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'Chest tree' initiative by HP Ghosh Hospital enhances respiratory healthcare in Calcutta

With state-of-the-art technology and specialised care, the 'Chest Tree' is a game-changer in respiratory health

Our Web Desk Calcutta Published 13.06.24, 02:19 PM
Chest Tree is a clear, visual map of the extensive range of respiratory conditions treated at the hospital

Chest Tree is a clear, visual map of the extensive range of respiratory conditions treated at the hospital Sourced by: TT online

In a significant move to enhance respiratory healthcare, HP Ghosh Hospital in Saltlake, Calcutta, has launched the "Chest Tree" initiative. This innovative programme symbolises the hospital's dedication to providing comprehensive respiratory care through state-of-the-art technology and a team of highly specialized doctors.

The unveiling of the Chest Tree was a notable event, attended by key figures including Mr. Somnath Bhattacharya, CEO of HP Ghosh Hospital, and several distinguished consultants such as Dr. Anshuman Mukhopadhyay, Dr. Sumit Sengupta, and Dr. Sanghabrata Sur. Their presence underscored the hospital's commitment to leading-edge respiratory medicine.


Mapping the future of respiratory health

The Chest Tree is more than just a symbolic representation; it is a clear, visual map of the extensive range of respiratory conditions treated at the hospital. From COPD, asthma, and tuberculosis to lung cancer, respiratory allergies, and sleep disorders, each branch of the tree signifies a specific area of expertise. This visual aid is designed to help patients easily understand the breadth of services available, enhancing patient engagement and awareness.

Mr. Somnath Bhattacharya, CEO of HP Ghosh Hospital, emphasized the advanced technology and comprehensive services that the hospital offers. “Our hospital is equipped with the latest respiratory care technology, including CT scans, bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound, thoracoscopy, and cutting-edge PCR and rapid culture systems for respiratory microbiology. The hospital’s multidisciplinary specialty clinics, including Calcutta’s first Multidisciplinary ILD Clinic and the city’s first Lung Cancer Screening Programme, provide comprehensive and specialized care to patients. The hospital offers round-the-clock respiratory intensive care with consultant cover, ensuring that patients receive the highest level of care at any time of the day."

Expertise at the Forefront

The launch also highlighted the expertise of HP Ghosh Hospital’s respiratory specialists. Dr. Anshuman Mukhopadhyay spoke about the Chest Tree's role in visually encapsulating the hospital's commitment to comprehensive care. “Our DRTB Clinic offers cutting-edge treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis, ensuring that patients receive the best possible care. Additionally, our asthma management programmes are designed to help patients lead a life free from asthma symptoms,” he said.

Dr. Sumit Sengupta focused on chronic conditions like pulmonary hypertension and COPD, highlighting the necessity of long-term management and a multidisciplinary approach. “By launching the Chest Tree, we are not only showcasing our wide array of services but also emphasizing our commitment to cutting-edge, patient-centered care,” he stated.

Dr. Sanghabrata Sur shed light on the complexities of interstitial lung disease (ILD) and the specialized care provided by their ILD Clinic. “The Chest Tree initiative is an excellent way to demonstrate our comprehensive capabilities in respiratory care. It simplifies the patient’s journey by clearly mapping out the various services and expertise available at our hospital,” he added.

Setting a new standard in respiratory medicine

HP Ghosh Hospital has long been a beacon of excellence in respiratory medicine. The launch of the Chest Tree initiative marks a significant advancement in patient care and engagement. By integrating cutting-edge technology with a dedicated team of specialists, the hospital aims to deliver personalized management plans that focus on improving patient outcomes through scientific, rational medicine administered with compassion and transparency.

As healthcare continues to evolve, HP Ghosh Hospital's innovative approach sets a new standard in respiratory care, ensuring that patients in Calcutta and beyond have access to the highest quality of medical services. The Chest Tree stands as a testament to the hospital’s unwavering commitment to respiratory health and its vision for a healthier future.

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