Recently, an inspection of Cryogenic Medical Oxygen Facility has been done at Nagpur based Orange City Hospital & Research Institute by Controller of Explosives, Petroleum & Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. Of India and endorsed the Gas safety license granted to the hospital. The PESO functions under the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry to regulate and monitor the manufacture, import, export, transport possession, sale and use of explosives, petroleum products and compressed gases as envisaged under the relevant Acts. It is remarkable that only 2 or 3 hospitals in Central India have got this certification till date.
In large hospitals, medical oxygen consumption is more. It is not possible to obtain oxygen by means of transporting O2 cylinders in large numbers which is also dangerous and has chances of explosion because of wrong handling and transport. As technology advances, medical oxygen is flown through special pipelines in Emergency Room, ICUs, OTs, MRI and other high dependency units. Hence it is advisable to install a Cryogenic Medical Oxygen Unit in the premises of the hospital. Medical Oxygen stored in liquefied form having temperature below minus 1500C is considered as cryogenic gas. To install the specified cryogenic pressure vessel to store this medical oxygen at the facility, Site requires at least 150 sq. meters’ open land. Considering real estate values in Nagpur city, it is not possible and feasible for any private hospital to spare so much open land. However,
Highlighting this endeavour, Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair, Chairman- NAIRSONS Group stated that OCHRI is not a profit making enterprise for his family but has immense sentimental value attached to it. He added that all government norms should be feasibly followed. Hence when it was proposed by Dr. Anup Marar- OCHRI Director to not only have such a novel Cryogenic Oxygen facility but also get it certified by PESO wherein so much land was to be spared; Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited Board consisting of Dr. Usha Nair & Dr. Vidya Nair uncompromisingly agreed for the same in the larger interest of patient and staff safety.
Govt. Of India, has declared compressed gas filled in metallic container as an ‘explosives’ under Section 17 of the Explosives Act. All health care units should ideally get their Oxygen Gas facility inspected and certified by PESO in the interest of patient and staff alike.
Explotech Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Led by Shri.K.Y. Joshi provided technical expertise and constructed safe zone as per ideal parameters while Shri.Roy Thomas, OCHRI Chief General Manager executed the same at OCHRI. Dr. Deepak Dongre, OCHRI Incharge- Special Projects & Quality assisted by Dr. Priya Laddha, OCHRI Quality Officer pursued the licensing formalities. Team OCHRI thanked Shri. A.B. Tamgadge, Controller of Explosives for inspecting the premises and releasing the certificate immediately which speaks volumes about swift transparent functioning initiated by the present government led by Hon’ble Shri.Narendra Modi, Prime Minister.
This cryogenic unit was formally inaugurated by hands of Dr. Ajay Kumar Nayak, Chief of Medical Services- Western Coalfields Limited who commended Orange City Hospital and Research Institute to have spared purchased land at market value unlike many trust/ government hospitals who have got land at free/ subsidised rates and setting an ethical trend in delivering quality healthcare by installing this PESO certified Cryogenic Oxygen plant at their premises. Prominently present on this occasion were Dr.Usha Nair, Dr.Anup Marar, Dr.Vidya Nair, Roy Thomas, Simha Chalam, Sunil Sure, Priya Sashi, Prashant Tichkule and Ganesh Iyer.
Orange City Hospital has gained distinct goodwill in Central India as a trusted Healthcare service provider encompassing 60 departments and 30 clinics served by 150 doctors under one roof. Patients from far and wide reach here for their health care needs. The 40 bedded Critical Care complex served by trained full time stationed Intensivists group namely Dr. Santosh Gadge, Dr. Roshan Jawlekar, Dr. Neha Agarwal, Dr. Shivam Puniyani and Dr. Akshay Burlawar led by Dr. Ashish Shukla, Chest Physician & Section Coordinator is trusted by all doctors for critical care needs of even their near and dear apart from their patients.
Recently Dr. Abhijeet Patil, Renowned Eye Specialist accompanied by his wife Dr. Saroj Patil, Prominent Gynaecologist of the city were witness to the comprehensive timely quality ethical critical care support rendered by OCHRI Team under able leadership of Dr. Rajesh Atal, Senior Critical Care Physician. Impressed by the care, concern and dedication shown by Team OCHRI led by Dr.Rajesh Atal; they decided to donate a Sonography machine to OCHRI.
During a small informal function; Dr. Usha Nair, Director- Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited formally accepted the documents and USG unit for further PCPNDT norms as per rules. At the outset, Dr. Anup Marar, Director- OCHRI felicitated Dr. Abhijeet Patil in a traditional manner with shawl and shreefal while Dr. Rajesh Atal presented him a copy of Bhagwat Geeta. OCHRI Management thanked Dr. Abhijeet & Dr. Saroj Patil for their generous gesture.
Dr. Anup Marar, OCHRI Director stated that this USG unit will be helpful to OCHRI Obstetrics division to render quicker service to the numerous pregnant females being attended by them.
On this occasion; Dr. Saroj Patil stated that the indigenous methodical manner in which patients are attended at OCHRI is extraordinary and hoped that the USG unit donated by them will come handy to OCHRI Radiology division to serve the scores of patients coming here for quality diagnostics. Dr. Abhijeet Patil added that even though there are so many patients being attended by Team OCHRI in their OPD & IPD; there is no chaos and a pleasant serene working atmosphere prevails which is creditable.
Shri. Sunil Sure, Shri.Anil Dhakate and Shri.Ganesh Iyer coordinated the itinerary of this program.
Recently World Cancer Day was commemorated in a dignified manner by Nursing staff of Orange City Hospital & Research Institute under the supervision of Sr. Jessy Abraham, Nursing Incharge and Sr. Shincy Jenson & Sr. Rahel Patrange, Infection Control Nurses in Jaivik Auditorium. Dr. Saurabh Prasad, Consultant Oncologist- OCHRI was the chief guest while Dr. Usha Nair, Dr. Anup Marar and Dr. Vidya Nair, Directors were the guest of honors.
The Formal program began with lighting of Samai at the hands of guests and the prayer was offered by Sr. Saramma, Sr. Lata and group.
Dr. Saurabh Prasad spoke on the significance of the Word Cancer Awareness day. He said, that, “Word Cancer Day is an international day marked on February4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. The primary goal of the World Cancer Day is to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer by 2020. He also showed a short film on Cancer, its type, prevention and Nutritional requirements to be followed.
Dr. Usha Nair, Director-RNHPL said that, “2016-2018 theme “We can. I can ” of World Cancer Day is to explore how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.
Dr. Anup Marar, Director-OCHRI emphasized that “The aim of World Cancer Day is to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about cancer, and persuading governments and individuals across the world to take action against the disease.”
Dr. Vidya Nair, Director- RNHPL explained that, “Just as cancer affects everyone in different ways, all people have the power to take various actions to reduce the impact that cancer has on individuals, families and communities.”
Different competitions for nursing staff were also held like, Quiz competition, Essay Competition and Elocution competition on the eve of Word cancer Awareness day which were judged by Dr.Deepak Dongre & Sr.Rahel Patrange. Dr. Usha Nair gave away the prizes to winner of Elocution completion to Sr. Santoshi Bopche and Sr. Punam Rokade. Dr. Anup Marar distributed the prizes to Sr. Rupali Borje and Sr. Kishori Kale, winners of Essay competition. The winners of Quiz Competition namely Sr. Preethy Joseph, Sr, Sindhu Rao, Sr. Mary Chacko and Sr. Pallavi Meshram were felicitated by Dr. Vidya Nair, while Dr. Saurabh Prasad gave the quiz runner up prizes to Sr. Jaismita Bhongade, Sr. Nita Vaidya, Sr. Rita Khadse and Sr. Priti Lilhare.
A skit on cancer Awareness was also presented by Sr. Priti, Sr. Rupali, Sr. Bhumeshwari, Sr. Rita, Sr. Tomeshwari and Sr. Punam which was well appreciated. Sr. Shincy Jenson conducted the program as master of ceremony while Sr. Jessy Abraham rendered the welcome speech. Dr. Vidya Nair introduced the speaker while Sr. Rupali introduced the topic. Sr. Rahel Patrange proposed the vote of thanks.
Dr. Noorul Ameen, Dr. Deepak Dongre, Dr. Anit Prakash, Dr. Priya, Priya Sashi, all ward section supervisors and large number of nursing and paramedical staff were present. Roy Thomas, Sr. Jessy Abraham, Sr. Shincy Jenson, Saramma Samuel, Pankaj Wadaskar, Prashant Tichkule, Roshan and Nikhil worked hard for the success of this program.