New Delhi (India), August 28: Dr. Santosh Saklecha is a rheumatologist and the Director at Santosh Hospital, which is a 200-bed hospital in Bangalore city. Santosh Hospital has been in existence for more than four decades, and it has all the departments. It is one of the most renowned Multispecialty Hospitals in Bangalore city. Santosh Hospital has 50 to 70 doctors working full-time and proudly mentions that it has four courses recognised by the National Board of Examinations (DNB), namely Medicine, OBG, Anaesthesia, and Radiodiagnosis. The hospital has a very strong clinical trial department and has conducted phase 1 of clinical trials on the premises. Dr. Santosh Saklecha has participated in and done more than 25 clinical trials in various departments, notably in surgery, OBG, medicine, rheumatology and several others.
Santosh Group has two large premium diagnostics and has all the diagnostics modalities like MRI, multi-slice CT scan, ultrasound, Digital x-ray and hi-end laboratory. It also has a high-end premium Onco diagnostics, which is the first of its kind in Bangalore city, and more than 450 PET CT scans have been performed within the hospital in a month, making it in the first position in the city. Considering that manpower is one of the biggest assets, Santosh group entered into education and offers courses in paramedical, nursing, physiotherapy, and diploma.
Dr. Saklecha is dedicated to promoting eco-friendly practices in the medical field through his innovative initiative, Ghar pe Diagnostics. This unique program enables patients to conveniently access a wide range of medical tests from the comfort of their homes. The reports generated by the service are not printed but delivered as a secure link. Upon opening the link, patients can view their reports in extremely high quality. The efficiency of Ghar pe Diagnostics is remarkable, with most reports being delivered within an impressive 10-15 minutes after the tests, ensuring timely and accurate results. Only blood tests require an additional day for processing. By embracing technology and environmental consciousness, Dr. Saklecha’s initiative revolutionizes the diagnostic experience, making healthcare more accessible and sustainable for everyone.
When asked about what made Dr. Santosh Saklecha, director and Rheumatologist at Santosh Hospital, take up this wonderful endeavour, he mentioned, “India has more than 138 million people who are above the age of 65 and have difficulty in coming to the hospitals and diagnostic centre as they don’t have anyone to get them and hence they keep postponing their tests, this made us think that we should help them to solve this problem and hence this was the birth of Ghar Pe Diagnostic were we do all the tests at the comfort of the home that’s why we say ‘we test while you rest’.”
Dr. Santosh Saklecha is a part of the Private Hospital Association in Karnataka and works in the capacity of Joint Secretary. In addition to this, he also helps NABH in conducting assessments for the various hospitals, be it full NABH or entry-level NABH. This allows him to travel across India and see what others are doing and help to improve the quality as well as implement a few good practices within Santosh Hospitals.