Ben Nevis Diagnostic Center is celebrating its first year of operations, by introducing a unique wellness Privilege Card for senior sportsmen across the sporting fraternity. Legendary tennis player Leander Paes launched the Privilege Card on 12th March at the Bengal Club.
Ben Nevis founder, Dr. Pronab Dasgupta, is well placed to initiate such a program given his background as Current President of East Bengal Football Club, and Past President of Calcutta Cricket & Football Club. Pronab da, as he is fondly addressed by his vast network of friends and patient community, understands that healthcare costs are constantly on the rise and becomes out of reach for sportspersons upon retirement. Ben Nevis Managing Director, Mr. Arnab Dasgupta, son of Dr. Pronab Dasgupta, stated that one of the hallmarks of this initiative, is a privilege card, which will accord generous discounts (in some cases upto 50.0%) on a range of investigations that will be hugely beneficial to the sporting community at large.
At the launch of this program was present Dr. Vece Paes and his son, tennis supremo, Leander. Both spoke on the occasion and sounded very enthused about the utility of such a program. Leander commented “Preventive approach to healthcare is very necessary for sportsmen and also for general public. I was born with some defects in mitral valve but thanks to my doctor father who ensured my healthy life through compulsory health check ups at least twice in a year.”
Renowned city-based cardiologists associated with Ben Nevis, Dr. Rizwan Sadique, and Dr K.N. Siddiqui, were quoted as saying that patients need unbiased advice when seeking solutions to their medical ailments. They also stressed that preventive medicine plays a large role in staying healthy past the age of 60 years, and advised that public should undertake a full-body health check-up once every year. Ben Nevis understands that they will now need to reach out to the various sports clubs, to truly extend the reach of this well-meaning initiative.