In CEO’S words

Dear Friends,

Every single day, we connect to our smartphones, able to operate life with just the touch of a finger. A small but significant invention that changed the way people live and connect to one another. Technological advancement in medicine too comes with equal, if not greater, power to change the way we live and improve our lives.

Our newest ally in the fight against breast cancer is the acquisition of GE Healthcare’s Senographe Pristina - digital mammography that is more than just state-of-the-art technology. This machine boasts of being one of the very few in South-East Asia. Breast cancer is said to affect an average of one in eight women sometime in their life. Often, mammograms are accompanied by anxiety and this newest addition is known to make patients more comfortable during the examination while helping technologists focus on suitable positioning.

Helping us conquer the next frontier of change, we bring to our patients robotic surgery in the form of the da Vinci Xi® Surgical System. Our surgical prowess is bound to do wonders allowing surgeons to perform an array of complicated procedures with minimal invasion, enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. For our patients, it promises to bring less pain, reduced blood loss, quicker recovery and even shorter hospital stays.

With information so freely available and technology in the palm of your hand, every single person now has the power to change lives. More so, when it comes to immunisation. A single vaccination can save the life of you or your loved one. And our immunisation drive at Wanowarie did just that. Moreover, our counterpart in Hinjawadi is all set to roll out a telemedicine set-up bridging the gap between healthcare providers and recipients. Truly, your health is now in your hands!

Though it may be difficult to see how improvements in medicine can change our lives in the same way the invention of the mobile phone has, the improvements we’ve seen at Ruby Hall Clinic over the years have literally been lifesaving. And we promise to continue to do so.

In Focus

A Flicker of Hope

Civic leaders, nurses, teenagers, children, senior family members - each and every one of them could be organ donors. For every victory that celebrates the life-transforming gift of organ donation, a family mourns the loss of their loved one. These very families are the one who look beyond their tragedies to save the lives of a number of individuals. It was indeed a busy morning when over five hundred people from all walks of life came together to participate in a rally to create awareness on organ donation followed by a felicitation ceremony for these very families.

Organised on the occasion of Organ Donor Day, which is celebrated on April 12, the mega-event saw the who’s who of Pune uniting for this noble cause. The end of the line for one person may be the flicker of life for another. For this purpose, an app that promoted organ donation was also launched. So go ahead and register today!

Dr. Purvez Grant, Managing Trustee, Mrs. Muktatai Tilak, Hon. Mayor of Pune,Bomi Bhote, CEO, Ruby Hall Clinic, Mrs. Rashmi Shukla, Hon. Commissioner of Police,Dr. Sanjay Pathare, Director - Medical Services, Ruby Hall Clinic lighting the lamp on the occasion Organ Donor Day

Bomi Bhote, CEO, Ruby Hall Clinic along with Dr Kapil Zirpe flagging off the organ donation awareness rally from Deccan Gymkhana.

The rally was followed by a felicitation function of donor families and recipients

Keeping anxiety at bay

Mammography goes digital at Ruby Hall Clinic, providing faster, clearer and more portable images that help detect and diagnose breast cancer. Upholding its commitment to patients, women in Pune will now have access locally to the very latest technology in mammography, which is being called the single greatest break-through in breast cancer detection in the last 30 years. Redesigning the mammography experience, the newly acquired Senographe Pristina from GE Healthcare comes with an innovative self-compression feature, reducing discomfort considerably along with lower radiation doses.

As opposed to old-school mammograms, a 3D mammogram represents a quantum leap forward. For all women — and particularly women with dense breasts — a 3D mammogram can make a significant difference in detecting tumours which could be the early intervention a woman needs. Housing the latest in technology, the heart of the multidisciplinary breast clinic at the hospital supports the hospital’s ability to ensure the detection of breast cancer as early as possible, while offering peace of mind to the thousands of patients it serves.

Extending the limits of the human hand

State-of-the-art robotic technology at Ruby Hall Clinic is changing the future of surgery. The newest addition to the hospital is the da Vinci Xi® Surgical System that allows surgeons to perform an array of complicated procedures with minimal invasion. Equipped with four robotic arms and high definition cameras, the system virtually extends the surgeons eyes and hands. It ensures they can see the surgical site with true depth perception and crystal-clear vision.

In a first of its kind initiative, Ruby Hall Clinic stands tall as a pioneer in the city of Pune using the da Vinci Xi® Surgical System for highly specialised procedures such as Prostate & other Cancer Surgeries, Gynaec Surgeries, ENT Surgeries, General Surgeries, Uro Surgeries, Obesity Surgeries, Gastrointestinal Surgeries, Colorectal Surgeries, Head and Neck Surgeries, Thoracic Surgeries amongst others. As an internationally renowned medical facility serving a population of more than half a million in the vicinity, Ruby Hall Clinic always prepares for tomorrow, today.

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World Health Day: Where the Mind is Without Fear

Yes, we all feel bouts of unhappiness now and then. It may be addressed differently each time - feeling down or having the blues. Feeling a bit low occasionally is completely normal. But when this happens for continued long bouts, it is not so normal. When depression begins to affect your daily routine and relationships with you questioning whether it will ever go away, its time to get medical help. Marking World Health Day on April 7, Ruby Hall Clinic Wanowarie conducted an internal programme on the theme ‘Depression:Let’s Talk’. Attended by over 50 enthusiastic employees, a short-film and poster-making competition was followed by an open discussion informing them about the symptoms of depression.

Dr. Manisha Karmarkar, COO, Ruby Hall Clinic Wanowarie said, “As humans we all need to remember that depression is something people suffer from. They deal with emotional challenges every single day. Including them and making them a part of a positive happy atmosphere is essential. We all hope to live in a world where the mind is without fear.”

Be Wise, Immunise

As a parent, you want to give your child a healthy start in life. Getting your child vaccinated is one of your first big parental decisions. However, did you know that vaccinations aren’t just important for children? As you age, you become more susceptible to illnesses such as influenza (flu) and pneumococcal pneumonia. People with a chronic conditions such as heart failure, diabetes, or chronic lung disease, expectant mothers and even those older than 65 years of age are at a greater risk of developing serious complications, and would benefit the most from recommended adult immunisations. The current situation with increased number of swine flu cases also raises the importance of getting the shot in time.

In a bid to increase awareness about vaccinations, Ruby Hall Clinic Wanowarie undertook an awareness drive throughout World Immunisation Week from 24-30 April 2017. With flexible timings and appointments at your convenience, the hospital strives to be your partner in good health. If you or your child have not had your vaccinations, it is never too late to start!

In Focus

Towards a healthier workforce

An organisation’s most important asset is its employees. With the notion that a healthy employee is most often a happy one, it is no wonder that organisations encourage health check-ups. This assessment usually comprises of a combination of tests such as blood pressure reading, cholesterol tests and lifestyle analysis (e.g. alcohol intake, smoking habits, physical activity) which aim to give the individual an overview of their current health status and help detect disease or risk factors early. This further helps identify potential risk factors for future poor health and areas to focus on in order to optimise employee wellbeing.

Ruby Hall Clinic Hinjawadi has been on its toes in the past month in an endeavour to keep the booming IT workforce in the area hale and hearty. The free health camp conducted at Globant assessed basic health, fitness and oral care of the employees. The event saw the participation of over a hundred employees. IT giant Infosys too organised a health promotion camp which consisted of an interactive Q and A session along with a fitness check-up.

Better health in a click

Embracing the new era of healthcare technology in its mission to create a healthier world, Ruby Hall Clinic Hinjawadi will soon be rolling out its telemedicine setup. In association with Tata Communications, this aims to eliminate the time and distance between those who need healthcare and healthcare providers.

Be it to get life-saving information with regard to unforeseen incidents at the workplace, or even to simply seek a second opinion, members of the Hinjawadi Association Group will stand to benefit from this endeavour. With stations set up at corporate entities, individuals will be able to access this with a confidential user-id and password.

Aptly summarised by Dr. Sudheer Rai, COO, Ruby Hall Clinic Hinjawadi said, “It is our commitment to make this telemedicine programme grow whilst providing unmatched experience and delivering quality healthcare to those who need it.”

SASSOON ROAD | WANOWARIE | HINJEWADI

Only Hospital to have 6 accreditations from Quality Council of India | Ranked Amongst Top Super Speciality Hospitals in India (Times of India Survey 2016) | Awarded Best Organ Transplant performing Hospital by NOTTO (Govt. of India) | Recognised as Best Healthcare Brand – 2016, by The Economic Times