At first, Isha experienced numbness in her right hand and right leg. Then it spread to her neck, causing her to be temporarily bedridden. Her parents had to carry her out of bed the next day to rush her to a nearby hospital for treatment. There, she was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare neurological disorder, and prescribed costly immunoglobulin injections.
Unwilling to see Isha’s dreams dashed, the family decided to seek a second opinion from neurology experts Dr Bharat Shah, Director of Nephrology, and Dr Pankaj Agarwal at Global Hospital, Parel. After a thorough examination, Dr Bharat discovered that Isha’s condition was caused by potassium leaking from her kidneys and ordered a potassium replacement procedure.
Much to everyone’s delight, Isha was back on her feet after five days under the care of Dr Pankaj and no longer had to rely on the costly injections.
Said Dr Pankaj, “It is not uncommon to see patients who come to us with wrong diagnoses. Some of them have even completed their treatment based on these wrong diagnoses, while others are planning to do so while coming to us to seek another opinion. In such instances, I’m very thankful to be able to intervene and ensure that they get the right medical treatment and advice that they deserve.”
IHH Healthcare started 2022 on an exciting note by hosting its first hybrid Global Town Hall on 27 January, with more than 100 staff in attendance at the webcast venue in Malaysia.
Marrying design with sustainability, Pantai Hospital Ipoh won an award presented by the Mayor of Ipoh City, Y.Bhg. Dato Rumaizi, for embracing green building technology as part of its recent renovations.
Fear not for this is not a beast machine out of a Transformer movie. The cyclotron is a particle accelerator that was installed in the new Proton Therapy Centre at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital.
After its first successful bilateral hand transplant in August last year, the team at Global Hospital, Parel, Mumbai has gone on to perform the life-changing surgery on two quadruple amputee patients – a first for India.
For his firm focus on creating a bedrock of trust, IHH Managing Director & CEO Dr Kelvin Loh has been named Executive of the Year – Healthcare at the 2021 Singapore Business Review (SBR) Management Excellence Awards.