From Our Correspondent
Silchar, Oct 15: In a bid to provide the best of facilities in the medical sector, especially during emergency cases, a critical care unit (CCU) was iugurated by Dr Arindam Kar, head CCU and one of the directors of Medica Super Specialty Hospital Kolkata, at Mediland Hospital and Research Centre, Silchar on Sunday. The 12-bedded CCU will provide the best facilities and services which a patient needs in the moment of crisis. The new concept that has revolutionized the medical world, electronic-ICU (e-ICU) will also be introduced here. In addition to this, an air ambulance and an ICU ambulance are also on the cards.
"This CCU will be the best in the town. We will bring trained doctors, nurses and paramedic staffs and train other doctors, nurses and staffs to take good care of patients admitted in CCU or ICU. Learning has no age and so we will continue with the process of training and teaching so that no patient dies owing to the lack of care and treatment. It will improve the health sector in a number of ways," said Dr Arindam Kar. He further said that the Point of Care Testing (POCT) testing would also be introduced in this hospital in the CCU.
POCT is a medical diagnostic testing which is performed outside the clinical laboratory in close proximity to where the patient is receiving the care. "POCT is performed by non laboratory personnel and the results are used for clinical decision making. The concept of telemedicine has already taken the world by storm. So, we are hopeful that POCT in this CCU will be of immense help to the patients in critical condition," Dr Arindam Kar added to say. He also said how internet has facilitated the medical world.
"Gone are those days of delayed treatment. E-ICU ebles us to see, observe and check each and every patient admitted in an ICU or CCU. We have a technologically advanced and upgraded CCU now. However, we have to keep this in mind that both manpower and machine is important. Only machines cannot help. There is a need of doctor to patient interaction. Human interactions have tremendous healing powers. So, we will focus on training our staffs so that they can handle any situation," Dr Arindam Kar added to say. This information was shared at a press-meet held at the hospital premises today. Among others present at the press-meet included Dr Kushal Kumar Kar, gyecologist and Dr Kishore Upadhyaya.