The term hospital is derived from the latin word hospes(host).In ancient culturesreligion and medicine were linked.The earliest known institutions aiming to provide cure were Egyptian temples.Greek temples dedicated to the
healer- God ASCLEPIUS might
admit the sick who would wait for guidance from God in a dream.Early hospitals in asia were manifested by the Sinhalese better known as sriklankans are perhaps responsible for introducing the concept of dedicated hospitals to the world.Hospitals have
become a part and parcel of our lives and the twist of the article gets more twiste dwith so many hospitals sprouting here and there.Being a resident of thanea suburb of MumbaiIndia common man gets confused with the selection and decision of where to go when the need arises.
In thanethe list of reputed hospitals never end which vary from one another from facilities and their location.Common ones are AmrutanandBhanushaliDeodharand Lok Hospital.Criticare SuperSpeciality Hospital strikes a chord in my mind for various reasons.it gives an impression of a small world yet to be discovered.This small wonder is situated between cadbury Company and hotel Royal challenge.The location is also like a pun between the two temptations of life. Once you step inside the hospital the first impression one gets is hardly any room to move.Its simply an eyewash.The fact lies in the fresh challenges which is dawned every moment on the dean Dr.Santosh M.Rathi varying from traumatic to critical cases.Every moment is like a new mission to be accomplished by the team of doctors and the visiting consultants.A first glance of the Dr.Rathi gives us an impression of a soldier with a strong aim "never Give Up".His keep cool attitude and down to earth nature is a mere stunt which helps the patients feel at ease.An MD in medicine and D.M.(Neuorology)had he followed a linear life processwould have ultimately been trading in commodities from a comfortable chamber to scores of polyclinics.Hailing from a small town and getting lost in a big city like Mumbaithe doctor during his early student days made him perceive the state of human existance around him.Those days were itself like some strange stuggle period which made him more thoughtful and he analysed the state of human existance around himthe moral rotsenseless violenceghastly crueltyalienation of diseases and numerous deaths due to incorrect diagnosis profoundly distressed the young student who was specialising to be a dedicated neurologist.later on after becoming a doctorand working for Singhania Hospital and also attached with the Muscar Hospitaleveryday experiencing fresh challengesinnumerable traumas which he handled through different techniques.Finally his strong belief and the sorrounding human traumas lead to something which recquired superspecial treatment and thus as the name suggests Criticare SuperSpeciality Hospital came into its existance. The facilities inside this "SMALL WONDER" are galore with a ten bedded state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unitcatering to all speciality and superspeciality cases.Central monitoring system including multipara monitoringventilators and DefibrilatorsTemporary Transvenous Pacemaker.Welltrainedexperiencedfriendly and homely staff along with dynamic resident doctores available Round The clock makes this small wonder transform in a world unknown.There is a fully equipped trauma unit with twenty four hours service given by eminentORTHOPAEDICPLASTICMAXILLOFACIAL and GENERAL SURGEONS.On the first floor of the hospitalthe OPERATION THEATRE is well equipped with latest ammenities which is unbelieveable in such a small hospitalwith stand by ventilator support cattering to supermajor neurosurgery SpO2/EtCO for critical cases.What more there is an in-house well equipped fully computerised pathology laboratory aiding service to the patients twenty four hours a day seven days a week.It gives superfast service to the patients in emerge