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HCAH appoints Dr Aastik Bhatt as PMR specialist

Dr Bhatt did his MBBS and served as a medical officer for the Government of Gujarat from 2012 to 2017 delivering essential healthcare services in rural areas

HCAH, a leading full-stack rehab and geriatric platform has appointed Dr Aastik Bhatt, a physiatrist (commonly referred to as a PMR specialist – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation), to its growing team. Dr Bhatt’s arrival marks a huge milestone for HCAH, establishing them as the first out-of-hospital care provider in India to offer specialised PMR services. This addition signals a new era in neuro and stroke patient rehabilitation, underscoring HCAH’s commitment to revolutionising out-of-hospital care.

“Each patient is a unique case with varying levels of impairment, whether stroke or any other neurological condition. As a PMR specialist, my role is to tailor treatment plans to address their individual needs, with only one goal – ensuring faster and optimal recovery,” states Dr Bhatt.

Dr Gaurav Thukral, Co-Founder and COO, HCAH India, emphasises, “We are committed to meeting India’s PMR needs. As pioneers, we are the first and only ones offering expert-led PMR services in out-of-hospital settings. It will be key to our success by helping us deliver superior patient outcomes. With its established reputation in the West, characterised by advanced training and techniques, PMR specialists will play a crucial role in all our future rehabilitation efforts.”

Dr Bhatt did his MBBS and served as a medical officer for the Government of Gujarat from 2012 to 2017 delivering essential healthcare services in rural areas. He pursued a specialised DNB in PMR at one of the premier PMR institutions in India, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. He boasts a distinguished career, managing over 4,000 acute neurorehabilitation cases, including stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and spinal cord injury (SCI). His background also includes taking part in over 1,500 minimally invasive ultrasound/C-arm guided interventional pain management procedures.

 

 

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