OCHRI applauds Paschim Nagpur Nagrik Sangh

Paschim Nagpur Nagrik Sangh and Ram Mandir- Ram Nagar has been organising Walkathon for senior citizens since last 11 years. Shri. Jayant Apte, President- Ram Mandir, Ram Nagar stated that they organise this walkathon on 2nd October which is Gandhi Jayanti to commemorate 1st October which is International Senior Citizen day. Every year Orange City Hospital & Research Institute provides emergency backup to this walkathon which draws senior citizens from all corners of Nagpur. Paschim Nagpur Nagrik Sangh and Ram Mandir- Ram Nagar also provides token of appreciation to each participants while OCHRI also organises a preliminary check-up for all participants in Ram Mandir after the run. This year; Walkathon attracted 748 participants which is organised under the slogan “Challal tar Vachal” to promote the importance of regular walking for 30 minutes a day to recharge our body and soul. This year even a 98-year-old gentleman successfully participated and completed the 2 kms walk. More than 180 participants were from 65-70 years of age. This walkathon is organised for people who are above 60 years. On behalf of OCHRI and medical fraternity; Dr. Anup Marar- OCHRI Director recently complimented Shri. Jayant Apte by presenting a copy of Bhagwat Geeta for his enthusiasm, zeal and passion in organising various such events for senior citizens. Prominently present on this occasion was Shri.Chandrakant Virkhare, Retired Physical Education teacher of Saraswati Vidyalaya and veteran Athlete. Shri. Jayant Apte thanked OCHRI management for their readiness to support all such health related events organised by Paschim Nagpur Nagrik Sangh and Ram Mandir- Ram Nagar. OCHRI team was led by Dr. Deepak Dongre, OCHRI Medical Superintendent

ISA’s BLS Workshop held at OCHRI

ISA’s BLS Workshop held at OCHRI

Indian Society of Anesthesiology, Nagpur City Branch in association with Orange City Hospital & Research Institute under the insignia of “Siddhi” recently organized a 2 day Workshop on ‘Basic Life Support’ at Jaivik Sabhagruha, OCHRI for the benefit of doctors, nursing, housekeeping and non-clinical staff. Almost 250 participants took the benefit of this workshop.

“Properly applied basic life support can save lives, reduce recovery time and is also important to save the victim from temporary disability or lifelong disability. Therefore, knowledge and skills of BLS technique is must for any individual who is working in healthcare service provider settings.” stated Dr. Vidya Nair, Director(Quality), Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited who initiated the BLS training as a part of ongoing Quality Improvement Program.

Anaesthesiologists Dr. Sunita Lawange, Dr. Smita Harkare, Dr. Neeta Deshpande, Dr. Anita Pande, Dr. Deepak Madankar, Dr. Ritesh Borkar & Dr. Sweety Pasari were the instructors in this workshop. They demonstrated the art and science of basic life support at their stations with mannequins. After demonstrations by the faculties, a ‘hand on training’ of various basic life support techniques on mannequins was given to the participants on their respective stations. Faculties also solved the various queries of participants regarding BLS. It also includes information on the use of AEDs (automated external defibrillators) and hands-on training regarding providing adequate ventilation through various barrier devices and how to identify and how to assess and remove foreign-body airway obstructions for adults and infants.

Dr. Sunita Lawange, President- Indian Society of Anesthesiology (Nagpur Chapter) emphasized the importance of BLS in various emergencies. She also threw a light on the sequence of CAB in CPR. She said, “Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), is an important life-saving emergency first-aid skill practiced throughout the world for an unconscious victim on whom breathing and pulse cannot be detected.” She gave a major emphasis on a universal compression to ventilation ratio of 30:2 in adults and effective chest compressions with minimal interruptions.

 Dr. Smita Harkare, OCHRI OT Complex Section Coordinator emphasized on the importance of acquiring standardized universally accepted life-saving skills. She said, “BLS Workshop participants learnt how to deal with emergencies and render timely first aid.”

 Dr. Usha Nair- RNHPL Director stressed on the need of more workshops for the benefit of medical fraternity. She expressed, “BLS can prove to be very helpful when it comes to saving the life of an individual. It is important to understand that the objective of BLS is not to ‘treat’ the person but to buy some valuable time until the emergency medical aid arrives.”

Dr. Anup Marar, OCHRI Director pressed the need of distributing ISA public awareness material to every patient incoming to hospitals. He conveyed “Taking the right action quickly and confidently can make difference between life and death for a person dealing with cardiac arrest. An emergency can happen at any time or at any place – in office, in public transport, on the streets etc. So responder should be able to provide first aid before the arrival of medical professionals.”

  Dr. Neeta Deshpande was the convener of this event and Dr. Deepak Dongre coordinated the program.  Dr. Noorul Amin, Shri. Sunil Sure, Dr. Uaha Gawande, Dr. Shrutika Wanjari, Dr. Vishakha Pawar, Dr. Mayur Shakkarge, Dr. Swati Bangar, Ms. Manjiri Damle, Ms. Jayshree Jugade, Ms. Bharati Badwaik, Ms. Preeti Chaudhary were prominently present on this occasion.  Shri. Roy Thomas, Ms. Jessy Abraham, Ms. Saramma Samuel, Shri. Avinash Ganar, Shri. Ganesh Iyer, Shri. Roshan Gotekar and Shri. Nikhil Dharmari worked hard for the success of this workshop.

Malvi Swarnakar Samaj ties Rakhi to Team OCHRI

Malvi Swarnakar Samaj ties Rakhi to Team OCHRI

Doctors protect us and our family members so it is apt that we tie Rakhi to them- Maya Hade

 Malvi Swarnakar Sanstha, Nagpur led by Smt. Maya Hade, President- Ladies Wing organized a novel unique thanks giving Rakshabandhan program for the doctors & staff of Orange City Hospital & Research Institute. Recently two critical patients, who were denied admission in other hospitals were brought to Orange City Hospital & Research Institute. By the grace of God and total faith of relatives in treating team at OCHRI they were snatched from the jaws of death and are undergoing treatment. The relatives of said patients as a good will gesture decided to celebrate Rakshabandhan with the doctors and staff of Hospital. Government authorities led by Guardian Minister had visited and applauded Team OCHRI for the ethical responsibility undertaken in managing such critical patients.

On this occasion, in a traditional manner all the lady office bearers of Malvi Swarnakar Sanstha applied tilak to the forehead and tied the sacred thread called Rakhi to Dr. Anup Marar, Dr. Vidya Nair, Dr. Rajesh Atal, Dr. Sudhir Tomey, Dr. Samir Jahagirdar, Dr. Nishikant Lokhande, Dr. Noorul Ameen, Dr. Akshay Burlawar, Dr. Ajay Mungle, Shri.Sanjay Garad, Shri. Ashok Kumre, Shri. Shubham kale and other supporting nursing, paramedical and administrative staff.

Smt. Maya Hade, said that “The concept of Rakshabandhan is mainly protection and trust in the same way all patients and their relatives must have trust & faith towards treating doctors and hospital because every doctor wants their patient to be healthy and cured. She further added that many of their patients were admitted in very critical condition at OCHRI, when other hospitals refused to admit. It is only because of sheer dedication of doctors & staff and complete faith and trust by relatives their patient is improving.”

Dr. Anup Marar stated that it is heartening to see relatives coming to offer thanks in this form. No doctor will ever desire any wrong for his or her patient. They all try their best. But if some unforeseen eventuality happens, people now blame the doctor and even manhandle hospital staff. This has led to a fear complex being generated amongst medical fraternity and is deterring many doctors from admitting and treating any serious case which is detrimental to society. Such  faith building measure as done by Malvi Swarnkar Samaj will surely go a long way in removing the fear complex generating in minds of medical fraternity.

Shri. Suresh Rao Asre proposed the vote of thanks and thanked OCHRI management for the comprehensive care & concern towards the admitted patients. Shri. Suresh Rao Asre, President, Shri. Manojrao Banabakode, General Secretary, Shri. Nandkumar Nerkar, Shri. Suresh Hirulkar, Shri. Sanjay Tarekar, Shri. Rahul Asre, Smt. Maya Hade, President, Smt. Lata Hirulkar, Secretary, Smt. Vaishali Patne, Smt. Anuradha Asre, Smt. Bhavna Asre, Smt. Pranjali Bute, Smt. Mina Vinchurkar, Smt. Sarika Patne, Kalpana Bharekar, Varsha Patne, and Shubhangi Thugaonkar – members of Malvi Swarnakar Samaj ladies wing were prominently present on this occasion.

Smt. Priya Sashi, Ms. Sanjana Meshram, Meshram, Ms. Priya Khobragade, Ms. Durga Joshi and Shri. Ganesh Iyer coordinated the program.

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