A maiden comprehensive health management programme comes to Kolkata hospital

Ankur Bhattacharya ; Kolkata,3 March: In order to guide every individual to stay focused on the condition of his/her health and gain better and lasting happiness, a city based leading chain of private hospital today introduced a unique health check up programme, based on Artificial Intelligence perhaps for the first time in the country to predict health risks from various non-communicable diseases.


Announcing the launch of the unique programme simultaneously across the country having altogether 72 branches,Rana Dasgupta,CEO,Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals informed here this afternoon that the new programme called ‘Apollo Pro Helath’ would help draw a colossal repository of medical records to predict health risks from non-communicable diseases(NCDs) in a simple score sheet and would pledge to bring the threat down to the threshold of safety.


Under the new initiative each patient would be provided with a ‘personal health mentor’ to guide them through the process of investigations and remind them of the scheduled consultations and repeat tests to monitor the diminishing risk factors,Dasgupta informed during the interaction.


Flanked by Dr Jhuma Bagchi, Assistant Medical Superintendent,AGHL, who drives Apollo ProHealth at the hospital, Dasgupta claimed that ProHealth was the first of its kind comprehensive health programme, powered by Artificial Intelligence based Personalised Health Risk Assessment and developed exclusively by a leading global computer software giant (Microsoft) for this Chennai headquartered chain of hospitals.


‘A powerful, proactive Health Management programme, it has been curated and conceptualised by global experts and innovators in preventive healthcare riding on the experience and learning from over 20 million health checks conducted by the various units of the Apollo Hospitals Group’, he said.
But when his attention was drawn towards the expertise of the hospital to deal with the patients suffering from the deadly Corona Virus in case any of them was admitted here, Dasagupta was of the opinion that in accordance with the guidelines specified by the World Health Organisation(WHO) they had taken every step including the training of a section of medical staff to properly deal with the situation under a Corentined envirnoment.
We have already successfully dealt with similar deadly Dengue fever and had been able to send back several paritents home in a fully recovered condition, he told on reply to another query.
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