CME on NIV for nurses held at OCHRI

Noninvasive ventilation is a valuable complement in patient management-Dr. Ashish Shukla   

Orange City Hospital & Research Institute has a dedicated academic division which ensures that all personnel are kept abreast of the advancements in their respective fields. OCHRI caters to maximum number of varied critical care patients referred from all over central India to Nagpur and has a 40 bedded Critical Care Complex.

A training program on developments in field of Non-Invasive Ventilation was organized recently at OCHRI especially for all CCU & NICU/PICU nurses.

Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) refers to the provision of ventilator support through the patient’s upper airway using a mask or similar device. This technique is distinguished from those which bypass the upper airway with a tracheal tube, laryngeal mask, or tracheostomy and are therefore considered invasive.

On this occasion, Dr.Ashish Shukla, Chest Physician- OCHRI stated that Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) refers to the administration of ventilator support without using an invasive artificial airway (endotracheal tube or tracheostomy tube). The use of noninvasive ventilation has markedly increased over the past two decades, and noninvasive ventilation has now become an integral tool in the management of both acute and chronic respiratory failure, in both the home setting and in the critical care unit.

The programme was attended by CCU nursing professionals attached to OCHRI.

Dr. Jaydeep Khalpada was the main speaker who explained the working, settings, various modes and the masks used during NIV. He also showed a video to make the nurses understand more clearly. Lecture was followed by a question answer session. Mr. Mukul Thorat and Mr. Jitendra Shekhawat of RESMED Pvt.Ltd. Gave demonstration of the machine which was actively participated by the nurses in two different groups.

Smt.Saramma Samuel under supervision of Shri.Roy Thomas worked hard for the success of this educational initiative.

OCHRI School Health Screening Camp at SCHOLARS CONVENT


Recently a team of OCHRI doctors, held a School Health Check up camp at Scholars Convent, Bajaj Nagar, Nagpur. Team of doctors screened more than 200 students and addressed various important medical issues like general health, hygiene lifestyle diseases etc. Team of doctors comprised of Dr. Deepak Dongre, Dr. Ankit Jain, Dr. Navin Zade, Dr. Chandra Prakash Bhoore, Dr. Mumtaz Choudhary and Dr. Shrutika Wanjari screened the students under the guidance of Dr. Kuldeep Sukhadeve, Consultant, Dept. Of Pediatrics, OCHRI. Sister Reena Madkawade & Sister Nilima Khandate assisted the doctors in this camp.

On this occasion Dr. Anup Marar, Pediatrician & Director (Administration) – OCHRI said “every year we conduct school health check up camp at various schools under the aegis of “Agli Pidhee” as a Corporate Social Responsibility endeavour. Over the years, it is recognized that School Health Check up is an important preventive measure under Primary Health Care which serves purpose of monitoring growth and development of children. If major illnesses which interfere with the child’s performance identified and treated timely, it can save future of the student. In addition, regular, sustained school health examinations help to build a sound 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.”

Mrs. Kalpana Mandavgane, President and Mrs. Guari Dhond, District Secretary, Smt. Sheela Deshmukh, Smt. Suvarna Mule, Smt. Archana Mahakalakar, Smt. Aboli Yernurkar of Innerwheel Club, Nagpur, Smt. Smita Limaye, Principal, Scholars Convent worked hard for the success of this medical checkup camp. Shri. Anil Dhakate, Sr. Executive( Public Awareness)- OCHRI coordinated the camp.

Raksha TPA empanels OCHRI

Orange City Hospital & Research Institute, Nagpur a multi-specialty and super-specialty hospital was recently empanelled by Raksha Health Insurance TPA Pvt. Limited, for the provision of comprehensive indoor Medical & surgical health care Services. Raksha Health Insurance TPA Pvt. Ltd. Is one of the premier and most comprehensive Health service facilitator.

Orange City Hospital & Research Institute is empanelled with most of the reputed insurance providers. OCHRI is committed to provide best of the health care services to patients. Empanelments of the TPA’s are done in order to decrease the financial burden of the patients at the time of need. OCHRI also accepts employer covered insurance services. Cashless facility is subject to the conditions and terms in the policy.

Nagpur based Orange City Hospital & Research Institute is endorsed by more than 60 major companies and organizations based in Central India. Numerous patients from all parts of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh reach this signature hospital of Nagpur providing services of more than 150 doctors through 60 departments under one roof. In view of the comprehensive multi-specialty and super-specialty services available in one complex; it is a boon for incoming patients.

The management of OCHRI thanked the authorities of Raksha Health Insurance TPA Pvt. Ltd. For the sustained confidence reposed on TEAM OCHRI. All beneficiaries of Raksha TPA may kindly note the inclusion of OCHRI. For more details one can contact Sunil Sure in 0712-6634874/0-9373217800.

OCHRI honours Dr.Milind Kirtane

Globally one in every 10,000 children is hearing impaired and Hearing loss is the third leading chronic disability following arthritis and hypertension. 9 out of every 10 children who are born deaf are born to parents who can hear. Nagpur based Orange City Hospital & Research Institute (OCHRI) had launched their Cochlear Implant programme (OCHRI-CIP) ON 16th August 2015. The intricate surgeries are now regularly undertaken at OCHRI by team of ENT Surgeons namely Dr.Nandu Kolwadkar, Dr.Sameer Choudhary and Dr.Ajay Deshpande assisted by Dr.Kavita Dhurvey and led by Mentor & Chief Surgeon Padma Shree Dr. Milind Kirtane. The success story of OCHRI CIP program could be gauged by the fact that 60 funded surgeries were performed at OCHRI from 8th March 2016 till date.

On 11th March 2017; Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair, Chairman- NAIRSONS group had hosted a celebration dinner to commemorate successful 60 CI surgeries done with TATA Funding under leadership of Dr.Milind Kirtane. All TEAM members involved in the surgery including surgeons, Anaesthetists, administrators, nursing staff and para-medical staff partook in the celebration to honour Dr.Kirtane. This was a thanksgiving function for Padmashree Dr.Milind Kirtane – Father of Cochelar Implant Surgery in India who is the guiding spirit behind this undertaking at OCHRI.

It is added that TATA Trust had signed a contract last year with OCHRI to fund Rs.5 lac per surgery to the maximum of 60 surgeries in one year. Accordingly, OCHRI initiated a movement under aegis of Project Geeta so that this grant could reach needy children from Vidarbha who were deaf & mute only due to lack of said Cochlear Implant.

At the outset Dr.Anup Marar, Director (Administration) – OCHRI welcomed the learned surgeon. Later Dr.Sameer Choudhary, Cochlear Implant Surgeon-OCHRI & Secretary, AOI felicitated Padmashree Dr.Milind Kirtane in a traditional manner with shawl and shrrefal while Dr.Usha Nair Director- Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited presented a memento on behalf of TEAM OCHRI to Padmashree Milind Kirtane. Dr.Vidya Nair, Director (Operations) – RNHPL conveyed the feelings of Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair, Chairman- NAIRSONS Group and briefed the gathering about Project Geeta.

Expressing his sentiments on this occasion, Dr.Milind Kirtane stated that infrastructure at OCHRI is one of best he has seen across the nation and the enthusiasm, dedication, passion and team spirit prevailing in OCHRI is really infectious. He implored all media brethren, paediatricians, ENT Surgeons, Audiologists and general practioneers to sensitize people about the need of timely neonatal hearing screening and availability of such a unique advanced facility which is now sponsored by TATA trust and Chief Ministers Relief fund.

Smt.Maniri Damle proposed vote of thanks. Prominently present on this occasion were Dr.Ashish Diswal & Ms.Neelu Somani- Audiologists, Dr.Smita Harkare, Dr.Neeta Deshpande, Dr.Anita Pande and Dr. Sweety Pasari- Anaesthetists, Dr.Kuldeep Sukhadeve- Paediatrician, Dr.Jeevan Vedi and all nursing and paramedical personnel associated with OCHRI Cochlear Implant movement functioning under aegis of Project Geeta.

Shri. Sunil Sure, Shri.Roy Thomas, Smt.Priya Sashi, Dr.Noorul Ameen, Shri. Shekhar Bhagat, Shri.Ganesh Iyer, Shri.Avinash Ganar and Shri. Pankaj Wadaskar worked hard for the success of this ceremony.

It is worthwhile to add that the immense confidence gained by Cochlear Implant team at OCHRI under Project Geeta within one year could be gauged by the facts that patients are reaching from Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and western Maharashtra belt also. Giving one person the gift of hearing may seem like a small act of kindness by TEAM OCHRI, but it has a compounding effect on the future of our world.


International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8th March every year to mark the contribution of women to society across the globe. International Women’s Day as the name implies is a day to celebrate womanhood and their social, political, cultural, economic achievements and significant contributions to society. To fulfill these objectives; teaching staff and trainee students of Kalyani Nursing School recently celebrated International Women’s Day.

On the eve of Women’s Day; inter-nursing school competition was held at Matru Sewa Sangh, Sitabuldi, Nagpur. Trainee students of Kalyani Nursing School actively participated in different competitions and made posters and slogans according to theme allotted by Matru Sewa Sangh I.e “Pap Smear test is right of every woman”.

Poornima Wandre, Neelima Zodape, Gitanjali Ghakre, Pooja Nanhe, Shivani Naik, Sapna Dhankute of KNS 2016 batch actively participated in slogan competition in which Gitanjali Ghakre got 3rd prize for her slogan.

Similarly in the Quiz competition; Bharti Raut- 2015 batch and Kirti Sahare- 2016 batch got the consolation prize.

All the students were trained and backed by Mrs. Jyotsna Bhujbal- Principal, Mrs. Kanchan Bante- Sr. Tutor and Ms. Veena Borkar- Tutor of Kalyani Nursing School which is attached to Orange City Hospital & Research Institute.

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