Institute of Rheumatology & Neuro-Muscular Rehabilitation of Kolkata Gets ILAR Recognition

On 31 January a press meet was organized by Satkrit Healthcare – Institute of Rheumatology & Neuro- Muscular Rehabilitation (SIRNR) on Recognition by ILAR (International League of Associations for Rheumatology) for Musculo–Skeletal & Vascular Ultrasound Training in Rheumatology Diagnosis & Treatment.

Clinical & administrative team of SIRNR at press meet

As per SIRNR press statement Diagnosis and Treatment for Rheumatology Auto-immune conditions such as Arthritis (Inflammation of Joints) and Vasculitis (Inflammation of Blood Vessels) has become extremely important for the society so that they get the right diagnosis, when faced with an unexplained medical condition.

The aim of SIRNR is to provide Musculo-skeletal Ultrasound (MSUS) & Vascular Ultrasound (VUS) training to radiologists, sonologists, and other healthcare professionals, so that Doctors can then effectively and accurately provide these diagnostic services to patients. It is a major unmet need for MSUS and VUS to become part of the core diagnostic services in every healthcare center, so that clinicians, orthopaedic surgeons and physicians, rheumatologists, internists have ready access to these reports, and are able to diagnose and prescribe better.

Speaking on the Press Conference , Prof. Dr. Bhaskar Dasgupta said, “Our Institute is ‘A Centre of Excellence for Rheumatology and Rehabilitation’ Right Knowledge, Right Treatment. And we have been recognized by ILAR. We are organizing the training Workshop in Kolkata for radiologists, sonologists, nurses and other healthcare professionals to uplift them in their field.

Speaking on the Occasion Mr. Sidhhartha Tantia, Owner Satkrit Healthcare, said, “Satkrit Healthcare takes pride in offering world class, premium facilities which are state of the art. We are committed to making SIRNR a Centre of Excellence meeting International standards of treatment in Rheumatology and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation. We are getting very good responses from the people. We also have a good number of testimonials from our clients. All the patients are very happy after getting all the necessary treatment and essential care from our institute.”

The project will be led by Prof. Dr. BhaskarDasgupta, MD, FRCP, Chairman SIRNR, Consultant Rheumatologist, Prof. Dr. Parasar Ghosh, HOD (Cl. Immunology & Rheumatology) and Dr. Rashmi Roongta, DM (Cl. Immunology & Rheumatology). The project will involve 12 (twelve) MSUS & VUS training workshops, 6 in Greater Kolkata region (Saltlake, South Kolkata/SSKM, North Kolkata/RG Kar, Barasat, Garia, Howrah) and 6 in various cities/regions of West Bengal. The 12 workshops will be conducted over a period of 12 months from February 2023 to December 2023.

In the press meet Prof. Dr. Bhaskar Dasgupta, reputed Rheumatologist from London, Dr. Krishna Poddar, Senior Pain Specialist Head, Kolkata Pain Clinic, Prof. Dr. Parasar Ghosh, HOD (Cl. Immunology & Rheumatology), SSKM, Dr. Rashmi Roongta, DM (Cl. Immunology & Rheumatology), and Dr. Pushpaketu Koner, (PT) Sports Medicine Sheffield University, UK were present.

SIRNR – Neuro-Muscular Rehabilitation department provides services of Advanced Physiotherapy with specialized imported next-generation machines such as Balance Trainer, Motorized Leg & Arm trainer, Walking Gait Trainer, Theraband station, Occupational Therapy, for quicker and effective recovery for Stroke patients, Hip & Knee replacement patients, Spinal pain, Loss of balance, Muscle Loss and Weakness and more.

SIRNR – Pain Management department in tie-up with Kolkata Pain Clinic and Revive Life, effectively treats Pain condition through internationally trained doctors, advanced Manual Therapy for Back pain and spinal condition, as well as Ultrasound guided Injections in Joints. SIRNR campus is at Salt Lake City opposite to City Centre.

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