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Dr. Pothineni Ramesh Babu

Managing Director

Qualification

MBBS, MD, DM (Cardiology)

Life Goal

Providing quality healthcare not only to the people living in cities but also to people living in semi urban and rural areas by making the services of the specialists and state of the art equipment available to them. 

Dr. Ramesh Babu Pothineni M.D, D.M, Managing Director and Founder of Ramesh Hospitals, Vijayawada, Guntur & Eluru, is the Chief Cardiologist & Intervention Specialist with an experience of 30 years treating over 6,00,000 patients. He is also currently serving as the Healthcare Panel Convenor for Confederation of Indian Industry, Andhra Pradesh.

Education and Background

Born on 27th April 1957, in Denduluru Village, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, he comes from an agricultural family who believed in education and reform of society through giving it back. His journey into medical field began from Guntur medical college where he pursued his MBBS and went on to specialize in Cardiology. An alumnus of the illustrious AIIMS institute, New Delhi, Dr. Ramesh Babu did his M.D, D.M Cardiology under Prof. M.L.Bhatia with a goal to provide the best possible medical care to people from all sections of the society. To achieve this he chose to serve the people of Vijayawada and surrounding rural areas in spite of lucrative opportunities abroad.

Contribution to Medical Field

Dr. Ramesh Babu started Ramesh Hospitals in 1988 at Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh beginning with a humble capacity of 10 beds .He went on to start the first digital Cath lab on the east coast of India (Kolkata to Chennai) in 1996 inaugurated by late Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma the then presiding president of India. Earlier, people had to travel for more than 400 kms to get emergency cardiac procedures done and in the process many lives were lost over the years. After Ramesh Hospitals was established, many such cases could be saved. The contribution of Dr. Ramesh Babu to the field of medicine from Andhra Pradesh is immense considering the lives he saved by bringing the necessary technology and medical expertise within reach of common people.

Excellence in Health Care

Maintaining highest of the success rates (99.8%) throughout, he started a dedicated stroke Unit “Ram Kasturi Stroke unit”  for Heart & Brain stroke in 2011 which houses the 256 Slice CT Scan – one of the first few available in the country. Dr. Ramesh Babu further expanded the services by making Ramesh Hospitals a 580 bedded multi- speciality institute with a new state of art unit at Guntur launched by Hon’ble Dr.A.P.J Abdul Kalam in 2015 March. He also started a Transplant Centre there – the only one in Andhra Pradesh. Ever since the inception, Dr. Ramesh Babu has brought the best technology available in India to serve the people of Andhra Pradesh. His strong belief that every person has the right to right diagnosis and medical treatment in time has resulted in launch of satellite hospitals and 11 Telemedicine centres. These centers connect the patients in rural areas to the best available medical expertise within a short time using digital technology – more than 28 Lakh people are benefitted by this service.

Social Responsibility

Medical expertise to all sections of society, technology within reach of common man and preventive care through building awareness – have been the areas of primary focus for Dr. Ramesh Babu. He has to his credit many initiatives and awareness walks in lieu of bringing into public the importance of staying healthy through lifestyle changes and medical awareness. Dr. Ramesh Babu started the “Golden Hour” program in 1988, which educates and emphasizes the need to get medical assistance in the first hour of incidence of a stroke to minimize the damage caused. He conducted over 250 interactive sessions with the people in several print and digital media in order to facilitate this. Keeping in mind the welfare of the people, Dr. Ramesh Babu has provided free yoga sessions for his patients & families for the past 15 years. BLS training is one other initiative through which over 30,000 people from various colleges, schools and Organizations have been trained in Basic Life Support skills.

Dedication & Passion

Being available round the clock – 24hrs for the past 30 years in cases of emergency speaks of his immense dedication and zeal in giving the best of services to his patients. His passion for medical field brought him close to teaching and training a number of doctors through the DNB Programs accredited by IGNOU & National Board for DNB Courses. With meticulous research in Cardiology, he has been a part of many important medical studies, clinical trials and international journals. In appreciation for his contribution/excellence in medical field, internationally renowned institute SCAI (Society for Cardio Vascular Angiography and Interventions) conferred Dr. Ramesh Babu with Fellowship in 2013.

Awards and Achievements

  • 1988 – First Cardiac Hospital in Coastal Andhra Pradesh
  • 1996 – First to start Cardiac Surgeries and Digital Cath lab in Coastal India (Kolkata to Chennai)
  • 1997 – Limca book of world records for highest success rate 99.8%
  • 2008 – First cardiac institute in the east coast to be accredited for DNB
  • 2012 – Dr. K. Sharan Cardiology Excellence Award by Indian Medical Association
  • 2012 – First to start heart and brain stroke unit in Andhra Pradesh
  • 2012 – First to start 256 slice CT scanner and FD20 Cath lab in Andhra Pradesh
  • 2013 – Fellowship conferred by International Institute SCAI
  • 2013 – First Hospital to start BLS training general public in Andhra Pradesh – training over 30,000 people
  • 2014 – First Teaching Institute in Cardiology to achieve NABH accreditation
  • 2014 – First to start Doctor @ Your Home facility for patients in Vijayawada
  • 2015 – First to introduce 3.0 Tesla Digital MRI scanner in Andhra Pradesh
  • 2015 – First PGDCC Training Institute affiliated with Texila American University (WHO recognised)
  • 2015 – First Hospital in Andhra Pradesh to start Telemedicine centers benefitting 28 lakh people
  • 99.9% success rate for Cath lab procedures – over 60,000 procedures taken up till date
  • Selected as International Cardiac Interventional Training Centre – KREAD FOUNDATION.

Services & Contributions

  • Highest quality of treatment to Aarogya Sri Beneficiaries (450 consecutive patients of Aarogya Sri subjected to PCI with 0% mortality rate)
  • Over 1500 Medical Camps and Free Clinics in rural areas
  • Contribution during Kargil War, Hudhud Toofan, Nepal Earth Quake victims
  • Charity Services to the people below poverty line through 6 Trusts
  • Water Purifying RO Plant to APSRTC Employees at Vijayawada