BLK Super Speciality Hospital goes global, takes quality health care to Bangladesh

Sylhet, Bangladesh, August 31, 2015: In a concerted effort to take quality health care to Bangladesh with the commitment for a passion for healing, BLK Super Speciality Hospital has devised a multi-pronged strategy under which high end super speciality consultancy will be provided to the needy patients. The New Delhi based, hospital is organising another Outdoor Patient Department (OPD) at Sylhet to provide advanced diagnosis to health problems concerning nephrology, IVF, infertility and gynecology regularly.

 According to a recent analysis by National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), prevalence of diabetes among adults in Bangladesh has increased considerably from 1995 to 2010. The risk factors like diabetes and hypertension is significantly associated with high prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) among urban Bangladeshi population.

 According to Dr Sunil Prakash, Sr Consultant & Director, Nephrology, BLK Super Speciality Hospital, OPDs will be held regularly in Bangladesh. “Through this Bangladesh OPD, it is our endeavor to provide consultancy and treatment for various super specialities thru senior and experienced doctors from the hospital. With respect to prevention of kidney diseases, Dr Sunil Prakash suggests rule of 5S: managing salt, sugar, stress, sedentary lifestyle and smoking in the day to day life to keep ones kidney healthy and stay away from major ailments”. 

Such OPDs will not only help the needy patients, but will also enhance relations between the two neighbouring countries. BLK has chosen its OPD in Sylhet, being a major urban centre in the north-east Bangladesh. Considering the fact that kidney disease is prevalent among the urban population here, we are conducting OPDs for diagnosis of kidney related ailments first, added Dr Prakash.

The OPD will be held for patients in need of kidney transplant and In-vitro Fertilisation (IVF) by super specialist doctors in the field like Dr Sunil Prakash and Dr Soma Singh at Sylhet.

In Bangladesh, with a population of 149.8 million in 2011, a recent analysis has showed that the prevalence of diabetes among urban adults had increased substantially, from 4% in 1995 to 2000 and 5% in 2001 to 2005 to 9% in 2006 to 2010. According to the International Diabetes Federation, the prevalence will be 13% by 2030. High prevalence of diabetes is a major factor behind kidney ailments. 

Also according to another study, Hypertension is the major cause of kidney disease in Bangladesh. 

Food habits of women in the country is the major cause of infertility. Women consume very spicy food and maintains highly sedentary lifestyle which effects their reproductive system. This OPD is a step forward to offer cure to conditions of infertility related ailments and BLK Super Speciality Hospital will extend full medical support in this regard, added Dr Soma Das, Consultant, IVF & Infertility Treatment at the hospital. 

About BLK Super Specialty Hospital

BLK Super Specialty Hospital is one of the biggest private hospitals in the National Capital Region (NCR) with a capacity of 650 beds including 125 critical care beds. The outpatient services are spread on two floors with 57 consultation rooms. All ambulatory services have been designed with the intent to create dedicated areas for all specialities with their interventional services in close vicinity. The Hospital has 17 state-of-the-art well equipped modular operation theatres with three stage air filtration and gas scavenging system to ensure patient safety. All the Operation Theatres are fitted with best in class pendants, operating lights, anesthesia work stations and advanced information management system. Therefore, whether it is the proximity of diagnostic services and blood bank to the Emergency or one of the best Endoscopy suites to ensure timely and efficient services, the infrastructure speaks about BLK’s commitment for ‘A PASSION FOR HEALING’.