Assam’s GNRC Hospital Shines Amidst COVID-19 Gloom in West Bengal
GUWAHATI: With 190 deaths and 1374 active cases, West Bengal is sitting in the eight position among all Indian states with regards to the COVID scenario. As more tests are being carried out every day, the number of affected persons has been increasing exponentially.
During this COVID gloom, the state health department has done well by taking on board private healthcare institutions in the state. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, West Bengal has already signed MoUs with many private hospitals to share the load of Coronavirus pandemic.
In North 24 Parganas district, along with other private hospitals, the state health ministry has tied up with GNRC Medical located in Taki Road, Kadambagachi, Barasat. The hospital has its origins in Guwahati, Assam.
It is the fourth unit of GNRC group of Hospitals and first outside Assam. The unit in Barasat was made operational in July 2018 to provide affordable and quality treatment under a unique scheme called Affordable Health Mission. It is noteworthy to mention here that GNRC is the first super speciality healthcare centre in North East India and presently operates three hospitals in Assam with combined bed strength of over 500 beds. It was founded in the year 1987 by Dr. Nomal Chandra Borah, an eminent neurologist of the country and founder of Affordable Health Mission.
A total of 93 patients have been already admitted to GNRC Medical, Barasat among which 42 have been successfully discharged.
Currently, 44 active cases are being treated in the facility while five patients succumbed to the disease and another two patients were successfully discharged from the quarantine wards. The doctors in the hospital supported by other clinical and para-medical staff have done well in managing the COVID patients even though the facility has been in operation just for two years.
GNRC Medical, Barasat is a hospital for the masses as it aims to provide quality healthcare at affordable rates under Affordable Health Mission. The main objective of the mission is to ensure ‘health for all, smiles for all.”
Free OPD consultation, free ambulance service, free treatment to accident and emergency patients for 24 hours, low cost surgical procedures and diagnostics along with ICU beds, use of generic medicines are some of the means which have been adopted by the hospital to serve each and all in and around Barasat and West Bengal.