Fortis Medical Centre, Kolkata
Fortis healthcare is one of the largest healthcare providers in India. Their mission: "To be a globally respected healthcare organization known for clinical excellence and distinctive patient care". As a healthcare group they manage hospitals, daycare facilities and diagnostic centres. Apart from India, the group also runs hospitals in Dubai, Sri Lanka and Mauritius. The Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI) was ranked No. 2 in a global study of the most technically advanced hospitals across the world. Fortis hospitals have multiple specialities including general and Laparoscopic Surgery, Endocrinology, Foetal Medicine, non-invasive Cardiology, Neurology, Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences and Oncology.
The Fortis brand was established in 1996 by Late Dr. Parvinder Singh. The group’s flagship hospital was opened in 2001 in Mohali. Along with setting up new hospitals, the group has also taken over the management of several other hospitals such as the Wockhardt facilities and the Escorts Heart Institute. Today, Fortis is India’s fastest growing healthcare group. It has hospitals in several major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mysore, Bangalore, Ludhiana and Chennai.
In 2008, the Fortis Hospital in NOIDA became the first hospital in Uttar Pradesh to be accredited by NABH. In 2010, a Cancer Institute was added to the group’s portfolio and they touched the 50-hospital mark in India. The year after, in 2011, Fortis Healthcare Ltd was rebranded as Fortis Healthcare (India) Ltd. They also acquired Super Religare Laboratories (SRL) in the same year and strengthened their position as an end to end healthcare provider. In 2012, with the inauguration of the colorectal hospital in Singapore, the Fortis Hospital group became the first in India to have a Greenfield hospital abroad.
The Fortis Medical Centre in Kolkata has a daycare facility that offers a number of preventive health check-ups. These include:
Fortis Hospital Basic Health Package
Master Health Check-up- Males (20-40 years)
Master Health Check-up- Males (40-50 years)
Master Health Check-up- Males (over 50 years)
Master Health Check-up- Females (20-40 years)
Master Health Check-up- Females (over 40 years)
Comprehensive Heart Check
The Fortis Hospital is run by a group of experienced specialists, nurses and paramedic staff. In addition to their medical expertise, these doctors and nurses are also known for their compassion and patient-centric approach to treatment. The hospital maintains a high standard of service and doctors strive to attain the best possible outcome for each of their patients. The patients and their caregivers are treated with honesty and patience so that their stress can be minimized. When proven forms of treatment do not work, doctors are encouraged to think innovatively. This has led to the development of a number of pioneering procedures by Fortis specialists.
There are three hospitals run by the Fortis Group in Kolkata. These are:
Fortis Hospital Anandapur, Kolkata
Fortis Hospital & Kidney Institute, Kolkata
Fortis Medical Centre, Kolkata
A number of International patients seek treatment in Fortis Hospital, Kolkata. Recognizing that these patients have unique needs and special requirements, the Fortis group has a dedicated team to help international patients. This team provides a number of services that extend from initial consultations till the time the patient has been treated and returns home. Some of the services offered by them include tele consultations before arrival, visa assistance, airport transfers, hotel bookings and interpreters. Each patient is assigned a relationship manager who takes care of the patient’s administrative needs.
The Fortis Medical Centre in Kolkata offers multiple specialities including Anaesthesia, Dermatology / Cosmetology, ENT/ Otorhinolaryngology, Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, Maxillofacial Surgery, Nephrology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Orthopaedics / Bone & Joint Surgery, Paediatrics, Radiology and Rheumatology. Some of the well-known specialists here who are available on most days of the week are Dr Kallol Paul - ENT/ Otorhinolaryngologist, Dr Kumar Kanti Chakravarty – General Physician, Dr Somdutt Prasad - Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon, Dr Zahir Abbas - Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon and Dr Prosenjit Banerjee - Dentist, Orthodontist.
Excellence in service is the way of Fortis, Kolkata. A number of medical and surgical procedures are performed in the Centre. They include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, thyroidectomy, Canalith repositioning procedure, Laryngotracheal reconstruction, otoplasty, Neonatal and paediatric heart surgery, ACL reconstruction, Discectomy, Hip replacement, knee replacement, Lumbar puncture (spinal tap), cancer screening, dental implants, Abdominal hysterectomy, C-section, Haemodialysis and dermatological procedures such as chemical peels, dermabrasion and laser resurfacing.
Fortis has a strong CSR culture. The Fortis group also extends its services to underprivileged sections of the society through the Fortis Charitable Foundation (FCF). This foundation runs a number of programs to train people to give emergency care and create awareness about preventive care. Over 30,000 patients are treated annually by charitable clinics set up by the foundation. In the event of a natural disaster, Fortis has always provided medical aid. In this way, they have helped over 24,500 people across India. The foundation has also treated 5607 children with surgical help to manage cleft lips and congenital heart defects.
The Fortis Medical Centre in Kolkata has specialised OPD clinics and state-of-the-art dentistry and ophthalmology departments. They also provide a number of preventive health care check-ups. A pharmacy is also present in the premises.