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.

OCHRI’s Aglee Peedhi team at SCHOOL OF SCHOLARS

Recently a team of OCHRI doctors conducted a preventive health Check-up camp at School of Scholars, Pratap nagar, Nagpur. This general health check-up camp was carried out to facilitate early detection of deficiencies and general health of children. After medical checkup a descriptive report for individual student was provided. The parents of needy children were counseled to take further detailed check-up by specialists. The School authorities and teachers were impressed by the professionalism of the doctors and appreciated and thanked them for their valuable service to the students.

Team of doctors screened 230 students and addressed various important medical issues like general health & hygiene etc. Team of OCHRI doctors comprising of Dr. Jaya Shiwalkar- Pediatrician & School Psychologist, Dr. PC Gupta- Consultant ENT Surgeon, Dr. Abhay Agashe- Eye Specialist, Dr. Sayali Kotambkar & Dr. Tushar Nair- Dentists, Dr. Deepak Dongre- Family Physician, Ms. Mansi Andhare- Dietician screened the students. Br. Virendra and Sr. Rajani Wanjari assisted the doctors in this camp.

On this occasion Dr. Anup Marar– OCHRI Director & Pediatrician said, “Healthy mind lives in healthy body. As a Corporate Social Responsibility, OCHRI regularly organizes School Health check-up camps under the name and style of “Aglee Peedhi”. Such regular school health examinations help to build a sound foundation for student’s future.”

Mrs. Kavita Nagarajan, Headmistress- SOS thanked OCHRI management for this gesture. Mrs. Reecha Parmar, Supervisor & Teachers of SOS and Shri. Rajan Thakur, PAE, OCHRI worked hard for the success of this medical checkup camp.

Bang Couple Joins OCHRI

Dr. Yogesh Bang- GI & Laparoscopic Surgeon & Dr. Vina Bang- Physician, Geriatric Specialist & Endocrinologist

 Nagpur based Orange City Hospital & Research Institute that has been ranked 1st best in Nagpur as per recent The Week Nielsen National survey attracts many specialists and super-specialists from metros and abroad to shift their base to Vidarbha and render their expertise to needy Central Indians. Many specialists have gained name and fame at OCHRI.

 Recently, Dr. Yogesh Bang, MBBS, MS, DNB (Surgical Gastroenterology) has shifted from Asian Institute of Gastroenterology- Hyderabad and joined OCHRI full time as a Surgical Gastroenterologist. He has completed MS (General Surgery) from GMC, Nagpur. After that he did super specialization DNB in Surgical Gastroenterology from Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad. Dr. Yogesh Bang is well versed with wide range of surgical Gastroenterology procedures. He is well trained in basic & advanced laparoscopy and GI surgical emergencies as well as routine & chronic GI problems. He has special interest in Hepato- Pancreatic- Biliary surgery and minimal invasive Colorectal surgery. He has also presented many papers in national and international conferences.  He is available in OCHRI OPD from 9am to 3pm on all working days apart from all days 24×7 indoor backup. He can be consulted for all Gastro, Liver, Biliary, Pancreatic and Laparoscopic surgical needs.

His wife Dr. Vina Bang MBBS, MD(Medicine), PGDip in Geriatric Medicine, Fellowship in Clinical Endocrinology has also shifted base to OCHRI as Intensivist & Physician. She has done MBBS from MUHS, Nashik, MD (Medicine) from MGIMS, Sewagram, Post Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine from IGNOU and Fellowship in Clinical Endocrinology. She has wide clinical exposure in diagnosis & management of diverse medical condition including emergencies and critical care. She has presented papers in many national conferences. Dr. Vina Bang will be available in OCHRI OPD as a Physician and Endocrinologist from 8am – 2pm and 4-5 PM on all working days with all days 24 x 7 indoor backup. She can be consulted for routine/ annual/ executive checkups, medical, diabetes and endocrinological needs.

 For appointments, one may contact 0712-6634819/6634800. Team OCHRI which boasts of more than 150 doctors welcomed Bang couple to the medical fraternity of Nagpur and wished them all success.

2 New super specialists join TEAM OCHRI Dr. Amit Deshpande, Urologist & Dr. Satish Lahoti- Interventional Neurologist are now in OCHRI Panel

Orange City Hospital & Research Institute which was ranked Nagpur’s 1st best in recently announced The Week Nielsen National Survey has the privilege of having attachment of 150 doctors serving through 60 specialities and 30 clinics under one roof. Recently two more super-specialists have joined OCHRI Team.

Dr. Amit Deshpande, MBBS, MS, MCh (Urology), DNB (Genito Urinary Surgery) has joined OCHRI as a Urologist. He has completed MS from GMC, Nagpur, MCh Urology from Christian Medical College, Vellore and DNB in Genito-urinary surgery. Urology combines the management of medical condition, such as urinary-tract infections and benign prostatic hyperplasia, with the management of surgical conditions such as bladder or prostate cancerkidney stones, congenital abnormalities, traumatic injury, and stress incontinence.  Dr. Amit Deshpande has skill and exposure in management of upper urinary tract endo-urology procedures, routine as well as chronic urological problems. He has special interest in Uro-Oncology and Endo-urology. He has also presented many papers in national conference.  He is available in OCHRI OPD from 12n PM to 3pm on all working days.

Dr. Satish Lahoti, MBBS, MD, DM(Neurology), FINR (Fellowship in Interventional Neurology) has joined as an interventional Neurologist. He has done MD from Shyam Shah medical College, Rewa, DM (Neurology) from PGMER & Bangur Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata and FINR (Fellowship in Interventional Neurology from KEM Hospital & Research Centre, Pune. He is well trained in neuro interventional procedures like, DSA, Carotid stenting, aneurysmal coilings, flow divertor stentings, cerebral and spinal AVM and AVF embolization’s, intracranial stentings, carotico-cavernous fistula embolization’s and mechanical thrombectomies. He has published many papers in National & International journals. He will be available in OCHRI for indoor neuro interventional services 24×7 in OCHRI Cath Lab “Avighna”.

For appointments, one can contact OCHRI Reception in 66634800 or through 24×7 helpline No.9225260606.

OCHRI’s Workplace wellness program for CISF at Nagpur Airport

Nagpur based Orange City Hospital & Research Institute that has been ranked 1st best in city as per The Week- Nielsen National survey 2017 is always at the forefront of extending health care services to any organization in and around its area as a part of its preventive health checkups program initiatives. Orange City Hospital & Research Institute has a robust dedicated occupational health division wherein onsite check-up camps and awareness lectures are organized by experts in various welfare centric Organizations, companies and Industries. OCHRI is empaneled by more than 60 companies for the health care of their beneficiaries.

Recently 2 days long on site health check of all personnel of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) was conducted by Orange City Hospital & Research Institute, Nagpur at Nagpur Airport. CISF provides security to Nagpur Airport. Dr. A.K. Verma, OCHRI Occupational Health Physician undertook the annual check-ups screening of all CISF employees at Nagpur airport in this camp.

On this occasion Dr. A.K. Verma stated that employee health screening is a term used to describe a range of checks and tests that help identify risks to health and improve wellbeing among staff. They have the potential to benefit both employees and the organizations they work for.

Dr. Anup Marar, Director- OCHRI added that organizational benefit of such Workplace wellness event include Reduced sickness absence levels, Greater staff satisfaction, Reduced turnover of staff, Improved productivity, Improved morale and loyalty amongst employees and Improved team-working. He added that a correctly designed wellness program can increase productivity, boost morale and reduce stress.

Shri.Alok Joshi, Dy. Commandant, CISF, Nagpur Airport mentioned that “Workplace wellness is any workplace health promotion activity or organizational policy designed to support healthy behavior in the workplace and to improve health outcomes. CISF is committed to enhance workplace wellness in their supervised undertakings.”

Shri. Sachin Gaikwad, Inspector, CISF organized this camp while Shri. Rajan Thakur and Sr. Babita from OCHRI under supervision of Shri.Sunil Sure worked hard for the success of this workplace wellness camp.

OCHRI procures Super-slim bronchoscope for kids

Nagpur based Orange City Hospital & Research Institute is continuing to keep itself abreast with recent advancements to justify the trust placed on it by central Indians.

Recently, a Pediatric Bronchoscope EB-530P, Super-slim Pediatric bronchoscope with an impressively thin external diameter of 3.8 mm combined with a 1.2 mm biopsy channel has been commissioned at OCHRI Department of Pediatrics & Pediatric Surgery. Ideal for use in pediatrics, this bronchoscope is equipped with the newest technologies including the ultra-small, Super CCD chip technology, dual light guides, improved tip layout and a single-use suction button. This device facilitates insertion into the peripheral bronchial segments.

Dr. Deepak Goel, OCHRI Pediatric Surgeon said that “Flexible Bronchoscopy is an important procedure for evaluating the pediatric airway, vocal cords, trachea, bronchi and bronchioles. While child is under sedation, a flexible bronchoscope is passed through the nose or mouth into the lungs. The bronchoscope is a special instrument with a tiny camera that allows the pediatric pulmonologist/Pediatric surgeons to view the anatomy through the scope and on a video monitor. The bronchoscope is designed to allow other procedures, such as Broncho alveolar lavage (washing), Trans bronchial biopsy (small pieces of tissue are removed), endobronchial ultrasound, electrocautery or laser treatments.”

Bronchoscopy may be done for Persistent stridor, Persistent wheezing, Hemoptysis, Suspicion of a foreign body, Persistent or recurring atelectasis, Persistent or recurring pneumonia and Localized pulmonary hyperluscency.

Welcoming this new addition to their armament; Dr. Kuldeep Sukhadeve, OCHRI Pediatrician Incharge stated that “OCHRI Department of Pediatrics possess dedicated neonatal & pediatric ventilators, state of the art neonatal & pediatric monitors, SPO2, ETCO2, invasive & non-invasive BP monitoring with Pediatrics & Neonatal medical and surgical critical care facilities. Our mission to keep this facility very affordable has encouraged patients from far and beyond to come to this tertiary care center.”

Dr. Priyanka Wankar and Dr. Sandeep Kharode- Post graduate specialists assist Dr. Kuldeep Sukhadeve in managing Pediatric & Neonatal patients at OCHRI.

OCHRI Installs latest Fujinon Adult Video Bronchoscope

Nagpur based Orange City Hospital & Research Institute that has been ranked 1st best in city as per The Week- Nielsen National survey 2017 pursues with missionary zeal all infrastructural and equipages upgradations to keep up with time and justify the trust reposed on them by central Indians.

Recently, State of art Latest Adult Fujinon Video Bronchoscope has been procured in OCHRI Department of Respiratory Medicine. The state of the art Fujinon Adult Bronchoscope for maximum image quality & flexibility is equipped for the broadest range of therapeutic applications with a wide working channel of 2.8 mm and a narrow external diameter. Its biopsy channel and strong suction facilitate even the most difficult procedures. Some of the features are optimal design for quick and easy insertion, improved suction and compatible with many accessories.

On this occasion Dr. Ashish Shukla- OCHRI full time Chest Specialist informed that,” Bronchoscopy is done to diagnose problems with the airway, lungs, or with the lymph nodes in the chest, or to treat problems such as an object or growth in the airway. A bronchoscopy can be used to diagnose lung disease, tumors, chronic cough and chest infections etc.” He added that the bronchoscope is also sometimes used as a treatment tool. For example, a bronchoscopy can allow doctor to deliver medication to lungs or remove an object (foreign object) caught in airways.

OCHRI Respiratory Medicine Department is highly advanced which undertakes the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and management of various pulmonary diseases.  The Department offers treatment for all pulmonary disease like bronchial asthma, COPD, sleep disorder, snoring, lung cancer, pulmonary rehabilitation and tuberculosis etc. Orange City Hospital & Research Institute also possess a fully equipped state of the art 38 bedded Intensive Care Unit that has all the facilities and availability of round the clock stationed Intensivists to render specialized comprehensive care in emergency situations and manage varied critical patients.

The said Unit was inducted formally after traditional Pooja by Dr. Ashish Shukla in presence of Dr. Neeta Deshpande, Dr. Bindu Menon, Dr. Anita Pande, Sr. Nisha Ashok- Section Supervisor and Mr. Prashant- Technician.

Free weeklong Dental Consultancy Camp by OCHRI

We are not used to thinking of our teeth as living things, but the reality is that they do contain nerves and live tissues. To stay strong and healthy, they really do need a little tender love and care.

Nagpur based Orange City Hospital & research Institute is always at the forefront of extending health care services to the local communities in and around its area as a part of its community development initiatives.

As part of social responsibility, OCHRI “SMILE” Dental Department which is managed and maintained by Shenoi Dental Services will be conducting a free weeklong consultancy camp for Dental checkup for patients with complaints of tooth decay, dental caries/cavities, gum disease, tooth infections, mouth ulcer and oral cancer etc. This camp is an initiative towards dental awareness in public, about oral hygiene, common dental ailments their treatments and methods of prevention.

On this occasion Dr. Pratima Shenoi- OCHRI Endodontist informed that “Dental problems are never any fun, but the good news is that most of them can be easily prevented. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, eating properly and regular dental check-ups are essential steps in preventing dental problems.”

Dr. Shabina Khan & Dr. Sayali Kotambkar, OCHRI Dental Surgeons will provide their expertise in a week long Free Consultancy Camp in OCHRI Dental division. Subsidized packages for any dental procedures will also be offered to needy. OCHRI’s “SMILE” Dental division has state of the art dental unit with ultra-modern equipment for all dental procedures and treatment. The free dental Consultancy camp is scheduled from 19th to 24th February 2018 between 11-3pm. For appointments and registration one may contact OCHRI OPD Receptionist in 0712-6634899 during working hours.

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