OCHRI Camp at Bhalar

Orange City Hospital & Research Institute continues in its mission to promote preventive health amongst citizens to avert hospitalisation. Recently they organised a free Camp in Bhalar township under aegis of Wani North area, Western Coalfields Limited.

Dr. Pankaj Raut, Cardiologist and Dr. Akash Saoji, Orthopedician assisted by Shri.Rajan Thakur and Shri. Ramakrishna from OCHRI contributed their services. The camp was organised under leadership of Dr. Pratibha Pathak, Chief of Medical Services- WCL Wani North. More than 150 patients were screened for Cardiac and Orthopaedic problems and accordingly counselled. WCL authorities thanked OCHRI for providing expertise of the specialists as an altruistic gesture. Saheli Mahila Mandal and Area Welfare committee of WCL Wani North worked hard for success of this undertaking.

Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better. By getting the right health services, screenings, and treatments, you are taking steps that help your chances for living a longer, healthier life.

Regular onsite preventive health check-ups of employees and their family members is a welfare gesture by proactive employee friendly organizations and companies.

Confidence Building Meet organised by Nagpur Police For Hospitals

 Confidence Building Meet organised by Nagpur Police For Hospitals

 A VHA- PS Bajaj Nagar initiative

 Nagpur City Police is taking proactive steps to tackle and prevent violent attacks on healthcare workers by mobsters. Recently a Police Doctor CBM interface with all hospitals and doctors based in Bajaj Nagar jurisdiction was organised at Orange City Hospital & Research Institute at the behest of Shri.Gyaneshwar Patil, PI Incharge- PS Bajaj Nagar as per counsel of Shri. Krishnakant Upadhyay IPS, DCP- Zone 1.

This unique interactive analytical Confidence building meeting was organised by Police station Bajaj Nagar on behalf of Nagpur City Police as per directives of Dr.K. Venkatesham, IPS- Nagpur Police Commissioner under aegis of Vidarbha Hospitals Association wherein police personnel, hospital staff and doctors freely interacted on the day to day hospital issues which led to hostility by relatives of patients.

It was concurred that 80% of health care delivery which ideally should be catered by public and government health care sector free of cost but are unable to do so due to reducing heath share in GDP is causing a standoff between public and private health care sector which is now burdened by 80 % populace in need of health care but are unable to afford private treatment.

Charges, transparency, communication, self-defence and documentation was thoroughly discussed by Shri.Gyaneshwar Patil, PI Incharge- PS Bajaj Nagar. He advised that needy accident victims should be given timely available first aid and then only referred.

The issue of conviction under Maharashtra Medicare service, persons and Medicare Institutions (Prevention of Violence and damage or loss of property) act 2010 so as to deter people from taking law and order in their hands was decided. The meeting concluded that if there is any valid complaint; let concerned statutory authorities pursue the matter and the public should safeguard medical fraternity from such onslaughts as these painful episodes creates fear in minds of medical professionals and they are becoming wary of treating serious patients. Many private practioneers have stopped independent practise due to this terror.

Dr. Anup Marar was Moderator while Dr. Avinash Pophali chaired this meeting. Prominently present on this occasion were Dr. Nilesh Junankar, Dr. Shrikant Mukewar, Dr. Rajan Barokar, Dr. Nirbhay Karandikar, Dr. Chaitanya Shembekar, Dr. Pradeep Katakwar, Dr. Vikram Desai, Dr. Vishwas Dashputra, Dr. Shrikant Jhawar, Dr. Dhananjay Kane, Dr. Alok Umre, Dr. Bindu Menon, Dr. Devayani Buche, Dr. Sunil & Anagha Ambulkar, Smt.K. Sujatha, Dr. Ninad Gawande, Shri.Anil Thakre, Smt.Madhuri Bhoskar and Shri.Sachin Garaye. Representatives of all hospitals including clinics based in jurisdiction of PS Bajaj Nagar partook in this meeting. Dr. Noorul Ameen, Shr.Sunil Sure and Shri. Naresh Tiwari from OCHRI and Shri.Sachin Bhujade from PS Bajaj Nagar worked hard for the success of the meet.

VHA’s “Manthan” with National Convener- Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Mission

VHA’s “Manthan” with National Convener- Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Mission

 More than 110 private hospitals of Vidarbha with total bed strength of more than 10000 have joined hands to form Vidarbha Hospitals Association which is aimed to help set quality standards, ensure cost effective quality health care to incoming needy patients, support statutory authorities to enhance the image of Nagpur as an exemplary health care destination and to protect the interests of health care service providers. VHA is also member of District Health Coordination Committee chaired by Nagpur Guardian Minister.

Recently during his visit to Nagpur, Dr. Rajendraji Phadke, National Convener- Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Mission graciously consented to grace the “Manthan” undertaking organised by VHA and hosted by Meditrina Hospital in matters concerning Indian Maternal & Child Health.

It was concurred that major health problems affecting mothers and children in India still continues to be Malnutrition, Infection & Unregulated fertility. Indian public spending on health is amongst the lowest in the world, whereas its proportion of private spending on health is one of the highest. Persistent malnutrition, high level of anaemia amongst children and women, inadequate safe drinking water round the year, over-crowding of dwelling units, unsatisfactory state of sanitation and disposal of wastes constitute major challenges for the public health system in India. The urgent need is to transform the public health system into an accountable, accessible and affordable system of quality services.

VHA conveyed the policy makers to raise public spending on health from 0.3% GDP to at least 5% of GDP with improved arrangement for community financing and risk pooling and to revamp health system by involving private health care sector and thus enable it to effectively handle increased allocations and promote policies that strengthen public health management and service delivery in the country.

Dr. Rajendraji Phadke thanked VHA for their proactive rendition to cooperate with Government for any medico-social policy making initiative.

Apart from VHA office bearers Dr. Uday Mahorkar, Dr. Anup Marar, Dr.Sameer Paltewar, Dr.Raju Deshmukh & Dr. Hemant Deshpande ; prominently present during this interactive informal meeting were  MMC member Dr.Vinky Rughwani, COMHADD International President Dr.Uday Bodhankar, DHO Dr.Nagrale, IMA representative Dr. Deotale along with  senior RSS Office bearers Dr.Rajeshji Loya and Dr.Dileepji Gupta, Chairperson of NMC Maternal and Child Health Committee Smt.Pragatitai Patil, Shri.Ashok Patki of Hedgewar Blood Bank and host of social workers, NGO representatives and doctors from all across the city.

The meeting ended with VHA appeal of a goal of Safe environment, Potable water, Clean air, pollution free nutrition and affordable quality health care & education for all.

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