DCP (HQ) – NAGPUR CITY POLICE HOLDS MEETING WITH IMA & VHA

As per the directives of Shri.K.Venkatesham, IPS, Police Commissioner- Nagpur city; a meeting of Nagpur doctors was called by Shri. Suhas Bawche, Deputy Commissioner of Police (HQ), Nagpur City Police which was attended by office bearers of Nagpur IMA and VHA.

A joint delegation of Indian Medical Association- Nagpur branch and Vidarbha Hospitals Association led by Dr. Vaishali Khandait- President & Dr.Prashant Rathi- Secretary along with Dr.Anup Marar, Secretary- VHA & Executive member- Nagpur IMA attended the said meeting.

Shri. Suhas Bawche highlighted the proposal wherein Nagpur city police is revamping its police hospital based in Police line, Takli and sought Nagpur medical experts to volunteer their services for the benefit of police brethren and their family members. It was added that VHA had earlier provided a timetable wherein 2 specialists had consented to render their services for one hour each on all days. With inclusion of Nagpur IMA in this police welfare scheme as assured by Dr. Vaishali Khandait, President- Nagpur IMA; more specialists amongst their fold will volunteer to render their expertise. Police authorities will provide identity cards to all experts and even envisage honorarium to cover their petrol expenses.

Moreover Shri. Suhas Bawche desired technical help of the delegation to negotiate on their behalf for the equipment to be commissioned in this upcoming renovated hi-tech secondary care hospital for police personnel and their family members. Since the procurement is going to be done through police welfare fund; Shri.K.Venkatesham desires that best prices should be reached.

The delegation assured all technical help to Police authorities and concurred that this joint undertaking will positively improve relations amongst doctors and police personnel. It was also decided that regular meetings will henceforth be similarly held to enhance rapport and sensitize each other about the common issues.

On the occasion, Dr.Anup Marar, Secretary- VHA highlighted the huge pending dues of empanelled hospitals with MPKAY authorities even when the agreement stipulates that payments will be done within 60 days. He conveyed that all hospitals serve police brethren vide a much subsidized tariff but timely payments as per the MPKAY MOU will go a long way in proactively enhancing the services to police beneficiaries. Shri. Venkatesham, IPS assured to look into the matter on priority basis.

It is added that more than 20000 families of police personnel will be catered through Nagpur police hospital. Indoor admissions facility will be done in MPKAY empanelled hospitals as per norms. Prominently present during the meeting were Dr.Bhojraj Madke, Chief Medical Officer- Police Hospital, PI- Police welfare and other police officials.

OCHRI holds talk on “Yoga and its myths” by Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga Exponent Meera

Orange City Hospital & Research Institute; the family hospital of Central India advocates holistic medicine. To commemorate International Yoga day; OCHRI had organized a public talk on “Yoga and its myths” by Acclaimed Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga Exponent Meera.

Dr.Vidya Nair, Director (Operations) – Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited who herself practices Yoga and organized this undertaking stated that Yoga is not only exercise and asanas, it is a science and a way of living which connects our mind and body. As with any other form of physical practice, it is essential that foundations of yoga should be practiced carefully under the guidance of a qualified teacher to build a safe practice.

Yoga Exponent Meera strongly believes incorporating yoga philosophy with asana practice helps in holistic growth- Mental, Physical and emotional balance especially in today’s world. Gyms and other activities bring physical fitness but not mental peace. Yoga brings a balance of Mind-Body-Soul and Strength-Flexibility. She enlightened the audience with various types of Yoga.

Prominently present on this occasion were Dr.Usha Nair, Director- Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited, Dr.Anup Marar, Director- OCHRI, Dr.Devayani Buche, Senior Physician- OCHRI and Ms. Divya Nair.

The public talk of Yoga Gurvi Meera was held in Jaivik Sabhagruha, Ground floor, OCHRI. Dr.Noorul Ameen was Coordinator of this endeavor while Shri.Avinash Ganar, Smt.Saramma Samuel and Smt.Bharti Badwaik were the Conveners. Smt.Priya Sashi, Dr.Madhuri Likhitkar, Smt.Mansi Andhare, Dr.Kavita Dhurve, Smt.Sunita Patil, Shri.Santosh Mykalwar, Shri.Ganesh Iyer and Smt.Sangeeta Varma worked hard for the success of this mission.

OCHRI bids warm farewell to Nisha Zedia

Smt.Nisha Zedia, Senior Aaya- Orange City Hospital & Research Institute recently attained superannuation. She was one of the oldest members of OCHRI and was instrumental in conceiving the exemplary personalized patient and housekeeping care which has generated lot of goodwill for OCHRI. On this occasion Dr.Usha Nair, Director, Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited stated that the immense goodwill generated by OCHRI which has grown from 28 bedded to presently 150 bedded complexes is purely because of selfless and dedicated service of personnel like Smt.Nisha Zedia. The indigenous house-keeping protocols initiated by personnel like her had gained a spot less reputation for OCHRI. A farewell program was recently arranged in her honor. Shri.Sunil Sure introduced her to the audience. A Samman Patra drafted by Dr.Anup Marar was read out by Smt.Saramma Samuel in English which was translated by Dr.Deepak Dongre in Marathi. Apart from Felicitation; Mementoes and gifts were handed over to her by Dr.Usha Nair, Dr.Vidya Nair, Dr.Ashish Shukla, Shri.Simha Chalam, Shri.Roy Thomas and Dr.Anit Prakash. All retirement papers were duly handed over to her on this occasion. With misty eyes all OCHRI family members bid a warm farewell to Smt.Nisha Maushi. In her farewell speech, Smt.Nisha Zedia mentioned that she was grateful for the immense affection showered on her till date by all OCHRI family members. She added that she will always cherish the unforgettable recollections and remain a part of OCHRI family through out her life time. She stated that the family atmosphere and bonding prevailing at OCHRI does not let anybody ever envisage the idea of leaving. Shri. Nishant Meshram & Shri.Prakash Shende also spoke on this emotional moment. They recollected the times shared, friendships forged and the incredible successes. Shri.Ganesh Iyer conducted the ceremony in an exemplary manner whereas Vote of thanks was given by Smt.Sunita Patil. Smt.Priya Sashi, Smt.Manjiri Damle, Dr.Kavita Dhurve, Dr.Anit Prakash, Shri.Prakash Shende, Shri.Niraj Patil, Shri.Santosh Mykalwar , Shri.Vishal Kapse , Shri.Avinash Ganar, Smt.Bharti Badwaik, Smt. Sangita Verma, Shri. Pankaj Wadaskar, Shri. Madhukar Chanore, Shri.Mahendra Meshram, Shri.Pravin Kelkar and all her colleagues worked hard for the success of this program. Highlighting the observance of such formal ceremony; Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair, Chairman- NAIRSONS Group stated that apart from recognition of members who had brought name and fame to OCHRI, such ceremony points out the efforts and pain taken by such old founder members of each hierarchy in inception days to coming generation. The low attrition rate of OCHRI speaks volume about the excellent working atmosphere & welfare measures prevailing at OCHRI.

OCHRI Public talk on “Yoga and its myths” on 21st June

Everyone should spend some Me Time! – Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga Exponent Meera     

Orange City Hospital & Research Institute; the family hospital of Central India advocates holistic medicine. To commemorate International Yoga day; OCHRI is organizing a public talk on “Yoga and its myths” by Acclaimed Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga Exponent Meera.

The undertaking is being organized by Dr.Vidya Nair, Director (Operations) – Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited. Dr.Vidya who herself religiously practices Yoga stated that Yoga is not only exercise and asanas. It is a science and a way of living which should be practiced by every human being. But one should learn this way of living from a trained Yoga exponent otherwise one can have serious repercussions on not only your body but mind and soul. To clear misconceptions about Yoga; this public talk has been arranged which will be followed by an interactive session.

Yoga Exponent Meera strongly believes incorporating yoga philosophy with asana practice helps in holistic growth- Mental, Physical and emotional balance specially in today’s world where everything is so fast paced that even the food we eat is injected to grow it faster. Gyms and other activities bring physical fitness but not mental peace this is where Yoga differs as it brings a balance- Mind-Body-Soul, Strength-Flexibility. Yoga practitioners can easily lift weights, Run, swim, dance but gym goers, runners, cross fit practioneers are not flexible enough to practice yoga, this shows they lack holistic balance in body- it’s not only about muscle strength and cardio but also breathing in more oxygen so that your organs are healthier. Right now is the time for a revolution to pay more attention to our holistic growth and spend some time to take care of yourself.

The public talk of Yoga Gurvi Meera is scheduled in Jaivik Sabhagruha, Ground floor, OCHRI on Wednesday 21st June 2017 at 1pm. All interested citizens of Nagpur can attend this short and crisp talk. Dr.Noorul Ameen is Coordinator of this endeavor while Shri.Avinash Ganar, Smt.Saramma Samuel and Smt.Bharti Badwaik are the Conveners. Smt.Priya Sashi, Dr.Madhuri Likhitkar, Smt.Mansi Andhare, Dr.Kavita Dhurve, Smt.Sunita Patil, Shri.Santosh Mykalwar, Shri.Ganesh Iyer and Smt.Sangeeta Varma are working hard for the success of this mission.

OCHRI Public talk on “Yoga and its myths” on 21st June

 

Everyone should spend some Me Time! – Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga Exponent Meera     

Orange City Hospital & Research Institute; the family hospital of Central India advocates holistic medicine. To commemorate International Yoga day; OCHRI is organizing a public talk on “Yoga and its myths” by Acclaimed Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga Exponent Meera.

The undertaking is being organized by Dr.Vidya Nair, Director (Operations) – Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited. Dr.Vidya who herself religiously practices Yoga stated that Yoga is not only exercise and asanas. It is a science and a way of living which should be practiced by every human being. But one should learn this way of living from a trained Yoga exponent otherwise one can have serious repercussions on not only your body but mind and soul. To clear misconceptions about Yoga; this public talk has been arranged which will be followed by an interactive session.

Yoga Exponent Meera strongly believes incorporating yoga philosophy with asana practice helps in holistic growth- Mental, Physical and emotional balance specially in today’s world where everything is so fast paced that even the food we eat is injected to grow it faster. Gyms and other activities bring physical fitness but not mental peace this is where Yoga differs as it brings a balance- Mind-Body-Soul, Strength-Flexibility. Yoga practitioners can easily lift weights, Run, swim, dance but gym goers, runners, cross fit practioneers are not flexible enough to practice yoga, this shows they lack holistic balance in body- it’s not only about muscle strength and cardio but also breathing in more oxygen so that your organs are healthier. Right now is the time for a revolution to pay more attention to our holistic growth and spend some time to take care of yourself.

The public talk of Yoga Gurvi Meera is scheduled in Jaivik Sabhagruha, Ground floor, OCHRI on Wednesday 21st June 2017 at 1pm. All interested citizens of Nagpur can attend this short and crisp talk. Dr.Noorul Ameen is Coordinator of this endeavor while Shri.Avinash Ganar, Smt.Saramma Samuel and Smt.Bharti Badwaik are the Conveners. Smt.Priya Sashi, Dr.Madhuri Likhitkar, Smt.Mansi Andhare, Dr.Kavita Dhurve, Smt.Sunita Patil, Shri.Santosh Mykalwar, Shri.Ganesh Iyer and Smt.Sangeeta Varma are working hard for the success of this mission.

MOIL CMS inspects Rotary OCHRI Skin Bank

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 Skin Bank has come as a boon for burn victims of Central India. Rotary Club of Nagpur which was instrumental in donating equipment’s for this skin bank is being developed and 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.

Many delegations from far and wide visit this skin bank to understand its working methodology which is guided by National Burns Center, Mumbai. Although the unit works on no profit no loss basis; basic recurring costs was being charged to incoming patients albeit skin graft was 10 times lower than artificial grafts.

Accordingly Rotary Club of Nagpur had approached MOIL authorities and aired their grievances related to skin charges. MOIL is now considering to provide free skin through Rotary OCHRI Skin bank to needy burn patients. MOIL will bear the costs of skin as their CSR activity.

As a step towards finalizing this agreement with RCN; Dr.Amit Tiwari, Chief Medical Superintendent- MOIL visited Rotary OCHRI skin bank to understand the functioning of bank and also check quality initiatives taken. Dr.Sameer Jahagirdar, Burns & Plastic Surgeon & Incharge, Rotary OCHRI Skin bank led him through the working methodology and conveyed the quality procedures adopted and followed under guidance of National Burns Center(Mumbai). At the outset, Dr.Usha Nair, Director, Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited and Dr.Anup Marar, Director- OCHRI welcomed the visitor and highlighted the various social commitments undertaken by OCHRI.

Dr.Amit Tiwari 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 which are 10 times costlier.

OCHRI CCU Clinical Conclave every Wednesday

OCHRI undertakes regular academic endeavors for the benefit of their treating team to keep themselves abreast about recent world wide advances. OCHRI runs many professional courses for medicos. The skills imparted by this Institute have helped many professionals serving in Central Indian health care sector.

Dr. Nikhil Balanke, Sr. Critical Care Physician- OCHRI, has initiated a weekly clinical discussion forum under the insignia of Siddhi for CCU doctors on every Wednesday mornings in Jaivik Hall.

On this occasion Dr. Nikhil Balankhe informed that “The ultimate aim is to raise the level of critical care practice in the region and to develop future leaders in the field of critical care. As part of good practice policy, these clinical discussion forums serve an educational role as well help in designing innovative patient management policies.”

Dr. Rajesh Atal, Critical Care Specialist – OCHRI added that “In recent years there has been significant growth in multidisciplinary team working in field of Critical Care as a result of increasing specialization and advances in medical technologies. At OCHRI; all patients admitted in Critical Care Unit ( CCU) Complex automatically get the unique advantage of having the expert inputs of around 8 specialists even though patients is admitted under one specialist and such brainstorming on weekly basis on various complicated cases help us to come out with good ethical treatment plans.”

In this clinical forum; Dr. Ashish Shukla, Dr. Ganesh Bure, Dr. Rani Lakhe, Dr. Santosh Gadge, Dr. Saurabh Rathi, Dr.   Vasundhara Jain, Dr.Neha Agarwal, Intensivists- OCHRI and all medical officers serving in CCU Complex regularly present and discuss the complicated cases under the guidance of Dr. Nikhil Balankhe and Dr. Rajesh Atal.

All medical professionals who are keen to partake in these clinical discussions can attend this weekly OCHRI CCU academic conclave. 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.

Hep B vaccination camp for doctors at OCHRI

Healthcare workers face number of serious safety and health hazards. Workers have a right to a safe workplace. Orange City Hospital & Research Institute (OCHRI) values safety of its employees and patients.

As part of their workforce safety measures, OCHRI recently organized a free Hepatitis B vaccination program for the benefit of all in house medical team consisting of Intensivists, Casualty medical officers, Sr. Medical Officers and Medical officers serving at OCHRI. OCHRI boasts of robust full time team of specialists and medical officers who render round the clock care to incoming patients.

They are the back bone of OCHRIs goodwill. All eligible non-vaccinated medical staff of OCHRI were vaccinated with first dose of Hepatitis B vaccine.

On this occasion; Dr.Anup Marar, Director – OCHRI stated that “Every person may be at some risk for a hepatitis B infection during their lifetime, so getting the hepatitis B vaccine should be considered by all people. However some groups should definitely receive the hepatitis B vaccine. Healthcare givers who are at increased risk of contracting hepatitis B should be immunized. The hepatitis B vaccine is very effective at preventing infection with hepatitis B”. Hence OCHRI undertook this endeavor as a proactive gesture.

This undertaking was successfully coordinated by Shri. Sunil Sure, Dr. Noorul Ameen, Shri.Niraj Patil, Smt.Kumari Shaji, Smt.Saramma Samuel, Shri.Dayaram Nimbarte and Shri. Ganesh Iyer under leadership of Dr.Vidya Nair, Director- Quality, Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited.

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