From a small beginning to a state of the art hospital providing cutting edge technology for the benefit of the patients, Institute of neurosciences Kolkata (I-NK) has evolved over the years
It celebrated its 14th foundation day on 15th April 2023. This, not for profit single specialty neurosciences hospital is a PPP project of Neurosciences Foundation Bengal (society), Kolkata Municipal Corporation, & Dept. of Health & Family Welfare. Govt. of West Bengal.
It originated when a group of non-resident Bengali neurosurgeons living in the west saw the exodus of patients from Bengal to the advanced neurosciences centres in the other parts of the country, due to lack of infrastructure in the 80’s. They decided to raise fund from all over the world to establish an institute in Kolkata. with the idea that the institute would be non-profit, affordable, and having highest form of skill. To achieve their objective the institute started in 2009 with 50 in-patient beds, and acquired available full time non-practicing consultants having empathy, & ethical practice.
Today it has 210 beds. 70 non-practicing consultants, and 350 nurses. 1 Consultant intensivist, 1 consultant neurosurgeon, and 1 consultant anaesthetist are on duty at night so that any neuro emergency can be treated on the spot by a consultant. This is an unique feature in the city. With the increasing demand I-NK has acquired a new clinic building at 6B, AJC Bose Road, a Research and Diagnostic Building at 10 West Range, an upcoming building in the existing space, and in the process of acquiring a 4 storey building on Park street for starting a college of Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy approved by the WBUHS from July 2023.
The Foundation Day celebration was graced by H.K. Dwivedi IAS, Chief Secretary of West Bengal, Prof. Arjune Sen, Oxford University, Prof. Narayan Prasad, Professor in Pediatrics and Clinical Neurological Science, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry Western Ontario, Canada, Munmun Sen well known actor,and other eminent dignitaries.
“The core principle guiding the hospital services is the benefit of the patient and providing patient centered holistic care.” said R P Sengupta, OBE, founder chairman of INK.