The paltry and appalling medical facilities available to the citizens of Kanpur made me ponder if there could be a state of art hospital here and thus the idea to set up RHL was conceived ! After doing my masters in surgery I worked in New Delhi for a year and worked out my plan for a multispeciality corporate hospital. The road was not easy, with iffy resources and my little experience in this field, but with the expert guidance of my parents and a little push from my family members I continued to tread into this virgin field, the rest is history. With an objective of bringing healthcare of international standards to common man, Regency Hospital was commissioned a decade ago. The gestation period from conception to inception was not a cakewalk and neither was it without hindrance. We faced a lot of resistance from all corners but there were friends also who were always at beck and call whenever we needed them.
I travelled widely around the world and visited some of the well known hospitals and grasped a few ideas and planned to incorporate international standards in my hospital. I developed a deep insight into the problems related to the management of hospitals. To implement the project professionally we tied up with the Indian Hospital Corporation Limited, for guidance in areas of equipments selection, operational procedures, management systems, besides all other services. All the major equipment was imported and skeletal services were commissioned by way of OPD services in the year 1993 in October and regular hospital was commissioned in 1995.
The first three years of commercial operation were rather strenuous because a new concept hitherto not existent had to be sold to the people of Kanpur for treatment by superspecialists under one roof. The city lacked advanced medical facilities for Open Heart Surgery, Kidney Transplant, Neurosurgical Emergencies besides modern diagnostics under one roof. The basic aim was to provide sophisticated diagnostics and therapeutic facilities of international standards in Kanpur and decrease the wide gap between the demand and supply of advanced medicare. We surged ahead despite all the obstacles.
In a short span of sixteen years, the hospital has been able to establish a distinct identity for delivering superspecialty medical services in Kanpur and surrounding areas. The hospital has to its credit, performance of procedures like coronary angiography, angioplasty, coronary bypass surgery, heart valve replacement, kidney transplant, hip and knee joint replacement and handling of complicated brain tumours and spinal disorders. Besides, the hospital has initiated a large number of procedures which were hitherto not being practiced in Kanpur in virtually all specialties. After establishing itself as a centre of excellence in a short span of sixteen years, the hospital is aiming for massive expansion plans, which include expansion of bed capacity, state of the art emergency room and trauma centre, a dedicated Urology-Nephrology and Gastroenterology centre, up gradation of equipment, installation of MRI and creation of certain new specialties. Ever since its establishment, RHL has never looked back in bringing high quality medical services to the city of Kanpur. Each and every step RHL has taken so far is exclusively aimed at providing best medicare in the state. To date RHL has treated scores of patients of various ailments, many of these cases were critical and complicated. RHL’s success as per people’s estimate has been its commitment to provide high standard of healthcare. Patients checking in the Regency Hospital have always found themselves in the best medical hands the country can offer and that too at a cost which is highly competitive.
Dr. Atul Kapoor