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BLK Super Speciality Hospital

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BLK Super Speciality Hospital
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Native name
BLK Hospital Delhi
Private
IndustryHealthcare
Founded 📆2 January 1959 [1]
Founder 👔Dr. B L Kapur [2]
Headquarters 🏙️Rajendra place New Delhi, India
Area served 🗺️
Key people
B. K. Kapur, chairman
Members
Number of employees
Websitewww.blkhospital.com
address
telephone

BLK Super Speciality Hospital is a private sector hospital based in New Delhi, India 650-bed capacity, 125 critical care beds, 17 state-of-the-art modular operation theatres 1500 healthcare providers, 150 globally renowned super specialists, 300 medical [3]. It was founded by B. L. Kapur (Obstetrician and Gynecologist) on 2 January 1959. It is accredited by the NABH and National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories and the Joint Commission International.[4] Hospital built up area of 650,000 square feet. Spread over 5 acres of land located in the heart of the capital city, at Pusa road in Karol Bagh, Delhi, BLK is amongst the largest stand-alone private hospitals in the National Capital Region ("NCR") and is managed by Radiant Life Care Private [5]

History[edit]

BLK Super Specialty Hospital

Upon invitation of then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, Dr. B.L. Kapur formed a 200-bed private hospital. It was inaugurated by Prime Minister Nehru on 2 January 1959.[6][7]

In 2009, the original facility was renovated into a 650-bed tertiary care medical facility by Radiant Life Care Private Limited.[8] Currently, over 150 senior specialties work under various specialty departments.[9]

Notable Cases[edit]

In September 2013, a team of 40 specialists from the hospital successfully separated a set of Nigerian conjoined twins.[10]

In March 2015, a team at the hospital conducted a sleeve gastrectomy which enabled a man from Iraq weighing 300 kilograms to lose over half of his weight in the span of a year.[11] In December 2015, a team of 3 surgeons at the hospital successfully removed an aneurysm (7 cm) from the brain of an elderly woman. The case is notable because aneurysms bigger than 2 cm are classified giant and extremely hard to operate on.[12]

In 2016, a 15-month old infant at the hospital was cured of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).[13]

In July 2017, a 45-year old male underwent a liver transplant from a patient who died of cardiac arrest. This was the first successful case of liver transplant from Donation After Cardiac Arrest (DCD), as opposed to a kidney transplant, which had been done previously in India.[14] In the same year, a team of nephrologists, anesthesiologists, and critical care specialists from BLK Hospital assisted the doctors at Muhimbili National Hospital to conduct Tanzania’s first kidney transplant on a 30-year old Tanzanian woman.[15]

In April 2018, the cardiothoracic and vascular department of the BLK Hospital carried out a successful heart transplant on a 56-year-old male within 3 hours of harvesting the organ. A green corridor was created to speed up the transportation of the donated heart.[16] That same year, a Nigerian woman received the rare Osada procedure for a 12-year long adenomyosis of the uterus that affected her spine due to subsisting pain.[17] Again in 2018, a 51-year old Iraqi male successfully received an artificial heart implant at the hospital after his heart was weakened due to gunshot injury in a kidnapping and ransom case.[18] Nearly 18 months later, his original heart resumed functioning.[19][20][21][22]

Specialties[edit]

The hospital is renowned for BMT, Cancer, Heart, Orthopaedics, Liver & Kidney transplant, Sports medicine, Nephrology, Plastic & Cosmetic surgery, Vascular Surgery[23] and the Robotic facility for Cancer treatments. The Bone Marrow Transplant Center is also note-worthy.[24]

The hospital offers Electronic Medical Records (EMR) with remote-accessibility enabling consultation for remote patients.[25]

In 2019, BLK Hospital became the first hospital in Delhi NCR to possess Radixact 9 – the most advanced version of Tomotherapy.[26] Tomotherapy is one of the recent innovations used to deliver radiotherapy in a helical form.[27] This type of radiation therapy treats cancer with a high degree of precision, speed, and accuracy. This new technology enables a fully integrated platform for intelligent treatment planning, data management, and treatment delivery at the hospital.[28]

Awards & Achievements[edit]

2013

  • Lumen Global Excellence Award (Best Management of Acute Heart Attack) – Lumen Global foundation USA
  • Prestigious Gold Award at Hospital Management Asia (HMA), Bangkok[29]

2014

  • Best Multispecialty Hospital and Healthcare Excellence Award (Oncology and Hematology) – Indo Global Healthcare Awards
  • Prestigious Gold Award at Hospital Management Asia (HMA), Bangkok[30]

2017

  • Healthcare & Wellness Award (Best Multi- Specialty Hospital-Metro) by CNBC-TV18[31]

2019

  • AHPI Award for “Best Hospital to Work For”, 2019[32][33]

References[edit]

  1. "Legacy".
  2. "Legacy".
  3. https://www.blkhospital.com/infrastructure-and-facility.php
  4. "BLK Hospital Accreditation & Quality".
  5. "Radiant Life Care PVT. LTD".
  6. [1] Archived 26 June 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  7. "Best Urology Doctors – Dr. B L Kapur – Best Hospital India".
  8. "Radiant Life Care Pvt. Ltd".
  9. "BLK Hospital Delhi". Credihealth. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  10. "Indian doctors successfully separate Nigerian conjoined twins".
  11. "Surgery to help Iraqi man shed up to 151 kg in one year".
  12. "Tennis Ball-Size Bulge Removed From Elderly Woman's Brain In Delhi".
  13. "Kid with acute lung infection cured using life saving technology".
  14. "India's first successful transplant of liver from donor after cardiac death".
  15. "30-yr-old lives after Delhi doctors perform first-ever kidney transplant in Tanzania".
  16. "56-year-old gets 'new' heart from Jaipur".
  17. "Nigerian woman undergoes rare Osada procedure to save uterus at Delhi hospital".
  18. "51-year old Iraqi gets new lease of life with artificial heart at Delhi hospital".
  19. "Man's heart resumes functioning 18 months after artificial implant surgery".
  20. "Mans heart resumes functioning 18 months after artificial implant surgery".
  21. "Man's heart resumes functioning 18 months after artificial implant surgery".
  22. "Man's heart resumes functioning 18 months after artificial implant surgery".
  23. "BLK Super Speciality Hospital".
  24. "BLK Super Speciality Hospital".
  25. "BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi".
  26. "Radixact 9 launched in city hospital".
  27. "Adaptive radiotherapy is the hallmark of tomotherapy delivery system : Dr S Hukku MD".
  28. "The first & most advanced Tomotherapy in City for efficient Cancer Treatment".
  29. "BLK Super Speciality Hospital".
  30. "BLK Super Speciality Hospital".
  31. "BLK Hospital bags Healthcare and Wellness award".
  32. "AHPI NEWSLETTER - VOL. 1".
  33. "FROM THE ED's DESK".


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