Dr. Mradul Kaushik

Executive Director
BLK Super Speciality Hospital



Dr. Mradul Kaushik
Director - Operations & Planning
BLK Super Speciality Hospital
New Delhi (India)

Dear Reader,

Welcome back to yet another edition of our monthly Newsletter - Pulse. This month’s Pulse has some interesting cases and stories from both our group hospitals in Mumbai and Delhi.

An incredible story covered in this issue is the case of a Bollywood hairdresser and ex-airhostess who has been bedridden for seven years due to a fateful accident which left her with a fractured hip. Miraculously, after a Hip Replacement Surgery by the expert team at Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, followed by rigorous physiotherapy sessions, she is finally back on her feet and looking forward to a fruitful future ahead. Another unique story from Nanavati is the case of a patient diagnosed with Prostate Carcinosarcoma - an extremely rare combination of Carcinoma and Sarcoma. As per the experts, less than 60 such cases have been reported in medical literature worldwide. A team of expert Oncologists at the hospital successfully removed the tumour and the patient is recovering well now.

The cover story of this month's newsletter features an impressive feat accomplished by the specialist team at BLK. The experts removed a large chest tumour robotically from a 54-year old Tuvalu patient. The doctors claimed it to be the largestever retrosternal thyroid gland surgery through robotic technology in India. You will also find an inspiring story of an 8-year-old Tanzania girl with a large Brain Tumour which are quite rare in children. However, specialist Neurosurgeons at BLK removed the life-threating tumour and gave her a new lease of life.

More stories featured in the newsletter include the case of a 27-week-old preterm baby girl who was successfully discharged after spending 11 weeks in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Nanavati.

The article on the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), an initiative of Nanavati Hospital, which aims at improving the care of pregnant women, mothers and newborns by providing maternity services for protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding also makes for a good read.

As a group, it has always been a constant endeavour to push the frontier of care and offer healthcare services of global standards to our patrons. It is this passion that has led us to achieve remarkable milestones on the way. One such exceptional accomplishment is the completion of the fastest 1,000 Bone Marrow Transplants in Northern India by our group Hospital in New Delhi – BLK Super Speciality Hospital. Heartiest Congratulations to Dr. Dharma Choudhary & Team for this landmark achievement!

I, on behalf of the editorial team, wish to thank all the contributors of this newsletter. We hope to receive the same support in future as well.

If you have any stories which you think is ideal for the newsletter do share it with us through email at editorial@blkhospital.com .

Stay Healthy, Stay Happy!