Orange City Hospital & Research Institute, Nagpur – Central India’S Health Care Taker

Orange City Hospital and Research Institute, located in Nagpur and named after the city itself, is one of Central India’s most prominent hospitals when it comes to health care, patient comfort, and research. Based on the will to serve the people with top quality heal

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Orange City Hospital and Research Centre Institute was initiated at a time when people had to rely on government medical colleges for even critical care cases. Small clinics and nursing homes were the primary health care facilities available for the people of the city. This was the sad condition of Nagpur about ten years ago. Orange City Hospital and Research Centre was started as an experiment as a tertiary health care system at a time when nobody had the courage to venture into this particular field. Today, OCHRI is a household name when it comes to health care throughout central India. A multispecialty hospital at its best, OCHRI has put Nagpur on the National health care map, and has provided good health and life to the thousands of patients who visit the hospital with their medical needs.

Ethics are one of the most important factors which OCHRI swears by. Ethical, rational, and comprehensive health care quality is strictly implemented by the doctors and the entire staff of the institute. The institute believes in the greater good by making the country a healthier place by not only treating patients, but by providing resources and organizing awareness camps and health checkups regularly. Some of the camps organized by OCHRI are school health checkup camps, cancer screening camps, and regular specialty camps. OCHRI has also collaborated with Global Cancer Concern of India and Sarvaa Shiksha Abhiyaan, making it not only one of the best medical institutes, but also a social one.

Technology present at the hospital, the skills of the doctors, and the infrastructure at the hospital’s disposal are some of the most important factors that are taken into mind when judging a hospital’s worth. With a team of more than 150 doctors who cater their services to more than 60 departments, OCHRI is multispecialty hospital with all facilities available under one roof. Diagnosis, treatment, medicine, and rehabilitation of the patients is taken care of in the most meticulous manner possible, and affordability of treatments is kept in mind at all times. Equipments for proper imaging, surgery, and diagnosis, like Spiral CT scan, PFT, ECG, ENG, BERA, and E-scan, are some of the latest technologies available at OCHRI.

These reasons have given OCHRI the “Central India’s Health Care Taker” tag, and OCHRI has totally justified it and lived up to it. Patients from all over Central India look up to OCHRI for their treatment, and the institute only hopes to be better and serve the patients better, so they can live healthier, fuller lives.

OCHRI bids warm farewell to Asha Moushi


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.

OCHRI commemorates 67th Republic Day with patriotic fervor

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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.

Airport Director pats OCHRI

Shri.Roshan Kamble


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.

Carry your Aadhar card when going to any hospital even in Emergency -NMC


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.


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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.

Provide safe motherhood options to your near and dear ones


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.

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