Dr. Mohit Shidhore is a practicing neurosurgeon and director of Bhubaneswar-based Trinity Neuro Hospital and Trauma Centre. The centre’s mission is to provide prompt, ethical and quality neuro and trauma-care service to the people of Odisha and the neighboring states. In an exclusive interview, Dr. Shidhore speaks about the hospital, facilities offered and future plans.
By Subhojit Panda
Take us through the background of Trinity …..
Though the medical scenario in Bhubaneswar was fast evolving, lack of adequate neuro and trauma-care facilities was a major concern. A few corporate hospitals had neuro and trauma-care departments but there was shortage of trained and dedicated neuro and trauma-care experts and well-trained paramedical staff. In that case, many precious lives were lost. Thus, a hospital catering to neuro and trauma cases exclusively was conceived. I and my dear friend Dr. H.H. Biswal joined forces and Trinity Neuro Hospital and Trauma Centre was opened to public in January 2018.
What is the USP of Trinity?
Being the first neuro and trauma super-specialty hospital in Odisha, we provide state-of-the-art, comprehensive multi-disciplinary neuro & trauma-care and 24*7 intensive care facility under one roof. Further, our diagnostic facilities like Digital X-Rays, Ultra-sonography, CT scan, pathology, etc are unmatched. Strategically located in Bhoi Nagar, Trinity is easily accessible to all patients. Trinity has an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and semi ICU which is fully equipped with ventilators, micro-filters and other intensive care gadgets to reduce the ICU infection rate. The round-the-clock availability of experienced intensive care experts is an added advantage for us. The acclaimed team of neurologists and neurosurgeons, the infrastructure and the advanced diagnostic and therapeutic technologies give us an edge over others.
What has been the response so far?
By God’s grace, the response has been overwhelming. Initially, it took time for people to accept our facilities. But once the ball got rolling, the patients reposed faith on our doctors, staffs and facilities. In the last 11 months, we have discharged over 900 patients of which 660 patients have been operated successfully. Every week, we are fortunate to serve patients from neighboring states like Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, etc. Also, we did a hip replacement surgery on a Dutch citizen who was in awe of our facilities. This speaks volume about the trust that our patients have on us.
What is your take on the medical landscape in Bhubaneswar?
It is heartening to see Bhubaneswar fast emerging as the medical hub in Eastern India. A lot of corporate hospitals and medical institutions of national and international repute have come up. But due to rapid population growth, the demand in medical sector has increased exponentially. I am confident that the sector will take a huge leap in the future for good.
What is your vision for Trinity?
Transforming Trinity into a one-stop destination for neuro and trauma-care is my long-term vision. Plans are afoot to set up a multi-specialty hospital at a different place soon. We are mulling to introduce Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy surgery here. Also, I envision NIMHANS emerging as a centre for excellence in mental health and neuroscience in the state and country by producing psychiatrists, clinical psychologists who can work nationally and internationally.