Dr. Aditi Karad: The Healthcare Transformation Leader

Hospitals combine in totality aspects of all the healthcare stakeholders to provide services for acute, chronic and complex medical issues for the patients. They optimize the use of scarce resources – Financial, Infrastructure and Manpower – in a well-planned manner to effectively meet the health needs of the population. Currently, external factors, for example  COVID, rate regulation, gaps in the health system in terms of technology and patient expectations, and shortage of manpower & expertise, have further enhanced the role of hospitals to reach the National Heath Goals including equality, affordability, universality and patient-centered care.

Being a doctor, Dr. Aditi Karad understands her responsibility of serving the society by providing the best care possible. She has passionately taken up the cause of providing excellent and affordable healthcare to all, which is truly an inspiration for many.

Dr. Aditi is presently serving as the Executive Director of VishwaRaj Hospital, Loni Kalbhor, Pune & Executive Director-World Peace School – Alandi | Latur | Indore. She is also holding an important position of a Member Trustee & Joint Secretary General -MAEER’s MIT Pune.

The Healthcare Transformation Leader

An ingenious personality, inspiring doctor, and visionary leader, Dr. Aditi Karad is an MBBS graduate from Padmashree Dr. D Y Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, and MA in Hospital Management from the Nuffield Centre from the University of Leeds, England, UK. VishwaRaj Hospital is a movement born out of Dr. Aditi Karad’s passion for providing quality and affordable healthcare directly at the doorsteps of the people.

Her relentless efforts have brought the best of technology, expertise, and facilities to the patients and people without losing the personal touch, dignity, and compassion that they deserve.

Under the visionary leadership of Dr. Aditi Karad, VishwaRaj Hospital has embarked upon a resolute journey to make quality healthcare accessible to a vast section of our society. In this journey, VishwaRaj Hospital has evolved innovative approaches to provide the best of care through the successful amalgamation of Medical Science and Information Technology, based on compassionate and proficient medical care. Dr. Aditi’s meticulous attention to each process of the hospital, proficiency in hospital management, and adept leadership qualities are the main reasons behind VishwaRaj Hospital’s soaring success. By successfully running this large multi-specialty hospital at a young age, she has become a true epitome of woman empowerment.

Dr. Aditi has many awards to her credit including the “Healthcare Transformation Leaders Award from the Indian Health Ministry, 2019” and “Women Entrepreneur of the Year 2021” (Dare to Dream Award) for her leadership and dedication in the healthcare industry. VishwaRaj Hospital also received “The 10 Most Recommended Superspeciality Hospitals in India by Insight Success, 2020” for the growth and success story of VishwaRaj Hospital under her leadership.

VishwaRaj Hospital – Passion for Healing

Under the generous mentorship of Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad  (Founder & Chief Patron MAEER’s MIT, Pune, UNESCO Chairholder, President – MIT-WPU), Vishwaraj Hospital commenced its operations in 2016, carrying forward the MAEER’S MIT Group’s 40 years of legacy to provide ‘Excellent and High-Quality Health Care’ for the community. VishwaRaj Hospital has a unique combination of the best -in class technology, put to use by the best names in the clinical circle to ensure world-class health care delivery to the patients. It is one of the largest tertiary care hospitals in the eastern part of Pune and has consistently ranked among the Most Trusted Hospitals in Pune and as the Best Emerging Hospital in Pune.

From the day of inception, the hospital has nurtured under Dr. Aditi’s leadership with care and diligence, keeping in mind the region’s current and future healthcare needs.  This hospital is situated at a strategic location on the Pune-Solapur highway making it easily accessible to all. The infrastructure speaks volumes about the hospital’s commitment to ‘PASSION FOR HEALING’.

The 300-bed hospital built on a total area of 300,000 square feet has a patient-centric design. It encompasses a wide range of specialties and ensures a dedicated focus on patient care. The hospital has touched more than 9,00,000 lives and treated more than 2,20,000 patients through its impeccable service standards and has created everlasting trust and respect in the heart and minds of its community.

VishwaRaj Hospital stands tall on the robust pillars of respect, ethics, trust, quality, teamwork, and innovation.

Top-class facilities for every patient need

VishwaRaj hospital is known for its patient-centric approach that creates the best possible combination of medical, surgical, rehabilitative, and supportive treatment for the betterment of its patients. The Hospital has 300 beds with 10 state-of-the-art well equipped modular operation theatres with three-stage air filtration and gas scavenging system to ensure patient safety.

The Hospital has one of the best critical care programs in the region with 65 beds in intensive care units including Medical, Surgical, Cardiac, Pediatric, Neonatology, and Neurosciences. The Critical care units are equipped with high-end patient monitoring devices, ventilators, and dedicated isolation rooms.

It has a top-of-the-line Hospital Information System (HIS) which is seamlessly connected across outpatient, inpatient, and diagnostic areas. The other equipment includes 1.5 Tesla MRI, 32 Slice Siemens CT Scan & FD- 10 Philips Cath lab, well – equipped Dialysis center, Advanced Pathological Laboratory, and Blood Bank. Equipped with leading medical technologies, comfortable stay options, a widespread network of ambulances, VishwaRaj Hospital competes with best hospitals in the Pune region.

VishwaRaj hospital provides different types of surgeries and procedures for various specialized treatments. It provides all specialty and super-specialty services to its patients. It caters services in the domain of:  Cardiac Sciences, Orthopedics & Joint Replacement, Renal Sciences, Neurosciences, Critical Care, GastroSciences, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Paediatrics & Neonatology, IVF, Anaesthesia, Chest Medicine, Emergency Medicine, ENT, General & Laparoscopic Surgery, Interventional Radiology, Maxillo Facial Surgery, Oncology, General Medicine, Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Dental Sciences, Dermatology and Cosmetology, Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Vascular surgery, Pathology & Microbiology, Radiology and more. This tertiary-care facility is the natural choice for those living in and around Eastern Pune. The hospital has an excellent Kidney Transplant Program to offer clinical solutions for people suffering from renal or nephrological disorders in and around the city of Pune.

Values – The path of success to Vishwaraj Hospital

VishwaRaj hospital has an amazing team of medical experts that includes some of the best names in the healthcare industry in Pune and Maharashtra. This has driven the hospital to accomplish an outstanding growth curve in both IPD and OPD patients since its inception in 2016.

When asked about the key differentiators of Vishwaraj Hospital, Dr. Aditi says to InnerReview magazine, “Ever since we admitted our first patient and embarked on our mission to generate new ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases, we have managed to create an ideal environment for patient-focused care. At VishwaRaj Hospital, the caliber of comfort and individual attention you receive is unmatched by any other hospital.”

Furthermore, Dr. Aditi adds, “I strongly believe that a hospital is a living organization — people make a hospital work and its culture ties people together, giving meaning and purpose to their day-to-day activities. At VishwaRaj Hospital, teams work together from the top down and across all departments, and beyond our walls into the community. Our inclusive and collaborative system ensures that every employee’s voice is heard. This in turn helps us achieve successful patient outcomes.”

Recently, the world overall fought against the COVID-19 pandemic.  The changed patterns in patient interests and expectations affected the hospitals’ working along with constant risk of safety and health of front line healthcare workers and other hospital staff. VishwaRaj Hospital exceptionally fought the war against COVID-19 accomplishing,

  • 15,000+ COVID Patients were treated successfully
  • 30,000+ people got vaccinated for COVID-19
  • 25,000+ COVID samples were tested at VishwaRaj Hospital
  • 20,000+ HRCT tests were done for patients
  • 4,000+ patients were treated free of cost
  • 1000+ patients were treated with COVID home care support

View on current Industrial Scenario

A lot has changed since the pandemic hit the economy. Almost everything has taken a 360-degree turn because of the circumstances of the pandemic.

Vishwaraj Hospital responded quickly to the impact of the pandemic.

“The COVID-19 impacted our economy and patient’s approach to the hospital in detrimental ways, but it has also opened up avenues for positive transformations like the adoption of digital technologies in the healthcare sector” Dr Aditi believes.

Use of technology

In today’s times, the trend of online consultations and online medical platforms is on the rise. At VishwaRaj, we are providing our patients the option of teleconsultation. Also, we have adopted the latest and advanced Electronic Medical Record system to improve the quality of care.

Reaching to the Masses

At VishwaRaj Hospital, we believe that if someone cannot access quality healthcare, it is the responsibility of the facility to reach out to them. Hence, we initiated the Outreach Programs under which, we have approached Gram Panchayats, Societies, Schools, Churches, etc., and gone up to far off towns and villages.

We have also partnered with Primary Healthcare Centres in the vicinity to provide the best treatments and procedures to the needy at minimal costs. UltraSonography for pregnant ladies is also provided on concessional costs. Nutritious food and transport is provided absolutely free of cost to make these women as comfortable as possible. We also lend support towards the vaccinations of babies.

We also offer a 50% concession on maternity bills if a woman delivers a baby girl. This is our small contribution towards the “Beti Bachao ” campaign and a small step towards maintaining the female-to-male ratio.

VishwaRaj Hospital also offers comprehensive cleft lip and cleft palate care to children right from surgery to counselling and educating the parents about best practices post -surgery. This surgery is done free of cost at our Hospital as a CSR initiative supported by an NGO.

Preventive Care:

At VishwaRaj Hospital, we have conducted over 1000 free medical check-up camps wherein services like consultation across departments, clinical tests (such as blood sugar, X-ray, ECG, Haemoglobin levels), and dental check-ups for children have been provided absolutely free of cost. Camps are not for consultation only, but also to educate the people about the benefits of various treatments.

Towards contribution to act in “Prevention of Breast Cancer”, VishwaRaj Hospital has partnered with community and conducted mammograms free of cost. This also supports an endeavor for underprivileged women.

Holistic and Personalized Care

The need of the hour is focus on personalized care reforming and reshaping the industry for better healthcare. At VishwaRaj Hospital, we focus on personalized care for patients considering the complete person -physically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually in the management and prevention of disease.

Futuristic Goals

Vishwaraj Hospital intends to launch a chain of super-specialty clinical set-ups in Pune in the year 2022, to offer quality and reasonable services to the majority. Soon, VishwaRaj Hospital is chipping towards the Start of the Radiotherapy unit for Cancer Treatment, as there are 2.25 million individuals living with the disease in the country.

We will also be launching hospitals in tier III areas in Pune in coming years to offer quality and affordable services to masses.

VishwaRaj Hospital will adopt a Hub and Spoke model for growth, under which the satellite clinics and hospitals in the adjoining area would handle the cases at first and refer the critical ones to the main hospital.

One more significant point on the agenda is to start Diagnostic centres on the Pune-Solapur highway to fortify the purpose of the association to take care of the healthcare needs of the majority at their doorsteps.