Indebted society pays tribute to the noble Deshkar family

Representatives of Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee- Nagpur, Orange City Hospital & Research Institute and Central Indian Kidney Foundation visited the Deshkars and thanked them on behalf of a humbled society. A testimonial was presented along with a copy of Bhagwad Gita by hands of Dr.Vibhavari Dani, President, ZTCC – Nagpur. Prominently present on this occasion were Dr.Ravi Wankhede, Secretary, ZTCC- Nagpur, Dr.Shivnarayan Acharya, Transplant Convener- OCHRI, Dr.Anup Marar, Director- OCHRI, Dr.Vidya Nair, Director( Operations)- Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited, Smt.Manjiri Damle, Transplant Coordinator- OCHRI and Shri.Ganesh Iyer. The Iron lady Smt.Gayatri devi, her sons Anurag and Abhishek Deshkar and their relatives prayed for speedy recovery of those recipients who got the gift of life from their father Late Shri. Vinayak Ramrao Deshkar whose organs gave life to 3 and sight to 2 needy persons.

On this occasion; Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair, Chairman- NAIRSONS Group stated that the investment of NAIRSONS family in OCHRI has become fruitful, blessed and justified by this noble act of kindness.


Orange City Hospital & Research Institute recently organised a CME on HIC ( Hospital Infection Control) Quality Indicators as part of its ongoing academic undertaking ”Siddhi” which is held for the benefit of medical professionals .

Highlighting this venture; Dr.Vidya Nair, Director (Quality), Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited stated that Patient safety has become the benchmark of contemporary medical care. Hospital acquired infections are second only to medication errors as a cause of adverse events in hospitalized patients. OCHRI rigidly follows infection control policy and conducts regular training of its doctors and staff to prevent hospital acquired infections.

Dr.Rajesh Atal, OCHRI Critical Care Physician Incharge who chaired this session mentioned that Health care-associated infections lead to death, disability and excess medical costs. Introduction of new technologies in the absence of infrastructure to use them safely may lead to adverse events. Infection prevention maximize patient outcomes and should be part of the accountability of health care provider to provide effective, efficient and quality health services.

Shri.Girish Ozha, Clinical Resource Consultant- BD who spoke during this CME said that Health-care worker protection, Isolation protocols for specific infectious diseases/ high-risk settings, rational use of anti-microbials, safe and appropriate use of injections and infusions, safe and appropriate use of blood and blood products and Hospital sanitation are some of essential interventions which should be ensured for infection control in hospitals.

Prominently involved during the discussion from OCHRI were Dr.Usha Nair, Director (Medical) – RNHPL, Dr.Devayani Buche, Senior Physician, Dr.Kuldeep Sukhadeve- Pediatrician Incharge-PICU & NICU, Dr.Ashish Shukla, Section Coordinator- CCU Complex, Dr.Rani Lakhe- Intensivist, Dr.Anit Prakash, Section Coordinator- Wards and Shri.Isaac Sinha- NABH Coordinator.

Smt.Sangeeta Varma led team of Smt.Saramma Samuel, Shri. Bharti Badwaik, Shri.Vishal Kapse, Shri.Avinash Ganar and Shri. Sachin Gajbhiye for the success of this academic initiative.

OCHRI to Airport Green corridor opened for 1st time by Nagpur police

Nagpur joins hands to respect wishes of Deshkar family

Kidneys, Eyes, Liver & Skin donated

OCHRI to Airport Green corridor opened for 1st time by Nagpur police

One Shri. Vinayak Ramrao Deshkar, Age 67 yrs, Male, resident of Plot No. 36, Madhuban Layout Narendra Nagar, Nagpur was admitted at Trinity Hospital, Nagpur on 16.06.2017 under care of Dr. Shailesh Pitale with history of Hypertension, Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, old CVE and with fresh massive intracranial bleed. Shri. Deshkar had gone to Panchmarhi with his family and had collapsed while taking bath on 16th. His sons and other family members rushed him to his treating doctor Dr. Shailesh Pitale.   Opinion of Dr.Sanjiv Bias- Intensivist, Dr. Sangram Wagh- Neurophysician and Dr. Pramod Giri-Neuro Surgeon was also sought in Trinity Hospital.

Relatives were counseled by Dr. Shailesh Pitale about the critical condition of the patient, outcome, vegetative status and its consequences. On 22.06.2017; patient had sudden hypotension and no spontaneous respiration. Relatives were again counseled about absent brain stem activity. After knowing the brain Stem death status; his wife, Smt. Gayatri and Sons Abhishek & Anurag proactively came forward and wished to donate kidneys, eyes and other organs to the needy so that it could be beneficial to many others.  

Accordingly Dr. Shailesh Pitale discussed with his batch mate Dr. Anup Marar who is Director of government recognized renal transplant & Organ retrieval unit namely Orange City Hospital & Research Institute and accordingly Dr. Ravi Wankhede, Secretary- ZTCC ( Nagpur) and Dr. Shivnarayan Acharya, Transplant Advisor- OCHRI visited Trinity Hospital for reviewing the status, proposed organ donation and after needful legal formalities; the patient was shifted to Orange City Hospital & Research Institute on 23.06.2017 at 11am for maintenance of potential organ donor pending retrieval. Smt. Manjiri Damle, Transplant Coordinator- OCHRI completed all necessary documentation formalities.

After performing all essential confirmatory tests as per standard protocol in different timings by the government recognized OCHRI brain stem death certification committee namely Dr. Devayani Buche, Dr.R.Atal and Dr.Vasant Dangra; Shri. Vinayak Ramrao Deshkar was certified as Brain Stem dead. Dr.Ninad Gawande assisted by Dr.Noorul Ameen completed medical legal records.

Dr.Ashish Shukla, Chest Physician & Section Coordinator-OCHRI CCU Complex and Dr.Ganesh Bure, Incharge Intensivist- OCHRI CCU led team of full time stationed Intensivists namely Dr.Rani Lakhe, Dr.Roshan Jawlekar, Dr. Santosh Gadge, Dr. Saurav Rathi, Dr.Vasundhara Jain and Dr.Neha Agarwal to ensure strict maintenance of potential donor supported by OCHRI paramedical staff led by Sr. Preeti Joseph.

On 24.06.2017; Organ retrieval surgery was started by around 9.30am. In the meantime OCHRI authorities led by Dr.Anup Marar sensitized police authorities about the need of green corridor from OCHRI to airport. In between, Air traffic control- Mumbai called up to highlight the poor weather conditions in Mumbai so surgery had to be slowed down. After getting green signal from Air traffic control and pilot; surgery was completed. Dr. Sandeep Deshmukh, OCHRI Urologist retrieved the kidneys. Team of Global Hospital- Mumbai led by Dr. Ravi Mohanka, Liver Surgeon harvested the liver. Dr.Sameer Jahagirdar, OCHRI Plastic Surgeon retrieved the skin for Rotary OCHRI Skin bank. Dr. Smita Harkare, Dr. Anita Pande and Dr. Sweety Pasari provided anesthesia services while Sr.Ambika Nair led team of diligent nursing staff.

As per the ZTCC waiting list one kidney was transported to Wockhardt Hospital and other to Care Hospital for needful transplants. Eyes will be retrieved by Mahatme Eye bank. Dr.Shivnarayan Acharya and Dr.Ravi Wankhede stated that in view of his age; the heart and lungs could not be unfortunately utilized.

As per NOTO & SOTO directives conveyed by ZTCC (Nagpur); Liver was transported to Global Hospital, Mumbai by chartered flight while kidneys will be utilized for needy patients as per ZTCC waiting list by Care & Wockhardt Hospitals. Eyes will be used by Mahatme Eye bank while skin will be processed by Rotary –OCHRI Skin bank and used for burn patients. Dr. Ravi Mohanka and team had come in a chartered flight to harvest the liver at OCHRI.

Under guidance of Shri.Ravindra Pardesi, DCP- Traffic; Shri. Jayesh Murlidhar Bhandarkar, ACP- Traffic, Shri. Sudhir Nandanwar, PI Incharge Bajaj Nagar Police station and Shri.Umesh Besarkar, PI-Traffic supervised by their superiors led a team of around 100 policemen to ensure smooth transport of harvested organs and earnestly provided all necessary help for opening up the green corridor for 1st time in Nagpur city. Smt.Manjiri Damle, Shri.Sunil Sure, Smt.Priya Sashi and Shri.Ganesh Iyer provided administrative support.

Nagpur citizens applauded the noble act of Deshkar family in saving lives of 3 needy persons, providing sight to 2 blind persons and providing relief to many burn victims by this altruistic act. The coordinated efforts of Trinity Hospital, Orange City Hospital & Research Institute, ZTCC (Mumbai & Nagpur), NOTO and Nagpur City police to respect the wishes of Deshkar family was commendable and proved that Nagpur stands united for any such noble undertakings.

Public and OCHRI doctors sincerely applauded the humanitarian zeal shown by police for waiting patiently for 3 hours and then ensuring that organ reached airport from Orange City Hospital within 4 min. It was really a 4 min wonder with the present ongoing road works and traffic snares.

भगवान् ही नहीं, आप भी किसी को जीवन दे सकते हैं.क्योंकि आपके अन्दर भी भगवान् है!


As per the directives of Shri.K.Venkatesham, IPS, Police Commissioner- Nagpur city; a meeting of Nagpur doctors was called by Shri. Suhas Bawche, Deputy Commissioner of Police (HQ), Nagpur City Police which was attended by office bearers of Nagpur IMA and VHA.

A joint delegation of Indian Medical Association- Nagpur branch and Vidarbha Hospitals Association led by Dr. Vaishali Khandait- President & Dr.Prashant Rathi- Secretary along with Dr.Anup Marar, Secretary- VHA & Executive member- Nagpur IMA attended the said meeting.

Shri. Suhas Bawche highlighted the proposal wherein Nagpur city police is revamping its police hospital based in Police line, Takli and sought Nagpur medical experts to volunteer their services for the benefit of police brethren and their family members. It was added that VHA had earlier provided a timetable wherein 2 specialists had consented to render their services for one hour each on all days. With inclusion of Nagpur IMA in this police welfare scheme as assured by Dr. Vaishali Khandait, President- Nagpur IMA; more specialists amongst their fold will volunteer to render their expertise. Police authorities will provide identity cards to all experts and even envisage honorarium to cover their petrol expenses.

Moreover Shri. Suhas Bawche desired technical help of the delegation to negotiate on their behalf for the equipment to be commissioned in this upcoming renovated hi-tech secondary care hospital for police personnel and their family members. Since the procurement is going to be done through police welfare fund; Shri.K.Venkatesham desires that best prices should be reached.

The delegation assured all technical help to Police authorities and concurred that this joint undertaking will positively improve relations amongst doctors and police personnel. It was also decided that regular meetings will henceforth be similarly held to enhance rapport and sensitize each other about the common issues.

On the occasion, Dr.Anup Marar, Secretary- VHA highlighted the huge pending dues of empanelled hospitals with MPKAY authorities even when the agreement stipulates that payments will be done within 60 days. He conveyed that all hospitals serve police brethren vide a much subsidized tariff but timely payments as per the MPKAY MOU will go a long way in proactively enhancing the services to police beneficiaries. Shri. Venkatesham, IPS assured to look into the matter on priority basis.

It is added that more than 20000 families of police personnel will be catered through Nagpur police hospital. Indoor admissions facility will be done in MPKAY empanelled hospitals as per norms. Prominently present during the meeting were Dr.Bhojraj Madke, Chief Medical Officer- Police Hospital, PI- Police welfare and other police officials.

OCHRI holds talk on “Yoga and its myths” by Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga Exponent Meera

Orange City Hospital & Research Institute; the family hospital of Central India advocates holistic medicine. To commemorate International Yoga day; OCHRI had organized a public talk on “Yoga and its myths” by Acclaimed Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga Exponent Meera.

Dr.Vidya Nair, Director (Operations) – Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited who herself practices Yoga and organized this undertaking stated that Yoga is not only exercise and asanas, it is a science and a way of living which connects our mind and body. As with any other form of physical practice, it is essential that foundations of yoga should be practiced carefully under the guidance of a qualified teacher to build a safe practice.

Yoga Exponent Meera strongly believes incorporating yoga philosophy with asana practice helps in holistic growth- Mental, Physical and emotional balance especially in today’s world. Gyms and other activities bring physical fitness but not mental peace. Yoga brings a balance of Mind-Body-Soul and Strength-Flexibility. She enlightened the audience with various types of Yoga.

Prominently present on this occasion were Dr.Usha Nair, Director- Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited, Dr.Anup Marar, Director- OCHRI, Dr.Devayani Buche, Senior Physician- OCHRI and Ms. Divya Nair.

The public talk of Yoga Gurvi Meera was held in Jaivik Sabhagruha, Ground floor, OCHRI. Dr.Noorul Ameen was Coordinator of this endeavor while Shri.Avinash Ganar, Smt.Saramma Samuel and Smt.Bharti Badwaik were the Conveners. Smt.Priya Sashi, Dr.Madhuri Likhitkar, Smt.Mansi Andhare, Dr.Kavita Dhurve, Smt.Sunita Patil, Shri.Santosh Mykalwar, Shri.Ganesh Iyer and Smt.Sangeeta Varma worked hard for the success of this mission.

OCHRI bids warm farewell to Nisha Zedia

Smt.Nisha Zedia, 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.Nisha Zedia. 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.Sunil Sure 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.Vidya Nair, Dr.Ashish Shukla, Shri.Simha Chalam, Shri.Roy Thomas and Dr.Anit Prakash. 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.Nisha Maushi. In her farewell speech, Smt.Nisha Zedia 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 & Shri.Prakash Shende also spoke on this emotional moment. They 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.Sunita Patil. Smt.Priya Sashi, Smt.Manjiri Damle, Dr.Kavita Dhurve, Dr.Anit Prakash, Shri.Prakash Shende, Shri.Niraj Patil, 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 and all her colleagues worked hard for the success of this program. Highlighting the observance of such formal ceremony; Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair, Chairman- NAIRSONS Group 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.

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