Team of doctors from Orange City Hospital & Research Institute recently conducted annual health screening camp for teachers at Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan’s B.P. Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, Nagpur. The camp for teachers was coordinated by Dr. Deepak Dongre of OCHRI and Smt.Balbir Kaur of Bhavan’s school who led respective team for successful conduct of this altruistic annual project. Dr. Anup Marar, Dr. Upendra Kumar, Dr. Bindu Menon and Dr. Sameer Jahagirdar delivered their expertise to all teachers and staff members of the school. On this occasion, Dr. Anup Marar-OCHRI Director highlighted that “Heal the teachers” is a noble project of OCHRI as teachers groom the next generation. He added that apart from physical wellbeing Indians should concentrate on mental and spiritual wellbeing for overall good health. Smt.Anju Bhutani, Principal- Bhavan’s Civil Lines School conveyed that Bhavan’s Schools are very particular about the wellbeing of their students, teachers and staff members and hence every year, they unfailingly organize this camp with help of OCHRI which has a full-fledged team to undertake such mega screening camps. Shri.Rajan Thakur and Sr. Papita Kokate assisted the team of OCHRI doctors for smooth conduction of this camp.
Orange City Hospital & Research Institute which was recently recognised as City’s 1st best in India’s best hospital list as per The week Nielsen National survey 2017; is recognised by many government and private organisations for rendition of comprehensive multi super speciality care for their beneficiaries. OCHRI is even recognised by Maharashtra Police since long.
Recently Maharashtra Prison Department has recognised OCHRI for the personnel serving in prison and their beneficiaries for provision of comprehensive specialty care in branches related to Medicine including Cardiology & Paediatrics. Now prison personnel & their beneficiaries can avail Medicine, Critical Care, Cardiology & Paediatrics services of OCHRI within the framework of MOU signed at Pune between Shri.Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay, IPS, Additional Director General of Police & Inspector General of Police & Correctional Services- Maharashtra State, Shri. Sunil Sure, General Manager(Administration)-OCHRI & Dr. Ajit More, Project More, Medi Assist Health Services(TPA) in this regard.
Comprehending various health issues affecting the employees serving in Prisons; Maharashtra state government under leadership of its Chief Minister Shri.Devendra Fadanvis has introduced a novel health care scheme for prison employees under Maharashtra Karagruh va Sudhar Sevabal Kutumb Arogya Yojana.
An interesting intense discussion on Security issues related to Health care workers and health care property was noticed during the Private Practitioners’ Forum held as part of 66th Annual Conference of Neurosurgical Society of India ( NSI) held at Nagpur.
During this panel meet; Dr. Suresh Sankhla welcomed & introduced the speakers. Dr. Mahesh Karandikar spoke on Security issues in Private Practice while Prof. AK Singh spoke on Why the anger at medical professionals? Dr. Sameer Paltewar delved into Prevention and management of Public-practitioners conflict. This was followed by a Panel discussion which was moderated by Dr. Suresh Sankhla and Dr. Mahesh Karandikar.
The panelists were Dr. Deepu Banerji, President- NSI, Shri Rakesh Ola, IPS, DCP, Nagpur, Dr. Vaishali Khandait, President, IMA, Nagpur, Dr. Anup Marar, Director- Orange City Hospital & Research Institute, Nagpur & Secretary- Vidarbha Hospitals Association, Dr. Ashutosh Apte, MS, (Ortho), LLB- Senior Orthopedic Surgeon & Advocate, Nagpur and Dr. Rupali Jain, ENT Surgeon, Lawyer & Medico-legal Expert- Warud. Dr. Lokendra Singh, Organizing Secretary- NSICON 2017 proposed vote of thanks and presented the unique NSICON 2017 Mascot memento to all panelists.
The interactive discussion echoed the growing fear amongst medical professionals which has led to them being wary of attending serious patients thus indirectly affecting the society wherein serious patients are being directed to government hospitals since private doctors are wary of attending them. It was also concurred that healthcare share of GDP which is noticing a downward trend since long should be enhanced so that government infrastructure will improve to attend the underprivileged and needy. Since private health care sector ensures 80% of health care delivery; the other alternative is to subsidize private health care sector by either reducing taxes, customs and duties of equipment or providing privileged industry status. Removal of Health care from ambit of Consumer Protection act will go a long way in bridging the growing divide and distrust. Proper communication skills teaching as part of MBBS syllabus was also contemplated. Strict Conviction of the mobsters under the Maharashtra Medicare service, persons and Medicare Institutions (Prevention of Violence and damage or loss of property) Act 2010 and its adequate publicity by police authorities will be a deterrent to trouble makers. Shri.Rakesh Ola, IPS, DCP mentioned that more and more such interactions amongst society leaders, police, doctors and media will go a long way in reducing the growing conflict. Moreover, it was also felt that the fading concept of Family physician should be brought back.
The Neurosurgeons who had come from all over India and abroad commended the efforts of Organizers to have planned such a novel platform for interaction as part of National Conference.
Nagpur: A 47-year-old brain dead man’s organs have saved three lives after his family decided to donate them.
Madduru Sreenivasulu, a 47-year-old Civil Contractor and Nellore resident who suffered from stroke in Bhandara, was admitted in Neuron Hospital on 19/11/2017 and was operated same day. Since he was brain dead, the relatives including his two wives namely Sreelatha and Vijaya and daughter Anusha, a BTech student, on the basis of counselling done by Dr. Chandrashekhar Pakhmode – Neurosurgeon volunteered to donate his kidneys and liver. Dr. Shiv Narayan Acharya, Transplant Convener of Orange City Hospital & Research Institute (OCHRI) and ZTCC Office was accordingly informed and the patient was shifted to OCHRI from Neuron Hospital on 02/12/2017 at 11.15 pm. Dr. Shivam Puniyani, on duty Intensivist accepted
the patient and put him on protocol for maintaining brain dead potential organ donor.
After performing all essential confirmatory tests at OCHRI as per laid down government’s standard protocol by the team of government approved brain dead certification specialists namely Dr. Devayani Buche, Dr. Vishwas Dashputra and Dr. Vasant Dangra; he was certified as Brain Stem dead status.
Dr. S.J. Acharya, Nephrologist & Transplant Advisor and Manjiri Damle, Transplant Coordinator-OCHRI diligently completed all necessary formalities and Nagpur ZTCC (Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee) reached out to recipients as per waiting list. On 03/12/2017 at around 9 pm, liver was retrieved by MGM Aurangabad team & kidneys would be retrieved and one transplant surgery will be done immediately at OCHRI by transplant team Dr. Suhas Salpekar, Dr. Rajesh Soni, Dr. Sandeep Deshmukh and Dr. Rohit Gupta supported by Dr. S.J. Acharya, Transplant Physician. Dr. Smita Harkare, Dr. Neeta Deshpande, Dr. Anita Pande & Dr. Sweety Pasari will provide the anaesthesia services and Dr. Kavita Dhurvey will assist the transplant team during the surgery. This cadaveric kidney donation will bring new ray of life for three families as both the kidneys would be given to two needy patients and liver to one. One kidney will go to a 26years male at OCHRI and the other kidney will be transported to Care Hospital for transplant to 47-year-old female as per ZTCC waiting list. ZTCC formalities were coordinated by Dr. Ravi Wankhede under leadership of Dr. Vibhavari Dani, ZTCC President.
MGM Aurangabad hospital team reached OCHRI by 7.15pm and then patient was shifted to OCHRI OT. Once signal of clamping vessels is received; retrieval would start to complete by 9.15-9.30pm. Ravindra Pardesi, DCP- Traffic & Gyaneshwar Patil, PI Incharge- Bajaj Nagar Police station Bajaj Nagar were duly informed by Dr. Anup Marar and team of Traffic Police officials led by Shri. Bhandarkar, Senior PI will coordinate the green corridor arrangement for early transport of organs from OCHRI to Airport at night hours. Sunil Sure coordinated the ambulance transport while Mr. Krishna Asre will drive the ambulance to airport. As per request of relatives, OCHRI
has arranged for the body to be subsequently transported in an ambulance run by Mr. Rashid to Nellore.
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”. He also added that the 11th cadaveric donation at OCHRI demonstrates the exemplary coordination existing between private hospitals and ZTCC to promote Deceased Donor Organ donation program in Nagpur city.
At OCHRI; Dr. Ashish Shukla, Dr. Ganesh Bure, Dr. Rani Lakhe, Dr. Roshan Jawdekar, Dr. Santosh Gadge, Dr. Neha Agarwal & Dr. Shivam Puniyani- Intensivists, Sr. Preethy, Sr. Sindhu, Sr. Ambika along with dedicated nursing and paramedical staff of OCHRI Transplant unit will take care of the recipient under supervision of Dr. Shivnarayan Acharya, Nephrologist.