Gujarat CM inaugurates first comprehensive state-of-the-art transplant ICU at Marengo CIMS Hospital

Gujarat's first private and most comprehensive state-of-the-art transplant intensive care unit (ICU) has been established to meet the needs of the state's transplant programmes in heart, lung, liver, kidney, and bone marrow transplant surgeries


Ahmedabad (Gujarat) : Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendrabhai Patel inaugurated the state’s first comprehensive state-of-the-art transplant ICU at Marengo CMS Hospital on Monday. Manoj Aggarwal, Additional Chief Secretary, Health & Family Welfare Development, also attended the event.

Gujarat’s first private and most comprehensive state-of-the-art transplant intensive care unit (ICU) has been established to meet the needs of the state’s transplant programmes in heart, lung, liver, kidney, and bone marrow transplant surgeries. Marengo CIMS Hospital has emerged as the regional Centre of Excellence for organ transplants, boasting the highest levels of clinical excellence and medical expertise. The hospital is also the only private hospital in Gujarat to provide five organ transplant surgeries under one roof.

There are 15 ICU beds in the transplant ICUs. Individual positive pressure ICU units with separate AHA and hepa filters are available to improve patient safety and maintain the highest levels of hygiene for infection control. These modular ICUs have individual spacious cabins, are well ventilated, and have a lot of natural light, all of which contribute to a positive healing ambience and environment. The ICUs are also outfitted with hemodynamic monitoring equipment to monitor all parameters with each heartbeat. It also has a complete in-house facility for heart, liver, and kidney support.

This world-class facility also has advanced systems such as an artificial heart, LVAD, ECMO, CRRT, TEG, and Nitric Oxide, among others. Patients are also given on-bed physiotherapy services.

“Knowledge, technology, and clinical excellence have been the driving factors of transforming the practise of medicine, resulting in optimised outcomes,” said Dr. Raajiv Singhal, Founding Member, Managing Director, and CEO – Marengo Asia Healthcare. Critical care is not an exception. We have entered a critical care phase that has become pivotal in dealing with complexities that are close to organ transplants as a result of the evolution of sub-specialties. While challenges to the healthcare system in managing organ transplant patients in their pre and post-operative phases remain, advances in risk reduction have resulted in better outcomes, lowering morbidity and mortality among organ recipients. Marengo CIMS Hospital has played an important role in performing the first heart transplant and the first lung transplant in the state of Gujarat, as well as setting high standards to become a regional Center of Excellence in organ transplants.

The establishment of a comprehensive, cutting-edge Transplant ICU is a step toward achieving the high goals that the doctors have set for the hospital and themselves.”

“In the transplant intensive care unit (TICU) we have created on the premises of Marengo CIMS hospital, the patient will receive closely monitored care from our specialist intensive care team,” says Dr. Keyur Parikh, Chairman of Marengo CIMS Hospital. While the transplant team will be closely involved in the patient’s care following the surgery, there will be a team of support staff monitoring the recipient’s organ transplant, blood pressure, sugar levels, breathing patterns, and pain management. For a better outcome in the patient’s recovery, the transplant post-operative care team will be supported by an extremely high level of bedside technology and constant medical supervision.”

Organ transplantation is a highly specialised field of medicine. The surgeries involve complexities that can be difficult for both the patient and the operating doctor. This makes it critical for a transplant ICU to be part of a hospital’s infrastructure where organ transplants are performed. With strict infection control policies in place for transplant patients, ICUs provide care in isolation and provide a healing experience with a notable standard of care in a protective environment.

Marengo Asia Healthcare Information:

Marengo Asia Healthcare operates three hospitals in Delhi NCR, Ahmedabad, and Bhuj, with a total of 1300 beds. Marengo Asia Healthcare is poised to expand across India and aims to establish centres of excellence in key specialties such as Cardiac Sciences, Oncology, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Critical Care, Accident & Emergency, Renal Sciences, Gastro & Transplants in all of its networked hospitals. The platform’s mission is to provide global expertise and clinical excellence at the international level, as well as multi-super specialty services. Marengo Asia’s approach is based on the ‘Four A’ pillars of Awareness, Affordability, Accessibility, and Accountability. With a vision of “Patient First Approach,” in which all decisions are made with the benefit of the patients in mind, the platform provides comprehensive healthcare to ensure that no patient goes untreated. Samara Capital, QRG Family Investment Office, and Godrej Family Investment Office have all made investments in Marengo Asia Healthcare.

The following are some facts about Marengo CIMS Hospital:

CIMS Marengo Asia Network Hospital is a 350-bed multi-super specialty “Green Hospital” that offers a variety of outpatient and inpatient preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services. With one of the highest success rates in India, the hospital provides world-class treatment and excellent healthcare services for most diseases and medical problems. CIMS Hospital is accredited by JCI – Joint Commission International (USA), NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers), and NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories) to provide quality healthcare and patient safety throughout India.

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