Residents of Chennai will be able to avail speciality led services at their door step
Nightingales Home Health Services, a Medwell Ventures company announced its entry into Chennai. After successfully establishing a deep presence in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad markets, Nightingales has established its first branch in the centrally located area of Adyar in Chennai. A multi disciplinary and experienced team will provide comprehensive healthcare services at home including visits by doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, respiratory therapists and wound care therapists. Nightingales has established specialised protocols for management of patients with strokes, COPD, Congestive heart failure, diabetic wounds and musculoskeletal issues at their home.
Vishal Bali, Co-founder and Chairman, Medwell Ventures, said,“India is going through a transformation in its healthcare delivery ecosystem and speciality led home healthcare services with a focus on chronic diseases will play a key role in this transformation. Heart diseases, COPD, strokes, cancers and diabetes are 60 per cent cause of mortality in the country. Non Communicable Disease’s (NCD’s) scale to become chronic diseases and currently account for 40 per cent of all hospital stays and 35 per cent of OPD visits. Our model of home healthcare through Nightingales aims to reduce recurrent hospitalisation of patients with chronic diseases by devising personalised care plans for their management at home. NCD’s and neurohealth issues will cost India $4.58 trillion by 2030 and will cause huge health affordability issues.”
“Chronic diseases are a key healthcare issue in Chennai with a high re-hospitalisation rate. We are bringing to Chennai our extensive experience of home based care protocols and a well qualified clinical, paraclinical and professional management team. Our Adyar branch will cover 3.2-3.5 million people and subsequent branches will come up in other parts of Chennai. With more than 60 per cent of hospital beds currently present in central Chennai we see post hospitalisation care as an integral offering from Nightingales,” said Narasimha Jayakumar, CEO, Nightingales
Commenting on the Chennai launch, Jayakumar, also mentioned, “As a technology-based home healthcare company we see our services expand to more than 10 cities in India with multiple branches in each city. Our model of home healthcare is highly differentiated by its clinical focus and we will continue to expand our portfolio of services based on patient centric needs.”