The journey of Independent India from the British and eastern India’s first private hospital, Woodlands, which was ironically built for the British, had started together. To commemorate an eventful journey of 75 years together, touching novel milestones along the way, Woodlands Multispeciality Hospital will be charging OPD patients only 75% of select investigation charges (a discount of 25%) from August 16 to 31.
Woodlands started operations in 1946, under the name “East India Clinic Limited” just a year prior to India’s Independence, and thus the 75th Independence Day coincides with the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of the hospital. “The 75th Independence Day is a momentous occasion for the country and we at Woodlands join the nation in celebrating the journey and the achievements. Woodlands has also completed 75 years conforming to the highest standards and carrying forward its rich legacy.
The offer of 25% off on select OPD investigations from August 16 to 31 is a small gesture from us to mark the two joyous occasions,” said Dr Rupali Basu, MD, Woodlands Hospital. “Through this offer, we want to stress on the need for regular health check-ups, of which investigations are a part. This is the only way to prevent or make early diagnosis of lifestyle and non-communicable diseases like cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory disease,” Dr Basu added.
The imposing building of Woodlands at the corner of a quaint lane in one of the poshest localities of the city had come to the fore on October 23, 1946 as “East India Clinic Ltd” and would open its doors solely for the British. The clinic started two nursing homes on Elgin Road in 1947. Woodlands at its present location was inaugurated on January 8, 1961 by the then Chief Minister Bidhan Chandra Roy, and East India Clinic Ltd was shifted there. The set-up on Elgin Road and a pharmacy that had come up on Russel Street were closed immediately.