K.R. Hospital to get Multi-Speciality Centre.

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Chief Minister Siddaramaiah recently announced that the government proposes to construct a 350-bed multi-speciality hospital on the premises of the State-run K.R. Hospital.

Speaking to presspersons after inspecting K.R. Hospital and its facilities, besides holding a meeting with doctors and officials from the Mysore Medical College and Research Institute (MMCRI), Mr. Siddaramaiah said Rs. 95 crore would be allocated to establish the hi-tech hospital.

The special wards complex at the hospital, which is in a dilapidated state, will be demolished to make way for the construction of a six-storey hi-tech hospital. Mr. Siddaramaiah said he had already discussed the proposal with the Secretary of the Medical Education Department and the MMCRI officials, and have directed them to prepare a proposal to place before the Cabinet for approval.

Mr. Siddaramaiah said he would ask the hospital management to take up restoration of K.R. Hospital and Cheluvamba Hospital, both teaching hospitals of MMCRI. Both hospitals are among the oldest healthcare establishments in the State. Minister for Public Works H.C. Mahadevappa, who was present, suggested establishing a canteen for patients and their families.

Last year, the Chief Minister had directed the MMCRI to prepare a detailed project report (DPR), as part of K.R. Hospitals Comprehensive Development Project for upgrading the hospital.

INHS - Oldest Command Hospital in India, in 250 Years Of Solitude

3D Power has focused on the hidden from the public eye in an umbrella of greenery, the INHS (Indian Naval Hospital Ship) Asvini hospital has been witness to more two centuries of Indian history. From the time the East India Company set up its establishment in the port town of Bombay to the tumultuous period of World War I and II, the two-and-a-half century old hospital is not only the city’s oldest hospital, but also the country’s oldest command hospital. The idea of constructing a hospital in Colaba struck Britishers during their hunting expeditions, an official from Asvini said. The hospital, then called the King’s (Seamen’s) hospital, was first built in 1756 on Old Woman’s Island as a convalescent home for ailing British soldiers. “However, In 1769, a sepoy hospital was built where the current hospital exists for the Indian troops, and King’s hospital was shifted here,” said Commander Rahul Sinha, chief public relations officer (Indian Navy). Interestingly, the Sepoy hospital, then a barrack but symbolic of British history, was demolished to give way for larger structure. While the hospital dates back to 1756, several historians consider its history to begin from 1860 when the ground-plus-one-storey family hospital was built. “While it is ancient and has history attached to it, the hospital had no architectural features to flaunt. It was built with stone and was well spaced,” said city historian Deepak Rao. According to hospital authorities, the maternity ward in the hospital was called hawa mahal because of the constant sea breeze it got. For a long time, family members of both Indian and British soldiers were treated there for simple ailments or for deliveries. 

The modest stone structure, however, lost its charm after the requirement of expansion led to construction of a six-storey building nearby. Rao said, “The family hospital was a Grade-I structure. However, the new hospital building built in 2004 was not congruent with the old structure and the heritage category was dropped to Grade-II.” Interestingly, the hospital has been renamed thrice till now. While it was first named King’s (Seamen’s) hospital in 1756, the name was changed to “Bombay Marine hospital” in 1788. Finally in 1951, Lady Parry, wife of then Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Navy, named the hospital “INHS Asvini”. It is said that the name Asvini was derived from ‘Asvini Kumars’ — twin gods symbolising fusion of medicine with innovation and leadership. Asvini also means ocean-born. The hospital also has smaller structures built alongside, which date back a century. The Jeffrey’s wing, the current college of nursing and the school of medical assistance are all housed in heritage structures. There is a unique feature of the hospital which is still not known to several working there — the ancient Banyan tree close to the family hospital building. “The tree exists even before the family hospital was constructed in 1860,” said Rao. A surgeon from the hospital said the tree, now “grand and old”, continues to give shade and add beauty to the property. 

How To Design A ‘Smart’ Hospital

To respond to a technologically driven environment of care and prepare for its evolution in the future, healthcare providers must consider bolstering the patient experience both inside their facilities and out through a keen focus on connectivity, communication, and access to information.
Healthcare architects and designers have a unique opportunity to unite architecture and technology by creating dynamic and engaging settings that cater to the individualized needs of patients and identifying opportunities for staff and administrators that broaden treatment options as well as where that treatment is provided.

As such, planning for technology must be at the forefront of any new facility project to ensure it will be relevant to future care delivery. For example, at the new Winthrop University Hospital Research and Academic Center, located on Long Island in Mineola, N.Y., and slated to open in December, this approach was taken by exploring various technologies, ranging from interactive media to medical simulation to Web-based doctor/patient interactions.

However, visitors to the building—a translational research facility designed to bring together patient care, research, education, and community outreach focused on diabetes and other endocrinology issues—will experience the benefits of future-focused technologies most significantly on the clinical floor of the building.

Winthrop will provide patients a digital portal for secure, 24-hour access to electronic medical records, scheduling, billing, registration, and educational materials from any connective device. The patient portal is the core resource that facilitates many of the building’s other technological features and provides data that unifies the efforts of doctors, researchers, and patients to plan and discover the best prevention and treatment options for each illness.

Connectivity should be considered at the very beginning of a project and utilized as a planning resource to help direct the program and, ultimately, the design. For example, at Winthrop’s new facility, multiple seating clusters seamlessly incorporate bariatric seating in a casual and comfortable lounge-like waiting environment that’s coordinated with floor outlets to provide power connections.
Hybrid exam/consult modulesAs technology allows healthcare designers to add or expand options for diagnostic, clinical, and customer services, technology also allows the opportunity to rethink standard spaces to create a streamlined, optimized environment. For instance, careful planning can allow for flexibility between departments; the development of exam/consult modules can eliminate assigned, or physician-specified, rooms, creating overlap between different clinical spaces. This overlap allows the use of a digital scheduling system to flex between available rooms, thus optimizing usage and reducing wait times.

Winthrop’s hybrid exam/consult rooms—interconnecting the adult and pediatric clinical spaces—are designed to increase patient comfort and personalize doctor-patient interaction. Organized into a patient zone and a healthcare provider zone, the system eliminates the need to move a patient to an office with the physical barrier of a formalized desk for the physician. Instead, a “P-top” work surface organizes the doctor, patient, and family members around a wall-mounted screen for information sharing, while caregivers can chart on a portable computer docked on the work surface, allowing them to face the patient and simultaneously enter information.
Staff also has the ability to select specific information to shift onto the patient-doctor shared screen. Connection to the patient’s personal folder on the patient portal allows the doctor to easily drop in instructional videos, documents, or other important information that the patient can access later.

Education zonesEducation zones dispersed throughout clinical areas can introduce patients to the use of devices that monitor their condition, teaching them how to interpret and utilize real-time device-generated information. At Winthrop, with its focus on diabetes care, research, and education, this manifests in technology training rooms and insulin pump education rooms specifically designed to introduce patients to new technologies available to help them as they live with their disease.
Home scales and glucose monitors connected to the patient portal will update patient records daily and alert doctors of any important issues. Likewise, the information collected from the monitors is well documented in order to keep the option of retro analysis available to patients and doctors.

TelemedicineCurrent technology enables doctors and patients to connect remotely and share information in a variety of ways, through two-way video, email, smart phones, wireless tools, and more. All classrooms and conference rooms at Winthrop’s new facility are designed with interactive video conference capability, giving physicians the opportunity to work remotely with patients or provide information to family members, while both callers view the same information on their individual screens.
These same building resources can be used to enhance a patient consultation by connecting remotely with a specialist at an affiliate institution or by allowing a family member to conference-in on an education session. Additionally, devices that upload information to the patient’s records allow the healthcare provider to monitor a patient’s progress between visits and can provide an early indication of any alarming developments and conditions.
However, planning for telemedicine must go beyond current uses to anticipate future applications, such as travelling nurses connecting to doctors in real-time or “robot doctor” specialists incorporated into care facilities.

Productive Hospital Spaces

3D Power helps people get an idea of the layout of the prospective building. 3D floor plans put the customer virtually inside the hospital - they help them visualize the look and feel and make the connection between drawings on paper and the finished product. 3D floor plans have today become invaluable assets for developers, architects and builders looking to market their product to potential customers and stakeholders. Which is very useful for Doctors as well to visualize the space planning for its multispecialty hospital its different specialised area's like OT, General ward, Special rooms, nurses & doctors quarters, Different OPD sections accounting, emergency entry's and exits  before its actual construction. And hospital animation is the most wonderful technology for the all speciality hospitals.

6 Trends Medical Equipment Manufacturers should Follow in 2015

3D Power appreciates the efforts taken by Qmed article on the issue of modernizing current hospital scenario. Have a look on some of the proposed trends by the same.

1. Big Data Keeps Consumers, Manufacturers, and Medical Equipment Connected

The benefits of connecting equipment through the internet of things (IoT) hold big promise for the healthcare industry. Not only do patients have greater access to their personal health information, manufacturers stay connected to their equipment and customers: “As these technologies evolve and IT infrastructures improve, so will the number of medical devices that are linked to them, making them ‘smarter’ and better at optimizing treatment,” said Qmed in their coverage of Big Data in the medical device space. The Qmed article highlights Big Data as one of the top five tech trends driving medical devices forward.

2. Increased Access to Data will Drive Manufacturer Efficiency in 2015

IoT sensors provide an endless flow of data from device to manufacturer. In addition to keeping manufacturers, customers, and equipment connected, this influx of data reveals insights into how equipment can be modified or upgraded as well as when it needs service or maintenance work. According to the Industrial Distribution article, 6 Key Predictions for Manufacturing in 2015, the Internet of Things will fuel the use of data to make strategic decisions, particularly in manufacturers’ and dealers’ ability to decide how to make equipment better and more efficient for the customer: “2015 will see that data put to use in a smarter way that makes things operate more efficiently. Even smaller companies in the industry will invest more in 2015 to improve their software operations.”

3. Internet of Things Makes Preventative Maintenance a Priority

With data delivered by the IoT, medical equipment service departments can repair equipment before problems occur. IoT sensors in equipment activate a work order automatically when a part isn’t working right. As the work order is generated, the system orders parts and schedules a preliminary service call. When the parts arrive, a service truck is dispatched to the site to perform the PM. Each of these steps is done automatically in seconds since no human interaction is required. Today’s Medical Developments echoes this trend of predictive maintenance in its 2015 article: “U.S. manufacturers will make big investments in predictive maintenance technologies in 2015. The proliferation of better and less expensive sensor technologies combined with the trend of connected factories will allow greater opportunity to implement predictive maintenance systems that will cut downtime and boost bottom lines.”

4. Mobile Apps Empower Technicians to Stay Connected

With renewed focus on product support, equipment manufacturers and dealers are turning to mobile service management apps to improve service results, build loyal customer relationships, and keep service techs connected in the field.

Top service apps give techs the tools to:

  • Capture inspection data.
  • Document time reporting.
  • See into the back office.
  • Track inventory, parts, and tasks.
  • Automatically receive work orders and set statuses throughout course of work.
  • Access customer equipment asset contract and warranty coverage.
  • Capture photos & signatures in the field.
  • Record work with our without wireless connectivity.

5. Manufacturer Sales Models are Shifting to Include Service Contracts

Today’s medical device customers expect more than just a piece of equipment. They also want strong service agreements and a lasting maintenance relationship to go along with it. MD+DI highlights how buyers of med devices are shifting their priorities: “Hospital administrators and payers are exerting greater influence and increasingly focusing purchase decisions around clinical and economic value. These new economic stakeholders require different sales approaches, including comparative effectiveness studies, outcomes-based contracts, and bundled purchasing models.” By expanding device sales strategy to include service contracts, med equipment manufacturers can capitalize on loyal customer relationships after the initial sale.

6. Mobile Imaging Market Expands

Healthcare facilities in need of interim medical equipment solutions while a hospital is being renovated or when demand is too high are turning to mobile imaging trailers: “Mobile units are available from a variety of companies that can deliver imaging equipment on wheels,” said the staff at Medical Dealer Magazine. “Mobile units typically include devices from major manufacturers and consist of scan rooms and workstations. The units sometimes include a staff of managers and technicians.” These mobile imaging trailers present new sales and service opportunities for medical equipment manufacturers. Medical facilities investing in or renting mobile equipment like these trailers can’t afford for them to be out of commission, and OEMs can take advantage by selling service contracts to keep the equipment in the trailers up and running while it’s stationed at the hospital. 

Conclusion: Take Advantage of this Year’s Opportunity in Service with the Right Technology

As connected technologies continue to provide more data than manufacturers know what to do with, you’ll need the right tools to organize that data and take advantage of your opportunity in service. As medical devices become more complex, establishing regular preventive maintenance programs will become even more important. Industry experts and research firms have found that service automation software and mobile apps are giving techs the tools they need to drive successful service programs in 2015. 

Effortless Hospital Rendering

Just put a glance over ravishing hospital’s images, you would get to know that 3D Interior views give you a clear idea about how your hospital will look like in near future. This can help you to avoid costly mistakes and would also increase the value of your hospital. No doubt, these views tell you if there is something wrong or right with the area. This quick consult is a big advantage when taking creative decisions. 

Narayana Hrudayalaya plans to set up 100 low cost hospitals across the country


Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals (NH) is planning to invest nearly Rs 5,000 crore on setting up a chain of 100 low-cost speciality hospitals and at least three more health cities in the country.

The low-cost hospitals will add 30,000 beds in five years. The company will invest Rs 25-30 crore on each of these hospitals, using prefabricated construction materials.

The first such hospital is being built by L&T in Mysore. The company want to prove that a state-of-theart, 300-bed multi-speciality hospital can be built for $6 million to $7 million (Rs 35 crore).



From traditional to global imageFrom government led development to private developersFrom Nehru Place to corporate parksFrom Housing colonies to apartment blocksFrom sandstone and dholpur to glass facadesFrom the Mughal to the British Imperial to the present Individual statements in architecture

What follows is a brief overview of the developments that have made a significant contribution in the post Independence scenario of Delhi in the public buildings sector and then the housing sector

a) The way the public buildings came about

Senior architect (1953-70), and then Chief Architect of CPWD(1970-4), Rahman was responsible for many of the buildings that give central Delhi it’s present character; the post and telegraph building (1954),the auditor and general  controller’s office, the Indraprastha Bhavan, the WHO building (1962) and the multi storey flats at RK Puram (1964) and the Patel Bhavan (1972-73).

It was the work of Gropius and the International style that overwhelmingly influenced the younger architects of the period. During the 1950’s the influence of the international style began to be widely evident in houses, whether Mistri or architect designed.

Horizontal bands of large glass windows, freestanding staircases and cantilevered porches were the main features. Plinths became lower, living and dining rooms were combined and, in houses for the wealthy, bathrooms became attached to bedrooms. Windows in many houses began to be recessed and concrete fins began to appear on the facades. The massing became horizontal. Reinforced concrete became the material of the modern era not only for houses but even more for public buildings.

Tuberculosis Association Building

Walter Sykes George (1881-1962) was an English architect in the post Independence era. (He had designed the St Stephens College,built in 1941). George's design for the Tuberculosis Association Building in New Delhi shows a modification of the prevalent International styles. The building’s adjustable lightweight horizontal louvers place it clearly in a contemporary Modernist context. George's use of materials in the building does, however, show continuity with much Anglo-Indian architecture of the 1930's.

The central and state pwds and their offshoots such as the DDA (estab provisionally in 1955 and finally in 1957 when it absorbed the Delhi Improvement trust) continued to work much as before Independence. They were primarily involved in the design of public buildings and large-scale housing developments. The design efforts of the architects of the CPWD in New Delhi have made a major impression on the city.

Many of the buildings such as Vayu Bhavan, Krishi Bhavan, Udyog Bhavan, Rail Bhavan(below,left),Vigyan Bhavan(below,right) and the Supreme court (1952) use chattris and chajja's, and are topped by domes to give an Indian character. The plain cubical mass of a government conference hall, the Vigyan Bhawan, which was designed by RI Geholote of the CPWD for large international conferences, uses elements from Buddhist, Hindu and Mughal architecture. The large entrance is of black marble and glass and is shaped in the form of a chaitya arch of the Ajanta style, symbolizing”the Indian heritage of peace and culture."  The arch motif became an easily recognized and frequently employed symbol of Indian identity, applicable to a wide variety of structures.

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court was designed by Deolalikar in an Indo British architectural style as it is located in Lutyen's complex. It is regarded as rather heavy headed.For example the chattris have square 15 by  15-inch columnar supports which stand in strong contrast to the elegance of those at Fatehpur Sikri or in Lutyens or Baker's work.

Towards the next decade-the sixties

The sixties brought about the presence of Joseph Allen Stein onto the architectural scene of Delhi. His work of the period - the India international centre (1959-62) and the AmericanInternationalSchool (1962-68)- comes more out of the American Empiricist tradition than the European Rationalist and its concern for orthogonal geometry particularly in the sitting of buildings.

His later work in the Ford Foundation building (1969) and Triveni Kala Sangamand the UNICEF building (1981) shows a continuous intellectual development. Few other architects have retained so independent and consistent a line of thought. Despite such works, it was the work of Gropius and the international style that overwhelmingly influenced the younger architects of the period.

It is possible to tentatively distinguish between those architects who consciously or unconsciously followed in

 The Indian Institute of Technology (above left) campus (1961) designed by Jugal Kishore Choudhary and the JawaharlalNehruUniversity (above right) campus by the CPWD and Mr CP Kukreja show influence of Rationalist thinking. The IIT Delhi is a less direct image of Le Corbusier's work than the PunjabUniversity plan. It consists of the academic buildings, housings and research facilities and faculty and staff residences. The former consists of three storey parallel blocks and a seven-storey block perpendicular to the longest of the three storey locks, which it joins to the administration. The buildings are linked by covered ways, which form courtyards-, a marriage of Oxbridge and Le Corbusian patterns.

The use of concrete for the main blocks contrasts with the rough stone aggregate of the lecture theatres and the multi story staircases provide sculptural elements penetrating the courtyards.

Akbar Hotel

The Akbar hotel (1965) designed for the Delhi Municipal Committee owes a lot to the Unit'ed' habitation by Le Corbusier. This building, which formed part of a new commercial center built in south Delhi in the 1970s, echoed many of the qualities of the Chandigarh secretariat in its use of concrete and its sculptural surface pattern.

It is a thirteen-strorey concrete slab building, which forms part of a larger commercial complex. A service floor separates the bedrooms above from the common areas on the lower floors. Like the Unite, the roof has "communal facilities"- in this case, a restaurant, garden and small open air theatre. A two storey curvilinear block juts out at the base, echoing the form of the MillownersBuilding in Ahmedabad. It houses restaurants and lounges

Shri Ram Centre

Prasad's other work, which clearly picks up on Le Corbusier's thought processed is the Shri Ram centre of a private trust promoting dance, drama and music. Like much of Prasad's works of the period, it is built of reinforced concrete and expresses, through architectural form, the variety of functions the building is to house. For instance, the theatre is in a cylindrical form and the rehearsal spaces are in the form of a rectangular mass. Many of the spaces have to serve a multiplicity of purposes and hence are open ended in design; there has also been a major effort to have the interior and outdoor spaces linked together.

The work in India that followed the Empiricist approach originally owed a great a debt to Richard Neutra and Frank Lloyd Wright; it was more thoughtful in dealing with the local contexts. Later the influence was continued through the works of Louis Kahn. Stein and Mansigh Rana (Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Library) (1968) .

Structural buildings

Architecture in India has had a long engineering tradition and structural engineers such as Mahendra Raj and H.K. Sen are amongst those whose collaborative work with architects created many innovative buildings. Raj's works include the Delhi cloth Mill (1970), the Permanent Exhibition complex (Pragati Maidan-1972) and the National Co-operative Development Corporation building.

The period since the 1960's has been an era in which issues of cultural identity have also been raised, not only in India, but also in countries, such as France, which felt culturally threatened by changes taking place in and around them. Perhaps the fundamental problem with the Modern movement was that architects used the forms of buildings and urban designs as a symbol of progress and democracy rather than attempting to deal with the broader array of human needs.

The geometric patterns of Modernism became used as a set of types for all architectural works by a number of architects. The patterns of these buildings became embedded in the minds of the clients as expressions of progress. Much of the continuing Modernist work consists of commercial buildings, some of which stand out because of their distinctive character. This character may arise from their location-they are single towers in an otherwise lower scaled built environment or they have a design different from the norm.

 The former group includes such buildings as the Vikas Minar of the DDA and the latter is exemplified by buildings like the LIC (below,left) by Charles Correa in CP. It is a stone and mirror glass building under a steel framed parasol set on a podium and dwarfs the Connaught circus buildings(below, right)  designed by Tor Russell.Both the buildings are substantially different from their surroundings as well as from standard commercial buildings.

In response to concern about the changing face of new Delhi, the urban arts commission was set up by the parliament in 1973 and given powers of approval over structures of "public importance". Its members proved either unwilling or unable, however, to halt the spread of high-rise building.

The 1962 plan had included a system for controlling the height of buildings by creating a floor-area ratio in which height was related to plot size, with ratios varying according to the zone of the city. The most generous height allowances were projected for the business district adjacent to Connaught place.

Included in various proposals for the district was a scheme produced by Raj Rewal and Kuldip singh in 1968 for the controlled redevelopment of barakhamba and Curzon roads.

They suggested that tower blocks be set back from the street alignment, to be partially screened by a raised pedestrian plaza and an irregular line of relatively low buildings. A similar proposal was made in 1969 for Janpath(below,left) another broad artery leading into Connaught place. This street was to continue as a shopping area, with low-rise buildings bordering the street and tall buildings set within the blocks. In practice, however, the district had no unified plan, becoming instead the focus of spontaneous high-rise development.

The old unity of style, moreover, was supplanted by flamboyantly competing forms. Contributing to the dramatic new profile of the commercial center was the life Insurance corporation of India building by Charles Correa, together with the state trading corporation (below,right) and the new town hall by Raj Rewal and Kuldip Singh. The large column free framework in vertical shafts creates large spans and allows for a variety of forms to be hung between them.