On completing her course, the first step she took as an administrator was to rekindle an old flame – teaching. Amandeep spearheaded the introduction of their post-graduation degree in orthopaedics, plastic surgery and anaesthesia. Their model currently comprises healthcare and teaching. The institute is registered with National Board of Education for teaching DNB students orthopaedics and plastic surgery. The hospital is also accredited with SAFE I and NABH quality standards.
“Our hospital has quite a few firsts to its credit. It was the first hospital to start nail interlocking for fracture management, navigation technique in joint replacement and the first hospital in the region to have a burn unit. Looking ahead, we will be the first hospital to establish a liver transplant facility in the region,” she proclaims proudly. “Currently, while every chain of hospitals is run by a corporate group, ours is the only chain of hospitals run entirely by doctors.”
Apart from their work in the medical field, they also set in motion a number of community service projects, like health camps, awareness drives, and a long-standing first-aid awareness campaign where reach out to school/college students and police personnel and train them in basic first aid, through audio-visual presentations and hands-on experience.
Amid all this, the one cause that she has championed consistently is standing her ground not just as a professional, but also an accomplished woman leader. Amandeep believes it’s important to stand up for yourself and for your rights. “If at any point you feel that your dignity or professional goals are hindered just because you’re a woman, you must take a stand and take bold steps to rectify the situation,” Amandeep says, in conclusion.