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Continental Hospitals is founded and established with a vision to a focus on healing and a commitment to well-being of a patient.

Delivering an exceptional patient experience is both a clinical and a business imperative in today’s healthcare environment. And to do it consistently is not easy. It requires leadership diligence, engaged employees and physicians, standard practices, and a strong culture committed to always placing the patient and family at the center of the conversation.

I am proud to say with decades of my physician leadership and clinical work in the United States, I have deeply understood the essential components of a successful and sustainable patient experience. Today’s patients and their families expect not only safe, high-quality medical treatment but also courtesy, short wait times, and amenities as well as comfortable waiting lobbies, clean and environmentally friendly patient care areas.


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Our Centres of Excellence

At Continental Hospitals, we value each one of our 50+ specialities as centres of excellence in their own right. Each of our specialties excel in providing integrated, collaborative, and multi-disciplinary care of the highest standards.

Focused on preventive health, evidence-based diagnostics, and advanced therapeutics, these are our representative centres of excellence.

- Continental Institute of Gastroenterology, Liver Diseases & Transplant

- Continental Institute of Orthopaedics & Joint Replacement

- Continental Institute of Nephrology & Renal Transplant

- Continental Institute of Emergency & Critical Care Medicine

- Continental Institute of Neurosciences & Rehabilitation

- Continental Heart Centre

- Continental Cancer Centre

- Continental Women & Child Centre

Our Centres of Excellence

Why Choose Us?

Continental Hospitals stands tall & proud in fulfilling and embracing national & international guidelines with extraordinary aesthetic ambience, safe design, beautifully appointed patient rooms across all categories.

With natural, unfiltered sunlight into our OPDs, in-patient rooms, and ICUs – we promote faster recovery and improved patient experience.

Infection control practices
Quick diagnosis & discharge
Ability to manage & take care of critical & complex cases
Second, third, and quaternary opinions for patients
Latest and best facilities for patient safety
Education, training, and research
24/7 availability of doctors for uncompromised care
Primary focus on prevention
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Geriatric Health Check
Available at: Gachibowli,Hyderabad Health Check Package Name: Geriatric Healthcheck for Male and Female (For 60 years old and above) Senior citizen health check package Consultation & Examination General Physician Cardiology Consultation ENT Consultation Nutrition and Dietetics counselling Dental consultation Obstretic & Gynaecology consultation (Female) Cardiology Tests ECG- Rhythm 2d Echo with Colour Doppler Imaging Studies Mammography (Female) BMD HIP and Spine Chest X-Ray USG Abdomen and Pelvis USG Breast (Female) Laboratory Haemogram CBC + ESR (Westergren) Fasting Blood Glucose (FBS) GLYCO HBA1C Lipid Panel Creatinine Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) TSH Free Thyroxine (Free T4) CEA (Carcino Embryonic Antigen) Alpha Feto Protein (AFP), Serum Total PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) (Male) Stool for Occult Blood Vitamin B12 (Cyancoblamin) Vitamin D Total Electrolytes Calcium Urine Microalbumin Liver Function Panel Blood Urea PAP Smear (Female) Know More
Liver Check Basic
A liver check basic package is a group of medical tests that are used to assess the health of your liver. Liver check packages are typically recommended for people who are at increased risk of liver disease, such as those who: Have a family history of liver disease Have chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis B or C Are obese or overweight Drink excessive amounts of alcohol Are taking certain medications, such as methotrexate or amiodarone If you are concerned about your liver health, get a liver check done today without further delay.  The tests included in a liver check package vary depending on the individual's risk factors and symptoms, but they typically include: Consultations Medical Gastroenterology Nutrition and Dietetics Imaging Studies USG Abdomen and Pelvis Lab Test Chem 20 CRP Complete Lipid Panel Haemogram CBC + ESR (Westergren) PT with INR APTT Test Complete Urine Examination TSH HEP-C Screen HEP-B Screen HIV1 & II Screening Test Available at: Gachibowli,Hyderabad Know More
Little Champs (Kids Health Check)
What is included in the Little Champ Health Check ? 1. Consultation Paediatrics Consultation ENT Consultation Nutrition and Dietetics Dental Consultation Obstetrics & Gynaecology Consultation(Above 12 Years) 2. Cardiology (Heart check) ECG – Rhythm 2D ECHO with Colour Doppler 3. Lab Test Fasting Blood Glucose (FBS) Blood Group & Eh Typing Stool Examination Routine Complete Urine Examination Vitamin D Total Complete Lipid Panel TSH Haemogram Cbc + Esr (westergren) Available at: Gachibowli,Hyderabad Know More
Cardiac Check Advanced
Available at: Gachibowli,Hyderabad Consultation & Examination Physical Examination Cardiology Consultation Diet Counselling General Physician Cardiac Tests ECG TMT 2D Echo Imaging Studies USG Abdomen Carotid Doppler X-Ray Chest CT-Coronary Ango Lab Test Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT/SGPT) Fasting Blood Glucose (FBS) Bilirubin Total, Direct And Indirect Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST/SGOT) A/G Ratio Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) Calcium Bun/creatnine Ratio Albumin Total Protein Blood Urea Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) Glucose Random (FBS) Uric Acid Creatinine Globulin (calculated) Cholesterol Profile HDL Cholesterol LDL Cholesterol CHOL/HDL Ratio Triglycerides Serum LDL/HDL Ratio Cholesterol Serum Urine Routine Complete Blood Picture (CSC) Metamyelocytes Hemoglobin Hematocrit Red Blood Cell Count MCV MCH MCHC RDW White Blood Cell Count Neutrophils Lymphocytes Monocytes Eosinophils Basophils Platelet Count Peripheral Blood Smear Examination Myelocytes Blasts ESR (westergren) Blood Grouping & Rhtyping Glucose Post Prandial HBA1C Pt With Inr T3 T4 TSH Hep-b Screen Hep-c Screen Hiv 1&2 Screenings Vitamin D Electrolytes Sodium Potassium Chlorideserum   Know More
Cardiac Check Standard
Consultation & Examination Cardiology Consultation Nutrition and Dietetics Cardiac Tests ECG – Rhythm 2D Echo with Colour Doppler Imaging Studies X- Ray Chest PA View Pulmonology and Sleep Disorders Spirometry Lab Tests  Fasting Blood Glucose (FBS) Glucose Fast Prandial Complete Lipid Panel Urine Microalbumin TSH Complete Urine Examination Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) Haemogram CBC + ESR (Westergren) Doctor Fees Renal Panel Liver Function Panel Know More
International Patients
A microcosm of the world around us, Continental Hospitals caters to patients from across the globe from 14 different countries – speaking their language, understanding their sensitives, and making them feel right at home, delivering exceptional care with compassion.
Our Clinics
Specialized care delivered by a multi-disciplinary team of experts for a wide range of ailments. From specific ailments such as headaches, and sleep disorders, to specific demographics based on their lifestyle – we ensure there’s a clinic available for everyone.
Sleep Disorder Clinic
Headache Clinic
Evening Clinics

"My mother had a bilateral knee replacement surgery done here. We are very happy with results. Dr Ram Mohan Reddy was very efficient, supportive and patient friendly. The nursing staff was caring and attended all the needs efficiently. Many thanks to nurses Beaula, Anupama and Anna who made our stay comfortable"

Prashanthi Nalam

"Dear continental Hospital Family. I really appreicate to all the staff of Continental Hospital in India, Hydrabad. Special thanks to Dr Ajay Reddy, Neorosurgery specialist who did succesful operation to my daughter Salmo regarding on very serious tumor on her back. I am again very grateful to all continenal hospital staff in general and Nurse Saktht in particular, because she gave us good medical services pre and post operation. Furthemore , I was very much impressed with good hospitality, medical and recovery and humanity services which the hospital is providing. Finally, I recommed that all patients suffering from neorological problems visit to continental hospital."

Abdulkadir Haji Daud

"I’ve taken my mother for her access port removal surgery with hundreds of questions in mind which were answered not in words but by putting into actions not just by the Surgeon, Dr. Praveen K Reddy but also each and every staff member. I would like to thank each one of them here for all the support they’ve given to us during these tough times. Dr. Praveen is an amazing person who takes care of his patients as family members. Dr. Praveen’s assistant Mary is one such sweet lady supported us right from the admission through the billing and discharge. The IPD 4th floor team (Floor Manager: Karabi Duty Medical Officer: Dr. Sai Nursing Manager: Nikita) made sure of our comfortable stay in the Hospital which is very rare. Thank you so much team. An unforgettable moment is when all the surgical team members came into the Suite with a cake to celebrate my mother’s birthday. I can’t thank enough for this. Thank you so much Dr. Praveen garu for everything."

Meher Tej

"My father got admitted under Dr Laxminadh Shivraju sir the operation diagnosis cp angel cpiclermoil cramolaning excision brain tumer we have been refer form Kammareddy specially to Dr.laxminadh sir .My father is alright now he is going to abroad for work his completely fit and fine now .Dr.laxminadh sir treatment is too good .can't express in words . my father and he was recover very fast..quick recovery we had under him . Dr.laxminadh sir treatment is outstanding and and the staff and nursing team was so caring and helping nature . The management is to good . Hospital is very hygiene and fresh all the time ."

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Chronic Joint Pain and Cartilage Regeneration
"Cartilage is a connective tissue layer that acts as a shock absorber (cushion) and decreases the friction between the bones of a joint. Lubrication of the joint is done by synovial fluid produced by the membrane lining the joint. The joint gets painful, swollen with restriction of movements when the cartilage gets damaged. In severe cases with complete loss of joint space, total joint replacement surgery is indicated. Advances in technology now allow the damaged cartilage to be regenerated by using the body’s cells to regrow new cartilage." These regenerative treatments are usually administered by arthroscopy (keyhole surgery). The surgery greatly decreases recovery time and complications by using small incisions. Sometimes bigger incisions are needed to properly expose the damaged cartilage for treatment. Currently, some of the procedures that are used for cartilage repair include arthroscopic (key hole surgery) debridement. This is performed with removal of the unstable damaged cartilage and stabilization of the healthy cartilage margins. This is not a permanent cure but helps to reduce the symptoms to a certain extent Micro-fracture surgery is another technique performed for injuries smaller than 2cm. In this procedure, multiple tiny holes are punched into the underlying bone, a stem-cell rich clot forms structure called fibrocartilage at the damage site and this material repairs the damaged cartilage by filling in the gaps. Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI) is a two-step procedure that takes several weeks. It is generally recommended for younger patients with single defects larger than 2cm. The procedure begins with obtaining and growing healthy cartilage cells from a structurally reclusive area of the knee. These cells are later surgically implanted into the damaged area. In Matrix-Induced Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (MACI) procedure, articular cartilage damage is repaired using self-cartilage cells just like in ACI. But the cells are now expanded on a membrane and a few weeks later this membrane is implanted at the damaged site. Osteochondral autograft transplantation is a graft of healthy bone and tissue from the patients' unaffected joint to the damaged area. These are called plugs, and multiple plugs form a mosaic at the transplant site earning the name mosaicplasty. Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC) can form bone, cartilage, muscle and adipose tissue cells. They are found in the bone marrow and adipose tissues etc. These are employed to repair cartilage and have shown promising results in research and human clinical trials. However, before using stem cell therapy routinely long term studies are needed. After repair procedures, patients are advised to reduce pressure on the cartilage by using crutches for at least two months. Complete recovery could take up to 3 to 6 months. You must consult a specialist if you are suffering from chronic knee or joint pains and discuss the available treatments to find which will be the most beneficial in your case. Read More
Cardiothoracic surgical procedure why is it needed types and risks
Cardiovascular Surgery procedures are surgeries done on the heart for various conditions like Coronary Artery Disease (blockages in the blood vessels around the heart), valvular heart disease (disease of the mitral and aortic valve etc.) Coronary Artery Disease The heart muscle like any other organ in the body needs blood supply as nutrition for continuous pumping. The heart beats tirelessly and continuously from the time the fetus conceives in the mother’s womb at about three weeks till the entire life span of the individual. The blood vessels that supply blood ad nutrition to the heart are called Coronary arteries. With growth and advancing age, as a result OF several modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors, cholesterol and calcium and other blood cells deposit inside the blood vessels of the heart causing narrowing of the lumen. These deposits are called atheroma or atherosclerotic plaque. Depending on the nature and location of the blockages and extent of blockages, patients can develop several symptoms ranging from chest pain (called angina) to breathlessness, fatiguability, low energy levels, heart attack and even sudden death. The blockages in the blood vessels around the heart (called Coronary Artery Disease) needs timely identification and treatment as it can be lifesaving. Commonly performed procedures include stenting (also called PTCA- for Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty) where Cardiologists pass wires through smaller blood vessels in the hand or groin up to the heart. The wires are passed inside the coronary arteries at the site of blockage and dilated with balloons and stents are deployed to open the narrowing to normal caliber. When there are multiple blockages or hard calcified blockages not amenable for stenting, option to treat the severe blockages include surgical procedure called Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG). CABG is a surgical procedure where the surgeon reaches the heart either through the breast bone or from the side of the chest and bypasses the blockages using either a segment of vein from the leg or segment of artery from inside the chest called Internal Mammary artery.   CABG procedure is now a days routinely performed for patients with multiple heart blockages with good results and successful outcomes. Patients typically stay for about a week in the hospital and are discharged home. Recovery after open heart surgery typically happens in 6-8 weeks for most patients. After CABG surgery, patients can lead a near normal lifestyle when they are on regular follow-up. Valvular Heart Diseases The heart is a four chambered organ that has valves guarding each chamber - 2 on the right called Tricuspid and Pulmonary valve and 2 on the left - called mitral and aortic valves. The valves permit flow of blood in one direction only. Any disturbance in the flow dynamics caused by either narrowing of the valve (called stenosis) or backflow of the blood (called regurgitation) puts strain on the normal functioning of the heart and major symptoms like breathlessness, swelling of feet, increased pressures in the lung and irregular heart beat etc. Narrowing of mitral valve is called mitral stenosis while narrowing of the aortic valve from degeneration or calcium deposition is called Aortic stenosis. Similarly, leakage of blood flow resulting in backflow is called Mitral regurgitation when it involves the mitral valve and Aortic regurgitation when it involves the aortic valve. The treatment of valvular heart disease is initially medical for control of symptoms and when there is no progression of the valve disease. However, in advanced stages, patient will need open heart surgery that will replace the defective valve with a new valve - either mechanical or tissue valve. The surgery is usually called Mitral valve replacement and aortic valve replacement. Some patients have two of the valves in the heart damaged - and will need both of the valves replaced. Valve repair is an option for selected patients when the valves are feasible to be repaired. In valve repair, native valve is preserved and the defect is usually repaired instead of replacing with a new valve. Coronary Artery bypass and valve repair and replacement are the most commonly performed cardiovascular procedures and account for 80% of heart operations performed. There are other surgeries performed for rare conditions when the entire heart is not functioning well and dilated - condition called Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Heart Transplant or Left Ventricular Assist Device is the option. Also for enlarged blood vessels of the heart called Aortic aneurysm, procedure to replace the blood vessel along with the valve is performed - called Aortic Root replacement or Bentall Procedure. RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH HEART SURGERY Any procedure carries with it certain risks like risk of death and complications. Heart operations are performed routinely now a days with acceptable risk of death and complications. Some of the complications that can occur after open heart surgery include - Bleeding - Increased bleeding after surgery occurs in 1-2% of patients and is usually managed with blood and blood products like fresh frozen plasma, platelets etc. Most of the bleeding usually settles down with the above measures. Very rarely, the surgeon may choose to take the patient back to the operation theater to identify the source of bleeding and fix it. Stroke - Stroke is another potential complication that can occur after open heart surgery ina small percentage of patients (1-2%). Stroke occurs when one half of the body is paralyzed and patient is unable to move the hand or leg due to defect in blood supply to the brain. Kidney Injury - Patients who have long standing diabetes or high BP have borderline low kidney function which can temporarily worsen after heart operation. More than 95% of the patients recover uneventfully in a few days. However, some patients may develop severe kidney injury needing dialysis in the post operative period till the kidney recovers eventually. Infection - Infection is another risk after any surgery more so after open heart surgery in patients with diabetes and other immunosuppressive conditions. Read More
Caring for your Lungs
A nagging cough or slight wheeze may barely register in the course of our busy days, but it's critically important to pay attention to even mild symptoms. Sometimes people think having trouble breathing is just something that comes with getting older. Knowing the early warning signs of lung disease can help you receive treatment before the disease becomes serious or even life threatening. If you experience any of the following warning signs, make an appointment with your pulmonologist. 1. Chronic cough: A cough that you have had for for weeks or longer is considered chronic. This is an important early symptom that tells you something is wrong with your repository system. 2. Shortness of breath: It's not normal to experience shortness of breath that doesn't go away after exercising or that you have after little or no exertion. Labored or difficult breathing-the feeling that it is hard to breath in out--is also a warning sign 3. Chronic mucus production: Mucus, also called sputum or phlegm, is produced by the airways as a defense against infections or irritants. If your mucus production has lasted a month or longer, this could indicate lung disease 4. Wheezing: Noisy breathing or wheezing is a sign that something unusual is blocking your lungs airways or making them too narrow 5. Coughing up blood: If you are coughing up blood, it may be coming from your lungs or upper respiratory tract. Wherever it's coming from, it signals a health problem. 6. Chronic chest pain: Unexplained chest pain that lasts for a month or more-especially if it gets worse when you breathe in or cough-also is a warning sign 7. Fever, weight loss, loss of appetite, night sweats: with or without any of above mentioned symptoms should prompt you to consult Pulmonologist at earliest   Why Continental? Continental Hospitals is a 550 bedded Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited super speciality hospital with 30+ specialities spread out across 18 floors (1.3 million sq ft located in IT and Financial District of Hyderabad, Gachibowli Department of Pulmonary medicine at Continental Hospital has state of art infrastructure and all modern facilities available for diagnosis and treatment of any problem related to Pulmonology with 24 hour backup from Emergency and ICU services. Resource:   Read More
ABCs of Viral Hepatitis Types Symptoms and Prevention
Types of Viral Hepatitis Hepatitis A (HAV): The virus remains in the stool and blood of an infected person and can spread by consuming contaminated food or drinks. It can also spread through close personal contact with an infected person.  Hepatitis B (HBV): This type of hepatitis can be transmitted when one comes in contact with infectious body fluids like blood, vaginal secretions, or semen containing the hepatitis B virus. Sexual intercourse, sharing razors, or sharing syringes with an infected person could also be a reason.  Hepatitis C (HCV): Hepatitis C virus spreads through direct contact with infected body fluids like HBV.  Hepatitis D (HDV): It is a rare form of hepatitis that is caused by the hepatitis D virus. It occurs in conjunction with hepatitis B and cannot multiply without it.  Hepatitis E (HEV): It is a waterborne disease that is caused by the hepatitis E virus, which is mainly found in areas with poor sanitation. Symptoms Of Hepatitis Some commonly known symptoms of acute hepatitis include: Fatigue Flu-like symptoms Dark urine Pale stool Abdominal pain Loss of appetite Unexplained weight loss Yellow skin & eyes (indicating jaundice) Prevention Of Hepatitis Hygiene:Good hygiene practice goes a long way in preventing hepatitis. If you are traveling to a place you know lacks hygiene and sanitation, avoid local water/ice, raw or uncooked fruits, vegetables, and seafood. Personalize Things: Never share any personal hygiene items like razors, toothbrushes, etc. Practice Safe Sex: Using a condom while having sex will not only protect against hepatitis, but also against several other STDs. Vaccines: There are vaccines available to prevent and cure hepatitis A and B. Hepatitis C can be prevented with antivirals and other treatment measures. Since hepatitis D doesn’t exist without hepatitis B there is no vaccine for it. There is no vaccine for hepatitis E either. Who Treats Hepatitis? If you think you show signs of hepatitis, or if you simply want to get yourself checked for it, you must visit your nearest Hepatologist or Gastroenterologist. Dr Guru N Reddy, Founder, Promoter, Director & Sr. Consultant Medical Gastroenterologist & HepatologistContinental Hospitals, Hyderabad Disclaimer: : The views and opinions expressed in this article belong solely to the author. They do not reflect the opinions or views of the organization.   Read More
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Listening to music helps improve cognitive skills
Enjoy the melody, without damaging your ears Music inspires us to do many new things in life and motivates us to overcome challenges! Music improves other senses of a human body, like gaining better vision and improved response to touch. Overall music even helps in improving the ability to paint a better and complete picture of the world at large. However, one important caution is to avoid listening to loud music to ensure it does not damage the ears. Music is present in every aspect of our life and we voluntarily or involuntarily are exposed to music daily. It is important that one is exposed to the right kind of music, which is soothing in nature in the longer term, instead of loud/brash sounds. Intermittent bouts of rap or rock-n-roll are fine, but this cannot be a mainstay in one’s life to stay healthy for a long period of time. 5-Tips: Listen to Music, Responsibly Use Music Players at 60% of the Maximum Volume Use Your Music Player For 60 Minutes A Day Only Commenting on the impact of music, Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Continental Hospitals said, “According to some research reports on the impact of music on education, it has been found that those students who listening to good quality music daily turn out to be good in science and mathematics, especially ‘algebra’. Music is believed to play the role of ‘social glue’, and young minds exposed to music emerge into good Samaritans as they grow.” “A 2014 research report by the Department of Education in the United States indicated that over 93% of students exposed to good music graduated with merit, and music also removes barriers between students coming from various ethnic and social backgrounds. Music also helps adolescents release or control emotions and helps them cope with difficult situations such as peer pressure, substance abuse, pressures of study and family, the dynamics of friendships and social life, and the pain of loss or abuse.” It is widely believed that rhythm abilities, such as tapping to a beat, relate with reading skills, and available initial evidence of how both abilities may rely on common underlying neural mechanisms of sound processing reiterates the importance of music in a student’s life. Not just these, teenagers associate playing music with music literacy, listening skills, motor ability, eye-hand coordination, and heightened intellectual capabilities, etc. Read More
Take care of your kidney”s health
Hyderabad, March 11 (IANS) At a time when the world is worried about coronavirus pandemic, the World Kidney Day on March 12 may pass as another annual event. But the kidney-related ailments are silent killer. The day aims to raise awareness about kidney”s importance to overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health issues worldwide. Diabetes, hypertension and obesity are some of the high-risk factors that result in kidney ailments and at times are life-threatening in nature, according to Dr Dhananjaya K.L., consultant nephrologist at Continental Hospitals, here. Undergoing tests is the only and best way to know the health of kidneys. A person with symptoms, like fatigue, high blood pressure and swelling of feet, must be careful of his kidneys; and ideally undergo regular health check-up for blood sugar, creatinine and eGFR to assess its filtration rate. India is estimated to have over 50 million people with diabetes. They are at a high risk of chronic kidney ailments. The diseases become prevalent, mainly due to poor lifestyle choices of people. Hence, it”s important to realise importance of leading an active and energised life to prevent the possibility of diabetes that could lead to kidney-related complications. “In a human body, kidneys are among the most amazing organs, which ensure wellbeing of the person. These bean-shaped organs filter 1,200 ml of blood per minute (1,700 litres a day) to keep the person healthy. It also helps remove waste and maintain a balance of chemicals and minerals in the body. It”s the process that happens in a kidney that keeps bones and teeth strong,” said Dr Dhananjaya. “While dialysis is the most common available treatment to support failing kidneys, at an advanced stage, often considered as renal failure, the only option left is to undergo a transplant,” he said. Hyderabad, considered a major healthcare destination, offers world-class kidney transplant facilities from a variety of sources, like live and cadaveric transplant. Chief Transplant Urologist and a Padmasri Awardee Sarbeswar Sahariah, who recently completed 1,000 kidney transplant surgeries, believes transplantation is a safe and best approach for individuals suffering kidney failure to lead an active life. The living kidney transplantation practice in India Read More
How to stay stress-free during COVID-19 lockdown
People are suggested to main ‘social distance’ to ensure the menace of coronavirus does not find a breeding groundin the form of easy transmission between people. HYDERABAD: Unforeseen circumstances require unprecedented measures! And today India is under an unprecedented “lockdown” for 21-days to fight the global pandemic coronavirus. The lockdown would mean people would not be allowed to step out of their homes freely and will have restricted access to even everyday essential commodities. People are suggested to main ‘social distance’ to ensure the menace of coronavirus does not find a breeding groundin the form of easy transmission between people. However, for a large section of people in Indian society, thisis unacceptable! It has been noticed that people are not just worried about their economic prospects; but alsoexpressing anguish over getting restricted to their residences. Risk factors : Commenting on the risks, Dr. Jyotirmayi K, Consultant Psychiatrist, Continental Hospitals said,“Lockdown or other restrictions to daily routine will be stressful and there surely are going to be some psychological impacts on people. To avoid greater damage from happening time and again, we humans need to work harder enduring some levels of stress; and must realize that this phase too will pass soon.” To keep yourself active Remind yourself that this is a temporary phase Remember that you are a hero, and doing this for the community Stay connected with near & dear via phone, email, social media Sleep at regular routines to find each passing day relaxing Stay physically active to ensure mental agility Maintain balance by allocating specific work hours, and take regular breaks Focus on doing household chores and share burden with family members Avoid news and social media if you find it distressing “On an everyday basis, most people state they do not find time for themselves for their wellbeing. This 21-daylockdown has provided the perfect opportunity for people to spend time on themselves. Doing Yoga, speaking tofamily members, remembering past/childhood memories, speaking to old friends and reminiscing past memories couldbe a perfect way to keep oneself active and keep off from anxiety,” concluded Dr. Jyotirmayi. Another risk associated with this lockdown is the possibility of one retreating into a sedentary lifestyle, and thus adding many kilograms to the bodyweight. Commenting on this, Zeenath Fatima, Consultant Dietician, Continental Hospitals said, “During normal days manypeople tend to eat at restaurants or foods prepared not at home, doing no great favor to the human body. Put underrestrictions, now people are forced to opt for home-cooked food, which is the best and healthiest option any day.Eating green-leafy and other regular vegetables will not increase weight and during these stressful times, avoidingmeat or meat-based foods could be a better idea.” Life under a lockdown situation can negatively affect mental health, causing post-traumatic stress, confusion and even anger. But by keeping your active life going and maintaining peace in life is the best solution to ensure you wade through these difficult times with ease. Read More
What Covid? Birth date still matters
In the times of Covid-19, what has not changed are the date and time when a newborn infant is born and doctors cannot argue about it as the pregnant woman is their major concern. These dictates are still being noted in maternity hospitals as the time and day of birthing is a priority for families and their astrological calendars. A C-Section delivery, very high in both Telugu-speaking states, is still a preference during these times too. Only corporate and big nursing homes are operational and all the load of affluent patients is on them. A senior doctor, on condition of anonymity, explained, “We have a virus around us but that does not stop people from arguing over the time and day of the delivery. These beliefs are strong and with a newborn baby, no risks in astrology are to be taken.” Doctors are keen that pregnant women are safe and for that reason normal delivery is carried out by junior doctors and senior doctors are around for supervision. Earlier, they would all crowd around the patient along with the nurses but now social distance is maintained. “It is like going back to old times where the woman has to push the baby down and from far, we would give instructions,” explained a senior doctor. C-sections are done by wearing personal protective equipment as due to Covid-19 these extra precautionary measures have to be taken during the birthing process. The biggest challenge stated doctors are the scans as they are not being carried out for all pregnant women. “We are going back to times when there were no ultrasound scans. This is because it would unnecessarily expose a pregnant woman to risk. Hence only if there is a clinical indication of anomaly in foetal movement then scans are being done. It is one in 2000 cases and, mostly, not required.” Scanning was a major part of all the three trimesters but doctors now do not want to risk their patients. The husband was a part of the birthing process but that also is not allowed as it is not safe. Similarly, those in the first and second trimesters of the pregnancy are not called to hospitals for routine checks but video conferencing is provided to clear their doubts. Tele-medicine and email are also used by patients to check on substitutes for medicines as there is a crisis of brands. Dr Sri Latha Gorthi, gynaecologist, explained, “So far we have dealt with patients who have been seeing us from first day. Hence we know their history. Yet we check with them if they have come in contact with anyone who has travelled from abroad. There has not been a single case so far but precautions of checking travel history are mandatory for us too.” Pregnant women are already immune-compromised and hence precautions in terms of social distancing, hygiene, avoiding contact with people from Covid-19-affected countries and also within the community is important, stated Dr Kavitha Naragoni, senior gynecologist and infertility specialist at Continental Hospitals. Read More
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Frequently Asked Questions
Continental Hospitals is one of the best hospitals in India for comprehensive clinical & surgical care delivered by an expert panel of physicians & surgeons. We are renowned for our superior patient care and excellent patient outcomes, and it remains our everyday endeavor to deliver outstanding patient experience for everyone.
Yes. Continental Hospitals offers comprehensive care & world-class patient services for people from across the globe. Our International Patient Coordinators are available 24/7 to help you find more information & assistance.
Yes. Continental Hospitals is a NABH, NABL and JCI accredited, super-specialty, quaternary care facility in Hyderabad. We are equipped with international standard OTs, state-of-the-art facilities and an experienced panel of surgeons & clinicians for over 50 specialties.
Yes. Continental Hospitals, offers 24/7 emergency and trauma services for all medical contingencies. Equipped with a Level 1 Trauma Care Centre, dedicated pediatric emergency wing, and one of the best emergencies & trauma care team – we are one of the best hospitals in Hyderabad for emergency medical care.

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