Pune: “The changing face of medicine, both science and technology, have brought about miraculous feats which weren’t possible earlier. However, younger doctors today relate more to the machine than to the patient, especially in a field like critical care thus losing the doctor-patient bond,” said Padma Bhushan Dr Farokh Udwadia, the ‘Father of Intensive Care in India’.
He was speaking as chief guest at the silver jubilee celebration of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Ruby Hall Clinic on Saturday.
Memorialising the occasion, the hospital also launched a commemorative book and film based on the events during this journey. Guest of honour Rahul Bajaj, Chairman, Bajaj Auto Ltd, unveiled the book.
Dr Udwadia also mentioned that it is essential to bring back the art of medicine into the science of healthcare. “Life is not a matter of milestones but moments and it is these moments that make a difference to who we are. I commend the ICU’s unwavering support to the community along with the dedication of its team which has helped bring about a revolution in healthcare,” added Udwadia.
Speaking on the occasion, Bajaj said that over the years, the ICU at Ruby Hall Clinic has contributed to the survival and well-being of hundreds of thousands of sick patients. “The ICU has also conducted research that promises to save yet more patients in the future. Among her many duties, it is praiseworthy that Dr Prachee Sathe has found time to lead the ICU in growth and expansion with hard work and a lot of heart,” added Bajaj.
Dr Purvez Grant, Managing Trustee, Grant Medical Foundation said, “As the hospital looking at progressive healthcare, we are currently expanding to further increase the depth and breadth of our services.” “The community has changed greatly over the years, as has the hospital and the ICU, but the one thing that has stayed constant is the dedication and compassion of the employees and medical staff entrusted with making patients’ hospital stays as comfortable and pleasant as possible. In doing so, we have set a benchmark for nationally recognised, high-quality care that will endure for many generations to come,” he added.