Eye didn’t know that!


More than 80% of what we learn is through our eyes. Yet we know so less about them. Nagpur Mahila club is organizing an informative talk about Eye and Vision care on 19 November in Jaivik Hall, Orange City Hospital & Research Institute, Pande Layout, Nagpur.

Optometrist Yeshwant Saoji of Saoji Vision Care would deliver the talk on new concepts about Vision care, like the difference between eyesight and vision, reasons for eyestrain and how to avoid it, improving concentration in studies and how to select spectacles for best results. At the end of the talk audience questions would be answered. Interesting demonstrations would be given for easier understanding of the subject. All ladies are invited!

OCHRI organizes Yagna during NAMAN 2016


Naman- The annual Pooja & Yagna ritual done to pray for good health of all was recently conducted to commemorate 20th Foundation Day celebrations of Orange City Hospital & Research Institute with Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair as Yajman. Dr.Usha Nair, Dr.Darshan Rewanwar and Shri.Simha Chalam led team of Naman Organizing committee. Sri Vardarajan Iyer assisted by Sri Jayaganesh Iyer conducted the Yagna rituals.

On this occasion Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair stated that Havan has a purifying effect on both the devotee who performs this ritual as well as one’s environment. Through the chanting of mantras and offerings into the fire, one’s chakras are re-energised, creating a revitalised and rejuvenating effect for both the body and mind.

Dr.Usha Nair mentioned that the agnihotra (sacred fire) has been a very important part of all Vedic ceremonies since the beginning of time. The act of putting ghee, fire-wood, food and samagree into a specially lit fire represents the sacrifice of valuable material resources essential for human survival and contentment such as food and fuel.

Dr.Anup Marar added that the composition of samagree was scientifically formulated by sages in pre-historic India to confer disinfectant and sterilising properties to the vapours produced by the fire. Effectively, it is an ancient – and organic – method of purification of the environment by fumigation. The heated air produced by the fire spreads to all places in the home or building where it is performed and so purifies the air by destroying germs as well as producing a pleasant fragrance.

Dr.Darshan Rewanwar conveyed that light from the flame of the fire is a symbol of knowledge replacing ignorance (darkness). Enlightenment of the mind is enhanced by the act of chanting mantras whilst the fire is fed.

Prominently present on this spiritual event were Dr.Bindu Menon, Dr.Madhuri Likhitkar, Shri.Roy Thomas, Shri.Simha Chalam, Smt.Priya Sasi, Shri.Dayaram Nimbarte, Shri.Ramesh Pande, Smt.Durga Joshi, Shri.Naresh Tiwari, Shri.Pravin Kelkar, Shri.Avinash Ganar and Shri.Ravindra Dhande.

OCHRI’s Agli Peedhi successfully undertaken at Bhavan’s


Orange City Hospital & Research Institute is not a corporate hospital but a hospital which is investing the amount back to society by pursuing various social commitments with a missionary zeal. OCHRI is involved in many medico-social commitment of city in form of conducting school health check up camps, cancer screening camps, regular speciality camps etc. OCHRI is worthy of being endorsed as the brand ambassador of central Indian health care sector.

Recently a team of OCHRI doctors conducted a preventive health Check up camp for students and teachers at Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan’s BP Vidya & Bal Mandir, Trimurti Nagar, Nagpur. This is a continuation of last year’s initiative which was conducted in many schools. A general health check-up camp was carried out to facilitate early detection of deficiencies and general health of children.

Team of OCHRI doctors comprised of Dr. Ashish Shukla, Dr. Noorul Ameen,  Dr. Rohan Bansal, Dr.Deepak Dongre, Dr. Shubhangi Chaudhary, Dr. Pravin Sahu, Dr. Mumtaz Choudhary, Dr. Rozina, Dr.Madhuri Likhitkar, Dr. Sneha Lambat, Dr. Pravin, Dr. Ruchika, Dr. Amit and Dr. Shirayu. They also addressed various medical issues like general health, hygiene, lifestyle diseases etc. Sr. Kajal and Sr. Darshana assisted the doctors and Mr. Vijay Tiwari coordinated the camp.

Commenting on this initiative Dr. Anup Marar, Director-OCHRI said, “As a Corporate Social Responsibility, under the name and style of “Agli Pidhee”, OCHRI regularly organize the pediatric outreach health activities which includes School Health Surveys. These camps ultimately help in reducing morbidity & mortality in student groups as well as local community. In addition, regular school health examinations help to build a sound and sustainable foundation for student’s future. Under this program, School Health Checkup is being regularly conducted on a campaign basis by a team of medical officers every year.

Smt. Parvati Iyer, Principal, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan School thanked OCHRI management for this gesture. Ms. Aruna and Shri. Dhiraj of Bhavan’s School worked hard for the success of this medical checkup camp.

Bariatric surgery is a boon for obese patients


We all know that obesity is an epidemic of the modern world. Though regarded as a sign of prosperity, one must remember that obesity is a type of malnutrition and has a direct effect on health and well-being. Obesity brings along with it, the demons of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and thereby reduced work efficiency. Morbid (severe) obesity is also treated as a social stigma and may have wide ranging implications on the person’s psychological and family life. A person is said to be overweight when his/her Body Mass Index is more than 25. Obese people have BMI more than 30. Those above BMI 40 are said to be morbidly obese and above 50 are super obese.
OCHRI has a dedicated Bariatric (obesity) surgery unit, with trained surgeons, experienced Anesthesiologists, Critical Care physicians and desired advanced technological infrastructure. Thus, patients with very high BMI are being regularly successfully operated on at OCHRI with excellent results.
Recently a 40 year old woman had successfully undergone surgery for her obesity. She is from a middle class family and her obesity was creating hurdles for her. The family brought her to OCHRI as OCHRI has desired backup of critical care facilities with round the clock trained stationed Intensivists and 4 members full time Anesthetists team to manage any complications if arisen.
Dr. Prachi Mahajan, Minimal Access and Bariatric Surgeon- OCHRI, explained that “Morbid Obesity is associated with several potentially life-threatening conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, cardiovascular disease and obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome, in addition to psychological and social discomfort. Bariatric surgery helps not only in weight loss, but also in control of all of said physical ailments. Different types of surgical procedures are performed, depending upon the specific needs of the particular patient.”  All patients who have undergone this specialized surgery at OCHRI, have lost significant weight. Those with diabetes have achieved optimal blood sugar levels. Bariatric surgery is thus a boon for patients with morbid obesity as it transforms their life and boosts their happiness- she further added.
OCHRI is well equipped to facilitate all forms of minimally invasive Obesity surgeries ranging from Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Lap Band surgery and Gastro Intestinal Surgery. Moreover, a dedicated multi-disciplinary obesity treatment team consisting of physicians, surgeons, endocrinologist, Physiotherapists and nutritionists with expertise in weight loss surgery are all available under one roof.
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