We at Orange City Hospital have some of the best technology and the brightest minds in the country at our disposal. As an institute and hospital with everything under one roof, we are prepared to handle any complication that might occur.
The smartest and brightest minds in the country make up the Orange City Hospital’s team of doctors. Every department is meticulously handled and looked over by team of dedicated professionals and an expert team of 150 doctors.
If, due to some reason, a patient is not able to be physically present at the hospital, he/she can upload details and reports here & get primary, experienced opinions from our team of doctors.
Orange City Hospital & Research Institute is not a corporate hospital but a hospital which is investing the amount back to society by pursuing various social commitments with a missionary zeal. OCHRI is involved in many medico-social commitment of city in form of conducting school health check up camps, cancer screening camps, regular speciality camps etc. OCHRI is worthy of being endorsed as the brand ambassador of central Indian health care sector.
Recently a team of OCHRI doctors conducted a preventive health Check up camp for students and teachers at Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan’s BP Vidya & Bal Mandir, Trimurti Nagar, Nagpur. This is a continuation of last year’s initiative which was conducted in many schools. A general health check-up camp was carried out to facilitate early detection of deficiencies and general health of children.
Team of OCHRI doctors comprised of Dr. Ashish Shukla, Dr. Noorul Ameen, Dr. Rohan Bansal, Dr.Deepak Dongre, Dr. Shubhangi Chaudhary, Dr. Pravin Sahu, Dr. Mumtaz Choudhary, Dr. Rozina, Dr.Madhuri Likhitkar, Dr. Sneha Lambat, Dr. Pravin, Dr. Ruchika, Dr. Amit and Dr. Shirayu. They also addressed various medical issues like general health, hygiene, lifestyle diseases etc. Sr. Kajal and Sr. Darshana assisted the doctors and Mr. Vijay Tiwari coordinated the camp.
Commenting on this initiative Dr. Anup Marar, Director-OCHRI said, “As a Corporate Social Responsibility, under the name and style of “Agli Pidhee”, OCHRI regularly organize the pediatric outreach health activities which includes School Health Surveys. These camps ultimately help in reducing morbidity & mortality in student groups as well as local community. In addition, regular school health examinations help to build a sound and sustainable foundation for student’s future. Under this program, School Health Checkup is being regularly conducted on a campaign basis by a team of medical officers every year.
Smt. Parvati Iyer, Principal, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan School thanked OCHRI management for this gesture. Ms. Aruna and Shri. Dhiraj of Bhavan’s School worked hard for the success of this medical checkup camp.
We all know that obesity is an epidemic of the modern world. Though regarded as a sign of prosperity, one must remember that obesity is a type of malnutrition and has a direct effect on health and well-being. Obesity brings along with it, the demons of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and thereby reduced work efficiency. Morbid (severe) obesity is also treated as a social stigma and may have wide ranging implications on the person’s psychological and family life. A person is said to be overweight when his/her Body Mass Index is more than 25. Obese people have BMI more than 30. Those above BMI 40 are said to be morbidly obese and above 50 are super obese.
OCHRI has a dedicated Bariatric (obesity) surgery unit, with trained surgeons, experienced Anesthesiologists, Critical Care physicians and desired advanced technological infrastructure. Thus, patients with very high BMI are being regularly successfully operated on at OCHRI with excellent results.
Recently a 40 year old woman had successfully undergone surgery for her obesity. She is from a middle class family and her obesity was creating hurdles for her. The family brought her to OCHRI as OCHRI has desired backup of critical care facilities with round the clock trained stationed Intensivists and 4 members full time Anesthetists team to manage any complications if arisen.
Dr. Prachi Mahajan, Minimal Access and Bariatric Surgeon- OCHRI, explained that “Morbid Obesity is associated with several potentially life-threatening conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, cardiovascular disease and obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome, in addition to psychological and social discomfort. Bariatric surgery helps not only in weight loss, but also in control of all of said physical ailments. Different types of surgical procedures are performed, depending upon the specific needs of the particular patient.” All patients who have undergone this specialized surgery at OCHRI, have lost significant weight. Those with diabetes have achieved optimal blood sugar levels. Bariatric surgery is thus a boon for patients with morbid obesity as it transforms their life and boosts their happiness- she further added.
OCHRI is well equipped to facilitate all forms of minimally invasive Obesity surgeries ranging from Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Lap Band surgery and Gastro Intestinal Surgery. Moreover, a dedicated multi-disciplinary obesity treatment team consisting of physicians, surgeons, endocrinologist, Physiotherapists and nutritionists with expertise in weight loss surgery are all available under one roof.
Recently a Mock drill of Fire emergency & rescue was organized at Orange City Hospital & Research Institute, Nagpur. As part of the “Mock Fire drill”, a mock scenario of fire was created in CCU 4 based in 3rd floor to test the efficacy of Disaster Management Plan. Evacuation and shifting of patients to safe place was effectively coordinated. During the drill, all concerned teams of Code Red actively participated in various defined roles. Fire drill is a method of practicing the evacuation of a building for a fire or other emergency. Usually, the emergency system (the fire alarm/smoke detector) sounds and the building is evacuated as though a real fire had occurred.
Mock Fire drill to check the safety preparedness was coordinated at OCHRI under the supervision of Shri. Roy Thomas, GM (HR) and Shri Issac Sinha, Head-Quality Control-OCHRI. Shri. Avinash Ganar declared the code Red.
On this occasion, Shri.Roy Thomas sated that the primary objective of the drill was to evaluate and check the efficacy and adequacy of resources to be required during any disaster and promptness of various response teams and for further improvement in emergency preparedness systems. This drill is essential in all public or work places for practicing what to do in the event of a fire and is conducted on regular basis at OCHRI.
Dr.Anup Marar, Director- OCHRI highlighted that Fire drills are an opportunity to practice evacuation procedures to make sure all staff are familiar with them. They get staff used to exiting a building quickly and therefore in a real life situation panic will be reduced, as everyone will know what they need to do. Fire drills are also useful for testing escape routes to evaluate their effectiveness. During fire drills, checks can also be carried out on alarm systems to ensure they are working correctly and that emergency exits are unobstructed. Overall fire drills help improve safety, so that you will be best prepared if a real fire does occur.
Shri. Pankaj Wadaskar led the team of Fire Fighting and brought the fire under control, while Shri.Dayaram Nimbarte- Nursing In charge led the rescue team and evacuated the patients to safe place. Patients were rescued manually by Security & Housekeeping staff with various techniques like fireman lift method by one person, stretcher carrying two persons and using wheel chair. Salvage team comprising housekeeping staff and security members completed removal of articles from the incident site and preserved at a designated location. Nursing Team provided medical support to patients during transportation to designated assembly area. After completion of all activities Code red all clear was announced.
Smt. Priya Sashi, Shri. Sunil Sure, Sr. Rahel Patrange, Shri. Prashant Gondane, Shri.Tuvarsh Shambarkar, Sr. Shamsunisa and Shri.Tulsiram Dhurve led the respective teams during the mock drill.
Health care sector in Nagpur is not only attracting needy patients from adjoining states but is also now reaching out to other countries in view the approachability to various countries through direct Doha flight commenced recently by Qatar airways. Orange City Hospital & Research Institute with its standing of having maximum number of specialities under one roof with long standing goodwill in central India is becoming a preferred hospital for many Indians settled abroad. Recently a 30 year old Indian woman came all the way from Canada to get herself operated by Minimal Invasive Division, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology-OCHRI.
After a successful intricate surgery by Dr.Mukund Thakur- Minimal Invasive Surgeon and Dr.Bindu Marar- Gynaecologist aided by Dr.Neeta Deshpande- Anaesthesia, she forwarded following feedback to OCHRI after her discharge.
“There is lot of waiting in developed countries for planned surgeries and it is exorbitantly costly if not covered by health insurance. Moreover, there is growing perception that hospitals in metros of India are working too commercially and the specialists are behaving in too professional manner and are unreachable. Nagpur via Doha is now easily accessible and hospital like Orange City Hospital & Research Institute has gained a distinct name for maximum specialities and super specialities in one hospital with good critical care facilities and least attrition rate of specialists. Moreover the hospital has an altruistic outlook. Hence I opted for the same. After availing the services here, I can assertively state that compared to national and international standards; the care given to patients and cost involved is very optimal. I enjoyed the personalized care delivered in this hospital. Best wishes!”
On this occasion Dr.Anup Marar, Director-OCHRI stated that they had even proactively coordinated a visit of patient’s parents to Bapu Kuti- Sewagram and Zero Mile stone. However he conveyed the urgent need to improve the basic facilities in nearby tourist places. Spot less Cleanliness, clean washrooms, good roads with signages and hygienic eateries are essential at all tourist places to attract tourists to Nagpur. This will help health care service providers to promote medical tourism in a big way because hygiene, transport, security, food and sanitation are the primary areas of concern.
During her stay, Dr.Anit Prakash, Dr.Nitu Hedaoo, Shri.Simha Chalam, Smt.Priya Sashi, Dr.Madhuri Likhitkar, Smt.Ambika Nair and Smt.Mary Chacko and Shri.Avinash Ganar ensured smooth execution of related administrative and nursing processes.
A 76 years old lady resident of Amravati, came to Orange City Hospital & Research Institute with h/o seizure and unconsciousness for 2 days with K/o Hypertension and cardiac disease on irregular treatment. She remained comatose for 2 days and gradually regained consciousness. She also has h/o repeating words while talking since 2-3 years. She was admitted under care of Dr. Mohammad Husain Bhati, Neuro Surgeon-OCHRI. She was thoroughly investigated and her CT & MRI Brain suggestive of Huge Left sided Sphenoid Wing Meningioma. Inspite of old age & co-morbid conditions her relatives having complete faith on OCHRI desired to go for surgical intervention.
The intricate surgery for resection of this rare and complicatedly positioned tumor performed by Dr. Hussain Bhati lasted for 5 hours. During surgery Dr. Sweety Pasari -Anesthetist provided the necessary anesthesia and was assisted by Dr.Kavita Dhurvey.
Dr. Husain Bhati, informed that “This is difficult tumor to operate specially on dominant side with co-morbid conditions and long surgery duration. This tumor was also adherent to ICA, basilar artery and optic nerve. If the surgery was not done there were chances of seizure, paralysis, unconsciousness leading to death.
Dr.Milind Pande- Pathologist, Dr.Raju Khandelwal, Dr.Nishikant Lokhande & Dr.Sudha Ambatkar- Radiologists rendered diagnostic support while full time round the clock stationed Intensivist team consisting of Dr.Ashish Shukla, Dr.Rani Lakhe, Dr.Roshan Jawdekar, Dr. Santosh Gadge, Dr.Saurabh Rathi, Dr.Vasundhara Jain led by Dr.Ganesh Bure provided critical care support. Smt.Ambika Nair and Smt.Preeti Joseph led nursing & paramedical team in Operation theatre and Critical care unit while Dr.Sanil Koyili led the team of Physiotherapists.
The surgery was uneventful and post operatively she is ambulatory and discharged home. The relatives thanked TEAM OCHRI led by Dr.M.H.Bhati for the care and concern.
Dr.Usha Nair, Director- RNHPL complimented Dr.Bhati and his team and stated that although many head injury “ hot” cases are routinely managed at OCHRI; it is “Cold” neurological case management ( like tumors etc.) that proves the surgical acumen of OCHRI Department of Neurosurgery which comprises of 5 Neurosurgeons. Needy central Indians with varied brain and spine tumors apart from spinal disc complaints reach OCHRI to seek solace in view of the round the clock comprehensive diagnostic, surgical, critical care and rehabilitation facilities available under one roof.
Orange City Hospital & Research Institute caters to huge number of complex Critical patients, like accidents, poisoning, medical emergencies and medico-legal cases etc. OCHRI has a full-fledged Critical care unit with dedicated 40 bedded ICU with NICU/ PICU with state of the art equipment with related diagnostic facilities under one roof managed by round the clock full time stationed Intensivists.
On 27.09.2016 at around 9.30pm, a 71 years old man resident of Wardha referred from Sewagram rushed to Casualty, Orange City Hospital & Research Institute with complaints of vomiting, severe pain in abdomen, breathlessness, high grade fever and sepsis which had increased since 3 days. He was immediately attended by Dr.Deepak Narwade- CMO, Dr.Ganesh Bure- Stationed Intensivist and Dr. Rajesh Atal- Critical Care Physician. On examination, patient was noted to be pulseless, in toxic Shock, with low BP with high heart rate, having difficulty in breathing with excruciating abdominal pain. Initial management of shock and septicemia management was started and he was taken immediately for investigations.
His X -rays were suggestive of Dextrocardia (Heart on Rt. Side) which is an extremely rare congenital condition and occurs in less than 1 % of general population with suspicion of gas under diaphragm.
Immediately Dr. Mukund Thakur, renowned Senior Minimal Invasive Surgeon rushed in and looking at the condition of patient decided to do the surgery immediately in late night hours. Even consent for death on table was taken from relatives.
On opening abdomen Surgeon was surprised to see that stomach was pushed into Thorax from a hiatus hernia. Stomach had even twisted inside the chest cavity and became gangrenous which was even perforating in thorax pushing the heart to Rt. Side. Dr. Mukund Thakur performed the delicate challenging surgery by pulling down the stomach in abdominal cavity, removing the gangrenous portion, closing the perforations, conducting lavage (cleaning of thorax and abdominal cavity) and hiatus hernia was also repaired. Dr. Neeta Deshpande provided the necessary anesthesia and Sr. Jyotika Uikey assisted during surgery.
Post-operative chest x-ray was normal with heart on lt. Side. After the surgery he was put on ventilator support in ICU which was gradually weaned off. Presently this patient’s vital parameters normal and he is on course of recovery.
Dr.Milind Pande- Pathologist and Dr.Nishikant Lokhande - Radiologist rendered timely diagnostic support while Dr. Nikhil Balankhe, Senior Critical Care Physician led the team of full time round the clock stationed Intensivists consisting of Dr.Ashish Shukla, Dr.Rani Lakhe, Dr.Roshan Jawdekar, Dr. Santosh Gadge, Dr.Saurabh Rathi, Dr.Vasundhara Jain and Dr.Ganesh Bure to provide critical care support. Dr.Anit Prakash supervised the treatment in wards while Dr.Kavita Dhurvey assisted Dr.Mukund Thakur in managing the post-operative care. Smt.Ambika Nair, Smt.Preeti Joseph and Smt.Savita Shende led nursing & paramedical team in Operation theatre, Critical care unit and wards while Dr.Sanil Koyili led the team of Physiotherapists.
On behalf of OCHRI family; Dr.Anup Marar, Director-OCHRI complimented Dr.Mukund Thakur, Dr. Nikhil Balankhe and Dr.Rajesh Atal who led OCHRI team of doctors, nursing and paramedical team and rendered timely decisive comprehensive care that snatched this 71 old man back from jaws of death.
On this occasion Dr.Mukund Thakur modestly stated that backup of an excellent team work including timely diagnosis, intricate anesthesia rendition, quality investigations, advanced OT & CCU infrastructure, dedicated round the clock manpower and total faith of relatives helps a surgical expert to contemplate such daring complex surgery.
A Mega Health checkup Camp was recently organized to commemorate the birthday of Hon’ble Shri.Narendra Modi, Prime Minister at Tumsar.
On behalf of Orange City Hospital & Research Institute; services in this general health screening camp to benefit needy people of Tumsar Area was rendered by Dr.Ashish Thakur, Joint Specialist and Dr Rohan Bansal, Arthroscopy Specialist. Shri Anil Dhakate and Shri.Vijay Bhure coordinated the itinerary and worked hard for smooth execution of this novel venture. The noble undertaking was convened by Shri.Charanbhau Waghmare, MLA- Tumsar.
Eminent persons who felicitated the doctors and were prominently present in this camp included Shri.Omprakash Shete, OSD To CM Mantralaya Mumbai, Dr.Sanjay Jaiswal , Deputy Director Health Services-Nagpur Region, Dr.Ravishekhar Dhakate, Civil Surgeon-Bhandara, Dr.Prashant Uike, DHO- Bhandara and Dr.Sachin Balbudhe, Medical Superintendent- Sub District Hospital Tumsar.
Around 20 thousand people took the benefit of this Mega Health Checkup camp which included all specialities served by many specialists from Vidarbha. Needy patients who were selected for surgeries will be provided complete support through CM Relief fund and they will be operated in various recognized private hospitals of Nagpur including OCHRI.
As per precedence, Orange City Hospital & Research Institute provided medical and emergency back up on voluntary basis as an altruistic gesture for the annual Senior Citizen Walkathon organised by Paschim Nagpur Nagrik Sangh on 2nd October 2016. More than 700 senior citizens partook in this walk and win race. On behalf of OCHRI; Dr.Sunil Sharma assisted by Sr.Bhagyashri Bhongle rendered their services while Shri.Rajan Thakur coordinated for this undertaking. Shri.Jayant Apte, President- P.N.N.Sangh thanked OCHRI management led by Shri. Udaybhaskar Nair for always backing them in their efforts to organise various health related activities to benefit senior citizens.
Recently Maharashtra Nursing Council, Mumbai declared the result of Revised Auxiliary Nursing & Midwifery (RANM) in which all the students of Kalyani Nursing School of 2014 batch passed the RANM 2nd year examination with flying colors. The RANM second year results of the Maharashtra Nursing Council, Mumbai brought cheers & laurels to the Kalyani Nursing School. KNS students registered 100% results in the recently declared results for July 2016 examination.
On this occasion Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair, Chairman, NAIRSONS Group complimented congratulated all the students and teaching faculty of KNS. Kalyani Nursing School is the nursing education wing of Orange City Hospital & Research Institute.
Dr. Usha Nair, Director- Kalyani Nursing School stated that “The ranking is a credit to the skill, persistence, creativity and experience of our faculty at KNS and OCHRI, which allows its trainee nurses to work in a variety of multicultural health care settings”. "The school took special care of the tribal students for their preparations. It has helped in increasing their overall results. For instance, out of the 19 students who appeared for the examination, 12 have secured distinction while 7 have passed in 1st division. These tribal students have been already given placement at Orange City Hospital.” She further added.
Dr.Noorul Ameen, Coordinator- KNS added that “This is an impressive achievement that is acquired only with team effort, support, commitment and plain simple hard work. He added that 19 Tribal students of Vidarbha region had been admitted to this RANM Nursing course at Kalyani Nursing School, Nagpur in 2014. 10 students from Nagpur District, 4 from Chandrapur district, 3 from Gadchiroli district and 2 students from Deori division were given admission to RANM nursing course through the Tribal Project offices of these respective divisions. This result justifies the confidence of Tribal Commisionerate, Nagpur Division wherein if given proper platform, tribal students can flourish and perform in exemplary manner. He further added.
Smt. Jyotsna Bhujbal, Principal- KNS stressed the need of more girls to come forward and consider a nursing career. Demand of nursing professionals is growing day by day and local candidates can avail the benefit of exemplary teaching at OCHRI by KNS. She reiterated that KNS does not take any donation and only government fees are charged.
Dr.Anup Marar, Director, Orange City Hospital & Research Institute commended the efforts of Dr.Noorul Ameen, Coordinator- KNS, Shri. Roy Thomas, GM (HRD)-OCHRI , Smt. Jyotsna Bhujbal, Principal & Smt. Kanchan Bante, Tutor- KNS for the inimitable performance. He also thanked all competent authorities of Maharashtra Nursing Council and Tribal Development Commisionerate, Nagpur Division for the confidence reposed and rendering timely guidance.
Kalyani Nursing School attached to Orange City Hospital & Research Institute has been approved and recognized by Maharashtra Nursing Council (MNC) and Indian Nursing Council (INC) and the RANM course is conducted strictly as per the rules and regulations laid down by MNC & INC.
Recently one 22 year old male from Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh was admitted in Orange City Hospital & Research Institute, Nagpur under care of Dr. Mohammad Hussain Bhati, Neurosurgeon. He had complaints of headache, vomiting, double vision, limb paralysis, inability to swallow and eat and mainly bed ridden, unable to speak and eat anything. He had multiple cranial nerves involvement from Vth to XIIth. He was thoroughly investigated at OCHRI. His CT & MRI brain showed Huge Tumor classified as Trigeminal Schwannoma, which was compressing the brain stem and multiple cranial nerves.
Dr. Hussain Bhati, Neurosurgeon- OCHRI, informed that “Trigeminal Schwannoma is a rare tumor arising from V cranial nerve and its incidence is almost 0.07 to 0.3 % of all brain tumors.” This patient was already paralyzed, bed ridden, not speaking and eating anything and there was risk of aspiration leading to Pneumonia also. So he decided to operate as these tumors usually require microsurgical excision and OCHRI OT boasts of one of the worlds most advanced Operating Neurosurgical microscope namely OPMI VARIO 700.
The intricate surgery for excision of tumor was carried out by Dr. Hussain Bhati supported by Dr. Neeta Deshpande and Dr. Sweety Pasari as Anesthetists and Dr.Kavita Dhurvey as SMO – Surgery along with Dr.Anit Prakash, SMO -Wards. Dr.Milind Pande- Pathologist and Dr.Raju Khandelwal, Dr.Nishikant Lokhande & Dr.Sudha Ambatkar- Radiologists rendered diagnostic support while full time round the clock stationed Intensivist team consisting of Dr.Ashish Shukla, Dr.Rani Lakhe, Dr.Roshan Jawdekar, Dr. Santosh Gadge, Dr.Saurabh Rathi, Dr.Vasundhara Jain led by Dr.Ganesh Bure provided critical care support. Smt.Ambika Nair and Smt.Preeti Joseph led nursing & paramedical team in Operation theatre and Critical care unit while Dr.Sanil Koyili led the team of Physiotherapists. The tumor was compressing and adherent to brain stem, multiple cranial nerves and basilar artery with its branches. The tumor was separated very delicately from these structures under microscope and safely excised it.
The surgery was uneventful and post operatively he started speaking immediately and started moving all limbs. He was discharged within one week in conscious and walking condition. Cranial nerve palsy also improved significantly and now this young man is doing his normal activity. The parents thanked TEAM OCHRI led by Dr.M.H.Bhati for giving a new life to this young man.
Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair, Chairman- NAIRSONS complimented Dr.M.H.Bhati for taking the risk of conducting such an intricate brain surgery. He stated that public should have total trust on their treating doctors as no doctor desires to harm their patient. However there are risks involved and if relatives show total faith on their treating doctor, such miraculous healing will happen, otherwise no doctor will dare to do any risky surgery which will a great loss to needy public.
The representatives of Association of Charitable Hospitals (ACH) in Nagpur met newly nominated Rajyasabha member Padmashree Dr. Vikas Mahatme on Saturday 10th September. The delegation members consisted of Mr. Vilas Shende, Dr. Deepak Dongre, Dr. Mumtaz Ali, Adv. P.G. Ghatole, Mr. Anil Wairagade, Mrs. Surekha and others. The members felicitated him with Dupatta, Gandhi Topi and presented a Stethoscope on behalf of the association. The members wished him a very successful fruitful tenure as Member of Parliament representing medical fraternity and grassroots masses of Vidarbha region.
The delegation discussed various concerns and issues of the charitable hospitals with the Government. They shared about the ongoing correspondence done with the various authorities in the government to pursue their issues. They requested him to intervene and help them to effectively follow up the matter with the concerned ministry of the state government/central government. Padmashree Dr. Vikas Mahatme, MP assured the ACH delegation that he will study the matter and undertake necessary follow up with the appropriate ministry.
69 Hospitals to attend police personnel in Police Hospital OPD
More than 100 private hospitals of Vidarbha with total bed strength of 10000 had joined hands to form Vidarbha Hospitals Association (A unit of Hospitals Association- Nagpur) which is aimed to help set internal quality standards, ensure cost effective quality health care to incoming needy patients, and support statutory authorities to enhance the image of Nagpur as a health care hub.
Recently Dr. K. Venkatesham, IPS who has taken over as Commissioner of Police of Nagpur City had given a call to Nagpur medical community to volunteer for police welfare. Accordingly Shri.Ishu Sindhu, IPS, DCP- Special Branch discussed the issue with Dr.Bhojraj Madke,CMO-Police Hospital and pursued the idea with office bearers of Vidarbha Hospitals Association in this regard. Further to said call given by Dr. K. Venkatesham; 69 Hospitals of Nagpur affiliated to Vidarbha Hospital Association volunteered to provide their expertise in Police Hospital OPD- Nagpur. Accordingly, a timetable is being formulated wherein each renowned specialist deputed by these 69 volunteering hospitals will only have to spare 2 hours every month which will be a boon to all police personnel and beneficiaries. The project will commence from 2nd October 2016 after desired infrastructural modifications and equipment procurement are done by police authorities to create the Speciality OPD in Police Hospital.
This working arrangement was formally inked during a meeting in Office of CP- Nagpur which was chaired by Dr. K. Venkatesham. Prominently present on this occasion were Shri.Ishu Sindhu, Dr.Anup Marar, Dr.Bhojraj Madke, Dr.Shishir Shrivastava, Dr.Nandu Kolwadkar, Dr. Gopal Rathi, Dr.Pravin Lad, Dr.Rajasi Sengupta and Dr.Laxmi Shrikhande. Representatives of Sushrut Hospital, Suretech Hospital, Meditrina, Arogyam, Colours, CIIHO, Ashian Renal Care, and Care Hospitals also partook in the deliberations.
Dr. K. Venkatesham conveyed that Nagpur is renowned for its medical proficiency. Police personnel are in need of their expertise. Such model wherein reputed specialists from community volunteer to render their expertise free of cost in OPD of police hospital on selected days is already functioning well in Mumbai and Thane. He commended VHA members for the overwhelming proactive empathetic response. He stated that Identity cards will also be issued to all these volunteering renowned specialists nominated by VHA which will help them for validation.
On behalf of VHA; Dr.Anup Marar, Secretary stated that Nagpur police brethren have always helped doctors in times of crisis. Hence it is our ethical and moral duty to serve them. He concluded that this noteworthy innovative welfare venture undertaken by Dr. K. Venkatesham will go a long way in enhancing the rapport between police and medical fraternity of Nagpur.
OCHRI, Wockhardt, Meditrina, Suretech, Care, Get well , Shatayu , Soni , Child Hospital, Nandan, Kolwadkar , Bhutada, G.T. Memorial , Maxcare, Saboo , Vasant, Junankar, Sawali, Zenith , Desai, Centre Point, Rughwani, Rajan, Manorama, Criticare, Shiv Ganga, Mother And Child Care(2) , Kalpataru, Kunal , Swastik Critical Care, Jaiswal , Colours, Colours, Mandhaniya, Neuron, Indrayani, Crescent, Nerkar, Ashian Renal Care, Bhelonde, Platina, Belsare, Shravan, Shanti Mohan , Arogyam , Deshmane, CIIHO, East End , Shrikhande, Hope, Aditya, Sengupta , Criticare, Asha , Sushrut, Arneja , Rathi, Sarakshi Netralaya, Hatwar, Rathi Nursing Home, Ketki Nursing Home(2), Central Avenue Critical Care, CNMI, Anmol, Gillurkar, Chikhale, Samarpan and Lata Mangeshkar are some of the renowned hospitals of Nagpur that will be deputing their specialists for this daily Speciality OPD at Police Hospital.
Scrub typhus is an acute, zoonotic, febrile illness of humans. Scrub typhus is an emerging disease, which is grossly under-diagnosed in developing countries due to its non-specific clinical presentation, limited awareness, and low index of suspicion among clinicians and lack of diagnostic facilities. Nagpur medical fraternity is recently noticing outbreaks of this disease. Many patients are reaching Orange City Hospital & Research Institute from all corners of Central India with undiagnosed fever with multiple complications.
Highlighting this disease; Dr.Devayani Buche, Physician stated that Scrub typhus usually affects previously healthy active persons and if undiagnosed or diagnosed late, may prove to be life-threatening.
Diagnosis of scrub typhus is based on a high index of suspicion and careful clinical, laboratory and epidemiological evaluation.
Dr.Rajesh Atal, Critical Care Physician added that Scrub typhus is an acute febrile illness caused by orientia tsutsugamushi transmitted to humans by the bite of the larva of mites. It causes disseminated vasculitic and perivascular inflammatory lesions resulting in significant vascular leakage and end-organ injury. After an incubation period of 6-21 days, onset is characterized by fever, headache, myalgia, cough, and gastrointestinal symptoms.
Dr.Milind Pande, Pathologist stated that laboratory studies usually reveal leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, deranged hepatic and renal function, proteinuria and reticulonodular infiltrate. Weil-Felix, Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, Rapid lateral flow-assay, Western blot, Immunochromatographic test, indirect fluorescent assay, indirect immunoperoxidase, PCR amplification of orientia genes and isolation/inoculation are some other high end ways and means to confirm the disease.
Dr. Nikhil Balankhe, Physician mentioned that Scrub Typhus also known as tsutsugamushi disease means dangerous bug in Japanese language. O. Tsutsugamushi is transmitted to humans by the bite of the larva of trombiculid mites (chiggers) which are almost microscopic, often brilliantly colored. Infected chiggers are found particularly in areas of heavy scrub vegetation during the wet season, therefore this disease has also been called river/flood fever when mites lay eggs. Rodents are carriers. The word “scrub” was applied because of the type of vegetation that maintains the chigger−mammal relationship.
Dr.Kuldeep Sukhadeve, Paediatrician clarified that in children, scrub typhus may be mild or severe. Most patients present with fever and regional/generalized lymphadenopathy. A single painless eschar, maculopapular rash, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly and gastrointestinal symptoms may be present.
Dr.Ganesh Bure who leads the team of Intensivists at Critical Care Complex of Orange City Hospital & Research Institute for round the clock service emphasized that in the ICU, aggressive management like appropriate ventilator strategy in ARDS patients, dialysis of renal failure patients, and correction of haematological abnormalities etc. Of such patients is imperative to prevent high mortality associated with the complications. Preventing sepsis and multi organ failure can be possible in ICU settings with specific treatment protocols and supportive management.
Dr.Upendra Kumar, Physician cited that preventive measures especially in the absence of an effective vaccine can be primordial, primary and secondary. Primordial prevention entails prevention of emergence of risk factors. Best measure would be to avoid going to places like farms, areas abundant of bushes, rodents and domestic animals. Primary prevention includes health promotion and specific protection.
Dr.Ashish Shukla, Chest Physician added that advocacy, awareness and education activities, Habitat modification , Rat population control, wearing protective clothes, using insect repellents and Chemoprophylaxis are some ways of Primary prevention. Once the disease has occurred in an individual, then comes the role of secondary prevention which includes early diagnosis and treatment.
On the issue of Scrub Typhus and Pregnancy, Dr.Bindu Menon, Obstetrician stated that currently tetracycline and chloramphenicol are recommended for treatment for non-pregnant patients. According to Food and Drug Association tetracycline is classified as a class D drug and should not be used during pregnancy. Chloramphenicol is classified as a class C drug. Hence Single dose of azithromycin is used in pregnant women.
Dr.Ashwini Tayade, Infectious Disease Specialist concluded that early diagnosis of acute scrub typhus can greatly reduce the chance of life threatening complications and guide optimal therapy.
The small permanent Ganesha Temple in Orange City Hospital & Research Institute provides spiritual healing to incoming patients and their relatives. Today Lord Ganesh was welcomed in a traditional manner by staff of OCHRI.
OCHRI conveyed public message to prevent water, air and noise pollution and to maintain sanctity and cleanliness like a temple all around us.
Prominently present on the occasion were Dr.Usha Nair, Dr.Anup Marar, Dr.Abhay Agashe, Dr. Amit Pasari, Dr.Poonam Kachane, Shri. Sunil Sure, Shri.Vishal Kapse, Shri. Priya Sashi, Shri. Sachin Gajbhiye, Shri.Vinit Vijayan and Shri.Rajan Thakur. Shri.Ravindra Dhande assisted by Shri.Dayaram Nimbarte, Smt.Durga Joshi, Shri.Ramesh Pande and Shri.Ganesh Iyer conducted the rituals.
“Man, my shoulder is killing me, and I haven’t done anything to injure it,” or, “Wow. I think I just tore something in my shoulder.” These are all too common complaints that everyone faces.’
The shoulder has the most motion of any joint in the body. Stabilizing this joint are many muscles, ligaments, and tendons—chief among these being the rotator cuff tendons.
The rotator cuff tendons are sandwiched between two bones in the shoulder, and herein lies the problem. With too much activity, especially overhead activity, the tendons are pinched and irritated resulting in a common condition called impingement syndrome. This pinching effect can eventually lead to a rotator cuff tear if left untreated.
Many painful shoulder conditions involve some form of rotator cuff inflammation in the form of tendinitis or bursitis. These conditions usually result from overuse.
Many times shoulder pain results from too much overhead activity. Weekend athletes come with shoulder pain after overdoing it in a sport they have not played in a long time, or working excessively on one day. Rotator cuff tears often cause night pain and difficulty sleeping on the injured shoulder, as well as problems with outstretched or overhead movements.
Most of these painful shoulder conditions will respond to rest, anti-inflammatory medication, and necessitate physical therapy to strengthen muscles so as to prevent such episodes in future. Some painful shoulder conditions will need further evaluation in the form of x-rays or MRI scan. MRI scans are very good at detecting torn rotator cuffs and ligament injuries.
Advanced technology now allows a minimally invasive approach to treating shoulder injuries. New arthroscopic techniques can be used to treat rotator cuff and ligament tears without a large incision. Outpatient arthroscopic repair facilitates faster recovery and is typically less painful.
Avoiding shoulder pain is not always possible. One day of overuse can sometimes equal six months of shoulder pain. It is recommended that you take the time to stretch and warm up, and to use moderation when it comes to activities you have not done in months or years. Strengthening of rotator muscles should be a part of your exercise schedule to prevent such injuries.
The good news is that most shoulder pain will get better with exercise protocols. The even better news is that technological advances with shoulder arthroscopy allows minimally invasive techniques to correct those shoulder injuries that do require surgery with early return to work. Gone are the days when one thought shoulder pain is something one has to live with-With Correct diagnosis and proper treatment one can get back to all routine activities.
For further queries related to shoulder pain or shoulder conditions, contact Dr.Rohan Bansal , Shoulder Surgeon and Joint Specialist-Orange City Hospital and Research Institute, Nagpur.
Orange City Hospital & Research Institute regularly conduct on site health check camps under aegis of their “ Shram Shilpi” undertaking for benefit of executive and workers serving in various industries and companies. Many companies call on TEAM OCHRI in view of their competence availability in wide ranging specialties.
Recently a free General Health Checkup Camp was done by OCHRI for Axis Bank employees and beneficiaries of Apollo Munich Health Insurance Company Limited in their bank itself.
Apart from Consultation with Physician, Random Blood Sugar, Blood pressure & BMI assessment was done for all beneficiaries.
Dr. Upendra Kumar, Physician and Dr.Pravin Sahu, Medical Officer contributed their expert services. They were assisted by Sr.Reena Madakwade and Shri.Anil Dhakate.
Shri Sanjay Gurman-Branch Head, Shri.Alpesh Joshi-Operation Head of Axis Bank and Shri.Girish, Camp Coordinator-Apollo Munich Insurance Company Ltd. Ensured successful coordination of this camp.
The Camp was organized through the joint effort of Shri.Pradyuman Jha on the behalf of Apollo Munich Insurance company Ltd. And Shri. Sunil Sure, GM (Administration) OCHRI.
Orange City Hospital & Research Institute is known for its comprehensive Poly trauma, Burns, accident, head Injury management division in view of more than 100 specialists serving the needy central Indians through 60 varied departments under one roof. With its Neuro division with regular Neuro OPD including neurosurgeons and Neurologists, it has gained a distinct name for exemplary adult and Pediatric Neurological management including complicated head injuries, Neuro infection, seizures etc. The availability of allied diagnostics, largest critical care complex and state of art Operation theater complex makes it good combination in interest of patients.
Recently 3 more Neurosurgeons, 2 Neurologists and 2 Pediatric Neurologists have joined team of existing super specialists in Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at OCHRI. These super specialists are rendering their expertise regularly in OCHRI Neurology OPD on slots between 9am to 8pm apart from rendition of 24x7 emergency call attendance.
Dr. Mohammad Husain Bhati after doing medical graduation from Government Medical College, Nagpur did MS from KIMS Shivaji University, Kolhapur and MCh, Neuro Surgery from SMS Medical College, Jaipur. He is trained in minimal invasive cranial and spinal surgeries including spinal instrumentation surgeries, stereotactic & navigation guided surgeries and Neuro-endoscopic surgeries. He has also experienced in doing major tumor surgeries, vascular cases, complex spinal surgeries, pediatric cases, head and spinal trauma etc.
Dr. Divik Mittal has completed MBBS from NKPSIMS, Nagpur, MS from GMC, Nagpur and M.Ch (Neurosurgery) from B.J. Medical College & Hospital, Ahmedabad. He has experience in Neurovascular Surgery, Endoscopic Skull base Surgery and Pediatric Neurosurgery.
Dr. Vivek Agarwal has done MBBS from NKPSIMS, Nagpur, MS from NHL Municipal medical College, Ahmedabad and MCh Neuro surgery from B.J. Medical College and Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad. He has interest in cerebrovascular anomalies, Spinal instrumentation and Neuroendoscopy. He is also experience in managing routine Neurosurgical cases, Brain tumors, spinal tumors, AV malformation Neuro endoscopic surgeries.
Dr. Vasant Dangra did MD from Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad and completed DM Neurology from Bombay Hospital, Mumbai. He has experienced in treating acute Neurological cases like ischemic strokes, intracerebral hemorrhage, epilepsy and Neuro infection and headache, migraine, memory loss, Parkinsonism, Spinal Cord diseases, Neuritis & muscle diseases.
Dr. Amarjeet Wagh is alumni of Government Medical College & Hospital, Nagpur. DNB (Pediatric) from Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences- Trivandrum, Fellow Pediatric Neurology from AIMS- Cochin and Fellow Pediatric Neurology BPNA, UK. He has special interest in Pediatric Epilepsy and Developmental Neurology. He has many paper presentations in National Journals.
Dr. Ritesh Sahu has completed MBBS & MD from MUHS Nashik and DM in Neurology from King George’s Medical University, Lucknow. He has published many papers in National and International Journals. He has also won the Best paper award in Neurology at Neurocon-2014.
Dr. Vinit Wankhede is alumni of Government Medical College & Hospital, Nagpur. He has done DCH, DNB (Pediatrics) and Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Neurology from TMC Trivandrum. He has special interest in Pediatric Epilepsy, Pediatric Neurology and Pediatric Neurogenetics. He has presented many papers in National Journals.
The 70th Independence Day of India was celebrated with great patriotic fervor by Medical community at Orange City Hospital & Research Institute. At the outset; Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair, Chairman, NAIRSONS Group garlanded the statue of Mahatma Gandhi and later unfurled the national flag. It was immediately followed by National anthem rendition led by Smt.Manjiri Damle and her team. Smt.Sangeeta Varma conducted the proceedings while Shri. Naresh Tiwari conducted the salutations. Children of OCHRI family members were bestowed with Successful Scholar Award 2016 which was conducted by Dr.Neeta Deshpande. The toppers were Std X (State Board) Mast. Bhushan Moreshwar Dudhakawale s/o Shri. Moreshwar Dudhakawale, Std X (CBSE Board) Mast. Christo Roy s/o Shri. Roy Thomas, Std XII- Science Stream (State Board) Ms.Kashmira Kishore Deshpande d/o Dr. Neeta Deshpande and Std XII- Commerce Stream (State Board) Ms. Aiswarya Balachandran Nair d/o Mrs. Ambika Nair. Ms.Yashika Mahendra Patil d/o Mrs. Sunita Patil was also given consolation prize. Shri.Roy Thomas announced the name of those who cleared Diploma in Critical Care Nursing while Dr.Deepak Dongre announced the successful recipients of CCCM certificate Awardees. The Awards were bestowed by hands of Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair, Dr.Dileep Dhande, Dr.Jay Deshmukh, Dr.Anup Marar, Dr.Usha Nair, Dr.Anup Marar and Dr.Vidya Udaybhaskar. On this occasion, Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair addressed the medical community and emphasized the need to join hands with government to lead India to a cleaner, more transparent, honest and proud India. He applauded and thanked OCHRI family members for the accomplishments. Smt.Priya Sashi, Shri.Ganesh Iyer, Shri.Roy Thomas, Shri.Avinash Ganar, Shri. Pravin Mungal and Shri.Ravindra Dhande and others worked hard for the success of this ceremony.
Recently one more cadaveric kidney transplant surgery was done at Orange City Hospital & Research Institute, Nagpur.
Shri. Krishna Vithalrao Wanjari, 62 year old male, retired from Irrigation Department, Bhopal, MP and resident of F/12, Hemant Apt, Rudrasen Complex, New Mankapur, Nagpur was admitted as a case of Brain Infarction at Meditrina Hospital on 01.08.2016 and was operated on 08.08.2016. Subsequently in view of his brain dead condition, Dr.Sameer Paltewar, Neurosurgeon discussed Organ donation with relatives who immediately agreed and accordingly he was shifted to OCHRI for Organ retrieval surgery and transplant surgery. He was shifted from Meditrina Hospital to Orange City Hospital & Research Institute, Nagpur on 09.08.2016 at 11pm. After performing all essential confirmatory test at OCHRI in late night hours as per standard protocol by the team of specialist namely Dr. Devayani Buche, Dr.R.Atal, and Dr.Vasant Dangra; he was certified as Brain Stem dead status.
Shri. Krishna Wanjari’s wife Suchita is a housewife and his only daughter Ayushi is studying in Class X. Recently when his mother-in-law expired he had expressed his desire to donate his organs for the benefit of others. After knowing the brain Stem dead status of Mr. Wanjari his relatives proactively came forward and wish to donate the kidneys and eyes to the needy so that it could be beneficial to someone as per his wish.
On this occasion Dr. Devayani Buche, explained that “Normally in death as we understand, the heart comes to a stop first and the brain cells die within a few minutes due to lack of blood circulation but in brain death the reverse takes place.”
Dr.S.J.Acharya, Nephrologist & Transplant Advisor and Smt. Manjiri Damle, Transplant Coordinator, OCHRI diligently completed all necessary formalities as sought by government during night hours and reached out to needy recipients as per ZTCC (Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee) waiting list. On 10.08.2016 morning hours, kidneys were retrieved and transplant surgery was done by transplant team Dr. Suhas Salpekar, Dr.Sandeep Deshmukh and Dr. Rohit Gupta supported by Dr. S.J. Acharya, Transplant Physician. Dr. Smita Harkare and Dr. Anita Pande provided the anesthesia services and Dr. Kavita Dhurvey assisted the transplant team during the surgery. His corneas were retrieved by Madhav Netra Pedi.
This cadaveric kidney donation brought new ray of life for the four families as both the kidneys were given to two needy patients and corneas to 2 blind patients. One kidney was given to a 43 years male at OCHRI and the other kidney was transported to Care Hospital for transplant to patient as per ZTCC waiting list where he was operated by Dr.Ravi Deshmukh, Dr.Deepali, and Dr.Swanand Choudhary with Dr.Prakash Khetan as Nephrologist.
Dr.S.J Acharya informed that “What is needed is a proactive attitude towards cadaveric organ donation, counselling for relatives for organ donation in the event of brain death, adequate hospital infrastructure, matching and distribution of the organs and co-ordination amongst hospitals.”
On this occasion, Dr. Anup Marar, Director, OCHRI, said that “This is a fine example of generosity, and a great human spirit. The family's gesture demonstrates that there is a latent desire in everyone to "make a difference".
Dr. Ganesh Bure, Dr.Rani Lakhe, Dr. Saurabh Rathi, Intensivists, Dr. Ajay Mungale, Dr. Amol, Dr. Ashlesh, Dr. Pratiksha, Medical Officers, Sr. Preethy, Sr. Sindhu, Sr. Shaista,Sr. Ambika along with dedicated nursing and paramedical staff of OCHRI Transplant unit is taking care of the recipient under supervision of Dr.Shivnarayan Acharya, Nephrologist.
Orange City Hospital & Research Institute is a private hospital with a difference as it reinvests its profits back to society through its various charitable arms. Grants are directed to OCHRI through Chief Minister Relief Fund and TATA TRUSTS for needy children desiring Cochlear Implant Surgeries. Recently Shri.Omprakash Shete from Chief Minister Relief Fund accompanied by Hon’ble Shri.Ashok Kumbhare and Hon’ble Shri.Krishna Khopade, MLAs visited Nagpur based OCHRI.
At the outset they were traditionally welcomed by Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair, Chairman, NAIRSONS Group of Companies. Prominently present on this occasion were Shri.Devendra Mehar, Chairman, Health & Welfare Committee- NMC, Dr.Usha Nair & Dr.Vidya Nair, Directors, Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited, Dr.Anup Marar, Director- OCHRI, Dr.Nandu Kolwadkar, Convener- OCHRI Cochlear Implant Program and Dr.Deepak Dongre, SMO Incharge- Yogiraj Hospital (Ramtek). Shri.Omprakash Shete visited the general wards and reviewed the facilities available to admitted patients.
He complimented the exemplary turnout of patients at OCHRI from all over Central India. The itinerary was organised by Smt.Manjiri Damle, Coordinator- OCHRI CIP Cell under guidance of Dr.Anup Marar. Shri.Ganesh Iyer and Shri.Chetan Ragde worked hard for the success of this visit. During this visit, the dignitaries complimented OCHRI for its versatility in service rendition to all classes of populace and conveyed that funds will be henceforth available through CM Relief fund at OCHRI to needy poor patients for any diseases which even includes Road traffic accidents, Renal transplants, Neonatal (New born/ Prematurely) diseases etc.
Shri.Omprakash Shete conveyed the vision of Hon’ble Shri.Devendra Fadnavis to reach out to all needy poor patients through MLA’s of respective constituencies and ensure quality care to them through a network of good disciplined hospitals like OCHRI. He also highlighted the unique TATA TRUST- CM RELIEF FUND grant link provided to OCHRI.
International Nurses Day was commemorated in an elegant manner recently by Kalyani Nursing School run by Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited under the diligent supervision of Smt. Jyotsna Bhujbal, Principal- KNS and Smt. Kanchan Bante, Sister Tutor-KNS. Smt. Vilasini Udaybhaskar Nair, Promoter of Orange City Hospital & Research Institute and Managing Director of Nairsons IT Private Limited was Chief Guest for this function. Dr.Vidya Nair, Director, Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited was Guest of Honor. Prominently present on this occasion were Shri.Roy Thomas, General Manager-OCHRI and Shri.Dayaram Nimbarte, Nursing Incharge- OCHRI. The theme of this year happens to be Nurses: - A force for change: Improving health systems, resilience.
Ku. Jaimala Bhalavi & Ku. Shital Raju Ghodam conducted the ceremony. Lamp Lighting by dignitaries on the dais was followed by a Pledge Ceremony by 1st year students led by Smt. Jyotsna Bhujbal. A cultural program followed wherein Group Song was sung by 1st year KNS Students.
Addressing the nursing students on the occasion, Smt.Vilasini Nair took inspiration from Florence Nightingale and conveyed that the patients look for their family in the nurses during their time in the hospital. Patience is the key to success in the given profession. Nurses spend most amount of time with the patients and therefore play a huge role. Nursing staff comprise the biggest work force in the hospital. She motivated them to be the best in the field and pass the knowledge.
Dr.Vidya Nair also guided the students and quoting recollections she expressed her gratitude to all the nurses she worked with in the past from whom she had learnt how things work practically in the hospital.
On behalf of students, Ku Mamta Gulrandhe spoke on the occasion which was followed by a Poetry recital by Ku.Kavita Kumare. A puzzle game with dignitaries was also organized. An Adivasi Group Dance was performed by Ku. Kajal Salame, Ku. Heena Raut, Ku. Ashwini Uikey, Ku. Ashwini Kumare, Ku. Archana Masram, Ku. Shital V Ghodam and Ku. Pranjali Kokande while Ku. Jyoti Jugnake delivered a solo dance performance. Smt. Kanchan Bante, Sister Tutor proposed the vote of thanks.
Nagpur based Orange City Hospital & Research Institute has varied arms which pursue diverse social commitments linked to health care. The Industrial Health arm of OCHRI provides on site health care expertise as per need of the concerned industry which helps the employees and prevent wastage of man-hours. Many Industries which do not have their dedicated health care manpower use the services of OCHRI’s Industrial health arm.
Air India’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in the special economic zone (SEZ) of Multi-modal International Hub Airport at Nagpur also utilizes the services when they are in operation to service a plane. Dr.A.K.Verma, Senior Family Physician and Officer on Special Duty-OCHRI renders his daily expertise during this period .He is backed by a pharmacist and paramedical staff. This on site service is backed by OCHRI’s emergency ambulance services, 6 bedded Emergency room complex and 40 bedded Critical Care complex served by 60 specialities. Round the clock trained qualified campus stationed Intensive care specialists are a unique feature seen at OCHRI. OCHRI is a trusted emergency care center of Central India which is known for intrinsic management and comprehensive care of Burns, Accidents, Head injuries, Orthopedic & Facial trauma, Abdominal Injuries, accidental Poisoning and Heart and Brain attacks etc. It is added that OCHRI’s novel Corporate Social Responsibility arm and Senior Citizen Healthcare arms are also catching the attention of society.
Orange City Hospital & Research Institute has been undertaking regular Cochlear Implant surgeries to benefit needy deaf children. Freedom from Deafness movement launched by OCHRI under aegis of Project Geeta has even got endorsements from TATA Trust and Hon'ble CM Office who are funding the surgeries to benefit needy children.
Recently a sensitization workshop for teachers based in peripheries was organized by acclaimed Audiologist and Speech Therapist Smt. Mithila Poonacha from Bangalore. Smt. Mithila Poonacha is a dual degree holder of Audiology and Speech Therapy. Dr.Ashish Disawal, ENT Surgeon & Audiologist- OCHRI organized this unique convention for the benefit of selected teachers attached to Sarvaa Shiksha Abhiyaan movement in Vidarbha and expressed that these trained teachers will be able to help TEAM OCHRI create a network in Vidarbha to search needy children who can be operated on time and also help them with post operative therapy rendition.
Dr.Usha Nair, Director- Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited conveyed the mission undertaken by Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair, Chairman- NAIRSONS to timely reach out to all needy deaf children especially in Vidarbha and thanked Smt.Mithila for supporting OCHRI’s Freedom from Deafness movement. Dr.Anup Marar, Director- OCHRI highlighted the exemplary milestones achieved till date by OCHRI Cochlear Implant team led by Dr.Nandu Kolwadkar. Dr.Sameer Choudhary, Secretary- Association of Otolaryngologists- Nagpur commended the efforts of TEAM OCHRI for undertaking this noble venture and sought assistance of all Pediatricians, ENT Surgeons, Audiologists, teachers and social workers to reach out to needy children. It is highlighted that new borns will be screened @ Rs.150/- for basic hearing assessment with an advance portable machine by Dr.Ashish Disawal between 3-5 PM on all working days at OCHRI OPD. The convention resolved that all newborns children should be compulsorily screened for hearing assessment before they are discharged from any maternity home/ hospital. AOL- Nagpur will also be corresponding with NOGS/FOGSI/IAP to sensitize their members about this urgent need. Smt. Mithila Poonacha appreciated the sincerity and dedication of CIP TEAM-OCHRI led by Dr.Nandu Kolwadkar and Dr.Ashish Disawal for pursuing this novel undertaking. Smt.Shradha Disawal assisted Dr.Ashish Disawal in organizing this 2 day convention. Prominently present on this occasion were Dr.Rajesh Atal, Dr.Kuldeep Sukhadeve and Dr.Nandu Kolwadkar. M/s Advance Bionics backed this program. Shri.Ganesh Iyer coordinated the itinerary.
Orange City Hospital & Research Institute is always in process of continual improvement on basis of feedbacks received from incoming needy central Indians. Recently a new Semi private Jaivik ward was dedicated to nation by Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair, Chairman- NAIRSONS Group on the auspicious occasion of Gudi Padwa.
Prominently present on this occasion were Dr.Usha Nair, Director- Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited, Dr.Anup Marar, Director- OCHRI, Shri.Simha Chalam- CGM, Shri.Sunil Sure- GM, Shri.Dayaram Nimbalkar- Nursing Incharge, Dr.Anit Prakash- Section Coordinator, Dr.Kavita Dhurvey, Dr.Noorul Ameen, Dr.Deepak Dongre- SMO In-charges , Dr.Ashish Shukla, Section Coordinator- CCU Complex and Smt.Priya Sashi- Public Relations Officer.
The renovated ward which is cost effectively compact to benefit the incoming needy patients with more privileges and facilities as compared to general ward was created looking into demands of many cost conscious enlightened patients.
Shri.Roy Thomas-GM supervised the execution of this project in time bound manner as per the design made by Shri.Makrand Bhagwat.
Smt.Manjiri Damle, Smt.Saramma Samuel, Shri.Avinash Ganar, Shri.Pankaj Wadaskar, Shri.Prakash Shende, Shri.Santosh Mykalwar, Ms.Kishori Kale, Shri.Ganesh Iyer and Shri.Ravindra Dhande worked hard for the success of this ceremony. Shri.Ramesh Pande conducted the Pooja rituals.
Orange City Hospital & Research Institute publishes a fortnightly registered new paper under insignia of Jaivik which is distributed free of costs amongst Central Indian medical community who subscribe to the same. It spreads moral and ethical values through stories. Jaivik is being published by OCHRI since 2000. Recently Smt. Jyoti Bawankule, wife of Hon’ble Shri.Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Guardian Minister- Nagpur released the recent edition of Jaivik and appreciated the efforts of OCHRI management to permeate positive values & goodness in society through Jaivik. She added that sharing good thoughts and good anecdotes instills positivism amongst readers. Prominently present on this release ceremony were Dr.Usha Nair- Publisher, Dr.Anup Marar- Founder Editor in Chief, Smt.Manjiri Damle- Manager, Smt.Saramma Samuel- Social Worker and Ms.Kishori Kale- Circulation Incharge, Jaivik News paper. For free subscription of Jaivik News paper, one has to contact Ms.Kishori Kale in 0712-6634879 during working hours.
Orange City Hospital & Research Institute caters to maximum number of emergency cases in any private hospital as on date in Nagpur. Needy patients who have suffered accident, brain and heart attacks, poisoning, burns etc are routinely referred to OCHRI in view of the exemplary Casualty care served by dedicated Casualty medical officers backed by trained Critical care Specialists who are stationed on round the clock basis backed by diverse group of Consultants. Such 3 tier hierarchical order generates confidence amongst referring doctors and relatives about timely care to their patients. More than 60 departments are available at OCHRI. OCHRI also boasts of a 40 bedded state of art Critical Care Complex which is manned by 3 tier hierarchical order of doctors to ensure round the clock timely quality care to admitted patients.
Recently faculty members of NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences, Hingna visited OCHRI Casualty and Critical Care Complex to comprehend the indigenous working protocols implemented at OCHRI which had led to its standing as Central India’s Health Caretaker. Dr.Charuta Gadkari & Dr.Shubhada Deshmukh, Professors of Anesthesiology were deputed by Dr.Amol Deshmukh, Secretary of Vidya Shikshan Prasarak Mandal to review the working of OCHRI Casualty and Critical Care Complex. Dr.Noorul Ameen, Senior Medical Officer Incharge- OCHRI escorted them and sensitized them about the applicable standard operating procedures. Dr.Ashish Shukla, Chest Physician & Section Coordinator- OCHRI CCU Complex, Dr.Rani Lakhe, Physician Intensivist and Dr.Nandu Kolwadkar, ENT Surgeon & Surgical Coordinator explained the intricacies of CCU working to the visitors. Dr.Anup Marar, Director- OCHRI welcomed them and stated that sharing of good management practices (GMP) amongst medical community in a transparent ethical manner will go a long way in improving patient care all over the nation. The faculty members conveyed their gratitude on behalf of NKPSIMS to OCHRI management led by Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair, Chairman-NAIRSONS for permitting them to observe the working methodology at OCHRI. They appreciated the good working atmosphere prevailing at OCHRI. The visit was coordinated by Dr.Smita Harkare, Section Coordinator- OCHRI OT Complex.
Yogiraj Swami Sitaramdasji Maharaj Hospital and Research Centre, Ramtek run and managed by Orange City Hospital & Research Institute in association with Rotary Club of Nagpur had recently organized a FREE MEGA CATARACT SURGERY CAMP at Ramtek for the benefit of poor and rural population of Ramtek and surrounding areas. All the surgeries, medicines, hospital accommodation and hospitality were provided to the patients “free of cost”.
Out of 77 patients, 74 patients were operated for cataract and 3 for Pterigium in two phases. Patients were operated by Senior Ophthalmic surgeons Dr. Yashpal Lamba, Rtn. Dr. Rafat Khan, Rtn. Dr. Shivani Bidiye and Dr. Abhay Agashe.
More than 500 needy patients were screened over the period of one month by team of Yogiraj Hospital under the leadership of Dr. K. Gopal Krishna Gokhale, CMO, YSSMHRC. He was assisted by Dr. Nahush Bawankar, Dr. Ankit, Optometrists Shri. Mohnish, Shri. Salim and Shri. Kapil & team.
At the outset Shri. Narayandas Agrawal, President, Shri Laxminarayan Devasthan briefed about the unique facilities available at hospital. He highlighted that Yogiraj Hospital is being run and managed by Orange City Hospital and Research Institute, Nagpur on “No Loss No Profit Basis” to provide best medical healthcare services to the rural population at affordable costs.
Dr. Deepak Dongre, Nodal Officer I/c, Yogiraj Hospital expressed that such free surgery Camps in the rural areas by renowned doctors are very much essential as people are not much affordable to avail quality healthcare services. Because of this initiative taken by Yogiraj Hospital and Rotary Club Nagpur, rural people getting quality and ethical healthcare services of OCHRI at their doorsteps. Due to visual correction, patient’s lifestyle gets improved and their span of life gets extended by at least five years. We think this is the best exercise where our doctors altruistically make their knowledge and skills available to serve the humanity. In this way we are able to reach the unreachable.
Rtn. Ms. Kushnoor Chugh, President, Rotary Club Nagpur stated that, “Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest. It is our opinion that camp-based cataract correction is still an important alternative in rural India. Untiring efforts taken by Rotary Ophthalmologists and supporting staff from Orange City Hospital & management of Yogiraj Hospital resulted into successfully performing all surgeries. It is our duty to devote oneself in alleviating misery of our not so well to do brethren. The joy on the faces of the poor patients and their relatives was moving and rejuvenating.”
Rtn Parag Paranjape, Secretary, Rtn. Rina Sinha, Treasurer and other fellow rotary members also visited the hospital and graced the event. Adv. Sanjiv Khandelwal, Shri. Madhukar Mankar, Shri. Sharma from SLD were prominently present on this occasion. On this occasion Shri. Udaybhaskar Nair, Chairman, Dr. Usha Nair, Dr. Anup Marar and Dr. Vidya Nair, Directors, OCHRI congratulated the teams from Rotary, OCHRI and Yogiraj Hospital for their active participation and sterling success of the camp. Shri. Rajesh Mastkar, Shri. Moreshwar Khajure, Smt. Vaishali Sakore, Smt. Kanchan Harode, Smt. Houshila Kanoje, Shri. Prashant & Shri. Sachin and paramedical staff of Yogiraj Hospital & Orange City Hospital and all members of Rotary Club Nagpur worked hard for the success of this camp.
Recently Coal India Retired Officers Welfare Association (CIROWA) and team of doctors from Orange City Hospital & Research Institute (OCHRI) jointly organized a preventive health Check up camp at NMC’s Vivekanand Hindi School, Nagpur. Team of doctors screened more than 450 students and addressed various important medical issues like general health, hygiene, nutritional problems etc. Team of doctors comprised of Dr. PC Gupta, ENT Surgeon, Dr. Upendra Kumar, General Physician, Dr. Mohini Gajendragadkar, Gynaecologist, Dr. Deepak Dongre, Dr. Shubhangi Choudhary and Dr. Milind Gujar. Sister Reena Madakwar and Manisha Gohate assisted the doctors in this camp.
On this occasion Dr.Deepak Dongre, Incharge- Special Projects, OCHRI said OCHRI boasts of one of the best Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The determination to ensure rational cost effective ethical health care within a framework of quality management system has gained us recognition of being the first ISO 9001:2000 certified Unit of this region. As a Corporate Social Responsibility, OCHRI regularly organize the pediatric outreach program endeavors in all encompassing health activities including School Health Surveys, Behavioral disorders detection and management, adolescent health and disability detection and correction camps. These camps ultimately help in reducing morbidity & mortality in student groups as well as local community. In addition, regular, sustained school health examinations help to build a sound foundation for student’s future. Under this program, School Health Checkup is being regularly conducted on a campaign basis by a team of medical officers every year.
Shri. Gopal Bohare, Chairman, Education Committee, NMC stated that Schools that provide health services and education not only benefit school-aged children, but also the entire community. School children can act as messengers for other out-of-school children and members of their communities to communicate better practices in hygiene and overall health. Costs can also be reduced by using existing school system infrastructure as a key delivery mechanism. Such school camps are very essential.
Shri. Arun Hazare, Project Coordinator, Social Activities, CIROWA expressed that, School health interventions have numerous economic returns through health outcomes. Healthier children are more likely to attend school, and modest improvements in schooling will allow for the continuation of education. Education and good health offer children the power of choice and opportunity, as well as optimism for a better life. Health education in childhood can also help establish lifelong positive behaviors. It is widely recognized that school health and nutrition programs are essential to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. About more than 450 students mostly belonging to poor Socio-Economic Strata were immensely benefitted. They have probably got such health check up for the first time. They were also issued health cards free of cost from you, for which I on behalf of them expressed deep gratitude towards OCHRI.
Shri. M. L. Bhasin, General Secretary, CIROWA and Shri. Unnikrishnan, Jt. Secretary were prominently present on this occasion. Smt. Rashmi Durugkar, Principal, Vivekanand Hindi School School thanked CIROWA & OCHRI management for this selfless gesture. Smt. Sushma Mankar, Smt. Neeta Gadekar, Smt. Sandhya Bhagat, Smt. Waghade, teachers of Vivekanand Hindi School, Shri. Vijay Tiwari and Shri. Ramakrishna Mankar, OCHRI worked hard for the success of this medical checkup camp.
Rotary-OCHRI Skin bank is doing a yeoman service for the solace of needy burn victims of Central India. This Skin Bank has come as a boon. Rotary Club of Nagpur which was instrumental in donating equipments for this skin bank is being developed and maintained by Nagpur based Orange City Hospital & Research Institute on no profit basis.
The Cadaveric skin which is processed scientifically in this skin bank is subsequently used a biological burn dressing by all major burns surgeons of Central India. Many delegations from far and wide visit this skin bank to understand its working methodology which is guided by National Burns Center, Mumbai.
Recently a Canadian delegation paid a visit to Rotary-OCHRI Skin bank to obtain details and personally confirm the working of this skin bank. The Canadian delegation comprised of Dino Marzaro, Karen Fortin, Hakin Zahar, Leila Besseghaier, Fay Campbell, Dorma Grant, William Gray and David Steeves.
At the outset Dr.Usha Nair, Director, Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited welcomed them and while Dr.Sameer Jahagirdar, Plastic Surgeon & Specialist Incharge, Rotary- OCHRI Skin bank highlighted the accomplishments. Rtn. Khushnoor Chugh, President & Rtn. Parag Paranjape, Secretary, Rotary Club of Nagpur also explained the public awareness measures being undertaken by RCN to sensitize public for skin donation. Rtn Prashant Kale, Rtn Ravi Wankhede, Rtn Sati Khanna and Rtn Nimish Sutaria were also prominently present.
Shri.Santosh Mykalwar, NBC trained Skin Bank Technician explained the facilities and provisions made in Rotary- OCHRI Skin Bank. Smt.Saramma Samuel, Shri.Ganesh Iyer, Shri.Santosh Mykalwar, Shri.Pankaj Wadaskar, Shri.Roy Thomas, Shri.Prakash Shende and Shri.Avinash Ganar worked hard for the success of this visit.
The delegation complimented TEAM OCHRI and Rotary Club of Nagpur to have envisaged such a unique social venture which not only reduces mortality and morbidity of burn victims but reduces their physical and mental agony apart from cost reduction in treatment vis-à-vis artificial grafts which are 10 times costlier.
|Needy deaf children requiring Cochlear Implant Surgery may approach OCHRI for subsidized surgery
TATA TRUST TO SUPPORT OCHRI’s Freedom from Deafness movement- GEETA
OCHRI thanks CM & Shri. Ratan Tata
Nagpur based Orange City Hospital & Research Institute caters to a vast section of Central India populace and has made a distinct mark as the Trusted Tertiary Medicare Center of Central India. OCHRI ENT Department reached their zenith of glory by commencing regular cochlear implant surgeries. A cochlear implant (CI) is a surgically implanted electronic device that provides a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing. The surgeries of 5 needy children are being undertaken at OCHRI by team of ENT Surgeons namely Dr.Nandu Kolwadkar, Dr.Sameer Choudhary and Dr.Ajay Deshpande led by Mentor & Chief Surgeon Padma Shree Dr. Milind V. Kirtane, Mumbai.
Hearing loss is the third leading chronic disability following arthritis and hypertension. 9 out of every 10 children who are born deaf are born to parents who can hear. Cochlear implants may help provide hearing in patients who are deaf because of damage to sensory hair cells in their cochleas.
OCHRI’s “Freedom from Deafness” movement has been commenced under aegis of “Project Geeta”. Smt.Geeta, only sister of Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair, Chairman, OCHRI is congenitally hearing impaired. Thus he is aware of the problems faced by hearing impaired individuals hence wants to make all efforts to abolish congenital deafness from Vidarbha. On initiating the project under name of “Geeta”; he said Geeta is a sacred name for Hindus as the Hindu scripture- The Bhagwad Geeta’s calls for selfless action. Later he read about Geeta, the deaf-mute Indian girl stranded in Pakistan for 13 years who recently got reunited with the family. Hence Shri.Nair felt that OCHRI’s “Freedom from Deafness movement” should be launched under the name and insignia of Geeta.
Although OCHRI have state of art infrastructural readiness and competent hands to perform said surgery on regular basis; the exorbitant cost of said implant was becoming a deterrent. Looking into the efforts of OCHRI to bring Nagpur into Cochlear Implant Surgery map; Hon’ble Shri. Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister requested Shri.Rajan Tata to provide financial assistance to poor and needy deaf children of Vidarbha for CI surgeries at OCHRI. Accordingly, Shri.Omprakash Shete, Office of Chief Minister Relief Fund coordinated with Dr.Anup Marar, Director-OCHRI and Shri. Kumar Chaitanya, Head, Individual Grants- TATA TRUST and history was created when TATA TRUST formally signed an MOU with Orange City Hospital & Research Institute wherein grant of Rs. 5 lac per child has been approved by TATA Trusts. This grant is applicable for 5 poor and needy children per month. Likewise Chief Minister’s Office has also assured endowment of Rs. 1-2 lacs per child from CM relief fund. Such grant for health care by TATA TRUST is first time in these parts of Vidarbha.
After inspecting the infrastructure and interacting with all concerned; the MOU was formally signed by Shri. Kumar Chaitanya, Head, Individual Grants- TATA TRUST and Dr.Usha Nair, Director, Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited in presence of Dr.Anup Marar, Director- OCHRI, Dr.Vidya Nair, Director- RNHPL and Dr.Nandu Kolwadkar, Convener, OCHRI Cochlear Implant Surgery and Smt.Kumudini Todankar, Assistant Manager, Individual Grants-TATA Trusts. Prominently present on this occasion were Dr.Sameer Choudhary, Dr.Ajay Deshpande, Dr.Ashish Disawal, Shri.Simha Chalam, Dr.Deepak Dongre, Smt.Manjiri Damle, Smt.Saramma Samuel, Shri.Ganesh Iyer & Shri.Rajan Thakur.
The gathering also requested all statutory health authorities and doctors to ensure that Hearing screening assessment compulsory for all new borns at all maternity homes/ hospitals before they are discharged. This will help the government and OCHRI in screening out affected children and render timely assistance to them as it would be ideal to perform surgery before 18 months of age.
The 2nd set of 6 Cochlear implant Surgeries is scheduled on 13th March 2016 at OCHRI. Kindly note only genuinely financially deficient patients in need of Cochlear Implant surgery will be provided the benefit of this grant. For details and assistance, parents of needy deaf children requiring Cochlear Implant Surgery can approach Smt.Manjiri Damle or Smt.Saramma Samuel, OCHRI Cochlear Implant Cell during working hours.
One 24 years male, resident of Umrer, was referred from WCL Umrer Area hospital to Orange City Hospital & Research Institute at around 7pm on 10.02.2016 in a very critical condition. As per the information, he had been Hit by a bull on Left Thigh at around 5:30pm on 10.02.2016 near Umrer while pillion riding in a two wheeler. He got successfully treated and discharged from OCHRI on 25.02.2016.
When he reached Casualty of Orange City Hospital & Research Institute, he was profusely bleeding from the Lt groin wound caused by bull horn hit, his general condition was poor, he was drowsy, Blood pressure was very low, Left Foot was cool, Left Lower limb feeble pulsation and hemoglobin was 6.0 gm%. In OCHRI casualty, Dr. Deepak Kore, CMO and Dr. Rohit Gupta, Vascular Surgeon immediately attended him. Provisional Diagnosis kept was Bull horn injury of Left External Iliac Vein with Intimal injury of Left Common Femoral Artery ( CFA) with Acute Left Lower limb Ischemia ( Lower blood supply) with Shock.
After preliminary examination he was immediately shifted to Operation Theatre for emergency surgical management. Looking into his critical condition even death on table consent was taken from his relatives. He underwent Exploration of wound in OCHRI’s hi-tech modular Operation theatre complex for bleeding with repair & ligation of Lt. External Iliac vein with Lt. Common Femoral artery embolectomy and repair of Common Femoral Artery with evacuation of haematoma by Dr. Rohit Gupta, Vascular Surgeon and Dr. Tushar Bhure, Orthopedic Surgeon. Dr. Smita Harkare provided the necessary intricate anesthesia.
He was admitted in OCHRI CCU and later shifted to ward under care of Dr. Rohit Gupta, Dr. Tushar Bhure and Dr. Rajesh Atal, Critical Care Physician. The team was ably backed by round the clock stationed Intensivists namely Dr. Ganesh Bure, Dr. Umesh Thorat, Dr.Rani Lakhe, Dr. Ashish Shukla, Dr. Saurabh Pathak, Dr.Roshan Jawlekar, Dr. Parag Patil, Dr.Kavita Dhurvey, SMO I/c- Surgery and Dr. Anit Prakash, SMO I/c Wards with their teams.
On behalf of WCL; Dr.Mrs. Rama Rao, Area Medical Officer Incharge, WCL Umrer visited the patient and complimented TEAM OCHRI for the timely able management and efforts to snatch him from jaws of sheer death and discharged him successfully. They conveyed that appreciation is due to OCHRI who always stand upto their expectations of needy central Indians in tackling odd serious cases.
It is added that since its inception two decades back; OCHRI has gained a distinct name as an exemplary accident and emergency management center in view of round the clock Intensive care specialists and around 150 doctors serving through 60 departments under one roof. More than 65 companies and organization of Central India have empanelled OCHRI for the timely quality health care of their beneficiaries.
The 100 page proposal of Orange City Hospital & Research Institute with all details related to team constitution/ plans for rendition of comprehensive medical services at forthcoming World Cup T20 matches in Nagpur was recently handed over by to Adv.Dilip Daga Chairman- Medical Committee- VCA by Dr.Anup Marar, OCHRI Administrative Coordinator and Shri.Sunil Sure, OCHRI Deputy Administrative Coordinator. Apart from 8 world cup matches; 11 practice matches will also be covered by TEAM OCHRI. This includes ALS, BLS ambulances, specialists, medical officers, nurses, attendants and stretcher bearers along with coordinators as desired by ICC & BCCI. Adv. Dilip Daga has commended the professional punctual synchronization being done by OCHRI. A meeting of nominated TEAM OCHRI members with VCA Medical Committee will be held in Jaivik Hall during coming week.
Association of Healthcare Providers (India) represents more than 10000 healthcare providers in India. AHPI collaborates with national and international FORUMS, engaged in work of similar nature to have access to best practices and undertake training & quality improvement activities in India and abroad. Orange City Hospital & Research Institute has the distinction of representing Vidarbha in Association of Healthcare Providers (India) - Maharashtra & Goa executive board with Dr.Anup Marar as Joint Secretary.
AHPI GLOBAL CONCLAVE was recently held at Mumbai. Educating & Advocating for Well Being of Common Man, Health for All: Roadmap, Patient Safety Tool kit, Managing Healthcare Costs, LEAN & GREEN Hospitals, SMART Hospitals, Role of IT Sector, Role of Pharma Sector, Role of Medical Equipments and Nursing Empowerment were few topics covered by all major Healthcare Providers of India during this conclave.
OCHRI was represented in this Global Conclave by Dr Vidya Nair, Director, Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited. After partaking in this prestigious summit, she stated that she got a good insight into the Indian Health Care sector. She highlighted that the changing climate within the sector was palpable as the topics of discussion involved Universal health care to SMART hospitals and how with innovation we can decrease the hospital costs. As much change is not easy, it is inevitable she added.
Indian healthcare is passing through critical phase. There is growing perception that healthcare is unduly expensive. Alongside there is an increasing awareness and demand for the patient safety and quality of care. The healthcare is also becoming an election agenda. That brings proactive push for reforms by the government. All these factors pose serious challenge to healthcare providers, who will be required to constantly keep innovating and do fine balancing act. The increase in demand on private sector would be coupled with complying with regulatory and patient safety norms. It is in this perspective that Association of Healthcare Providers (India) had chosen the theme for its Global Conclave I.e. Affordable & Safe ‘Health for All’ through collaborative efforts of Hospitals, Pharmaceuticals, IT and Medical Equipment companies. AHPI believes that ‘Health for All’ can only be realized through collaborative approach involving all Stake holders. The conclave took a holistic view of composite issues and tried to present practical solutions to meet with the emerging challenges.
New team of AOI Vidarbha branch was installed on 13.02.2016 at a glittering ceremony held at Hotel Centre Point, Nagpur for the year 2016-17. Dr. Surendra Gawarle, Professor & HOD, Department of ENT, Vasantrao Naik Government Medical College, Yavatmal was installed as President and Dr. Samir Choudhary, Consultant, Department of ENT, Orange City Hospital & Research Institute, Nagpur was installed as Secretary of AOI, Vidarbha Branch along with his team for the year 2016-17.
Earlier the program was started with traditional lighting of Samai by chief guest Dr. Sanjay Mukherjee, IAS, Additional Municipal Commissioner, Mumbai and Guest of Honor Dr. Kajal Mitra, Dean, NKPSIMS, Nagpur,
Dr. Nandu Kolwadkar outgoing Secretary read out the annual report of last year. Dr. Surendra Gawarle in his acceptance speech said that “The new team will keep the tradition of excellent work and will organize many new projects such as live workshops and CME’S in coming years”. Dr. Kajal Mitra Guest of honor said that “LMC will extend all help to organize Live Workshops and Camps for the benefit of practicing young ENT surgeons.”
Dr. Sanjay Mukherjee, IAS, Additional Municipal Commissioner, Mumbai, emphasized on the need of corrective and preventable measures to reduce the noise pollution in the society.
Dr. Surendra Gawarle, President AOI, Vidarbha in his presidential oration highlighted on “National Program for Prevention & Control on Deafness…..And miles to go!”
The other members of the new team of AOI, Vidarbha Branch were also installed. Dr. Shrikant Mahalle, Vice President, Dr. Sunil Shende, Hon Treasurer, Dr. Ashish Chikhale, Hon Joint Secretary, Dr. Sonali Khadakkar, Chairman Scientific, Dr. Abhishek Vaidya, Chairman Library. Dr. Vivek Harkare, Dr.Nitin Deosthale, Dr.Bhagyashree Bokare, Dr.Mangesh Gulwade, Dr. Gopal Belokar, Dr. Niraj Murkey and Dr. Siddheshwar Naringe were installed as Executive Members. Dr. Sunil Shende, Hon. Treasure Secretary AOI, Vidarbha, proposed formal vote of thanks while Dr. Dipti Jeswani and Dr. Ashish Chikhale conducted the proceedings.
Earlier the installation ceremony was preceded by “Rhino Fest 2016” 2 days Live Surgical Workshop on Rhinoplasty jointly organized by Orange City Hospital & Research Institute and AOI, Vidarbha Branch at Jaivik Auditorium, OCHRI. Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair, Chairman- Nairsons Group inaugurated the Live Surgical Workshop. Dr. Usha Nair, Director-Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited, and Dr. Anup Marar, Director-OCHRI were the guests of honor. Shri.Nair stated that such CMEs and workshops should be ideally held in hospitals rather than hotels as the ambience is an appropriate place for such academic deliberations. Hence a new renovated Jaivik Hall with advanced audio visual systems was also commissioned at OCHRI during Rhinofest 2016 and dedicated by Shri.Uday Bhaskar Nair for utilization by medical fraternity.
Eminent ENT surgeons Dr. Brajendra Baser from Indore and Dr. Kshitij Patil from Amravati demonstrated their excellent surgical skill in live surgical workshop. MMC has accredited the event and awarded 4 credit points. Dr. Prashant Nikhade and Dr. Ashish Disawal were the MMC observers. Dr. Nitin Deosthale, Organizing Chairman, Dr. Samir Choudhary, Organizing Secretary, Dr. Nandu Kolwadkar, Organizing Co-chairman, Dr. Ajay Deshpande, Organizing Co-Chairman, Dr. Shailesh Kothalkar, Scientific Convener and Dr. Sonali Khadakkar worked hard for the success of Workshop. Dr. Smita Harkare, Dr. Neeta Deshpande and Dr. Anita Pande managed the required necessary anesthesia during the workshop skillfully.
This programme was attended by more than 120 eminent ENT surgeons and Plastic surgeons from all over India. Post graduate students from Vidarbha were prominently present and were enlightened and inspired by the newer techniques and intricacies of Rhinoplasty shown during AOI-OCHRI “Rhino Fest 2016”.
Orange City Hospital & Research Institute not only renders timely quality round the clock tertiary health care but also conducts regular preventive health care checkups. It has a dedicated division which not only coordinates regular executive health checkups but also customizes and provides on site screening assistance. Most of the major organizations and companies based in central India utilize the services of OCHRI for the annual health checkup of their employees.
Recently as per a government resolution dated 30th January 2016 signed by Shri. Manoj Kumar Mahale, Under Secretary, Government of Maharashtra; OCHRI has been reaffirmed to conduct annual health checkup of all above 40 years Government of Maharashtra officials belonging to Indian Administrative Services (IAS) cadre. All 40+ IAS officers based in Nagpur division including Nagpur, Gondia, Wardha, Gadchiroli, Chandrapur and Bhandara will be covered during this obligatory annual undertaking. Vide this amendment dated 30th January 2016; Bombay Hospital in Mumbai division, Hedgewar Rugnalaya in Aurangabad Division and Orange City Hospital & Research Institute has been approved .
Since last 4 years, OCHRI has been regularly assigned by Government of Maharashtra; the task of conducting annual health checkup of all IAS, IPS, and IFS officers posted in Nagpur division.
Shri.Sunil Sure, Smt.Priya Sashi and their teams under leadership of Dr. (Maj.) Devayani Buche, MD (Medicine) are working hard to promote the concept of Preventive Health care checkup to all proactive Organizations and companies.
Smt.Asha Bante, Senior Aaya, Orange City Hospital & Research Institute recently attained superannuation. She was one of the oldest members of OCHRI and was instrumental in conceiving the exemplary personalized patient and housekeeping care which has generated lot of goodwill for OCHRI. On this occasion Dr.Usha Nair, Director, Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited stated that the immense goodwill generated by OCHRI which has grown from 28 bedded to presently 150 bedded complexes is purely because of selfless and dedicated service of personnel like Smt.Asha Moushi. The indigenous house keeping protocols initiated by personnel like her had gained a spot less reputation for OCHRI. A farewell program was recently arranged in her honor. Shri.Roy Thomas introduced her to the audience. A Samman Patra drafted by Dr.Anup Marar was read out by Smt.Saramma Samuel in English which was translated by Dr.Deepak Dongre in Marathi. Apart from Felicitation; Mementoes and gifts were handed over to her by Dr.Usha Nair, Dr.Anup Marar, Dr.Vidya Nair, Dr.Anit Prakash, Shri.Simha Chalam, Shri.Sunil Sure and Shri.Prakash Shende. All retirement papers were duly handed over to her on this occasion. With misty eyes all OCHRI family members bid a warm farewell to Smt.Asha Bante. In her farewell speech, Smt.Asha Bante mentioned that she was grateful for the immense affection showered on her till date by all OCHRI family members. She added that she will always cherish the unforgettable recollections and remain a part of OCHRI family through out her life time. She stated that the family atmosphere and bonding prevailing at OCHRI does not let anybody ever envisage the idea of leaving. Shri. Nishant Meshram also spoke on this emotional moment. He recollected the times shared, friendships forged and the incredible successes. Shri.Ganesh Iyer conducted the ceremony in an exemplary manner whereas Vote of thanks was given by Smt.Mary Chacko. Smt.Priya Sashi, Smt.Manjiri Damle, Dr.Kavita Dhurve, Dr.Anit Prakash, Shri.Prakash Shende, Shri.Santosh Mykalwar , Shri.Vishal Kapse , Shri.Avinash Ganar, Smt.Bharti Badwaik, Smt. Sangita Verma, Shri. Pankaj Wadaskar, Shri. Madhukar Chanore, Shri.Mahendra Meshram, Shri.Pravin Kelkar, Shri.Chetan Ragde and Shri. Subhash Bele worked hard for the success of this program. Highlighting the observance of such formal ceremony; Dr.Anup Marar stated that apart from recognition of members who had brought name and fame to OCHRI, such ceremony points out the efforts and pain taken by such old founder members of each hierarchy in inception days to coming generation. The low attrition rate of OCHRI speaks volume about the excellent working atmosphere & welfare measures prevailing at OCHRI.
67th Republic Day was celebrated with great patriotic fervor at Orange City Hospital & Research Institute. At the outset, Shri.Vijay Chate, Senior Wardboy garlanded the statue of Mahatma Gandhi. Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair unfurled the National flag which was immediately followed by National anthem rendition led by Smt.Jayshree Jugade and Smt.Manjiri Damle. Shri.Naresh Tiwari led the salutations while Dr.Deepak Dongre conducted the proceedings. Dr.Bhalchandra Kolwadkar was awarded for raising OCHRI to new academic heights during year of 2015. The award was announced by Dr.Neeta Deshpande and handed over by Dr.Jay Deshmukh. Smt.Sangita Verma announced the 2015 winner of Best Maintained Section as CCU 4 which was accepted by Smt.Sunita Patil- Ward section Supervisor and Dr.Ganesh Bure- Section Coordinator from hands of Dr.Usha Nair. The Best maintained Vehicle Award for year 2015 was named by Smt.Manjiri Damle as MH31 DC 6997 which was accepted by Shri.Arun Chopde on behalf of Shri.Krishna Asre from hands of Dr.Vidya Nair. Smt.Priya Sashi announced name of Deluxe Ward as the Best appreciated Section award during year of 2015 which was accepted by Smt.Mary Chacko- Ward Section Supervisor and Dr.Anit Prakash- Section Coordinator from hands of Dr.Dileep Dhande. Gynecology was named as Most Patient friendly section award 2015 and was accepted from hands of Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair by Smt.Ambika Nair- Ward Section Supervisor & Dr.Bindu Menon, Consultant Incharge. Best Friend of patient award for the year 2015 was accepted by Smt.Saramma Samuel from hands of Dr.Anup Marar.
Dr.Mukund Thakur, Minimal Invasive Surgeon, OCHRI was guest of honor. In his address, he recapitulated on the growth of OCHRI from day one and complimented the management and founder staff for the perseverance, vision and selfless dedication. He advised all new young staff to emulate the standards set in by older generation but ensure continual improvement on skills to keep up with times. He commended the team spirit prevailing in OCHRI and complimented the bonhomie amongst more than 150 doctors attached to OCHRI since inception. More than 100 renowned doctors of Nagpur attended this nationalistic ceremony at OCHRI. Dr.Smita Harkare, Dr.Kavita Dhurve, Smt.Priya Sashi, Smt.Manjiri Damle, Shri.Ganesh Iyer, Shri.Simha Chalam, Dr.Ashish Shukla, Shri.Prakash Shende, Shri.Roy Thomas, Shri.Niraj Patil, Shri.Dayaram Nimbarte, Shri.Sunil Sure, Shri.Sachin Gajbhiye and Shri.Pravin Mungal, Shri.Ravindra Dhande, Shri.Chetan and others worked hard for the success of this patriotic undertaking.
Orange City Hospital & Research Institute is the only private hospital of Nagpur which has been recognized to provide tertiary Speciality care back up to Airport, Railways and Roadways by competent government authorities for needful emergency/ calamity assistance. Recently Shri. Roshan Kamble, who has recently taken over as Airport Director, of Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, Nagpur paid a courtesy visit to OCHRI. He complimented the availability of a dedicated wellness lounge with Phlebotomist, Tread mill test, ECG and lung function facility at OCHRI to propagate preventive health checkup assessment modality and wide array of all related diagnostics & OPD Consultation services under one roof. He thanked OCHRI of providing quality care to incoming Airport Authority of India and CISF personnel who visit OCHRI to needful health care. At the outset Dr.Anup Marar, Director, OCHRI welcomed Shri. Roshan Kamble in a traditional manner with shawl and shreefal and thanked him for the appreciation. Prominently present on this occasion were Shri.Sunil Sure, General Manager, OCHRI and Shri.Ravi Khushwaha, AAI.
The Medical Records Department of a Hospital is responsible for maintaining medical records in a standardized and professional manner in order to protect patient confidentiality while allowing adequate access to providers in order to promote quality patient care. Transcription, diagnosis coding, and release of information are some of the other major duties performed in the Medical Records Department of major hospitals. Also information is gathered and sent to state agencies concerning Traumas, Births, and Deaths.
Recently Nagpur Municipal Corporation had organized a seminar to sensitize all hospital administrators about the new guidelines in birth/death certificate submission. Shri.Mukesh Shambarkar and Smt.Deepa Goikar conducted the seminar. Smt.Jayshree Jugade, Coordinator, OCHRI Medical Record Department Division complimented TEAM NMC for this unique sensitization workshop. She highlighted that Aadhar card number is essential while filling up registration Number of patients and hence all patients who are approaching any health care service provider should positively carry Aadhar card. Without Aadhar card no birth or death registration will be done henceforth by NMC. Moreover, carbon copy of 2 other copies can be used in death certification, but the carbon paper should be new every time for clarity. All doctors are now expected to fill the forms in CAPITAL letters with no spelling mistakes since next day online entry is going to be done by MRD Divisions of various hospitals wherein no subsequent change is possible. Orange City Hospital & Research Institute caters to maximum number of accident cases amongst private hospital of Nagpur and the working methodology of OCHRI’s dedicated MRD division has been studied by many management school students.
Orange City Hospital & Research Institute’s Medical & Ambulance services was recently sought by Sport buds, Nagpur for providing emergency medical services for the “Prakash Sathe Memorial CYCLE RACE” organized in Nagpur on 10 January 2016.
Sport buds had organized Cycle race for various age groups and open category on Sunday 10.01.2016 at 5.30am from Deekshabhoomi square. OCHRI’s ambulance along with medical team escorted the entire event from 5.30am to 9am and provided medical services on the spot. Objective of the rally was to inspire the citizens of Nagpur to take up cycling as a means of transport and prevent environmental pollution and degradation. Smt. Devayani Sandeep Joshi, Organizer of this race applauded the efforts of OCHRI management and thanked them for this unique Social gesture at the venue and emergency medical backup for the program.
On this occasion Dr. Anup Marar, Director, OCHRI stated that Cycling is good for the health & environment. As a corporate social responsibility Orange City Hospital & Research Institute is always ready to provide medical services for any event or sports as we have the dedicated sports medicine & physiotherapy department and other allied medical facilities under one roof. In past OCHRI had also provided its services in many such sports events. He further added.
Dr. Pranshul Khare rendered his expert services along with Sr. Karishma Mahiskar, Shri Sanjay and Shri. Rama under supervision of Dr.Noorul Ameen for this endeavor. For any such event, the organizers can call Dr.Noorul Ameen for related assistance of Medical team & Ambulance backup.
Jessica Capshaw quoted that maternal health remains a staggering challenge, particularly in the developing world. Globally, a woman dies from complications in childbirth every minute. While Marie Mongan stated that my dream is that every woman, everywhere, will know the joy of a truly safe, comfortable, and satisfying birthing for herself and her baby. Are you anticipating a newborn in your family? Then you must be worried about ensuring best possible care to your daughter/ sister/wife. You will surely expect that your obstetrician should be attending your daughter/ sister/wife as and when labor pains start? If the obstetrician is on holiday? What will you do? It is prudent to check for places which have group of Obstetricians who provide complete round the clock cover. You may not foresee, but if a complication does occur; does the maternity home have critical care backup, blood storage unit facility, good operation theatre, attached neonatal Care & Premature baby Unit, all diagnostics, full time Anesthetists & Physician services, in house round the clock pharmacy, physiotherapy and dietician services? Check on these heads before you enroll your daughter/ sister/wife for antenatal checkup in any maternity home.
Obstetrics is the field of study concentrated on pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. As a medical specialty, obstetrics is combined with gynecology under the discipline known as obstetrics and gynecology. An obstetrician is a doctor who specializes in the care of women during pregnancy, labor and after birth. One can comprehend the panic when labor pains really start. Immediate attention by a doctor is what one really wants. One also expects the hospital should have all backup if any complications occur. OCHRI Obstetrics and Gynecology Department provides a full range of OB/Gyn services to meet the health needs of women throughout their lives. OB/GYN are the two surgical–medical specialties dealing with the female reproductive organs in their pregnant and non-pregnant state. OCHRI Obstetrics and Gynecology Department provides general obstetric and gynecologic care, high-risk obstetrics, pap smears, menopause treatment, well woman clinic and many other services.
Orange City Hospital & Research Institute boasts of a dedicated Maternal & Child health division under insignia of Kalyani Maternity Home. With 3 Gynecologists providing round the clock cover namely Dr.Sindhu Bhute, Dr.Bindu Menon and Dr.Nitu Hedao; it is backed with a critical care unit which is served by a stationed 9 members Intensivist groups apart from a dedicated Pediatrics Division led by Dr.Kuldeep Sukhadeve. Blood storage unit, Services of full time Physicians & Anesthetists, Physiotherapy division, Dietician services, allied diagnostics including all related blood tests/ ultra-sonography facilities, fetal heart rate monitor, Neonatal resuscitation unit, Post partum Mental Health care unit, Neonatal ventilator, hysteroscope, colposcope and immunization facilities are some of the services provided under one roof in OCHRI Obstetrics and Gynecology Department . Expert Services of Pediatric Cardiologist, Pediatric Surgeon, Pediatric Neurologist, Vascular surgeon, Intervention Radiology with Cath Lab (to manage uncontrolled bleeding) are some unique additional characteristics to manage any eventualities here. Round the clock Emergency room complex with dedicated Medical officers and public relation executives assist one for immediate admission process.
OCHRI Obstetrics and Gynecology Department is also equipped with Central India’s first highly advanced unique automated labor or birthing chair. A birthing chair, also known as a birth chair, is a device that is shaped to assist a person in the physiological upright posture during childbirth. The birthing chair is intended to provide balance and support to mothers giving birth. Position of the birthing chair allows muscles used in childbirth to work to maximum efficiency. The labour room is attached to a dedicated Operation there if at all any surgical need arises.
The moment a child is born, a mother is also born. It is the most powerful creation to have a life growing inside a woman. I do consider that mothers are gifts from God. In fact, motherhood is the highest & holiest service given to mankind. Hence, I desired that a dedicated space should be created in OCHRI in memory of my mother Smt. Kalyanikutty Amma for ensuring safe motherhood. I am happy with the commendable services being offered to would be mothers by OCHRI Maternal & Child Health team led by Dr.Bindu Menon and Dr.Kuldeep Sukhadeve. This was stated by Udaybhaskar Nair, Chairman, Orange City Hospital & Research Institute.
Dr.Sindhu Bhute, Senior Consultant, OCHRI stated that addressing maternal health means ensuring that all women receive the care they need to be safe and healthy throughout pregnancy and childbirth. Every minute of every day, somewhere in the world and most often in a developing country, a woman dies from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth. Nearly all maternal deaths occur in the developing world--making maternal mortality the health statistic with the largest disparity between developed and developing countries. New Born babies are also under going this terrible fate.
Dr.Bindu Menon, Consultant Incharge, OCHRI added that for every woman who dies, 30 to 50 women suffer injury, infection, or disease. Pregnancy-related complications are among the leading causes of death and disability for women age 15-49 in developing countries. When a mother dies, children lose their primary caregiver, communities are denied her paid and unpaid labor, and countries forego her contributions to economic and social development. A woman's death is more than a personal tragedy--it represents an enormous cost to her nation, her community, and her family. Any social and economic investment that has been made in her life is lost. Her family loses her love, her nurturing, and her productivity inside and outside the home. Research has shown that small and affordable measures can significantly reduce the health risks that women face when they become pregnant. Most maternal deaths could be prevented if women had access to appropriate health care during pregnancy, childbirth, and immediately afterwards. Safe motherhood means ensuring that all women receive the care they need to be safe and healthy throughout pregnancy and childbirth.
Dr.Kuldeep Sukhadeve, Consultant Incharge, Pediatrics & Neonatal Care division mentioned that each year, approximately 4 million newborn infants die during the first month of life, and an additional 4 million are stillborn- most of these deaths are due to infection, asphyxia and birth injuries, and complications of premature birth. Low birth weight contributes to newborn death in about 40-80% of cases. Nearly all of these newborn deaths occur in developing countries, and most of these deaths can be prevented if good-quality is available. With the rising survival rate of premature babies, it becomes increasingly important for mothers to consider all options. Mothers can also help to ensure that their newborns are by banking their cord blood, which contains a rich source of stem cells. Newborn health and survival are closely linked to the health of the mother before and during pregnancy, as well as during labor, childbirth, and the postpartum period. OCHRI Pediatrics & Neonatal Care unit not only caters to babies from OCHRI but also other hospitals and maternity homes from all over Central India that refer needy babies for quality critical care support.
Dr.Nitu Hedao, Gynecologist, OCHRI said that there are many emergencies noticed in Obstetrics. The main emergencies include Ectopic pregnancy, Pre-eclampsia ,Placental abruption, Fetal distress, Shoulder dystocia, Uterine rupture, Prolapsed cord ,Obstetrical hemorrhage & Puerperal sepsis . Dr.Madhuri Likhitkar, Senior Medical Officer Incharge, Obstetrics & Gynecology division stated that OCHRI Obstetrics division caters to referred cases from all over central India, part of Madhya Pradesh and Chattishgarh for its recognition as Maternity Hospital with attached exemplary tertiary care services. Regular morning and evening OBGY OPD along with Pediatrics & Neonatal OPD is a unique feature here so that after delivery mothers can get their checkups done along with follow up of their babies and immunizations in one OPD complex only. One can call on Dr.Bindu Menon, Consultant Incharge, Obstetrics & Gynecology Division, in OCHRI morning OPD from 10 am to 3 pm or Dr.Nitu Hedao in evening OPD from 6-8pm for obtaining further related details of services.
The point is to birth with LOVE and CONFIDENCE, without FEAR, without unnecessary INTERVENTION, and with a supportive team who shares your birth vision. The wonderful side-effect of this type of gentle, mother-centered, empowered birth is more pleasure and less pain.
OCHRI welcomes New Year by announcing Cataract Surgical Camp Cataract Removal & Lens Implant @Rs.7000/- only
Orange City Hospital & Research Institute is a unique corporate hospital model which reinvests its profits back to society through a range of its altruistic arms.
As part of their venture to aid senior citizens of Nagpur, OCHRI has announced its subsidized Eye Consultancy camp for month of January 2016 from 10 am to 1 pm in Eye OPD, OCHRI. Moreover, subsidized cataract removal with IOL implant through phaco-emulsification method (suture less surgery) will also be provided to needy senior citizens with no co-morbid conditions and uncomplicated cataract @Rs.7000/- per eye only during this month long surgical camp. This package charges is inclusive of lens, operation and hospital charges. This peerless undertaking will be provided by renowned Ophthalmologist Dr.Abhay Agashe. OCHRI Department of Ophthalmology is one of most advanced eye units and has gained immense goodwill in central India. It also regularly undertakes similar camps as part of their mission to remove blindness.
Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair, Chairman, NAIRSONS thanked Dr.Abhay Agashe for this surgical camp being held to commemorate India’s Republic day to provide solace to needy senior citizens.
Dr.Abhay Agashe stated that after routine investigations, usually patient are called on mornings and they return back home after surgery by afternoon same day as it is suture less advanced surgery.
Dr.Anup Marar, Director, OCHRI stated that needy senior citizens of Nagpur wait for this annual OCHRI eye surgery camp and implored all senior citizens suffering from cataract to take advantage of this camp and get themselves registered during month of January 2016.
In present days, the package rate of Rs.7000/- is one of the most rational one proposed by a hi-tech private hospital.
Smt.Priya Sashi and Smt Kumari Shaji with their respective teams under leadership of Dr.Deepak Dongre, SMO In-charge- OPD, OCHRI and Shri.Prakash Shende, Shri.Ganesh Iyer and Shri.Santosh Mykalwar on behalf Orange City Bahuudeshiya Sanstha are working hard for the success of this camp.
Brisk walking for 30 min “recharges” your heart & bones- Dr.Anup Marar
Orange City Hospital & Research Institute celebrated 2nd October 2015 with around 700 “youngsters” aged 60-100 years who successfully completed the Walkathon for men and women above 60 years of age to commemorate Gandhi Jayanti and Senior Citizen Day at Ram Mandir, Ramnagar, Nagpur organized by Paschim Nagpur Nagrik Sangh and Ram Mandir.
The child like glee and enthusiasm amongst all these 700 odd “Youngsters” was too palpable and infectious. Dr.Anup Marar, Director, OCHRI accompanied by Dr.Deepak Dongre, SMO I/c- Special Projects , OCHRI were prominently present on this occasion. They provided emergency backup for the participants. On this occasion, Dr.Anup Marar who is a Pediatrician by profession stated that Geriatrics and Pediatrics have many common physical dietary and psychological issues. He advised all senior citizen members that God has made such an exemplary model of human body wherein brisk walking even for at least 30 min a day is a good RECHARGE for your heart and the solar panels on your skin automatically RECHARGES your bones.
Bonus is not letting one’s passion and enthusiasm ebb away! Hats off to OCHRI’s “young friends” led by Shri.Jayant Apte, President, Ram Mandir Trust who religiously toil hard every year to organize this event and also consider OCHRI as their family hospital. As Aldous Huxley rightly stated the secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your enthusiasm. Live your life, forget your age!
Saraswati Vidyalaya High School and Junior College is an old reputed school of Nagpur which has nurtured many students who have excelled and made a distinct name in India and abroad. Last year ex-students and ex-teachers of Saraswati Vidyalaya with cooperation of South Indian Education Society had organized a unique Reunion event wherein ex-students from 53 batches had joined hands to felicitate their alumni member Shri.Devendra Fadnavis who had taken over as Chief Minister of Maharashtra. This was an exceptional event. It may be added that this was the only felicitation program for which Shri.Devendra Fadnavis had granted consent.
Recently South Indian Education Society endorsed and approved the request of those ex-students who had organized last year’s event to reconstitute Saraswati Vidyalaya Alumni Association. During centenary celebration of Saraswati Vidyalaya; an Alumni Association was formed with Dr.Natarajan Iyer as President and Smt.Janki Ganeshan as Secretary. With permission of SIES, following new body of Saraswati Vidyalaya Alumni Association (SVAA) has been now been nominated in a recent meeting of ex-students of Saraswati Vidyalaya school. Former students Shri.K.Jagdeesan and Dr.Suresh Chair who are also members of SIES had moved this historic motion of reconstitution of SVAA which was unanimously accepted by SIES body.
Dr.Anup Marar is President while Shri.Udayan Shrouti is Secretary and Shri.Shreekrishna Buty is Treasurer of new SVAA body whilst Vice Presidents are Shri.Rajendra Kulkarni and Smt. Ashwini Jichkar. Shri.Mitesh Rambhia and Shri.Avinash Sahu will hold charge of Joint Secretaries while Joint Treasurers are Shri.Ashish Khandelwal and Shri. Rahul Pande. The new SVAA Executive Members are Dr.Suresh Chair, Shri.Rakesh Purohit, Shri.Sujit Rajankar, Shri.Bhanu Rajgopalan, Shri.Yogesh Deshmukh, Shri.Amit Sampat, Shri.Mayank Sharma and Shri.Pranay Tidke. The SVAA Advisory Board constitutes Shri.K.Jagdeesan, Shri.Jagtar Singh Sethi and Shri.Sivarama Krishnan while Ex- Officio Members are Secretary, South Indian Education Society and Principal, Saraswati Vidyalaya, Nagpur. Past President is Dr.Natarajan Iyer and Past Secretary is Smt.Janki Ganeshan. The new executive body has also recommended Directors of various committees namely Public Relations-Shri.Venkatesh Manian & Shri.Abhiman Hegde, Sports Promotion- Shri.Atmaram Pande & Shri.G.Sunil, Skill Development & Networking- Shri.Dharmendra Bandawar & Shri. Tushar Tamhane, Press & Publicity- Shri.Rahul Soman & Shri.Swapnil Subhedar, Social Activities & CSR- Shri. Randhir Nashine & Shri.Balaji Buty, Membership & Database management- Shri.Shankar Bhavsar & Dr.Kshitij Sable, Youth Connect- Ms.Tejaswini Lohit & Shri.Nirav Thakkar, Batch Coordination- Shri.Sameer Badhe & Shri.Shivaji Dhawad, Liaison & Statutory matters- Shri.Amol Kale, Entrepreneurship Guidance- Shri.Manoj Virkhare & Shri.Vishal Jaiswal, Overseas Affairs- Shri.Mukul Deoras & Shri. MV.Srinivas Rao, Legal Affairs- Smt.Ramani Patro & Shri.Sanjay Rajak & Women Welfare- Smt.Sulabha Deshpande & Ms.Akshita Vyas.
The ex-students led by Dr.Suresh Chair, Shri.Udayan Shrouti and Shri.Rajendra Kulkarni also met Dr.Natarajan Iyer and Smt.Janki Ganeshan who blessed them for the reconstitution. The new SVAA body has thanked SIES authorities for endorsing this reconstitution and assured to join hands with the society in promoting their alma-mater and be a bridge between the students and the school. All ex-students of Saraswati Vidyalaya, Shankar Nagar, Nagpur can call upon Shri.Ashish Khandelwal, Shri. Rahul Pande, Shri.Shankar Bhavsar or Dr.Kshitij Sable in 0-9422502225, 9422125840, 9850362980 or 9561510489 respectively to register themselves with SVAA.
Recently a team of doctors from Orange City Hospital & Research Institute conducted a health Check up camp at Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan’s BP Vidya & Bal Mandir, Civil Lines branch, Trimurti Nagar Branch and Ashti branch Nagpur.
Team of doctors screened more than 7500 students and staff and addressed various medical issues like general health, hygiene lifestyle diseases etc. Team of doctors comprising Dr. Upendra Kumar, Dr. Deepak Dongre, Dr. Noorul Amin, Dr. Roshan Jawadekar, Dr. Shubhangi Chaudhary, Dr. Lokesh, Dr. Nisha, Dr. Snehal, Dr. Mumtaz, Dr. Komal, Dr. Nitesh, Dr. Nitin and Dr. Manisha screened the students. Sister Harsha Chopkar, Sister Sonu Pise and Shri Ganesh Iyer assisted the doctors in this camp.
On this occasion Dr. Anup Marar, Director, , OCHRI said OCHRI boasts of one of the best Pediatric and Neonatal Care Unit. As a Corporate Social Responsibility, OCHRI regularly organize the pediatric outreach program endeavors in all encompassing health activities including School Health Surveys, Behavioral disorders detection and management, adolescent health and disability detection and correction camps. These camps ultimately help in reducing morbidity & mortality in student groups as well as local community. In addition, regular, sustained school health examinations help to build a sound foundation for student’s future. Under this “ Agli Peedhi” program, School Health Checkup is being regularly conducted on a campaign basis by a team of doctors every year.
Smt. Anju Butani, Principal, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan School, Civil Lines, Smt. Parvati Iyer, Principal, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan School, Trimurti Nagar and Smt. Vandana Bisen, Principal, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan School, Ashti thanked OCHRI management for this proactive gesture. Mrs. Balbir Kaur, Mr. Sanjay Deshpande, Mr. Sagar Hande from Bhavans School worked hard for the success of this medical checkup camp.
Intersted schools can contact Dr.Deepak Dongre, Incharge- Agli Peedhi, OCHRI for such school health check programs.
A Brain storming session on health status of Maharashtra- Vision 2025 was organized by Nagpur Regional branch of Yashwantrao Chavan Pratishtan in Rashtrabhasha Sankul, Shankar Nagar Nagpur yesterday to commemorate 75th birthday of Shri. Sharad Pawar. Renowned speakers and thinkers of Maharashtra presented their view on various topics.
Dr. Shyam Ashtekar, Ex-Director- Health Division Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University( Nashik), Dr. Ved Prakash Mishra, Chairman - Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (Karad), Shri Uday Bhaskar Nair, Chairman- Orange City Hospital & Research Institute (Nagpur), Dr. Subhash Salunkhe, Senior Advisor-Public Health Foundation India( Pune), Dr. Satish Gogulwar, Founder- ‘Amhi Amchya Arogyasathi’ (Gadchiroli) , Dr Anant Phadke, Co-Coordinator- People Health Movement( Pune), Dr. Mahesh Zagade, IAS, Metropolitan Commissioner & CEO- Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (Pune)spoke on various topics.
At the outset Shri. Girish Gandhi welcomed the speakers and gathering while Shri. Sharad Kale introduced the speakers. Professor Suresh Dwadashiwar, Senior Journalist, Littérateur and Thinker inaugurated the program.
Speaking on “The Private Health Sector & PPP model”; Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair, Chairman, Orange City Hospital & Research Institute highlighted the pros and cons of PPP model in health care. An extensively well researched topic, his lecture was immensely appreciated. In the absence of a robust state-funded health infrastructure providing free care, citizens have no option but to seek out private facilities. Moreover, one episode of hospitalization is estimated to account for 58% of per capita annual expenditure, pushing 2.2% of the population below the poverty line. Still, 80% of households prefer to use private sector treatment in India for minor illnesses, and 75% of households prefer to go to the private sector for major illnesses. There is no reward for hard working quality doctors in government setups, then why will they stick there? He lamented. Wherein government institutions were once looked upon as a centre where newer modalities, rare and difficult management options could be tried and tested; this concept has completely eloped the system due to dearth of honestly involved and interested individuals. He quoted WHO reform strategies including (I) alternative financing (user-fees, health insurance, community financing, private sector investment); (ii) institutional management (autonomy to hospitals, monitoring and management by local government agencies, contracting); (iii) public sector reforms (civil service reforms, capacity building, productivity improvement); and (iv) collaboration with the private sector (public/private partnerships, joint ventures). Lastly he added that a government that fails to deliver quality social services due to lack of basic administrative capacity would not be able to contract either clinical or non-clinical services. The first step must be to improve basic administrative systems.
The gathering was well attended by all concerned Nagpurians. Shri Ajay Patil, Dr. Pramod Munghate, Dr. Pankaj Bhoyar, Dr. Komal Thakre, Shri. Ramesh Borkute, Shri. Sameer Saraf and all other worked hard for the success of this novel deliberation.
The RANM First year results of the Maharashtra Nursing Council, Mumbai brought cheers & laurels to the Kalyani Nursing School. KNS students registers 100% results in the recently declared results for July 2015 examination. Kalyani Nursing School’s RANM (2014 batch) registered 100 % passing result in the 1st year exam conducted in July 2015. Recently the Maharashtra Nursing Council, Mumbai declared the result of Revised Auxiliary Nursing & Midwifery (RANM) in which all the students of Kalyani Nursing School passed the RANM 1st year examination with flying colors. On this occasion Dr. Usha Nair, Director, Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited and Dr.Anup Marar, Director, Orange City Hospital & Research Institute congratulated all the students and teaching faculty of KNS. Kalyani Nursing School is the nursing education wing of Orange City Hospital & Research Institute.
Dr. Usha Nair, Director, RNHPL, stated that “The ranking is a credit to the skill, persistence, creativity and experience of our faculty at KNS and OCHRI, which allows its trainee nurses to work in a variety of multicultural health care settings”. "The school took special care of the tribal students for their preparations. It has helped in increasing their overall results. For instance, out of the 19 students who appeared for the examination, 1 have secured distinction while 15 have secured 1st division and 3 have secured 2nd division.” She further added.
Dr.Anup Marar, Director, OCHRI added that “This is an impressive achievement that is acquired only with team effort, support, commitment and plain simple hard work. He added that 20 Tribal students of Vidarbha region had been admitted to this RANM Nursing course at Kalyani Nursing School, Nagpur in 2014. 10 students from Nagpur District, 5 from Chandrapur district, 3 from Gadchiroli district and 2 students from Deori division were given admission to RANM nursing course through the Tribal Project offices of these respective divisions. This result justifies the confidence of Tribal Commisionerate, Nagpur Division wherein if given proper platform, tribal students can flourish and perform in exemplary manner. He added that out of all batches till date, this exclusive batch is the best and their placement will not be an issue at all!
Kalyani Nursing School attached to Orange City Hospital & Research Institute has been approved and recognized by Maharashtra Nursing Council and Indian Nursing Council (INC), and the RANM course is conducted strictly as per the rules and regulations laid down by MNC & INC.
Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair, Chairman, NAIRSONS Group complimented Dr.Noorul Ameen, Coordinator, KNS, Shri. Roy Thomas, GM (HRD), Smt. Jyotsna Bhujbal, Principal, Smt. Kanchan Bante and Smt. Rani Dongre, Tutors for the inimitable performance. He also thanked all competent authorities of Maharashtra Nursing Council and Tribal Development Commisionerate, Nagpur Division for the confidence reposed and rendering timely guidance.
Orange City Hospital & Research Institute’s Medical & Ambulance services was sought by Hitavada, Nagpur for providing emergency medical services for the “Twinkle Club- Cracker Show” organized at Crazy Castle, Nagpur on 18.11.2015.
Hitavada has organized a Mega Cracker Show for the Twinkle Club members & their family. OCHRI’s ambulance along with medical team escorted & backed the entire event from 7.30pm to 10pm and provided on site medical services.
Shri. Abhishek Vaidya, Organizer of event applauded the efforts of OCHRI management and thanked for this unique Social gesture at the venue and emergency medical backup for the program. He added that OCHRI is has gained confidence of Central India in view of its advanced burns management services backed by needed ancillary support services apart from having a Skin bank.
On this occasion Dr. Anup Marar, Director, OCHRI stated that “As a corporate social responsibility; Orange City Hospital & Research Institute is always ready to provide medical services for any event or sports as we have a dedicated Emergency Medical Services department and other allied medical facilities under one roof. In past OCHRI had also provided its services in many National events.”
Dr. Pranshul Khare rendered his expert services along with Sr.Manju under supervision of Dr.Noorul Ameen, Senior Medical Officer Incharge for this endeavor.
Orange City Hospital & Research Institute is one of the major private hospitals of region which caters to maximum number of Critical patients, like accidents, poisoning, medical emergencies and medico-legal cases etc. OCHRI has the largest fledged Critical Complex of this region with dedicated 40 bedded CCU with NICU/ PICU equipped with state of the art equipments and related diagnostic facilities under one roof managed by round the clock full time Intensivists. To keep themselves updated with recent advances, they have an in house training system methodology serving under aegis of “Siddhhi”. To sensitise and train medical officers, Nursing staff and Technicians, recently a hands on Workshop on Ventilators was organized recently at OCHRI. Ms. Chetana Thakre, Application Specialist, M/s Medico Tek India was the faculty member who was supported by Dr. Ganesh Bure, Section Coordinator, CCU complex and Dr. Ashish Shukla, Chest Physician & Intensivist, OCHRI.
Ms. Chetana Thakre provided hands on training on advanced PB 760 and 840 ventilators installed at OCHRI. She also highlighted the various advantages and advanced features of ventilators like alarm and different settings for adult and paediatric patients to the medical officers, nursing staff and technicians and explained in details about the functions and working of these ventilators.
Dr.Ashish Shukla informed that “These PB series Ventilators provides sophisticated, affordable respiratory care in the ICU. In addition to the ease of use and ventilator capabilities, these Ventilators support paediatric and adult patients with a wide variety of clinical conditions.”
Large numbers of doctors, nurses and paramedical staff of ICU, PICU & NICU, OCHRI were benefited from this hand on training for ventilators.
Dr.Noorul Ameen and Shri.Ganesh Iyer supported Shri.Roy Thomas in undertaking this training program.
'Saubhagya Panchami' rituals were observed at Orange City Hospital & Research Institute recently in Jaivik Sabhagruha as part of their NAMAN endeavor. Revered Shri.Arvindjee Muley performed the Pooja rituals. Shri.Ramesh Pande conducted the Pooja. Prominently present on this occasion were Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair, Chairman, NAIRSONS Group, Dr.Usha Nair, Dr.Anup Marar & Dr.Vidya Udaybhaskar, Directors, Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited, Dr.Upendra Kumar, Dr.Deepak Dongre, Dr.Kavita Dhurvey, Shri.Simha Chalam, Shri.Roy Thomas and Smt.Priya Sashi .
Shri.Arvind Muley highlighted that “Every person on this earth desires for a pleasant and peaceful life, and the Saubhagya Panchami rituals helps the individual to attain his desires to the fullest. It is considered to be an auspicious day in ancient scriptures and known to provide a prosperous and healthy life. The observer of the rituals gets good results at workplace. This ritual is known to fulfill all the desires of the person, when observed with faith and devotion. It is considered to be an auspicious time to undertake new projects and begin new ventures.”
Shri.Dayaram Nimbarte, Shri.Sachin Gajbhiye, Smt.Durga Joshi, Shri.K.S.Shaji, Smt.Manjiri Damle, Shri.Yogesh Pande, Shri.Neeraj Patil & Shri.Ravindra Dhande worked hard for this spiritual endeavor.
Care Hospitals recently arranged their novel academic undertaking Q CARE III dedicated to Transition in Healthcare Quality. Dr.Anup Marar, Director (Administration), Orange City Hospital & Research Institute who is a trained NABH Assessor & ISO Lead auditor was one of the faculty members. He was invited to speak on Management’s perspective on how Quality transforms health care services into patient satisfaction. While complimenting Care hospitals led by Dr.Varun Bhargava on pursuing this annual conclave dedicated to Quality in health care on regular basis under committed stewardship of Shri.Ravi Mannadiyar , he stated that if quality improvement is going to work in healthcare, Health care Organizations( HCO’s) have to engage clinicians. Clinicians are the frontline workers who understand and own the processes of care. Moreover he highlighted that Sentiment analysis is a new scientific approach to comment interpretation that is starting to be applied in health care to gain deeper insights into what patients are saying. In general, it is about the people—nurses, doctors, and staff. Patients consistently rank interaction with the health care staff as paramount in how they evaluate their health care experience, either positively or negatively. It is more specifically about communication and explanation from the clinical and non-clinical staff. He added that management of healthcare organizations can deal with challenges of controlling costs, reducing waste and implementing a sustainability strategy by aligning organizational processes with external pressure and putting quality high on the agenda by organizing care pathways based on evidence of quality and safety interventions.
Following specialists have joined TEAM OCHRI.
Dr. Akash Saoji, MBBS, MS (Orthopedics), DNB (Orthopedics), MNAMS
Dr. Akash Saoji has recently joined Orange City Hospital & Research Institute, Nagpur as a Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon in Department of Orthopedics. He has completed M.S (orthopedics) from MUHS Nashik and DNB (Orthopedics) from LHMC, Delhi. He has exposure in Polytrauma management, Spine & Joint replacement surgeries. He has special interest in Degenerative Problems in Orthopedics including Osteoporosis related complex fractures, Spine problems and Joint replacement surgeries. Dr. Akash Saoji has published several papers at international & national level.
He will provide his expert services in OPD from 8am -12noon and 4 to 8pm on all working days at Orange City Hospital & Research Institute, Nagpur.
Dr. Samir S Patil, MBBS, MD, DNB (Gastroenterology)
Dr. Samir Patil has joined Department of Gastroenterology at Orange City Hospital & Research Institute, Nagpur as a Consultant Gastroenterologist. He has completed MBBS, MD from MGIMS, Sewagram and DNB training in Gastroenterology from PD Hinduja National Hospital, Mumbai. He has experience in Diagnostic Upper GI scopy & Colonoscopy and also therapeutic endoscopic procedures like sclerotherapy, endoscopic Variceal band ligation, gastric Variceal glue injection, oesophageal dialatation, achalasia dilatation, esophageal stenting, colonic stenting, polypectomies, tube insertion and Control of GI bleed with Argon plasma coagulation, small bowel capsule endoscopy, inflamattery bowel diseases, liver disease and Pancreatitis. He has also exposure in pediatric upper & lower GI endoscopies, ERCP (diagnostic & therapeutic and liver biopsies.
He will be available in OCHRI OPD from 9- 11am on Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and 7-8pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Dr. Shivraj S Suryawanshi , MBBS, MS (Orthopedics)
Dr. Shivraj Suryawanshi has joined Orange City Hospital & Research Institute, Nagpur as a Consultant Orthopedician in Department of Orthopedics. He has done MBBS from GMC, Nagpur and MS (Orthopedics) from Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, Mumbai. He is well trained in handling all types of orthopedic emergencies, mass casualties and varied Orthopedic surgeries. He has special interest in Adult Reconstructive Spine Surgery and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. He has presented many papers in National Journals.
He will be available in OPD on all working days from 5-8pm at Orange City Hospital & Research Institute, Nagpur.
Miss.Shravani Kalpesh Tarekar, a 10 year old female was admitted in Orange City Hospital & Research Institute (OCHRI) on 2/12/2015 around 10pm as a case of alleged h/o Coffee dispensing machine blast injury around 9.30pm at Maratha Lawns, Ambazhari lawns in a wedding function. She was brought to OCHRI casualty in a very critical condition with hypovolemic shock, traumatic amputation of Lt. Upper limb at mid forearm level with Grade III Compound Fracture of Humerus L/3rd with severe bleeding. The Lt. Thoraco abdominal area was burst open with prolapsed intestinal coils & stomach. There was also Left Lung contusion with Diaphragmatic tear with collapse of the lung with multiple Ribs Fractures.
She was immediately resuscitated by Dr. Deepak Kore, Dr. Sandeep Kharode, Dr.Roshan Jawlekar and Dr. Santosh Gadge and immediately shifted to Operation theater with DOT high risk consent ( Death On Table) for Emergency surgical intervention, Exploratory Laparotomy and Thoracotomy, Lt ICD insertion, repair of Diaphragm, resection anastomosis of small bowel, repair of Gastric perforation, thoraco abdominal wall reconstruction with Open reduction and internal fixation of fracture Humerus and disarticulation of elbow( amputation) by the team of surgeons namely Dr. Sudhir Tomey, GI Surgeon, Dr. Darshan Rewanwar , Plastic Surgeon and Dr. Tushar Bhure, Orthopedician. 3 surgeons operated simultaneously on her. Critical Anesthesia services were provided by Dr. Smita Harkare & Dr. Anita Pande .Dr. Ninad Gawande provided Forensic expertise.
She is still admitted in OCHRI Pediatric Intensive Care Unit under Dr. Kuldeep Sukhadeve, Pediatrician aided by Dr.Sandeep Kharode and Dr.Madhuri Likhitkar.
Yesterday refashioning of her amputation stump with advancement flaps was also carried out by Dr.Darshan Rewanwar. Her non-responsive Left lung also responded well to ongoing treatment and lung is expanding normally. She has been weaned off ventilator and her endotracheal tubings and airways have been removed. She is now conscious, talking and oriented. She is also tolerating liquid sips now. Shri.Uday Bhaskar Nair, Chairman ( RNHPL), Nagpur medical Community, her family, huge number of her well-wishers have applauded the astounding efforts of TEAM OCHRI in taking yeoman persistent efforts to snatch this girl from jaws of death.
A novel endeavor on rising attrition rate and crunch of trained and qualified staff in health care sector was recently undertaken by Dr.Dhananjay Ookalkar. He invited all major hospital representatives of Nagpur for a related discussion. Dr. V. L. Gupta, Dr. Anup Marar, Dr. Kamal Bhutada, Dr. Rajan Barokar and Dr. Vasant Khalatkar addressed this round table conclave of all renowned hospital of Nagpur.
Dr.Anup Marar, Director( Administration), Orange City Hospital & Research Institute highlighted that management of hospitals have to gear up to the new Human Resources changes noticed in all industries. He stated that following 6 new HR Trends have to be considered by the employers:
1. Time over Money - Employees today seek more personal time versus financial compensation.
2. Professional versus Personal Role - Employees want to be active both at work and at home, not choosing between the two.
3. Rising Super-class of Employees - As more employees opt for less stressful work/more personal time, a subgroup of employees, often characterized as more driven, are carrying the load of travel, relocation, and long hours.
4. Integration of Home and Work - Employers are increasingly offering services to reduce the stress of managing professional and personal lives. These services include child and elder care, dry cleaning, housecleaning, on-site full service banking etc.
5. Gen X Entrepreneurs - Employees in their twenties and thirties view the workplace differently, preferring greater autonomy and less bureaucracy. They are "loyal" to the work and not to the employer.
6. Collaborative Management - Traditional models of administrative structures are also in flux with flattening of hierarchies and increased team structures. People who can create environments of teamwork and creativity are the definition of good managers. No longer is top down control seen as desirable.
He added that retention of staff begins with how the organization does or does not value the staff. Human resources can arguably make or break an institution's image and competitive edge. Organizations that maintain a market advantage will be those who not only remain competitive from a cost structure, but who also attract and retain talent. The staff of today needs autonomy, salaries, schedules, credibility and professional respect. They now look for participatory management, enhanced communication and thus adequate staffing, Effective administrative structure, quality patient care, investment in sustained professional development of staff are important. Career flexibility addressed by a leadership succession and competency program to identify and retain organizational talent is essential in today’s scenario.
Vidarbha gets representation in AHPI with inclusion of Dr.Anup Marar
Vidarbha Hospitals Association is a unit of Hospitals Association of Nagpur which is a registered society of more than 110 hospitals of Vidarbha which fights for hospital related issues to benefit common man. Association of Healthcare Providers (India) represents more than 10000 healthcare providers in India. The association functions through an empowered secretariat which facilitates the member organizations in improving their systems, processes and outcomes. AHPI actively works with the government, policy making institutions, various commissions and committees on proposed legislations/regulations and other reforms, which enable healthcare providers to deliver affordable healthcare services. AHPI also collaborates with national and international FORUMS, engaged in work of similar nature to have access to best practices and undertake training & quality improvement activities in India and abroad.
Recently Dr.Parag Rindani, Secretary, AHPI- Maharashtra & Goa Chapter paid a courtesy visit to VHA. At the outset, floral welcome was accorded to him by Dr.Uday Mahurkar, President, VHA and he was felicitated in traditional manner with shawl and shreefal by Dr.Nishikant Kotwal. Smt.K.Sujatha introduced the guest while Dr.Anup Marar highlighted the activities of VHA. A very fruitful meeting followed wherein regional issues, knowledge sharing and Good management practices where discussed. CGHS/ ESIS tariff and outstanding dues were raised. Dr.Parag Rindani conveyed the common aims wherein AHPI can support regional associations like VHA. VHA assured to join hands with AHPI.
It was also highlighted by Dr.Parag Rindani that Dr.Anup Marar, Secretary of VHA has been nominated by National body as Joint Secretary of AHPI- Maharashtra & Goa Chapter. It was resolved that unity amongst all doctors , hospitals and nursing homes across India is essential.
Dr.Girdhar Gyani who is considered father of QCI/ NABH movement is National President of AHPI. Dr.Sadashiv Bhole proposed vote of thanks. All major hospital and nursing home representatives of Vidarbha partook in this round table meet.
Smt.Girija Bapat, wife of Hon’ble Shri.Girish Bapat, MLA , Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection, Food and Drugs Administration, Parliamentary Affairs , Government of Maharashtra recently paid a courtesy visit to Nagpur based Orange City Hospital & Research Institute to check the well being of mother of one lady police official based at Pune. The Pune based family had come down to Nagpur for a marriage ceremony and her mother suffered a massive brain stroke. Accordingly she was directed by their relatives to OCHRI for desired emergency treatment and she is presently recouping and shifted from Critical Care Unit to Wards. She is being treated by Dr.Rajesh Atal, Critical Care Physician, Dr.Pramod Giri, Neurosurgeon, Dr.Ketan Chaturvedi & Dr.Vasant Dhangra, Neurologists leading team of Intensivists namely Dr.Ganesh Bure, Dr.Ashish Shukla, Dr.Rani Lakhe, Dr.Anwar Ali Tyeb, Dr.Santosh Gadge, Dr.Umesh Thorat, Dr.Parag Patil, Dr.Roshan Jawlekar, Dr.Saurabh Phatak and SMO Incharge Dr.Anit Prakash along with Dr.Sanil Koyili, Physiotherapist. On this visit, Dr.Usha Nair, Director, Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited presented Smt.Girija Bapat with a book on Nagpur and a copy of Bhagwat Geeta. Prominently present on this occasion were Dr.Anup Marar, Director, OCHRI and Shri. Parag Saraf.
Smt.Girija Bapat commended the efforts of TEAM OCHRI and conveyed that it is very creditable that TEAM OCHRI made an outsider comfortable, provides solace and garnered confidence. The caring proactive outlook of TEAM OCHRI made the Pune based family to defer their earlier decision of shifting the patient to Pune by Air ambulance. Smt.Girija Bapat conveyed her appreciation on behalf of Salunkhe and Khandkar families of Pune.
Concept of OCMU & SOAP lucidly explained
An excellent symposium on Maintenance of Medical Records was organized recently by Central India Nephrology Society at Chitnavis Centre, Nagpur. Dr.Anup Marar, Director (Administration), Orange City Hospital & Research Institute delivered the keynote address while Dr.Ashutosh Apte, Shri.Chandrakant Bhosale and Dr.V.L.Gupta were the faculty members. Dr.Lokendra Singh and Dr.Deepak Deshmukh chaired various sessions. At the outset, Dr.Dhananjay Ookalkar welcomed the gathering.
Dr.Anup Marar explained that records should be objective, consistent, meaningful and useable (OCMU). Moreover the need of all doctors, nurses to regularly write SOAP notes (Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan) after each examination and round is desired as archives and records management share a simple goal of providing for organizational & individual accountability. Accountability depends on being able to demonstrate managed access to information which is important for reasons of ongoing need or future evidence, from the time of its creation.
Document everything you do; as it is your documentation which is only going to be of any use later, he added. He conveyed that at OCHRI nobody is expected to follow oral instructions. There has to be an accountability of directives either upwards, downwards or in sideways communication. This maintains answerability and transparency.