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08 Apr 2017

Patient Stories- John Macrae

 Patient Stories

 "Amazing ambiance, a distinct and monumental exemplar of hospitality. Lovely staff as well as extremely good speed of response. The surgery conducted and ICU care were much appreciated and positively assisting. All updates were given accurately and timely. There was adequate clarity between NHS and KIMS and the Insurance Company involved. Thank you." John Macrae, 73, Devon UK

While on holiday and staying at the Kochi Marriott Hotel, Mr. Macrae, was rushed into the Causality Room with severe signs of acute pain and discomfort. Our Emergency Medical Team on 24-hour standby conducted multiple diagnostic tests and CT scans, which revealed that he was suffering from acute intestinal obstruction. After deliberating on the criticality of the patient's condition.  Dr. Bejoy Abraham, Head of Surgical Gastroenterology, recommended immediate surgery. 
At first, Macrae and his wife Elaine were reluctant of getting the procedure done out of unfounded apprehensions of undergoing a major surgical procedure in a foreign country where they were not even sure if their medical insurance claims would be applicable. However, once Dr. Bejoy Abraham and his team patiently explained the entire process including the pros and cons of the procedure and impressed upon them the urgency, they reluctantly agreed to undergo the surgery especially once it finally dawned on them that the only alternative was an emergency evacuation by Air Ambulance to the UK.
Within 24 hours of surgery, Mr. Macrae regained consciousness and was quickly on his way to full recovery. In the meantime, KIMS contacted the National Health Service in the UK and had his insurance claims approved. A week later, all smiles while joyfully expressing their sincerest appreciation and gratitude for the quality of care they had received, the Macraes left the hospital together once again as an elated couple. 
It is these expressions of delight by our patients that very often not only make us proud of our achievements but also gently reminds us of the magnitude of our responsibilities and the importance of effective communication and teamwork in delivering high quality, safe patient care.
Tender Loving Care Is Our Hallmark

08 Apr 2017

Diabetic Foot care clinic from April 8th to 15th

Diabetic Foot Care Clinic at KIMS Cochin from April 8th to 15th

Diabetes can be dangerous to the feet, even a small cut can produce serious consequences. Diabetes may cause nerve damage that takes away the feeling in the feet and may also reduce blood flow, making it harder to heal an injury or resist infection. Because of these problems, patients may not notice a foreign object in their shoe and as a result could develop a blister or a sore. This could lead to an infection or a non-healing wound that could put them at risk for an amputation. In this respect, foot care plays an important role in care offered to diabetic patients.
To promote awareness and to help patients avail early treatment a new Diabetic Foot Care package, as per Dr. Seenaj Chandran's instructions, has been introduced. This package will be functional only from the 8th to the 15th of April. The total package cost is Rs. 499/- only
Following are the tests within the package

  1. Consultation with Diabetologist
  2. Dietician's Class
  3. FBS
  4. Biothesiometry test
  5. Pedopodogram test
  6. HBAIC

17 Mar 2017

Diabetic Eye Camp on March 18th

 Free Diabetic Eye Camp at KIMS Cochin on 18th March 2017 from 9am to 1 pm. For more details contact        8138909271.

15 Mar 2017


Dear Dr. Sahadulla,

Hope this note finds you well. As a quick introduction, my name is Dilip
Vijay and I currently reside in the US employed at Broadcom Ltd in
Silicon Valley.
Recently, my father, Mr. Vijayan (78 yrs. old), underwent a very
successful surgery at KIMS Hospital in Kochi to remove cancer in his lungs.
The surgery was conducted by Dr. Nasser Yusuf and supported by his expert
medical staff Dr. Rajeev (anesthesiologist), Mr. Vineeth (physiotherapist)
and Dr. Shine (pulmonologist).  Despite our apprehensions regarding the
disease and surgery, especially given my father’s age, we are extremely
surprised and elated by how well he is recovering from the surgery.
My father, my family and I owe this remarkable recovery to the surgery,
care and treatment provided by your hospital Staff led by Dr. Nasser Yusuf.
Dr. Yusuf was recommended to us for this surgery by Dr. Gangadharan
(Oncologist, Kochi) as we first discovered the disease. To be honest with
you, given that my dad is a US citizen, we had to contemplate hard on
whether getting the surgery done in US versus KIMS Hospital in Kochi was
the right decision. Fortunately, the decision became easy for us right
after our first meeting with Dr. Nasser. As opposed to similar surgeons we
had consulted in the US, Dr. Nasser was upfront, transparent, thorough and
deliberate in giving us the background of the disease, the surgical
procedure itself and what to expect during the recovery. We immediately
realized that we are not only in expert hands but also with someone who
really is passionate about what he does and cares deeply about his
patients. As we researched more about the minimally invasive surgical
procedure that Dr. Nasser performed on my dad, we came to realize how
complicated it was to conduct it on a 78 yr. patient with a history of
heart disease. Only a brilliant a surgeon like Dr. Nasser could pull this
off with absolutely no complications. We are forever thankful to the
almighty for leading us to Dr. Nasser.
We also realize that such complicated surgeries cannot be pulled off
without a team effort. We are equally impressed by the team of doctors, Dr.
Rajeev, Dr. Vineeth and Dr. Shine, that Dr. Nasser had organized to conduct
the surgery. Their professionalism and expertise is just unmatched. Dr.
Rajeev, in particular, went out of his way to explain the procedure in
detail to us, clarified any and all questions we had and helped us quell a
great deal anxiety we had leading up to the surgery.
In many ways, one of our biggest concerns was how well my father would cope
and recover in the post-surgical phase and this is where your fantastic
team of nursing Staff led by Sijo Thomas stepped in. As a benchmark, I have
personally witnessed the support that is typically provided to patients in
the post-surgical phase on many occasions in both US and India for various
family members and friends who were hospitalized. With no exaggeration, the
support provided by your nursing Staff was beyond world class. We couldn’t
be more impressed by their extraordinary dedication and commitment. Sijo,
in particular, is a jewel in your crown. He would visit my dad at least 5
times a day during the recovery period, would address all of my father’s
questions and concerns and always followed through on his needs. For a
young man, he displays an amazing maturity and tact in dealing with his
patients. He was in large part responsible for helping my dad cope with the
pain and emotional distress that a patient faces during the recovery
period. The nursing Staff on the 8th floor of the hospital was equally
attentive and responsive to all our needs.
On occasions, we hear, read and experience how hospital treatments have
become economic and transactional in many ways. But our experience at KIMS
has defied any such notions – we found in KIMS a great hospital, that has
brilliant doctors and strong supporting staff who care for their patients,
are passionate about the service they provide and take pride in the
recovery of their patients. My father, family and I couldn’t be happier
with our decision to seek treatment at KIMS.
We hope that other patients in similar need can benefit from the treatment
and care similar to what that my dad received from KIMS. Upon returning the
US, we have already embarked on marketing Dr. Nasser as well as your
hospital for anyone who may need such care. Please let us know if there is
anything else we can do to promote your hospital’s capability and cause.
Dr. Nasser, his team of Doctors and his nursing Staff will forever be
etched in our hearts.
Thank you,
Dilip Vijay
San Jose, CA


04 Mar 2017

Women's week Inauguration at KIMS Cochin

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