Maintenance-free infrastructure for Solapur hospital
Solapur-based NMD Interiors has designed the Raghoji Kidney and Multispecialty Hospital, which was to design clean lines, a simple and elegant design, and state-of-the-art facilities for a corporate standard hospital. The client wanted a sustainable approach for the hospital, which would be equipped with modular operation theatres, conference rooms for telemedicine and cashless facilities.
Spread over 38,000 sq. ft., the design focuses on maintenance-free infrastructure, with simple, clean lines with pastel blue tones used for the comfort of staff and patient. Since the OPD waiting area witnesses maximum footfall, a wooden ceiling was chosen for the passageway while laser-cut lights were used for the rest of the space. Anti-skid semi-gloss vitrified flooring reflects light and green pockets with seating pockets add freshness. Facilities for public WiFi are included within the premises as well. General, semi-deluxe, and deluxe rooms were clad with easy-to-clean vitrified tiles. Nurse’s stations were equipped with Pneumatic Tube Systems (PTS) that are centrally connected to handle emergencies.
The client wanted the operation theatres, the 12-bed dialysis room and ICU to maintain a full view of all the patients’ beds at a time. Three operation theatres are ready for telemedicine, with no risk of dust saturation, along with vinyl for flooring and walls to promote sterile corridors. A suspended television below the HVAC section in the dialysis area, provides entertainment. A nurse’s station is designed for patient observation and curtains are used for privacy when needed. Two separate cabins are reserved for HIV-positive patients with dedicated equipment for their use.
For the ICU, complete visibility of patients from the central nurse station is essential, as two nurses supervise intensive care patients at all times. A free-flowing curve shape promotes overall space ambience and functionality for easy bed movement and access to medical equipment. The ICU beds are equipped with front-directional pendant lighting on the left, to ease work during emergencies. An isolation cabin is reserved for critically-ill patients.