2011 started on a high note, with AHI, Official Medical Partners for the celebrated Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, taking on the responsibility of assisting the runners with medical help needed. And 75 of AHI’s cardiac patients participated in the Marathon. Jatin Parekh completed the 21km. half marathon too!
2011 proved to be a year of advance and achievement within the hospital. In July, AHI gave Mumbai its very first Robotic Surgery option, with the inauguration of the daVinci Si Surgical Robot with Simulator at the Asian Vatikutti Robotic Surgery Centre. This Rs 11 crore robot is the first in India and the only one of its kind in Mumbai. Over 30 surgeries have now been completed, all successfully, and 2012 looks like a year win which Robotic Surgery will become a preferred option for many.
Asian Seva was launched in September, to bring economically affordable high-quality cardiac care to senior citizens above 60 years and children below 12 years of age are offered the best cardiac care at a reasonable cost. The Asian Chest Pain Clinic will provide 24×7 diagnosis and treatment for all kinds of chest pain.
Soon after celebrating its ninth anniversary in November, AHI was adjudged as India’s Best Private Cardiac Hospital by a survey conducted by The WEEK magazine. Quick on the heels of that accolade, in December. CNBC also rated AHI as the Best Private Cardiac Hospital in the country. These are two different accolades, from two different sources, who made their awards on the basis of two separate exercises in judging, and AHI thanks all its friends and supporters with a twice-as-large Thank You.
As we write this, 75 of our cardiac patients are training this very morning for the 2012 Marathon, and we are all running towards 2012. We wish you a healthy and powerful 2012 …. have a great Year Of The Dragon.