Dr. Sanjay Mukherjee, IAS, Additional Municipal Commissioner- Mumbai pats OCHRI

Recently Dr. Sanjay Mukherjee, IAS who after a long stint at Nagpur in various administrative capacities and is presently holding the distinguished charge of Additional Municipal Commissioner- Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai paid a courtesy visit along with his wife Smt.Nayana at Nagpur based Orange City Hospital & Research Institute to compliment Team OCHRI for gaining the credit of 1st best in City in recent The Week- Nielsen National survey. Dr. Sanjay Mukherjee conveyed that OCHRI has garnered distinct goodwill for comprehensive quality health care with a proactive caring outlook not only amongst central Indians but also amongst officers and government officials who had been posted at Nagpur. Many of them even after getting posted out of Nagpur still keep in touch with Team OCHRI for their health care needs and queries. At the outset, Dr. Sanjay & Smt.Nayana Mukherjee were welcomed by Dr. Usha Nair, Director- Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited and Dr. Anup Marar- OCHRI Director. Smt.Priya Sashi and Shri.Ganesh Iyer coordinated the itinerary of the dignitary during this visit to OCHRI. On this occasion; Dr. Anup Marar conveyed the commendations of Nagpurians who are proud of their fellow resident Dr. Sanjay Mukherjee for diligently undertaking visionary path-breaking projects during his present tenure at Mumbai.

Civil Surgeon inspects OCHRI to review emergency healthcare readiness for VVIP’s

Nagpur based Orange City Hospital & Research Institute that has been recently ranked 1st in city as per The Week- Nielsen National survey is empanelled by more than 60 major organisations of central India for comprehensive health care of their beneficiaries. Stringent review inspections by various committees and external agencies are held to re-endorse the hospital.

OCHRI has been traditionally associated with government to render emergency room and healthcare readiness for Z plus security covered VVIPs visiting Nagpur. Highlighting this accomplishment; Dr. Anup Marar- OCHRI Director stated that this practise has been on since more than a decade wherein Emergency room readiness is expected by OCHRI and we thank government authorities for placing so much trust on OCHRI. Team OCHRI is honoured to render this a social gesture.

It is added that during tragic Nikita Pharmaceuticals industrial blast; Maharashtra Government led by Hon’bles Chief Minister, Guardian Minister & Labour Minister had unanimously taken the decision of shifting all 19 burn victims from Indira Gandhi Government Medical College to OCHRI.

Recently Dr. Hemant Nimbalkar, District Civil Surgeon- Nagpur carried out inspection to review the arrangements done for Z plus covered VVIP’s at OCHRI. He appreciated the proactive approach shown and social activities undertaken by OCHRI.

During this visit he inspected the rooms and Critical Care complex and interacted with Dr. Vidya Nair, Director- Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited, Dr. Anup Marar- OCHRI Director, Dr. Ashish Shukla, Chest Physician & Section Coordinator- OCHRI CCU Complex and recollected his earlier visits and development seen since then at OCHRI.

It is added that OCHRI boasts of highest number of Multi-speciality Critical Care beds in a private set-up at Nagpur with 40 CCU beds spread over 4 Critical Care Units. OCHRI CCU complex is served by round the clock qualified stationed Intensivists which is very crucial in management of serious patients.

At OCHRI; Dr. Ashish Shukla heads a team of Intensivists namely Dr. Neha Agarwal, Dr. Santosh Gadge, Dr. Roshan Jawdekar, Dr. Vina Bang, Dr. Akshay Burlawar and Dr. Shivam Puniyani to render round the clock stationed Critical care cover. Dr.Milind Pande leads OCHRI’s Central Laboratory & Dr.Nishikant Lokhande leads a team of Radiologists namely Dr. Rima Saoji, Dr.Prashant Shende and Dr.Nilesh Aswar to render 24×7 diagnostic cover while Dr.Smita Harkare, Dr.Neeta Deshpande, Dr.Anita Pande and Dr.Sweety Pasari provide 24×7 Anaesthesia services in OCHRI’s state of art Operation Theatre Complex. Dr.Noorul Ameen heads a team of round the clock Casualty Medical Officer at OCHRI Emergency complex.

Shri. Sunil Sure, OCHRI General Manager assisted by Smt.Manjiri Damle successfully coordinated the itinerary during this inspection.

 

 

Gadkari visits OCHRI

Orange City Hospital & Research Institute has gained distinct goodwill in central India since its inception in year 1996. The first comprehensive Critical Care hospital created by Nairsons Group led day Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair in memory of his late brother Shri.Ravi Nair has saved innumerable lives as is rightly reflected in its slogan “Saving lives. Saving families.”

Recently Shri.Nitinji Gadkari, Union Minister of Roadways- Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation paid a courtesy visit to OCHRI and recollected his treatment here 18 years back when he and his whole family had met with a bad road accident. Along with his son Shri. Nikhil Gadkari; he visited the room where he was admitted and complimented the growth of hospital from a 28 bedded unit to present 150. He remembered the doctors and staff who took care of his family during the times of crisis and appreciated that most of them are still attached to OCHRI which reflects the good working atmosphere cultivated at OCHRI. He also appreciated the fact that OCHRI has kept up with times and has upgraded its Operation theatre complex with laminar airflow and hepa-filters which are now considered prerequisites to create a suitable sterile zone. Renowned doctors of central India direct their patients and relatives to OCHRI for comprehensive treatment with confidence in view of the availability of stationed Intensivists, advanced infrastructure, caring personnel and strict quality protocols maintained at OCHRI.

Shri.Nitinji Gadkari conveyed that Universal health coverage announced in recent Union budget will be a big game changer in field of Indian health care and reputed hospitals like OCHRI should join hands with government and provide solace to needy poor patients.

At the outset, Dr. Usha Nair & Dr. Vidya Nair, Directors- Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited welcomed Shri.Nitinji Gadkari. Dr. Anup Marar- OCHRI Director highlighted the advancements undertaken to Shri.Nitinji Gadkari.

It is worthwhile to add that many noble families of Central India consider OCHRI as their family hospital and have been availing its multi-speciality primary, secondary and tertiary health services for all their family members.

 Shri.Ganesh Iyer, Shri.Ravi Dhande, Shri. Bhupendra Yadav and Shri. Naresh Tiwari coordinated the itinerary during this visit.

Rotary OCHRI Skin Bank review meeting held

Rotary-OCHRI Skin bank is doing a yeoman service for the solace of needy burn victims of Central India by processing cadaveric skin and providing them as skin grafts for burn patients. This 1st Skin Bank of Central India has come as a boon for burn victims of Central India. Rotary Club of Nagpur was instrumental in donating equipment’s for this skin bank which is maintained by Nagpur based Orange City Hospital & Research Institute on no profit basis. The Cadaveric skin which is processed scientifically in this skin bank is subsequently used a biological burn dressing by all major burns surgeons of Central India.  The working methodology & technical knowhow of this bank is provided by National Burns Centre, Mumbai. Although the unit works on no profit no loss basis; basic recurring costs is being charged to incoming patients albeit cadaveric skin graft is 10 times lower than artificial grafts.

Recently, a review meeting was held to review the performance of Rotary-OCHRI Skin bank. Rotary Club of Nagpur appreciated the efforts of OCHRI which has extended a credit limit of around Rs.21 lacs till date to maintain the establishment. Need of more public awareness of skin donation and utilisation was felt and was assured by RCN. RCN conveyed that MOIL has generously agreed to provide a grant initially for Rs.5 lacs wherein needy poor burn patients admitted in government hospitals will now be provided skin free of costs from this skin bank. Meeting by RCN to finalise the said MOU with MOIL will be undertaken shortly.

Smt. Reena Sinha- President, Shri.Kapil Bahri- President elect, Shri.Prasant Kale, Dr. Sameer Choubey and Shri. Amitabha Sharma of Rotary Club of Nagpur spoke on this occasion and prepared a blueprint to ensure optimum utilisation & viability of Rotary OCHRI Skin Bank. At the outset, Dr. Anup Marar- OCHRI Director and Dr. Sameer Jahagirdar, Burns & Plastic Surgeon & Incharge- Rotary OCHRI Skin bank welcomed the members and highlighted the progress. Prominently present on this occasion also were Shri.Simha Chalam, Shri.Roy Thomas and Shri.Santosh Mykalwar, Skin Bank Technician. Shri.Ganesh Iyer and Shri. Pankaj Wadaskar worked hard for the success of this meeting.

Social circles have complimented TEAM OCHRI and Rotary Club of Nagpur to have envisaged such a unique social venture which not only reduces mortality and morbidity of burn victims but reduces their physical and mental agony apart from cost reduction in treatment vis-à-vis artificial grafts. This skin bank is the first such bank of Central India. It is added that only 1/10th of skin is obtained by a fine shaving machine like imported unit from the donors and its does not disfigure the body in any manner.

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