OCHRI’s Agli Peedhi successfully undertaken at Bhavan’s


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.

Bariatric surgery is a boon for obese patients


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.

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