Quality Assurance

Aster MIMS has been keeping pace with the latest developments in the technology, thus utilizing the technological advancements for better patient service and for cost reduction. A new system of recording and retrieval for discharge summary dictation by doctors has been installed, whereby multiple doctors can dictate the summaries simultaneously. This nhas reduced the time consumed in releasing the patients from our hospital and also saved the precious time of the doctors, which can be utilized in caring the other patients. Aster MIMS believes that there is no upper limit for quality, charity and affection. The quality assurance’s telephone number is displayed in all prominent places of the hospital and in rooms and wards for the patients to contact us personally to give their appreciation, suggestions, complaints or concerns. It is a 24 hours accessible number. MIMS had won the first NABH accreditation among Multispeciality hospitals in India in 2006 and the first NABL accreditation among hospital laboratories in Northern Kerala in 2012 with untiring efforts by the department of Quality. Aster MIMS has secured the first place among hospitals making substantial and sustained efforts in pollution control in the years 2001, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013,2014 and 2015 from State Pollution Control Board, Kerala. The hospital look forward to get accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI).

Scope of the Department

  • To act as the nodal office to receive verbal and written complaints from patients and relatives. To take corrective and preventive actions on the complaints.
  • To receive, collate, analyze and report on Customer Feedback: The report to include satisfaction levels using an internally devised scoring system, both absolute and relative. The report will be presented to the Heads of Departments of the hospital.
  • To receive and analyze all incidents which are reported. These reports will be studied in depth, root cause analyzed and reports made to Director-QAD as well as to the concerned HOD. The collated results after segregation into 4 types will be presented to the Hospital Safety Committee and also to the Heads Of Department meeting.
  • To receive reports from the various other committees and to ensure compliance to established protocols: The Hospital Infection Control Committee, Drug Committee, Safety Committee, Medical Records Committee, Blood Transfusion Committee, and the Committee for critical care areas.
  • To receive monthly statistics reports from the DHIM and work out and report the utilization co-efficient.
  • To conduct process and outcome audit in clinical areas,

a. Mortality Audits

b. Infection rates

c. Medication errors

d. Prevention of patient falls

e. Audit on patient identity

f. Audit of diagnostic service like lab, radiology, nuclear medicine etc.

g. Surveillance audits h. Biomedical waste management

  • To conduct along with the DHIM, Mortality Audits and report the outcome to doctors meeting.
  • To conduct process and outcome audit in the non-clinical service areas.

a. Time delay studies

b. HAZMAT/E- waste management

c. Customer satisfaction surveys

To audit cost outcomes and make appropriate reports to management.

a. Hospital wise comparison

b. Year wise comparison

  • To improve clinical Governance by establishing evidence-based clinical practice.
  • Review the existing clinical protocols and devise improvement strategies with consultants.
  • To ensure ethical management in place.
  • To ensure compliance to all statutory and regulatory norms.
  • To conduct adhoc and surprise audits to ensure compliance to all applicable norms.
  • To discuss and suggest areas of strength and concern to the top management as well as to suggest avenues for continuous improvement.

Doctors

Dr. Prashanth Parameswaran

Consultant

Medical Oncology

Dr. Prashanth Hails from Mannarkkad (palakkad Dist). He has done his Under graduation from Nagpur medical college . He later completed his post Graduation in General Medicine from Govt.Medical college, Thrissur and specialisation in Medical oncology from Cancer institute,Adyar,Chennai.

Dr. Prashanth Parameswaran

Consultant

Medical Oncology

Dr. Prashanth Hails from Mannarkkad (palakkad Dist). He has done his Under graduation from Nagpur medical college . He later completed his post Graduation in General Medicine from Govt.Medical college, Thrissur and specialisation in Medical oncology from Cancer institute,Adyar,Chennai.

Dr. Dileep Damodaran

Consultant

Surgical Oncology

He had completed his Surgical Oncology at Cancer Institute, Adyar in the field of cancer surgery since 2005. His Areas of Interest is PERITONECTOMY & HIPEC of ovarian & GI cancers, Limb savage surgery, MIE mega prosthesis for musculoskeltel tumour, Thoracic oncology –VATS, Mediastinoscopy and All major mediastinal resection, All head and nec surgery with reconstruction including skull base, Minimally invasive oncological surgery in GI & Gynaec cancer and Oncoplastic breast cancer surgery

Dr. Dileep Damodaran

Consultant

Surgical Oncology

He had completed his Surgical Oncology at Cancer Institute, Adyar in the field of cancer surgery since 2005. His Areas of Interest is PERITONECTOMY & HIPEC of ovarian & GI cancers, Limb savage surgery, MIE mega prosthesis for musculoskeltel tumour, Thoracic oncology –VATS, Mediastinoscopy and All major mediastinal resection, All head and nec surgery with reconstruction including skull base, Minimally invasive oncological surgery in GI & Gynaec cancer and Oncoplastic breast cancer surgery

Qualifications: MBBS, MS, DNB (Gen. Surgery), MCh (Surg. Oncology)​

Dr. Salim V P

Consultant

Surgical Oncology

Dr. Salim.V.P took his MBBS in 2001 from Calicut Medical College & MS (General Surgery) in 2006 from Govt medical college, Raipur (CG). He worked as asst professor in general surgery at KMCT medical college, Mukkom. He took his DNB (Surgical Oncology) in 2012 from Apollo Cancer Hospital , Chennai. His field of interest is Head and Neck , gynaec and GI malignancies.

Dr. Salim V P

Consultant

Surgical Oncology

Dr. Salim.V.P took his MBBS in 2001 from Calicut Medical College & MS (General Surgery) in 2006 from Govt medical college, Raipur (CG). He worked as asst professor in general surgery at KMCT medical college, Mukkom. He took his DNB (Surgical Oncology) in 2012 from Apollo Cancer Hospital , Chennai. His field of interest is Head and Neck , gynaec and GI malignancies.

Dr. Rijju G

Senior Consultant

Nuclear Medicine

Dr. Rijju obtained his MBBS degree from Trivandrum Medical College. He started his Nuclear Medicine career from CMC, Vellore. He did his post graduation in Nuclear Medicine from TATA Memorial Hospital & BARC, Mumbai and obtained DNB from Hinduja National Hospital & Research Center, Mumbai. Prior to joining MIMS he was working as a consultant in Rugveda Health Care, Ahemedabad.

Dr. Rijju G

Senior Consultant

Nuclear Medicine

Dr. Rijju obtained his MBBS degree from Trivandrum Medical College. He started his Nuclear Medicine career from CMC, Vellore. He did his post graduation in Nuclear Medicine from TATA Memorial Hospital & BARC, Mumbai and obtained DNB from Hinduja National Hospital & Research Center, Mumbai. Prior to joining MIMS he was working as a consultant in Rugveda Health Care, Ahemedabad.

He presented papers in the International Symposium of Nuclear Cardiology in Beijing and his papers were accepted in the World Conference of Nuclear Medicine Biology in Sandeigo in Chile. Participation in the Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meetings in Los Angeles, Philadelphia and World Nuclear Cardiology Conference in Florence - Italy are to his credit.

Qualifications MBBS,DRM, DNB

Dr. Sathish Padmanabhan

Senior Radiation Oncologist

Radiation Oncology

Dr Sathish Padmabhan has done MBBS from Madurai medical college,Madurai tamilnadu. After completion of MDRT from cancer institute, Aadyar, Chennai, he worked as Assistant professor, in the department of Radiation oncology at the cancer institute.

Dr. Sathish Padmanabhan

Senior Radiation Oncologist

Radiation Oncology

Dr Sathish Padmabhan has done MBBS from Madurai medical college,Madurai tamilnadu. After completion of MDRT from cancer institute, Aadyar, Chennai, he worked as Assistant professor, in the department of Radiation oncology at the cancer institute.

Qualifications MBBS : from Madurai medical college,Madurai tamilnadu

MDRT: from cancer institute (WIA), adyar Chennai

Assiatant professor, radiation oncology: cancer institute (WIA) ,ADYAR CHENNAI.

Dr Sreelesh KP

Consultant

Medical Oncology

Dr Sreelesh KP serves as Senior Consultant in the Department of Oncology at Aster MIMS. He is specialized in Medical Oncology.

Dr Sreelesh KP

Consultant

Medical Oncology

Dr Sreelesh KP serves as Senior Consultant in the Department of Oncology at Aster MIMS. He is specialized in Medical Oncology.

He has qualified his MBBS from Governmentt Medical College, Calicut, MD in General Medicine from Trivandrum Medical College and DM in Medical Oncology from Regional Cancer Center Trivandrum. He has presented and published various papers and posters at National and International conferences.
Prior to joining Aster MIMS, he was working as Senior Specialist in the department of Oncology at Aster Medicty.
Qualifications: MBBS, MD in General Medicine, DM in Medical Oncology.

Dr. Vineetha Rijju

Consultant

Palliative Oncology

Graduated in 2002 from KMC, Manipal .Worked elsewhere until 2007, then joined Department of Medical Oncology as the General Duty Medical Officer. In 2010 - completed National Fellowship in Palliative Medicine and thereafter BCCPM from The Institute of Pain and Palliative Medicine, Calicut .

Dr. Vineetha Rijju

Consultant

Palliative Oncology

Graduated in 2002 from KMC, Manipal .Worked elsewhere until 2007, then joined Department of Medical Oncology as the General Duty Medical Officer. In 2010 - completed National Fellowship in Palliative Medicine and thereafter BCCPM from The Institute of Pain and Palliative Medicine, Calicut .

In 2012- commenced a Pain and Palliative clinic in MIMS Oncology Center as the Pain and Palliative Physician.Been an integral part of various cancer screening camps and have worked for cancer support organizations for the benefit of cancer patients and survivors. Commenced MIMS Home Care services, CSR initiative of MIMS in 2013.In 2014 ,started a lymphoedema clinic for the benefit of patients suffering from secondary lymphoedema due to cancer/ cancer treatment. Currently pursuing M Sc in Palliative medicine , Cardiff University (U.K.).Visiting faculty for Palliative Medicine teaching courses for doctors and nurses ,at The Institute of Pain and Palliative Medicine, Calicut.​

Qualifications
MBBS, FPM, BCCPM

Dr. Sellam Karunanithi

Consultant

Nuclear Medicine

Dr Sellam, a university gold medalist, secured his MBBS from Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai. He pursued his MD in Nuclear Medicine at AIIMS, New Delhi with a career span of 6 years of experience in PET/CT oncology. His areas of special interests are PET/CT (Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology), Nuclear Cardiology (MPI- Myocardial Perfusion Imaging), Radio- Iodine Therapy (I-131 for Cancer Thyroid, Graves disease, Toxic Nodular Goiter & AFTN), Bone Scan, and Renal Scans (DTPA & DMSA).

Dr. Sellam Karunanithi

Consultant

Nuclear Medicine

Dr Sellam, a university gold medalist, secured his MBBS from Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai. He pursued his MD in Nuclear Medicine at AIIMS, New Delhi with a career span of 6 years of experience in PET/CT oncology. His areas of special interests are PET/CT (Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology), Nuclear Cardiology (MPI- Myocardial Perfusion Imaging), Radio- Iodine Therapy (I-131 for Cancer Thyroid, Graves disease, Toxic Nodular Goiter & AFTN), Bone Scan, and Renal Scans (DTPA & DMSA).

Dr.Sellam has published about 95 research articles in various indexed international journals till date. He has been awarded the ‘AIIMS Excellence Award- 2012’ and the prestigious ‘Asian Young Investigator Award-2014’ by the ‘Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine’ for his contribution in the field of research at a very young age. He has also presented papers in international conferences conducted at Lyon, France and Osaka, Japan. Adding to his credits, he is one among the first five Indians and first twenty five young Asian Nuclear Medicine physicians to have been certified as a Fellow of the Asian Nuclear Medicine Board (FANMB).

Qualifications MBBS, MD (AIIMS, New Delhi), RSO 2 (BARC, Mumbai), FANMB (Japan)

Dr. Shanu M

Consultant

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Shanu M

Consultant

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Roshnara Ashraf

Consultant

Medical Oncology

Dr. Roshnara Ashraf

Consultant

Medical Oncology

Dr. Shamsudheen

Consultant

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Shamsudheen Cholayil works as the Registrar in the Department of Oncology at Aster MIMS. He completed his MBBS from Calicut Medical College and an MD in Radiotherapy from JIPMER, Pondicherry.

Dr. Shamsudheen

Consultant

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Shamsudheen Cholayil works as the Registrar in the Department of Oncology at Aster MIMS. He completed his MBBS from Calicut Medical College and an MD in Radiotherapy from JIPMER, Pondicherry.

Facilities

Techniques & Technologies

  • PCR & Gel Documentation Systems
  • HPLC Systems
  • Chemiluminescence - Microparticle Assay
  • Automated bacterial culture and identification systems
  • Capillary & Gel Electrophoresis
  • Photometry – Linear & Nom Linear Chemistries
  • Nephlometry
  • Frozen sections, Renal and Skin biopsies
  • Darkfield microscopy
  • Polarising microscopy
  • Indirect Immunoflurescence
  • Immunohistochemistry and Cytochemistry
  • Automated ESR & Coagulation studies
  • Automated ELISA using IIIrd & IVth generation kit
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Services Offered

  • Round the clock services for Laboratory Investigations and Blood Banking (whole blood and components) for outpatients and inpatients.
  • All kinds of routine as well as major specialized investigations are done in all the divisions.
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Infrastructure

  • All the major specialties like Histopathology, Cytology, Clinical Pathology, Haematology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Virology, Molecular Biology, Transplant Immunology are available for the time.
  • Lab Information System linked to Hospital Information System.
  • Follows strict quality control procedures under ISO, NABH, NABL guidelines.
  • Doctors and Technologists are highly qualified and experienced with exposure in India and abroad.
  • Use state-of-the-art equipments and cutting edge technologies.
  • The leader in the Malabar Region.
  • Almost all the systems are fully Automated.
  • Facility for receiving external samples directly and through satellite labs (in the offing).
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