Udupi: Mother & Child Hospital in PPP model witnesses stupendous success

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (KR)

Udupi, Feb 24: Public-private partnership (PPP) model in healthcare sector witnessed stupendous success with government of Karnataka Koosamma Shambhu Shetty Memorial Haji Abdullah Mother and Child Hospital, Udupi.

“Government of Karnataka Koosamma Shambhu Shetty Memorial Haji Abdullah Mother and Child Hospital, Udupi, a first-of-its-kind hospital with PPP model with the government of Karnataka has set an example of stupendous success in the world of Private-Public Partnership (PPP) projects in the healthcare sector in India. An exclusive ‘completely free of cost’ Mother and Child Hospital, a 200-bedded facility with an average daily occupancy of 75 to 80% is a boon to most of the people in need of quality healthcare,” said Kushal Shetty, general manager, BRS Health and Research Centre at the premises of the hospital.

Kushal Shetty further said, “Present MCH has taken care of over 1,31,568 OBG and pediatric OPD cases, 15,303 IP cases and has witnessed 5,588 deliveries as of today since its inception on February, 5, 2018. The LSCS rate for month of January 2020 was 47.1%.

“Government of Karnataka Koosamma Shambhu Shetty Memorial Haji Abdullah Mother and Child Hospital is a tie-up between the Government of Karnataka and BRS Health and Research Centre headed by Dr B R Shetty, Chairman, BRS Ventures. The hospital offers world-class healthcare facilities to women and children of Udupi and beyond including Shimoga, Gadag, Karwar, Bagalkot, Dakshina Kannada, and provides services to the weakest sections of society. It forms an integral part of the philanthropic and innovative vision of Dr B R Shetty to serve his native place and the state.

“Government of Karnataka Koosamma Shambhu Shetty Memorial Haji Abdullah Mother and Child Hospital is a watershed project, where the state government has joined hands with a leading healthcare group to provide succour to the poor people of the region. The Memorandum of Understanding has allowed BRS Ventures to run the facilities for 30 years under a ‘’build-own-operate-transfer’ model. The PPP model offered in this hospital is first of its kind in the entire country and its operation has been lauded by well-known personalities of the country. The hospital offers a wide variety of obstetric, gynaecologic and paediatric services including 33 ICU beds (NICU, PICU, SICU, MICU), modular operation theatre, emergency room, blood storage, high-frequency ventilators, digital X-Ray, lab analyzers, ultrasonography imaging, amongst others.”

Best-in-class Obstetrics and Gynaecology hospital in the area

The hospital witnesses close to 180 patients daily for OBG outpatient department. The team of qualified in-house obstetricians & gynaecologists is available for the patients round the clock to address their various problems. Complete Antenatal Care, Antenatal Education, Nutritional Counselling, etc. are provided to the patients. The hospital is fully-equipped to take charge of high-risk pregnancy cases such as hypertension and diabetes complicating pregnancy, Antepartum Haemorrhage (like abruptio placenta & placenta previa), early and late preterm cases and with growth restricted foetuses where timely decisions are taken to salvage the foetuses.

Major gynaecologic surgeries i.e., abdominal vaginal hysterectomies are done along with other gynaecologic surgeries like myomectomies, cystectomies. Emergencies like ruptures tubal ectopic are also taken up here.

State-of-the-art, Level 3 NICU with advanced clinical facilities

The Hospital has a 11-bed NICU with round the clock neonatal emergency services supervised by qualified neonatologists and paediatricians, well trained nurses, 24X7 duty doctors. Over the last six months, the hospital has witnessed over 695 NICU admissions with 31 babies receiving ventilator care.

Full-fledged PICU to treat all complicated cases

Paediatric Intensive Care Unit is a six bed state-of-the-art ICU with 2 mechanical ventilators with over 168 admissions in the last six months.

To complement the services further, Department of paediatrics witnessed and successfully treated some interesting and rare cases such as Infantile Tremor Syndrome in a nine-month-old female child, Acute Meningitis in an adolescent boy and vitamin D resistant Rickets in a two-year-old girl child.

Talking about the remarkable achievements accomplished by the hospital, Kushal Shetty, General Manager, BRS Health and Research Institute Pvt Ltd said, “It has been a long journey for the entire team in transforming the hospital into a benchmark for all PPP projects in healthcare. In order to make the dream of his mother come true, Dr B R Shetty, chairman, BRS Ventures, started this hospital with an aim to provide best quality healthcare for the mother and child completely free of cost in Udupi district. We are happy that today, patients from all over Karnataka and other parts of the country, are availing services of this philanthropic facility by BRS Ventures. Our doctors have also shown their support and commitment for this noble cause by treating all kinds of obstetric, gynaecologic and paediatric cases they receive in the hospital at any point of time. I am sure that in the near future, we will be able to introduce more advanced clinical facilities to ensure that people are treated for all gynaecologic and paediatric health issues without any difficulties.”

Elaborating on the progress of this hospital, Dr Ajoy Raj Malpe, Group Medical Director, BR Life said, “The free services provided in the hospital have been a boon for most of the patients from the weakest sections of the society. Our hospital provides 24X7 clinical services with well qualified doctors free of cost. After the implementation of PPP model, we have brought new medical equipment and advanced technologies for the benefit of the patients. This has helped us in treating most of the critical and high-risk cases. Also, with the great backing of the doctors who are available round the clock for high risk cases, our patients are extremely satisfied. We are very happy with the support we are receiving from Government of Karnataka as well.”

Some facts and figures

Government of Karnataka Koosamma Shambhu Shetty Memorial Haji Abdullah Mother and Child Hospital, Udupi has 2nd lowest cases with Discharged Against Medical Advice (DAMA) indicating that patients are happy with the services.

As manh as 96.14% of the NICU admissions are successfully discharged which is 2nd highest in Karnataka.

Government of Karnataka Koosamma Shambhu Shetty Memorial Haji Abdullah Mother and Child Hospital has 3rd lowest antibiotics usage among 40 SNCUs in Karnataka

Referral rate to other hospital is 2% which is 10th lowest amongst all SNCUs in Karnataka. Majority of our referrals are paediatric surgery and paediatric cardiology cases which is beyond scope of our services & require super specialty care.

Neonatal Mortality Rate is 2.55, Infant Mortality Rate is 2.55 and under five mortality rate is 2.8 recorded in 2019 per 1,000 live births in Government of Karnataka Koosamma Shambhu Shetty Memorial Haji Abdullah Mother and Child Hospital (the rates are exclusive for the new MCH, Udupi).

Dialysis in PPP model started in April 2017 across 23 districts in Karnataka in 122 district and taluk hospitals. The dialysis centre has been set up with 398 brand new equipment. Over 3,000 patients have been treated with 1,000 dialysis procedures done every working day.

The hospital has signed MoU with Father Muller’s college, Mangalore for OBG postgraduate deputation and training programmes and students from six nursing colleges will do their clinical postings in this hospital for OBG and paediatrics. The hospital has also cleared state level LaQshya inspection (maternity OT & LT), and is now going for national level inspection.

About Government of Karnataka Koosamma Shambhu Shetty Memorial Haji Abdullah Mother and Child Hospital, Udupi

Government of Karnataka Koosamma Shambhu Shetty Memorial Haji Abdullah Mother and Child Hospital leads the way in providing high-quality healthcare services and world-class facilities to the people of Udupi and Karnataka. This hospital is the first-of-its-kind PPP model in healthcare industry resulted as a brainchild of Dr B R Shetty in association with Government of Karnataka. With 200-bed capacity, this hospital offers latest diagnostic and treatment facilities, dedicated doctors and paramedical staff, 24/7 emergency unit, facilities like Neonatal ICUs with high frequency ventilators and modular operation theatres etc.

Salient features of this project

It is the first-of-its-kind PPP project in India.

The Government is only providing land on long term lease for 30 years and can be renewed for another period on mutual consent.

Necessary funds for building, equipment, HR, medicine, food has to be provided by the private partner. The government is not providing any capital investments, loss gap funding etc.

At the end of lease/contract period, BRS Health and Research Centre have to hand over all hospitals, equipment and PHC to the government without claiming any compensation.

MCH and PCH services are absolutely free of charge, whereas super specialty hospital services are charged ethically at affordable rates.

All complicated cases from MCH will be treated in the Super Specialty Hospital free of charge.

This entire project – MCH, Super Specialty Hospital and PCH is ‘Not for profit’. Promoters/service providers are not allowed to take a single rupee as profit.

Any income over expenditures during the operation of the hospitals, the same has to be utilized for operational, upgrading and maintenance of the hospital building and equipment.

This is the most successful PPP project in healthcare in India. Hence taking cue from this project, Govt. of India has included PPP project in healthcare in their budget of 2020-2021 and allocated Rs 6,000 Crore for the same.

The current hospital with ground and six-storey building with centralized air conditioned constructed at the cost of Rs 150 crore. Nearly 329 staffs are working round the clock and with the current expenditure of Rs 3.5 CR per month which is completely bared by the BRS Life Hospital. Currently risk level-3 patients are taken into the admissions.

Kushal Shetty, general manager, BRS Health and Research Centre, Dr Ajoy Raj Malpe, group medical Director, BR Life, Dr Shika, Medical superintendent, Government of Karnataka Koosamma Shambhu Shetty Memorial Haji Abdullah Mother and Child Hospital, Udupi and others were present during the press meet.

Soon BRS Health and Research Centre will come up with multi-specialty hospital and the documentation work is under progress. The project will come up with three-level parking at basement, ground flood and 11-storied building with the cost of Rs 600 crore.




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