“Duvidha” successfully held in Saraswati Vidyalaya


“Duvidha” successfully held in Saraswati Vidyalaya

Saraswati Vidyalaya High School and Junior College is an old reputed school of Nagpur which has nurtured many students who have excelled and made a distinct name in India and abroad. Saraswati Vidyalaya Alumni Association (SVAA) is a registered body formed by ex-students of this school across more than 56 batches which pursues many social objectives. SVAA has joined hands with South Indian Education Society(SIES) to organize year-long events to commemorate forthcoming 125th anniversary of the school.

As part of these celebrations, a Counselling program workshop for parents of 9th standard students under insignia of “Duvidha” was recently organized by One Foundation and SVAA under aegis of SIES at Saraswati Vidyalaya High School wherein renowned Trainer Dr. Suresh Chari who himself is an ex-student of the school was the moderator. Dr. Anup Marar- Pediatrician & SVAA President, Dr. Jaya Shiwalkar-Psychologist and Smt.Poonam Menaria -Career Counsellor were the panelists for this undertaking.  At the outset, Shri. Prabhu Raman, Principal- Saraswati Vidyalaya welcomed the faculty members. Shri. Sameer Badhe & Shri.Randhir Nashine of SVAA and Shri.Ashwin Korde of One Foundation worked hard for the success of this event. Prominently present on this occasion were Shri. Vijay Sampath of SIES, Shri.Rajendra Kulkarni- Vice President & Shri.Mayank Sharma- Executive Member, SVAA.

Many issues dealing within growing children were discussed in an interactive manner. It was agreed that channel of communication between parents and children should always be kept open. It was contemplated that government should put a ban of smartphone usage below a particular age to control mobile addiction. It was also decided that just by sending their child to school and putting all responsibilities on the teachers is not the right outlook. Moreover, the overwhelming badgering of tuitions/ creative/ sports classes and pressuring the children to convert the dreams and aspirations of parents into reality without overlooking the passion and interest of child does puts lot of stress on the growing mind of child. Regular fights and raised temper between parents also affects the minds of children. Inculcating positive thoughts rather than negativities is crucial in growth of child. The overwhelming presence of parents justified the need of holding such program in all schools.

Global Hand Hygiene Day commemorated at OCHRI

Global Hand Hygiene Day commemorated at OCHRI

Clean hands – a recipe for good health




Recently, “Global Handwashing Day” was commemorated at Orange City Hospital & Research Institute. This event was jointly organized under aegis of Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), Nagpur Chapter at NABH fully accredited Orange City Hospital & Research Institute. Dr. Devayani Buche, Senior Physician-OCHRI, was keynote speaker on this occasion.

In her speech, Dr. Buche stated that, “Every year October 15th is marked as a Global Handwashing Day. Global Handwashing Day is a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases. Global Handwashing Day is an opportunity to design, test, and replicate creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands properly with soap at critical times.”

Dr. Nikhil Balankhe, Chairperson, SCCM- Nagpur Chapter expressed that, “Hands are the leading carriers of germs that cause diarrhoea and respiratory infections like pneumonia. Handwashing at critical times – such as before a meal or after using the toilet – stops the spread of disease-causing germs. Consistent handwashing with soap reduces the incidence of diarrhoea by nearly half and respiratory infections by 25% among children under 5 years. Handwashing with soap is a simple, but critical, way to ensure overall health.”

Dr. Vidya Nair, Director (Quality), Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited told that, “Hand hygiene is described by many health care workers as the single most important tool in preventing the spread of health care-associated infections between patients. Hence, at OCHRI, we motivate and insist our staff for frequent handwashing. Such practices have shown positive results in faster patient recovery.”

Complimenting efforts of SCCM on undertaking this endeavour of sensitising one and all about the importance of regular proper Handwashing; Dr. Anup Marar, OCHRI Director added that, “This year, the Global Handwashing Day theme focused on the links between handwashing and food – including food hygiene and nutrition. Handwashing is an important part of keeping food safe, preventing diseases, and helping children grow strong. This year’s tagline, “Clean hands – a recipe for health”, reminds us to make proper handwashing a part of every meal.”

Dr. Deepak Dongre, Dr. Supriya Bulbule, Dr. Himanshu Kotamkar, Ms. Jessy Abraham, Nursing I/c, Ms. Sindhu Rao, Ms. Nisha, Ms. Kumari Shaji, Ms. Savita Shende, Ms. Rosamma Raju, Ms. Sunita Patil, Ms. Preethi Joseph, Ms. Mary Chako, Ms. Kavita Bodile, Ms. Deepali Kawwal, WSS and large number of doctors and nursing staff were present on this occasion. Ms. Rahel Patrange, Ms. Shincy Jenson, Infection Control Nurses, Shri. Prashant Tichkule and Shri. Madhukar Chanore worked hard for the success of this program.

OCHRI SMILE Dental Division organises camp at Hillfort School





Orange City Hospital & Research Institute is not a conventional corporate hospital but a unique health care service provider which is investing the profits back to society by continually improving the health care delivery system. 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, academic endeavours etc. OCHRI is worthy of being endorsed as the brand ambassador of central Indian health care sector.

Recently, OCHRI “SMILE” Dental Department organised a dental check-up and awareness camp at Hillfort Public School, Nagpur. Team led by Dr. Ramakrishna Shenoi, Maxillofacial Surgeon carried out a comprehensive dental check-up of more than 250 students. The camp was initiated with dental awareness talk, educating students about common dental ailments, especially stressing on tooth decay, dental caries/cavity and gum diseases and measures to prevent from them.  The students were highlighted about the eating patterns and food choices which causes tooth decay. It is highlighted that not only OCHRI’s comprehensive super-speciality services but also; OCHRI Smile Dental Division has gained distinct goodwill in Central India.

On this occasion Dr. Ramakrishna Shenoi informed that “Most of the dental problems can be easily prevented by Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, eating properly and regular dental check-ups which are essential steps in preventing dental problems.”

Dr. Pareenita Fuke, Director & Ms. Preeti Vairagade, Principal, Hillfort Public School thanked TEAM OCHRI led by Dr. Anup Marar for rendering selfless service to the school children. Smt. Kavita Shah, PRO- Hillfort Public School coordinated this camp. This camp gave the opportunity to assess the oral health awareness among the students and learn about the oral hygiene practices which are of great importance in day to day life.

New Specialists join OCHRI

Dr. Chetan Vekhande, MBBS, MD, DM (Neurology)

Recently Dr. Chetan Vekhande has joined Orange City Hospital & Research Institute as a Neurologist. He has completed MBBS from IGMC, Nagpur, MD from Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai and DM in Neurology from NIMHANS, Bangalore. He has published many papers in National Journals.  He has experienced in treating acute Neurological cases like ischemic strokes, intracerebral hemorrhage, epilepsy, neuro infection and headache, migraine, memory loss, Parkinsonism, Spinal Cord diseases, Neuritis & muscle diseases. He will render his expertise in OCHRI OPD on Monday & Thursday from 3pm to 5pm and Tuesday, Wednesday Friday and Saturday from 12noon to 2pm. He is also available for 24×7 indoor call on all days at OCHRI.


Dr. Shailendra Anjankar, MBBS, DNB (Neuro Surgery)

Dr. Shailesh Anjankar has recently joined OCHRI as Neuro Surgeon. After doing medical graduation from Government Medical College, Nagpur, He did DNB Neuro Surgery from Kamineni Hospitals, Hyderabad. He has exposure in tumor surgeries, vascular cases, complex spinal surgeries, pediatric cases apart from head and spinal trauma etc. He has presented many papers in National journals. Dr. Shailendra Anjankar is available daily from 10am to 12 noon in OCHRI OPD on all working days apart from 24×7 emergency indoor call.


Dr. Sushant Muley, MBBS, MD (Chest), DNB (Chest), IDCCM

Dr. Sushant Muley has joined as Chest Physician at OCHRI. He has completed MD and DNB in Chest medicine and IDCCM. He has published many paper in Indian Journals.  A trained bronchoscopist and Interventional Pulmonologist he also has special interest in managing Asthma, COPD & Pulmonary Rehabilitation.  He is available in OCHRI OPD from 2-4pm on all working days and 24×7 indoor calls.



Dr. Ashish Nikhare, MBBS, DNB (Respiratory Diseases)

Dr. Ashish Nikhare, joined OCHRI as a Chest Physician. He has done DNB in Respiratory medicine from Mahavir Hospital, Hyderabad. His area of interests is COPD, Asthma, MDR & XDR Tuberculosis. He is trained in Diagnostic Bronchoscopy, Thoracoscopy, Polysomnography and Sleep medicine. He is also participated in many clinical trials as Principal Investigator. He will be available in OCHRI OPD from 4-6pm on all working days apart from 24×7 indoor calls.


Dr. Paresh Bang, MBBS, D Ortho, DNB (Orthopedics)

Dr. Paresh Bang has recently OCHRI as a Spine Surgeon. He has completed Diploma in Orthopedics from Swasthiyog Pratishthan, Miraj and DNB (Orthopedic) from St. Stephens Hospital, New Delhi. He has also completed Fellowship in Spine surgery. He has special interest in Degenerative Problems in Orthopedics including Osteoporosis related complex fractures, Spine problems and Endoscopic Spine surgery. He has published many papers at national level.  Dr. Paresh Bang will provide his expert services in OCHRI OPD as a Spine Surgeon from 4- 6 PM on all working days.

For OPD appointments, one may OCHRI Health Help line 9225260606.


VHA welcomes Shri.Vivek Masal, DCP Zone I, Nagpur Police


Shri. Vivek Masal has recently taken over as DCP- Zone I which covers police stations Bajaj Nagar, MIDC, Hingna, Pratap Nagar, Wadi & Sonegaon.

Recently Dr. Anup Marar, Director- Orange City Hospital & Research Institute and Secretary of Vidarbha Hospitals Association paid a courtesy visit to Shri. Vivek Masal to welcome him. He was accompanied by Dr. Noorul Ameen, OCHRI Medical Superintendent.

Shri. Vivek Masal concurred that strict action and convictions of mobsters under Maharashtra Medicare service, persons and Medicare Institutions (Prevention of Violence and damage or loss of property) act 2010 will deter people from taking law and order in their hands and remove the prevailing fear in minds of medical professionals.

Shri. Vivek Masal further mentioned that to provide security for health care personnel; Maharashtra state government had introduced Maharashtra Medicare service, persons and Medicare Institutions (Prevention of Violence and damage or loss of property) act 2010 to deter relatives and patients from creating disharmony in any health care setup. Under this stringent act, the offence becomes cognizable and non bailable and if punished it entails imprisonment of offending relatives/ patients up to 3 years with fine extendable to Rs. 50,000/- and in addition the offender will have to pay compensation twice the amount of the loss or damages as tried and determined by Court of Judicial Magistrate of First class.

Shri. Vivek Masal assured that all police personnel under his jurisdiction will be sensitised about this act.

It is added that 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.

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