OCHRI commends PNNS & Ram Mandir for organizing Walkathon for senior citizens

Brisk walking for 30 min “recharges” your heart & bones- Dr.Anup Marar

Orange City Hospital & Research Institute celebrated 2nd October 2015 with around 700 “youngsters” aged 60-100 years who successfully completed the Walkathon for men and women above 60 years of age to commemorate Gandhi Jayanti and Senior Citizen Day at Ram Mandir, Ramnagar, Nagpur organized by Paschim Nagpur Nagrik Sangh and Ram Mandir.

The child like glee and enthusiasm amongst all these 700 odd “Youngsters” was too palpable and infectious. Dr.Anup Marar, Director, OCHRI accompanied by Dr.Deepak Dongre, SMO I/c- Special Projects , OCHRI were prominently present on this occasion. They provided emergency backup for the participants. On this occasion, Dr.Anup Marar who is a Pediatrician by profession stated that Geriatrics and Pediatrics have many common physical dietary and psychological issues. He advised all senior citizen members that God has made such an exemplary model of human body wherein brisk walking even for at least 30 min a day is a good RECHARGE for your heart and the solar panels on your skin automatically RECHARGES your bones.

Bonus is not letting one’s passion and enthusiasm ebb away! Hats off to OCHRI’s “young friends” led by Shri.Jayant Apte, President, Ram Mandir Trust who religiously toil hard every year to organize this event and also consider OCHRI as their family hospital. As Aldous Huxley rightly stated the secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your enthusiasm. Live your life, forget your age!



Nagpur City’s largest private hospital namely Orange City Hospital & Research Institute attracts medical and paramedical professionals from all over India. With more than 150 doctors serving needy patients through 60 departments, its unique working model has even drawn management professionals to study the intricacies of functioning since profits are reinvested back to society for benefit of underprivileged. Regular training programs for doctors and paramedical personnel are key to OCHRI’s success. Under the aegis of “Siddhhi” various teaching capsules are taught. Experienced nursing professionals teach the incoming trainee nurses from all over India and after the training program a written and viva voce examination is internally conducted. Only after successful completion of training program and the clearance of internal examination; nursing personnel are inducted into mainstream.

A dedicated HR cell run by Smt.Saramma Samuel under supervision of Shri.Roy Thomas, General Manager (HR) looks after the training requirements of incoming nursing personnel.

Roy Thomas, Sunil Sure, Mary Chacko, Dayaram Nimbarte, Manjiri Damle, Saramma Samuel, Sheela Patel, Preethy Joseph, Mansi Andhare, Kavita Bodile, Priya Sashi, Sandhya Dhanwatey, Sunita Patil, Savita Shende, Ambika Nair, Sukeshini Choudhary, Anita Gawande, Sindhu Rao, Kavita Gotphode and Rashmi Sangep are the faculty members for the forthcoming training workshop .

Wide ranging practical topics are covered during this training program like Nursing etiquettes & grievances handling, employees rights & responsibilities, QMS & Documentation of empanelled / TPA patients, customer focus & satisfaction, Biomedical Waste Disposal , Admission, Transfer & Discharge, Handling patient’s clothes & valuables, Personality Development, Importance of vitals signs, MLC and Inventory checking, IV infusion, Central Line and CPR, syringe pump infusion, medication by oral route, IM/IV medication, drug dilution and calculation, Nursing care of bedridden patients, Managing recovery, Preparation of patient, Managing of patient privacy, Importance of Diet, Handling patients, relatives & visitors, Public Relations, Establishment of interpersonal relationship, Communication skills and Health Education.

On this occasion Shri.Roy Thomas, stated that OCHRI management perceives nurses as an integral part in management of patients. Care delivery by trained qualified nurses has added immense goodwill to our Institution. Hence teaching programs are an integral part of our calendar.
The next training batch commences from 9th October 2015 and classes are held in Jaivik Hall, OCHRI on every Tuesdays and Fridays from 12 to1pm. If nursing personnel from other hospitals are keen to join these training programs, they may also call upon Shri.Roy Thomas during working hours to complete desired formalities.



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. Last year ex-students and ex-teachers of Saraswati Vidyalaya with cooperation of South Indian Education Society had organized a unique Reunion event wherein ex-students from 53 batches had joined hands to felicitate their alumni member Shri.Devendra Fadnavis who had taken over as Chief Minister of Maharashtra. This was an exceptional event. It may be added that this was the only felicitation program for which Shri.Devendra Fadnavis had granted consent.

Recently South Indian Education Society endorsed and approved the request of those ex-students who had organized last year’s event to reconstitute Saraswati Vidyalaya Alumni Association. During centenary celebration of Saraswati Vidyalaya; an Alumni Association was formed with Dr.Natarajan Iyer as President and Smt.Janki Ganeshan as Secretary. With permission of SIES, following new body of Saraswati Vidyalaya Alumni Association (SVAA) has been now been nominated in a recent meeting of ex-students of Saraswati Vidyalaya school. Former students Shri.K.Jagdeesan and Dr.Suresh Chair who are also members of SIES had moved this historic motion of reconstitution of SVAA which was unanimously accepted by SIES body.

Dr.Anup Marar is President while Shri.Udayan Shrouti is Secretary and Shri.Shreekrishna Buty is Treasurer of new SVAA body whilst Vice Presidents are Shri.Rajendra Kulkarni and Smt. Ashwini Jichkar. Shri.Mitesh Rambhia and Shri.Avinash Sahu will hold charge of Joint Secretaries while Joint Treasurers are Shri.Ashish Khandelwal and Shri. Rahul Pande. The new SVAA Executive Members are Dr.Suresh Chair, Shri.Rakesh Purohit, Shri.Sujit Rajankar, Shri.Bhanu Rajgopalan, Shri.Yogesh Deshmukh, Shri.Amit Sampat, Shri.Mayank Sharma and Shri.Pranay Tidke. The SVAA Advisory Board constitutes Shri.K.Jagdeesan, Shri.Jagtar Singh Sethi and Shri.Sivarama Krishnan while Ex- Officio Members are Secretary, South Indian Education Society and Principal, Saraswati Vidyalaya, Nagpur. Past President is Dr.Natarajan Iyer and Past Secretary is Smt.Janki Ganeshan. The new executive body has also recommended Directors of various committees namely Public Relations-Shri.Venkatesh Manian & Shri.Abhiman Hegde, Sports Promotion- Shri.Atmaram Pande & Shri.G.Sunil, Skill Development & Networking- Shri.Dharmendra Bandawar & Shri. Tushar Tamhane, Press & Publicity- Shri.Rahul Soman & Shri.Swapnil Subhedar, Social Activities & CSR- Shri. Randhir Nashine & Shri.Balaji Buty, Membership & Database management- Shri.Shankar Bhavsar & Dr.Kshitij Sable, Youth Connect- Ms.Tejaswini Lohit & Shri.Nirav Thakkar, Batch Coordination- Shri.Sameer Badhe & Shri.Shivaji Dhawad, Liaison & Statutory matters- Shri.Amol Kale, Entrepreneurship Guidance- Shri.Manoj Virkhare & Shri.Vishal Jaiswal, Overseas Affairs- Shri.Mukul Deoras & Shri. MV.Srinivas Rao, Legal Affairs- Smt.Ramani Patro & Shri.Sanjay Rajak & Women Welfare- Smt.Sulabha Deshpande & Ms.Akshita Vyas.

The ex-students led by Dr.Suresh Chair, Shri.Udayan Shrouti and Shri.Rajendra Kulkarni also met Dr.Natarajan Iyer and Smt.Janki Ganeshan who blessed them for the reconstitution. The new SVAA body has thanked SIES authorities for endorsing this reconstitution and assured to join hands with the society in promoting their alma-mater and be a bridge between the students and the school. All ex-students of Saraswati Vidyalaya, Shankar Nagar, Nagpur can call upon Shri.Ashish Khandelwal, Shri. Rahul Pande, Shri.Shankar Bhavsar or Dr.Kshitij Sable in 0-9422502225, 9422125840, 9850362980 or 9561510489 respectively to register themselves with SVAA.


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Recently a team of doctors from Orange City Hospital & Research Institute conducted a health Check up camp at Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan’s BP Vidya & Bal Mandir, Civil Lines branch, Trimurti Nagar Branch and Ashti branch Nagpur.

Team of doctors screened more than 7500 students and staff and addressed various medical issues like general health, hygiene lifestyle diseases etc. Team of doctors comprising Dr. Upendra Kumar, Dr. Deepak Dongre, Dr. Noorul Amin, Dr. Roshan Jawadekar, Dr. Shubhangi Chaudhary, Dr. Lokesh, Dr. Nisha, Dr. Snehal, Dr. Mumtaz, Dr. Komal, Dr. Nitesh, Dr. Nitin and Dr. Manisha screened the students. Sister Harsha Chopkar, Sister Sonu Pise and Shri Ganesh Iyer assisted the doctors in this camp.

On this occasion Dr. Anup Marar, Director, , OCHRI said OCHRI boasts of one of the best Pediatric and Neonatal Care Unit. As a Corporate Social Responsibility, OCHRI regularly organize the pediatric outreach program endeavors in all encompassing health activities including School Health Surveys, Behavioral disorders detection and management, adolescent health and disability detection and correction camps. These camps ultimately help in reducing morbidity & mortality in student groups as well as local community. In addition, regular, sustained school health examinations help to build a sound foundation for student’s future. Under this “ Agli Peedhi” program, School Health Checkup is being regularly conducted on a campaign basis by a team of doctors every year.

Smt. Anju Butani, Principal, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan School, Civil Lines, Smt. Parvati Iyer, Principal, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan School, Trimurti Nagar and Smt. Vandana Bisen, Principal, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan School, Ashti thanked OCHRI management for this proactive gesture. Mrs. Balbir Kaur, Mr. Sanjay Deshpande, Mr. Sagar Hande from Bhavans School worked hard for the success of this medical checkup camp.

Intersted schools can contact Dr.Deepak Dongre, Incharge- Agli Peedhi, OCHRI for such school health check programs.

Basic administrative reforms essential before contemplating PPP model in Health care- Nair


A Brain storming session on health status of Maharashtra- Vision 2025 was organized by Nagpur Regional branch of Yashwantrao Chavan Pratishtan in Rashtrabhasha Sankul, Shankar Nagar Nagpur yesterday to commemorate 75th birthday of Shri. Sharad Pawar. Renowned speakers and thinkers of Maharashtra presented their view on various topics.

Dr. Shyam Ashtekar, Ex-Director- Health Division Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University( Nashik), Dr. Ved Prakash Mishra, Chairman – Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (Karad), Shri Uday Bhaskar Nair, Chairman- Orange City Hospital & Research Institute (Nagpur), Dr. Subhash Salunkhe, Senior Advisor-Public Health Foundation India( Pune), Dr. Satish Gogulwar, Founder- ‘Amhi Amchya Arogyasathi’ (Gadchiroli) , Dr Anant Phadke, Co-Coordinator- People Health Movement( Pune), Dr. Mahesh Zagade, IAS, Metropolitan Commissioner & CEO- Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (Pune)spoke on various topics.

At the outset Shri. Girish Gandhi welcomed the speakers and gathering while Shri. Sharad Kale introduced the speakers. Professor Suresh Dwadashiwar, Senior Journalist, Littérateur and Thinker inaugurated the program.

Speaking on “The Private Health Sector & PPP model”; Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair, Chairman, Orange City Hospital & Research Institute highlighted the pros and cons of PPP model in health care. An extensively well researched topic, his lecture was immensely appreciated. In the absence of a robust state-funded health infrastructure providing free care, citizens have no option but to seek out private facilities. Moreover, one episode of hospitalization is estimated to account for 58% of per capita annual expenditure, pushing 2.2% of the population below the poverty line. Still, 80% of households prefer to use private sector treatment in India for minor illnesses, and 75% of households prefer to go to the private sector for major illnesses. There is no reward for hard working quality doctors in government setups, then why will they stick there? He lamented. Wherein government institutions were once looked upon as a centre where newer modalities, rare and difficult management options could be tried and tested; this concept has completely eloped the system due to dearth of honestly involved and interested individuals. He quoted WHO reform strategies including (I) alternative financing (user-fees, health insurance, community financing, private sector investment); (ii) institutional management (autonomy to hospitals, monitoring and management by local government agencies, contracting); (iii) public sector reforms (civil service reforms, capacity building, productivity improvement); and (iv) collaboration with the private sector (public/private partnerships, joint ventures). Lastly he added that a government that fails to deliver quality social services due to lack of basic administrative capacity would not be able to contract either clinical or non-clinical services. The first step must be to improve basic administrative systems.

The gathering was well attended by all concerned Nagpurians. Shri Ajay Patil, Dr. Pramod Munghate, Dr. Pankaj Bhoyar, Dr. Komal Thakre, Shri. Ramesh Borkute, Shri. Sameer Saraf and all other worked hard for the success of this novel deliberation.

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