Throughout the course of history, women have played a vital role in the healthcare industry. However, for centuries, the sector was male-dominated, and women had to struggle to get recognised for their contributions.
At present, the scenario is different, and several women pioneers, with their perseverance and hard work, are leading the healthcare industry. One such pioneer is Dr Richa Mishra, director of Shekhar hospital and Chairperson of Hind Institute of Medical Sciences, Barabanki & Sitapur and a rare combination of benevolence, diligence and Innovation.
Quality healthcare and healthcare institutions with super speciality facilities are always a key requirement for any society, even more so after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Any hospital’s quality is often gauged on the basis of facilities, technology and equipment provided by the management. And without good management and administration, achieving the choicest health facilities and equipment is near impossible.
Shekhar Hospital, a well-known multispeciality hospital in Lucknow, and Hind Institute of Medical Sciences is a 800 bedded tertiary care multi speciality hospital along with Post Graduate Medical & Nursing College.
Shekhar Hospital & Hind Hospital is the epitome of quality healthcare under the administration of Dr Richa Mishra, whose first priority is to provide the best treatment at an affordable cost under one roof to all her patients.
Leading the only NABH, NABL AND ISO 9001-2008 accredited hospital in Lucknow, Dr Richa comes armed with an MHA, MBA and PhD in management with a specialisation in healthcare.
A member and patron of the Lucknow Management Association, Dr Richa is acknowledged for her expertise and administrative skills in launching one of the best hospitals in Lucknow with 40 specialities throughout her 25 years of experience.
From 1985 to 2022, the 37-year-long journey of Shekhar Hospital has been anything but easy. However, under the leadership of Dr Richa Mishra, the hospital grew by leaps and bounds.
Apart from proper planning to utilise limited resources, Dr Richa was on a mission for Shekhar Hospital and Hind Hospital to reach the unreached, care for the uncared and touch the untouched. With proper planning and teamwork, they have managed every challenge along the way and influenced innumerable hearts in the process.
Shekhar hospital, a leading multi-speciality hospital in Lucknow, is equipped with 40 specialities, including neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, gynaecology, cardiology, ctvs surgery, ENT, respiratory medicine, psychiatry, 24X7 operating pharmacy, blood bank and kidney transplantation among others.
The hospital is equipped with ICUs like pediatric ICU, neonatal ICU, and surgical ICU. Shekhar Hospital is a tertiary care and multi-speciality hospital where patients come from the outskirts of Uttar Pradesh through referrals.
The hospital is recognised by ISO, affiliated with NABH and has a NABL-accredited lab as well. Equipped with the best diagnostic services, such as CT, MRI, ECO, TMT, ERCP, EMG, EEG, NCV, Mamography, Angiography, Angioplasty and Catheter laboratory. Hospital strive to provide the finest treatment to all their patients.
Hind institute of Medical Sciences, Barabanki is a 800 bedded hospital and Hind Institute of Medical Sciences, Sitapur is a 1000 bedded hospital running in outskirts of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
We are providing quality health care services at very low costs in these rural area in which well equipped ICCU, ICU, NICU, PICU, Surgical ICU, GICU, Respiratory ICU and CT Scan, MRI, Blood Bank like services are their very low cost for poor patients. In this way we are providing charitable services to around 25 lacs population of Barabanki & Sitapur.
Dr Richa Mishra has started Delhi World Public School because of vision of providing services to rural part of Uttar Pradesh school for rural area students of Sitapur.
When it comes to healthcare, India as a country is far behind compared to others. The lower GDP allocation and lack of proper healthcare infrastructure with respect to the high population are a few of the reasons for the same. The conditions during the covid-19 epidemic have also showcased how far behind India is left when it comes to sound healthcare systems.
Dr Richa Mishra says, “The primary challenge is to maintain manpower.” At present, India has about 400 medical colleges, and more are in the pipeline.
She emphasises the Indian government, along with healthcare providers, is rising up to the occasion by opening more medical and nursing colleges so that more healthcare professionals can be trained. In the coming future, India will be ready to handle all kinds of epidemics with the best facilities. In Dr Richa Mishra’s words, “Our country is progressing, and we are doing our best from our end.”
Shekhar Hospital has one true mission of providing “Quality Healthcare At an Affordable Price” under one roof. With an aim to identify patients’ needs and deliver them, and by offering quality healthcare and quick service at a reasonable price, they have restored people’s faith in doctors and hospitals.
The hospital administration focuses on regular upgradation of technology and competent manpower by upgrading skills. The non-compromising attitude of the team at Shekhar hospital helps them to meet patients’ needs and expectations. To offer the best services to the patients, they keep on updating their skills and equipment.
According to Dr Richa Mishra, it is their quality health care and medical education under one roof that differentiates them from their competitors.
What started as a small OPD clinic of Dr A.K. Sachan, Shekhar Hospital has grown to be a multispeciality hospital with 5000+employees. It offers Nephrology, Paediatrics, Emergency, Orthopedic, Ophthalmology, Gynecology & Obstetrics, Gastroenterology & Herpetology, Physiotherapy, Dental, ENT, Dialysis and Renal services. Their specialised and well-equipped trauma, cardiology, urology and nephrology unit is at par with international standards.
Dr Richa Mishra’s plans of creating a better healthcare system are not just limited to the enhancement and upgradation of the Shekhar hospital but also include the betterment of the healthcare education system. For her, the major milestones she has achieved are opening up postgraduate and undergraduate medical colleges.
With the onset of technology, the healthcare industry is going to change tremendously. Dr Richa Mishra has plans to provide healthcare services to the doorstep of long-distance patients by incorporating telemedicine, app-based and software-based treatment facilities.