Extensively disfigured face of RTA victim reconstructed at OCHRI

Dr. Sameer Jahagirdar & Dr. Rajesh Atal lead TEAM OCHRI

Recently one 22 years, young male from Hinganghat was brought to OCHRI casualty at 4am on 01.01.2018. He had h/o Road traffic accident (RTA) with fall from bike on 31st December’s night at Hinganghat with gross contamination of wounds with multiple facial avulsion injuries. Emergency assessment and First aid was rendered by on duty Intensivist Dr. Santosh Gadge, CMO Dr. Milind Gujar and Sr. Papita Kokata. After initial assessment he was admitted in CCU- Orange City Hospital & Research Institute, Nagpur under care of Dr. Rajesh Atal, Critical Care Physician, Dr. Sameer Jahagirdar, Plastic Surgeon and Dr. Husain Bhati, Neuro Surgeon, OCHRI.

He was thoroughly investigated at OCHRI. On detailed examination, it was noted that he had Rt. Nasal Ala, nasal sill, columella avulsion, upper lip thru & thru avulsion injury extending up to Rt. Cheek with upper incisor teeth loss, avulsion injury Rt. Lower eye lid extending up to Rt. Nasolabial fold, avulsion injury forehead with multiple lacerated wound. He was given blood transfusion and daily bedside dressing & debridement to reduce the contamination since the wounds were totally dark due to road tar and dust. He was planned for delayed reconstruction surgery.

Dr. Sameer Jahagirdar performed the intricate reconstructive surgery of avulsion injuries of forehead, upper lip, cheek & nasal Ala, nasal sil, columella with meticulous suturing and multiple advancements of flap. Dr. Sweety Pasari provided the necessary anesthesia while Sr. Jayshree and Sr. Sarika assisted them. Dr. Rajesh Atal looked after the medical pre & post-operative part of management and stabilized the patient during the course of recovery. The team was ably backed by round the clock stationed Intensivists Namely Dr. Ashish Shukla, Dr. Santosh Gadge, Dr. Roshan Jawlekar, Dr. Neha Agarwal, Dr. Shivam Puniyani and Dr. Akshay Burlawar.

Dr. Nishikant Lokhande, Dr. Prashant Shende, Dr. Milind Pande and Dr. Kavita Kubde provided elaborate timely diagnostic backup while Dr. Anit Prakash and Dr. Kavita Dhurvey led the team of medical officers.

He was successfully treated and discharged home on 10.01.2018. Relatives thanked TEAM OCHRI for the comprehensive care delivered to their patient. OCHRI is recognized and well equipped to facilitate all types of Polytrauma cases as a dedicated multi-disciplinary Polytrauma treatment team consisting of Critical Care Physicians, Neurosurgeons, Orthopedicians, Maxillofacial surgeons, Plastic Surgeons, Nutritionists and Rehabilitation services along with allied diagnostics are all available under one roof.

On behalf of OCHRI management led by Chairman Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair; Dr. Anup Marar, OCHRI Director has complimented TEAM OCHRI including all specialists, medical officers, nursing and paramedical staff and diagnosticians for this commendable collaboration.

Free Medical Checkup Camp held by OCHRI Doctors in Laxminagar Slum Dwellers

Orange City Hospital & Research Institute is one of few private hospitals which have the rare distinction of rendering consistent significant contribution towards upliftment of the society. The social responsibilities undertaken by OCHRI are quoted as examples by statutory authorities for others to follow. Recently a Free Medical Checkup Camp was held by team of doctors from Orange City Hospital and Research Institute in association with Lokakalyan Samiti, an outfit of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh at Laxminagar, Nagpur for the benefit of slum people.

Under the guidance of Dr. Deepak Dongre- OCHRI I/c- Community Health ; Dr. Milind Gujar, Dr. Pradnya Gijre, Dr. Vijay Karjekar, Dr. Himani Bakshi, Dr. Shivani Mahajan and Dr. Aditi Nevaskar rendered their expert services in this medical checkup camp. Shri. Rajan Thakur, PAE- OCHRI assisted the doctors in this endeavour. Apart from medical health check up, medicines were also distributed to needy people free of cost. Almost 150 persons took the benefit of this camp.

Dr. Anup Marar-OCHRI Director said that, “Under Corporate Social Responsibility Policy, Orange City Hospital and Research Institute supports various organization in holding health screening camps for the benefit of economically poor section, rural population, tribal people, women, senior citizens, and children etc.”

Shri. Anil Sole, MLC, Nagpur, Shri. Lakhan Yerawar, Corporator and Shri. Sandip Joshi, Corporator visited the camp and motivated the team of doctors. Shri. Dilip Gulkari, Convener of the camp thanked OCHRI management for their noble gesture. Shri. Vijay Bagdikar, Shri. Puranik Kaka, Shri. Anantrao Loye, Shri. Killedar, SahaSevaPramukh, Shri. Deshpande, Sevapramukh, Shri Chandrakant Kulkarni, Shri. Ramdasji Ambhorkar, Shri. Chandrashekhar Date of RSS and Members of Bharat Vikas Parishad Shri. Vasudeorao Kulkarni, Shri, Jayawant Sayare, Shri. Dilip Chandrayan, Shri. Dilip Gulkari, Shri. Kakde were prominently present on this occasion. Shri. Sunil Sure, GM (Admin) and Shri. Ramkrishna Mankar of OCHRI worked hard for the success of this camp.

OCHRI donates first aid kits to SJAN

Orange City Hospital & Research Institute (OCHRI) is sought after by most of the major sports, cultural and event management organisation for emergency medical assistance during their events. Recently, Sports Journalist Association of Nagpur(SJAN) which organises Inter Press Cricket tournament every year wanted first aid kit boxes to be used during their daily matches. Hence, Shri. Kishore Bagde, SJAN President requested Dr. Anup Marar- OCHRI Director for the same.

Accordingly, Shri. Sunil Sure, General Manager- OCHRI handed over compact first aid kits to Mr. Avishkar Deshmukh who accepted it on behalf of SJAN and thanked OCHRI for the valued support.

It is added that OCHRI has a full-fledged professional team to commission on site medical unit with trauma and cardiac experts as per need and arrange ambulances with backup of comprehensive health care assistance in their base hospital apart from undertaking on site health screening camps and health related lectures. Most of the major organisations utilise the services of OCHRI assured of methodological ethical quality services for such undertakings.


ROTARY CLUB NAGPUR DOWNTOWN conducts OCHRI Health Camp for farmers at Village Chouki

Recently, as a Corporate Social Responsibility, Rotary Club of Nagpur DownTown & had organized a free Mega Health Screening Camp of Orange City Hospital and Research Institute for the benefit of poor farmers at Village Chouki, near Kanholibara, The. Hingna, District: Nagpur. The camp focused on health education & preventive aspects of healthcare issues. Diagnosis of cataract, breast cancer, maternal and child health diseases, malnutrition, geriatric diseases, glaucoma, skin diseases, Hernia, Hydrocele and various infection was done. More emphasis was given on the importance of preventive health check-ups at the villages.

Counseling & consultation was provided by medical experts and senior specialists from OCHRI. Eminent doctors Dr. A. K. Verma- Family Physician, Dr.  Rtn. Dr. Hrishikesh Mayee- noted Ophthalmologist & Secretary, RCN Down Town, Dr. Sheekha Saraf- Family Physician, Dr. Rasika Gogte- Physiotherapist & Dr. Deepak Dongre Incharge- Community Health,OCHRI rendered their expert services in this camp. Team of doctors assisted by Nursing Staff Ms. Asmita Meshram, Shri. Rajan Thakur & Shri. Ramakrishna Mankar. More than 250 patients from Chouki and adjacent villages of Hingna Tehsil took the benefit of this camp. Blood Sugar Tests done free of cost. Necessary medicines were also distributed free of cost in this camp. 17 patients have been identified for Cataract Surgery while 12 for Hernia, Hydrocele Surgery. Four Bicycles were also given by Rotary Club of Nagpur Down Town to needy school children on this occasion.

Speaking about the camp Dr. Anup Marar- OCHRI Director said, “Promoting Wellbeing in community is important for national growth. To build a healthy nation, it’s necessary to build healthy community first. Coordinating effectively to address preventable, chronic illness and create a productive, self-care society is our focus for changing a scenario of healthcare economy that costs too much and delivers too little care to too few people. At OCHRI, we always remain persistent in our goal of providing quality healthcare services, which will benefit the community as a whole. With this objective in mind, we join hands to organize community health check-up camps that would aid prevention and onset of various diseases. These health check-up camps are part of regular community healthcare programmes and are small steps towards building a healthy community.”

Rtn. Vijay Thakre- Rotary DownTown President stated that, “Spending on ill-health is the leading cause of suicides in India. Proper Health reforms at the state levels and particularly in rural areas are likely to have a greater impact on distress and suicides than forgiving institutional loan.” He expressed concern at the poor people, including farmers, are meeting untimely death unable to afford the treatment cost of various diseases. “People are not much affordable to private health care providers. We thank the OCHRI doctors who with dedication in the service to humanity did a detail checkup of poor farmers and villagers. We are also thankful to OCHRI management for organizing this medical camp for the benefit of needy people.”

  On this occasion, Rtn. Meenal Dehadrai, President Elect- Rotary DownTown said, “The camp saw a good response from the farmers with over 90% of families from adjoining villages Hingni, Khadki, Jungad, Wadgaon, Khapri, Kanholibara, Hingna, Bori etc. Participating in the camp. We are heartened by the positive response to our initiative with backing of OCHRI under this “Rotary Club Nagpur Downtown Aarogya Abhiyan”. This camp was part of the Rotary Club Nagpur Downtown’s mission to promote sustainable development of the rural health and economy and we look forward to organizing many such camps in the future. We are planning to send farmers having surgical problems to the private hospitals for surgeries and necessary diagnostic tests.”

Rtn. Sandeep Deshpande, Vice-President, Rotary DownTown, Rtn. Jagdish Lanjewar, Director-Medical Services, Rtn. Nishikant Kashikar, Rtn. Bhushan Banhatti, Rtn. Manish Shah, Rtn. Mohan Pande, Rtn. Abhijit Deshpande, Rtn. Girish Kulkarni, Rtn. Virendra Patrikar, Rtn. Pratiksha Mayee, members of Bharat Vikas Parishad Shri. V. S. Kulkarni, Shri, J. S. Sayare, Shri. Chandrayan, Shri. Dilip Gulkari, Shri. Vijay Bagdikar, Shri. Kakde, Trustee of Bruhaspati Mandir Devasthan Shri. Miskin were prominently present on this occasion. Rtn. Jagdish Lanjewar, Director-Medical Services & Shri. Rajan Thakur- OCHRI PAE coordinated this village camp. Members of Rotaract Club and many local villagers worked hard for the success of this Mega free Health Check-up Camp.



Orange City Hospital & Research Institute added one more feather in its cap’s by becoming the official medical service provider for the recently concluded PEDICON 2018. Orange City Hospital & Research Institute’s medical & Ambulance services was sought by IAP- Nagpur for providing emergency medical and other related health care services for 55th National Conference of Indian Academy of Pediatrics from 4th to 7th January held at Suresh Bhat Auditorium, Reshimbag Ground, Nagpur; in which more than 8 Thousand delegates from all over India and abroad participated.

In this mega conference, Medical emergency cell consisting of Dr. Anup Marar & Dr. Ashish Vaidya who were nominated by Dr. Vasant Khalatkar and Dr. Jayant Upadhyay had conceptualized the idea of setting onsite Emergency room equipped with Fowlers bed, monitor, Ventilator, Defibrillator and other paraphernalia apart from Cardiac Ambulance along with Team of Intensivist, Medical Officers and Paramedical staff. On site emergency medical center was capable of handling all types of medical emergency at the venue. OCHRI’s ambulance along with medical team also escorted the Walkathon on 6th January from 6 am to 8 am and even provided backup of medical services on the spot at banquet areas. Many delegates and supporting staff were benefitted by this timely onsite medical help.

Nagpur based Orange City Hospital & Research Institute which has been recently ranked 1st best of Nagpur in India’s best hospital list vide The Week- Nielsen National survey 2017; provides medical services for many events or sports.

Dr. Jayant Upadhyay, Chief Organizing Secretary, PEDICON 2018, visited the medical unit and applauded the efforts of OCHRI management for this unique onsite medical facility apart from 24×7 emergency medical backup for the conference. Dr. Vasant Khalatkar- Organizing Chairman, Dr. Jafri-Disaster cell Incharge and Dr. Pravin Pagey-Organizing Secretary, PEDICON 2018 thanked OCHRI for providing excellent on-time medical facilities to needy delegates at conference. Provision of blood sugar estimation, BP check, ECG and medicine dispensing were some of the additional proactive endeavors.

Dr. Noorul Ameen- Medical Coordinator, Dr. Shivam Puniyani- Intensivist, Dr. Ajay Mungale and Dr. Pooja Rathod- Medical Officers rendered their expert services. Br. Prateek Sonekar, Abhay Khadse and Shri. Rashid Badar supported the medical team in this endeavor.

OCHRI Conducts Cardiac screening camp for mineworkers at Badkuhi- MP

Recently, as a Corporate Social Responsibility, Orange City Hospital and Research Institute had organized a free Heart Checkup Camp for the benefit of WCL Mine Workers at Badkuhi, The. Parasiya, District: Chhindwara, MP. The camp focused on cardiac health education & preventive aspects of heart diseases among miners. Free Counseling & consultation was provided by senior Cardiologist from OCHRI. Free ECG, Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar tests were also conducted in this daylong camp. The camp saw a good response from the mining workers with over 150 of families from Badkuhi, Kanhan, Newton and Junnardev area participating in the camp. Over 47 patients were found to be suffering from various cardiac ailments. Eminent Cardiologist Dr. Pankaj Raut assisted by Dr. Deepak Dongre, Family Physician rendered their expert services in this camp. Team of doctors assisted by Ms. Asmita Meshram, Nursing Staff, Shri. Rajan Thakur, PAE, OCHRI and Shri. Ramakrishna Mankar.

The chief guest of the occasion, Dr. Manju Karan, CMS, WCL Central Hospital, Badkuhi inaugurated the camp and appreciated Orange City Hospital for arranging specialist services in cardiology-related disease. She expressed that, “Miners face a plethora of dangers working in unsafe conditions. Apart from threat of physical injury miners also run the risk of respiratory damage because of high levels of dust and threat of damage to hearing. In addition to these direct consequences, it has several indirect consequences, including long-term physical and psychological adverse health effects. Working under stress in unhealthy environment with no lifestyle leads many to contract non-communicable diseases like hypertension, cardiac ailment, diabetes, mental disorders etc”. Although WCL has an inbuilt robust healthcare system in place to check and control such afflictions and diseases, She added, “This camp will definitely help the mining workers”.

Speaking on this occasion Dr. Pankaj Raut, Consultant Cardiologist, OCHRI said, “Heart attacks can be prevented if people lead a healthy life by avoiding smoking and alcohol.” He further added that, “heart attacks can be prevented by controlling diabetes and hypertension. Many a heart attack can be prevented if people go in for annual health checkup. A person may have diabetes but shows no symptoms. Excess weight causes heart to work harder and increases the risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. Exercising regularly and eating smaller portions of nutrient-rich foods may help you maintain a healthy weight. Exercise for about 30 minutes on most days of the week, eating heart-healthy diet, and avoiding smoking, excessive drinking are important preventive measures.”

Speaking on this occasion Dr. Anup Marar, Director, OCHRI said, “OCHRI boasts state of the art Department of Cardiology. Team consists of dedicated cardiologists and Cath lab capable to handle cardiac emergencies. The department has a team of highly experienced and qualified faculty, providing 24×7 Interventional Cardiac Services, such as radial and femoral coronary angiography, angioplasty, peripheral and neurological interventions, paediatric interventions as well as electrophysiological ablation. The department routinely performs complex cardiac procedures like Mitral-Valvuloplasties, Permanent Pacemaker Implantation, Cardiac Resynchronisation procedures, Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (AICD), Implantation and procedures for congenital ailments such as Coarctation of Aorta, Stenting and Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) closure.”

Dr. Deepak Dongre, SMO I/c, Community Health Division, OCHRI stated that, “Besides, early heart disease detection program at community level takes care to catch the disease before it can harm the individual. A healthy community is an asset and forms the building block for a healthy nation. As always, we at the OCHRI remain steadfast in our goal of providing quality healthcare services, which will benefit the community as a whole. It is with this in mind we would like to continue our initiative of organizing health check-up camps that would aid prevention and onset of various diseases. These health check-up camps are part of regular community healthcare Programmes and are small steps towards building a healthy community. We are heartened by the positive response to our initiative under this “OCHRI Swaasthya Abhiyan”. We look forward to organising many such camps in the future.”

Dr. (Mrs.) Geetanjali Mathur, Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Dr. (Mrs.) M. Saha, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Dr. Pradeep Rai, Consultant Pathologist, Dr. Subhash Singh, Consultant Orthopedician, WCL Senior Medical Officers Dr. P. J. Saha, Dr. Anupama, Dr. Shinde, Dr. Sujal, and Dr. Samir Khan were prominently present on this occasion. Dr. Saidulu, Senior Medical Officer, WCL & Shri. Rajan Thakur, PAE, OCHRI worked hard for the success of this camp.


Vijay Atal- Unilever Asia Director commends OCHRI

Orange City Hospital which is ranked Nagpur’s 1st best in India’s best hospital list vide The week Nielsen National survey 2017 caters to many NRI’s who have been brought up in Nagpur and have settled abroad. They visit OCHRI to avail the comprehensive health care services assured of rational cost effective judicious treatment delivered with personalised care.

Recently Shri. Vijay Atal, Director-IT, Unilever Asia and settled in Singapore visited Nagpur for his school reunion. He is product of Nagpur Kendriya Vidyalaya and has fond memories of the city. He made a courtesy visit to OCHRI and after utilising the services conveyed that OCHRI is a fantastic facility with an outstanding team. He conveyed his wishes to TEAM OCHRI and appreciated the goodness being done for society by OCHRI. He thanked Dr. Anup Marar- OCHRI Director for the personalised care nurtured at OCHRI. He stated that OCHRI has gained a distinct name amongst NRI’s settled abroad and is a boon for many of them whose parents are stationed in Nagpur. It is added that OCHRI’s Varistha Arogya Yojna caters to many senior citizens and provides them domiciliary care apart from transportation and indoor hospital care to the needy as and when required.

Shri.Vijay Atal also applauded the infrastructural changes towards betterment being conspicuously noticed in Nagpur under the leadership of Union Minister Shri.Nitinji Gadkari and Maharashtra Chief Minister Shri.Devendraji Fadanvis. He added that till date Nagpur was not cared for by the rulers and present transformation of Nagpur fills him and all Nagpurians with pride.

Prominently present on this occasion was Dr. Bindu Marar- OCHRI Gynaecologist.

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