Naresh Kapoor

Executive Director
BLK Super Speciality Hospital



Dr. Mradul Kaushik
Operations & Planning
BLK Super Speciality
Hospital, New Delhi

Dear Reader,

First of all, I wish you and your family a happy and healthy New Year!

The outgoing year has been an extraordinarily successful one for our Group and the hospitals, marked by many significant and triumphant moments, foremost of which is the transaction whereby we will be acquiring a majority stake in Max Healthcare Institute Limited. This move will put us amongst the top three hospital networks in India by revenue and the fourth largest in India in terms of operating beds.

Quite naturally, the cover story of our first edition of 2019 is about this acquisition which will create significant value for all stakeholders including doctors, management and our patrons. The merged entity will operate over 3200 beds throughout 16 hospitals across India, including tertiary and quaternary care facilities offering high end critical care and super specialities.

Other stories featured in this edition include the miraculous case of how the advanced technology of the Robotic system gave a new lease of life to a 72-year-old Cancer patient from Nepal. You will also find a story of how experts at BLK Sight Centre restored improved vision in a 58-year-old patient with the help of Vue Permanente technique.

From our group hospital in Mumbai, we have the case of a 31-year-old woman with associated complications of Sleeve Gastrectomy corrected with Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass well detailed in this issue. There is also an intriguing story where experts at Nanavati successfully closed perforation in a patient caused

by unremoved stent from past surgery. Other stories include that of a 37-year old male patient who underwent an Exploratory Laparotomy to treat his thickened descending colon, sigmoid colon and upper rectum. Another interesting story is of how the expert doctors at Nanavati helped improve the quality of life of a 31-year-old male patient with rare presence of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

We are happy that we have come a long way and in the process have grown at an inspiring pace. But most importantly, we feel very fortunate and humbled to be able to make a difference in people's lives.

On behalf of the editorial team, I would like to express my gratitude to our contributors and advisers for their valuable contributions and for guiding the newsletter towards achieving excellence. If you have any more stories which will be perfect for the newsletter, do send them to us again, I wish you and your family the best for the New Year ahead

Stay Healthy, Stay Happy!