The latest issue of the prestigious magazine The Week features the results of a nationwide survey of the best hospitals in India, conducted for The Week by the reputed HANSA company. Asian Heart Institute and Research Center ranked second in all of India. A big thank You to The Week from each and every one of us at AHI, you have made over 10 years of effort and dedication worth it.

All of us at Asian Heart Institute see this acknowledgement is a reward for a institutional excellence that counts among its many achievements, of being the highest accredited hospital in India, and a hospital that has achieved one of the lowest infection rates in the world!

To quote The Week: “The WEEK/HANSA Research Survey on the best hospitals in India was conducted in 15 cities—Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ludhiana, Lucknow, Pune, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Indore, Coimbatore, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. As many as 399 general practitioners and 438 specialists, including cardiologists, ophthalmologists, oncologists and diabetologists participated in the survey and gave their opinions on the hospitals listed for the survey. The following parameters were used for rankings: competency of doctors, infrastructure/facilities available* in the hospital, innovation in treatment*, availability of multiple specialities, patient care and hospital environment (cleanliness/quietness).

The hospitals to be rated had been selected through rigorous research after evaluating more than 804 hospitals, across cities and disciplines, thus ensuring a fair chance for almost all hospitals to be featured in the list.

For the best multi-speciality hospitals in India, the composite score which determines a hospital’s rank is based on the percentage of general practitioners and specialists ranking that particular hospital in the top five on the basis of the six parameters mentioned above. For the best multi-speciality hospitals in a city, the ranking is based on the opinions of all general practitioners and specialists in that particular city. The top hospitals for a specialisation have been ranked on the basis of scores given by specialists in that discipline. The hospitals for handling emergencies in the top four cities have been ranked on the basis of data collected from both general practitioners and specialists in those cities. The score represents the percentage of doctors in a city who rated the voted hospital to be well equipped to provide emergency care to the patients. For diagnostic centres, the ranking has been done on the basis of data collected from general practitioners and specialists from the relevant cities. Doctors were first asked to spontaneously name the hospitals or diagnostic centres which they thought provided accurate diagnosis and had the latest technology. This was done to provide all standalone diagnostic facilities an equal chance of featuring in the list.”

*With the introduction of the state-of-the-heart daVinci Si Surgical Robot from Intuitive Systems in the USA, the Asian Vatikutti Robotic Centre is the very first in India and one of the very few in the AsiaPacific region to present patients with this revolutionary minimally-invasive surgical option. Adopted by the leading hospitals of the world who value its unique advantages: ultra-precise surgery,minimal invasion of the patient, speedy recovery and discharge …. this extrordinary new instrument has already completed dozens of surgeries at AHI.

And particularly in this piece of equipment, AHI is second to none!


Meet Hansa Research, the experts that collaborated with The Week for this survey:

Hansa Research is a full service global market research agency conducting market research in 77 countries globally with offices in India and US. It is the ONLY global market research agency headquartered in India. Under the leadership of Mr. Ashok Das, Managing Director, Hansa Research became one of the fastest growing market research agencies in India. In 2006 it was the first Indian market research company to acquire a U.S.-based firm, GCR (formerly called Gartner Custom Research). With research offices across India and the U.S., Hansa Research’s infrastructure is comparable to the best in the industry.

Hansa Research is a full service market research agency specializing in Media, Telecom, Financial Services, Consumer Products and Technology spaces. With an array of packaged and custom options, it draws the best suited talent from within to deliver answers to an enviable list of clients. Employees have been widely regarded as some of the best researchers, field and analysis executives in the country, and Hansa Research is seen as one of the most lively market research companies to work with.

Flagship offerings include:

  • IRS – Indian Readership Survey – the largest continuous survey of the world with over 250,000 respondents annually. IRS is jointly conducted with MRUC.
  • BrandScan – Indigenously developed brand tracking studies. Separate forms of the study have been especially designed to cater to the consumer products, media and services industries where critical issues pertaining to the sector are studied specifically
  • ACT – Customer & Channel Satisfaction studies
  • Empower – Employee satisfaction studies
  • IOS – Indian Outdoor Survey, India’s first outdoor multi-city study, jointly conducted with MRUC.
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