of people spend their time on Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram and 2% on others. Furthermore, 30% of Indians spend their time on entertainment, whereas the remaining 30% of people spend their time on other categories like gaming, browser, news and commerce.

Now, when we bring our attention to the USA, a user spends 300 minutes a day on mobile internet, 33% on social media and communication, of which 18% spend their time on Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram and the remaining 12% on others. 18% of Americans also spend their time on entertainment and the rest 49% on other categories.

Integration of DIGITAL Concept in Hospitals

It is undeniably true that M-health fosters the integration of digital concept in hospitals, which is a complex intersection of different industries and stakeholders. For instance, the data collected from the patient is set via a remote monitoring device for authentication, which in turn is sent to healthcare storage and analytical server. This enables the doctor to look into the data and intervene for further proceedings.

In terms of digital health, mobile technologies act as a catalyst to connect and integrate a dedicated chain of care including health informatics, wireless health, telehealth (like telemedicine and telecare) and health telematics.

What I See…

As per my vision, there are several aspects of digital health, namely, clinical trials, mHealth, wellness, Telehealth-care or Remote monitoring, Wearables, Health Analytics, Visualisation and so on.

Primary Health Care

Primary Health care, which is the building block of the health system is the range of services that communities receive on a regular and ongoing basis from medical practitioners to stay healthy, get better and manage ongoing illnesses. In India, the ratio between doctors and patients is 1:1700.  Given the existing range of primary health care centres in India, around 40,000 villages went digital in 2018 despite our struggle to integrate digitalisation in healthcare. Now, it is high time that the equipment of all primary health care centres is set up with internet connectivity. Moreover, the ANM workers, who are the first line responders should also be provided with smartphones with a proper internet connection. Additionally, all health care providers must be taught the need and importance of connecting with patient and doctors through a digital platform. The government should also devise programs to reward people who achieve great milestones in using the digital platform. This will encourage a gradual shift towards the digital world.

PHC Hurdles

One of the biggest challenges faced by societies worldwide is the inability to make high-quality healthcare affordable and accessible to all. In this regard, there are several hurdles that are faced by the primary healthcare centers in certain areas like health education, promotion of nutrition, basic sanitation protocols, requirements and needs in terms of mother and child health, overcoming social stigmas of health practices, prevention of communicable diseases, immunization, appropriate RX for injuries and many more.

Safety

In terms of safety, users can co-create risk as well as value. For instance, patients face unavoidable dangers of false expertise, unwarranted trust in junk apps, unjustified trust in systems or their overseers, or in terms of dependency and self-reliance. On the other hand, for professionals, there are risks of under the counter clinical transactions, inappropriate tools, failure to integrate hand-held and organisational data and failure to define lines of responsibility.

 

Benefits of Telehealth (TELL – ME)

We are all aware of the strenuous hours that it typically takes to see the doctor for barely twenty minutes, that approximately includes 37 minutes of travel time, 64 minutes of waiting at the clinic and around 20 minutes to see the doctor. On the contrary, with Telehealth, people can avoid those long two hours of wait time at the doctor’s office.

However, m-Health comes with its own benefits and challenges. For instance, it is cheaper, reacts faster to emergencies, saves time on travelling, reduces quack practices, allows medical practitioners to attend more patients simultaneously, builds confidence among relatives and also provides value-added services for your mobile. On the other hand, it also encourages unnecessary questions, thereby increasing call cost, hampers doctor-patient privileges, needs super-fast internet, gives rise to payment or medico-legal issues and also motivates people against visiting the hospital during actual need.

Currently, we are at the tip of the iceberg with 97000 health apps. So, you can very well imagine what all we can do if we utilise almost everything with the help of AI, AR or VR. However, we need to cautious that no titanic comes and hits it. After all, every new technology has either of the two futures, ‘DISTINCTION’ or ‘EXTINCTION’.

Nothing is more essential than the satisfaction of our patients. Patients are equally satisfied with video calls as they are more personalised and interactive. They are often happier since they save a lot of money, travelling and stress. Moreover, as compared to personal visits, the ease of interaction also increases the frequency of interaction. Patients also feel more confident and positive about their self and health and leave no stone unturned in advising their friends and family about virtual call consultation.

My Ideas

As per my opinion, doctors should write two prescriptions- Rx and m Rx. Moreover, special groups should be created for women, kids, patients suffering from diabetes, teenagers, pregnant females, elderly, special care, disability and so on. Several initiatives should be taken and consistent efforts should be made in educating people about digital skills. Exposure to the app should be provided by the first-hand experience through healthcare providers. Free WiFi should be provided by all hospitals and repayment must be done by health insurance

companies. Last but not least, the government should seek to intervene as it is extremely essential to bring about digitalisation in healthcare.

Get Pumped up About Your Heart!

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Are you going through chest discomfort, nausea, indigestion, heartburn, or stomach pain? If yes, then it is time to get pumped about your heart. Not all problems come with an alarming bell. Therefore, one should never ignore these problems as it could be a symptom for a severe heart disease. Especially, if you are 60 or older, overweighed, has diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure, then it is extremely important for you to keep a strict eye on your lifestyle. Undoubtedly, managing the daily schedule in a way to keep an eye on heart health is not easy. But, here are 5 simple tips that you can incorporate in your daily life to keep the heart healthy.

No Alcohol! No Smoke!

Do you have a habit of drinking alcohol and smoking? Not only alcohol and tobacco affect the heart but is also dangerous for the overall health. Quitting alcohol and tobacco is the very first step towards your healthy way of living. Hence, now learn to move your head from left to right, whenever someone asks you to drink or smoke.

Get Enough Sleep

Having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep during the night? Lack of good sleep is a reason for many health problems. For the majority of adults, a sleep of 7 to 8 hours is enough for the optimal amount of sleep. Put a full stop to the intake of caffeine, go for books rather than Netflix before going to bed, and also grow a positive atmosphere around yourself to maintain good sleep and good heart health.

Laugh out Loud

Typing LOL on phone is not just enough to maintain the heart health. Laugh out loud in your daily life because laughter is the best medicine. Go for funny movies or crack jokes with friends on weekends. According to the researches, laughing decreases stress and maintains the cholesterol and eventually turns out as a helping hand for many heart problems.

Be Physically Active

Regular and moderate physical activity is one of the best ways to keep the heart healthy. Your few No’s can make your day more active. Say No to elevators and escalators and start taking stairs, instead of picking up your car keys, start picking your shoes to walk to the nearby markets or for some other household work.

Yoga

Originated from India, yoga is now practised all over the world because of its medical benefits. The various Yoga Asanas are immensely beneficial in maintaining the cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes and other problems which people are generally growing through. The lifestyle which we are following has made Yoga extremely important to be incorporated in our daily schedules. Start taking out some time for yoga to reduce stress and to have a better day.

Following these tips can definitely keep your heart healthy, but if you or your any dear one is suffering from any kind of cardiac problems, then Parks Hospital is the perfect stop to count on. Being one of the best heart surgery hospitals in Delhi, our cardiac surgeons provide best heart treatments in Delhi NCR, Karnal & Panipat. Stay tuned with us for more simple tips to keep your body healthy.

Urologic diseases: An overview

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The urinary system can be understood as the drainage system of your body responsible for removing urine, which is composed of waste and water, out of your body. The urinary tract comprises of kidney, bladder and uterus.

Any problem with the urinary tract can be summed up as a Urologic disorder. It is concerned with functions like filtering and carrying the urine out of the body. Anybody from men, women, and children can be affected by these diseases. In females, mostly while it is the urinary tract that is affected, in males, it is the urinary tract as well as their reproductive organs.

Below are few common urologic diseases that you must know about:

Urinary tract infection– It is a common urologic disease. According to the urology specialists of Park Hospital, around 40% of females and 12% of males suffer from this problem. It happens when the pathogenic bacteria or viruses attack the urinary tract and cause infection. Its symptoms include burning sensation while urinating, frequent urge to urinate and a constant feeling that the bladder is not empty.

Kidney Stones-A widely rising urologic disease, kidney stones develop when there are crystals in the urine, and small particles accumulate on these crystals. These stones block the urine flow and cause severe pain. Smaller stones sometimes are expelled from the body naturally; however, bigger stones that create blockage have to be treated with medical or surgical procedures. Best kidney hospital in India, Park Hospital has expert urology doctors that provide excellent kidney stone treatments at affordable prices.

Prostate cancer -The urology specialists at Park Hospital assert that the prostate cancer, a urologic disorder is the second-leading cause of death of men. Weak or slow urinary flow, difficulty in starting urination, frequent and urgency to urinate are few of the starting symptoms of prostate cancer. Our expert urology doctors help the patients with the tests for diagnosis and offer suitable treatment subsequently.

Urinary Incontinence– It is the loss of bladder control which results in the unwanted leakage of urine. A problematic and embarrassing condition, it is mostly found in people with diabetes, pregnant women, and people with overactive bladder and enlarged prostate. Park urologists who are the best urologists in Delhi, says that mostly this condition can be controlled by making some lifestyle changes such as controlled fluid intake, however, if such habits yield no result, patients must seek medical help.

Following are few advices for that aid in maintaining good urologic health:

  • One must always stay hydrated. According to best urologists in Delhi, it is better to keep drinking few amounts of water at regular intervals than to gulp a lot of water at a single time.
  • Cranberry juice is highly effective in preventing urinary tract diseases (UTI).
  • Maintaining a healthy body helps in making toilet habits more comfortable
  • Urology doctors suggest men on making Kegel exercise a part of their daily routine to make their pelvic strong
  • One must watch their intake of caffeine and salt and must promote a smoke-free lifestyle.

Therefore, while some urologic diseases are easily treated and resolved others are long-lasting and require elongated treatment. If you experience any symptoms, you must consult a urologist immediately. At Park, one of the best urology hospitals, we have the expertise to treat urological diseases with experienced medical staff that helps you decide which treatment is best suited for you.