Civil Surgeon inspects OCHRI to review emergency healthcare readiness for VVIP’s

Nagpur based Orange City Hospital & Research Institute that has been recently ranked 1st in city as per The Week- Nielsen National survey is empanelled by more than 60 major organisations of central India for comprehensive health care of their beneficiaries. Stringent review inspections by various committees and external agencies are held to re-endorse the hospital.

OCHRI has been traditionally associated with government to render emergency room and healthcare readiness for Z plus security covered VVIPs visiting Nagpur. Highlighting this accomplishment; Dr. Anup Marar- OCHRI Director stated that this practise has been on since more than a decade wherein Emergency room readiness is expected by OCHRI and we thank government authorities for placing so much trust on OCHRI. Team OCHRI is honoured to render this a social gesture.

It is added that during tragic Nikita Pharmaceuticals industrial blast; Maharashtra Government led by Hon’bles Chief Minister, Guardian Minister & Labour Minister had unanimously taken the decision of shifting all 19 burn victims from Indira Gandhi Government Medical College to OCHRI.

Recently Dr. Hemant Nimbalkar, District Civil Surgeon- Nagpur carried out inspection to review the arrangements done for Z plus covered VVIP’s at OCHRI. He appreciated the proactive approach shown and social activities undertaken by OCHRI.

During this visit he inspected the rooms and Critical Care complex and interacted with Dr. Vidya Nair, Director- Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited, Dr. Anup Marar- OCHRI Director, Dr. Ashish Shukla, Chest Physician & Section Coordinator- OCHRI CCU Complex and recollected his earlier visits and development seen since then at OCHRI.

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.

At OCHRI; Dr. Ashish Shukla heads a team of Intensivists namely Dr. Neha Agarwal, Dr. Santosh Gadge, Dr. Roshan Jawdekar, Dr. Vina Bang, Dr. Akshay Burlawar and Dr. Shivam Puniyani to render round the clock stationed Critical care cover. Dr.Milind Pande leads OCHRI’s Central Laboratory & Dr.Nishikant Lokhande leads a team of Radiologists namely Dr. Rima Saoji, Dr.Prashant Shende and Dr.Nilesh Aswar to render 24×7 diagnostic cover while Dr.Smita Harkare, Dr.Neeta Deshpande, Dr.Anita Pande and Dr.Sweety Pasari provide 24×7 Anaesthesia services in OCHRI’s state of art Operation Theatre Complex. Dr.Noorul Ameen heads a team of round the clock Casualty Medical Officer at OCHRI Emergency complex.

Shri. Sunil Sure, OCHRI General Manager assisted by Smt.Manjiri Damle successfully coordinated the itinerary during this inspection.



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.

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