|Needy deaf children requiring Cochlear Implant Surgery may approach OCHRI for subsidized surgery
TATA TRUST TO SUPPORT OCHRI’s Freedom from Deafness movement- GEETA
OCHRI thanks CM & Shri. Ratan Tata
Nagpur based Orange City Hospital & Research Institute caters to a vast section of Central India populace and has made a distinct mark as the Trusted Tertiary Medicare Center of Central India. OCHRI ENT Department reached their zenith of glory by commencing regular cochlear implant surgeries. A cochlear implant (CI) is a surgically implanted electronic device that provides a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing. The surgeries of 5 needy children are being undertaken at OCHRI by team of ENT Surgeons namely Dr.Nandu Kolwadkar, Dr.Sameer Choudhary and Dr.Ajay Deshpande led by Mentor & Chief Surgeon Padma Shree Dr. Milind V. Kirtane, Mumbai.
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. Cochlear implants may help provide hearing in patients who are deaf because of damage to sensory hair cells in their cochleas.
OCHRI’s “Freedom from Deafness” movement has been commenced under aegis of “Project Geeta”. Smt.Geeta, only sister of Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair, Chairman, OCHRI is congenitally hearing impaired. Thus he is aware of the problems faced by hearing impaired individuals hence wants to make all efforts to abolish congenital deafness from Vidarbha. On initiating the project under name of “Geeta”; he said Geeta is a sacred name for Hindus as the Hindu scripture- The Bhagwad Geeta’s calls for selfless action. Later he read about Geeta, the deaf-mute Indian girl stranded in Pakistan for 13 years who recently got reunited with the family. Hence Shri.Nair felt that OCHRI’s “Freedom from Deafness movement” should be launched under the name and insignia of Geeta.
Although OCHRI have state of art infrastructural readiness and competent hands to perform said surgery on regular basis; the exorbitant cost of said implant was becoming a deterrent. Looking into the efforts of OCHRI to bring Nagpur into Cochlear Implant Surgery map; Hon’ble Shri. Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister requested Shri.Rajan Tata to provide financial assistance to poor and needy deaf children of Vidarbha for CI surgeries at OCHRI. Accordingly, Shri.Omprakash Shete, Office of Chief Minister Relief Fund coordinated with Dr.Anup Marar, Director-OCHRI and Shri. Kumar Chaitanya, Head, Individual Grants- TATA TRUST and history was created when TATA TRUST formally signed an MOU with Orange City Hospital & Research Institute wherein grant of Rs. 5 lac per child has been approved by TATA Trusts. This grant is applicable for 5 poor and needy children per month. Likewise Chief Minister’s Office has also assured endowment of Rs. 1-2 lacs per child from CM relief fund. Such grant for health care by TATA TRUST is first time in these parts of Vidarbha.
After inspecting the infrastructure and interacting with all concerned; the MOU was formally signed by Shri. Kumar Chaitanya, Head, Individual Grants- TATA TRUST and Dr.Usha Nair, Director, Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited in presence of Dr.Anup Marar, Director- OCHRI, Dr.Vidya Nair, Director- RNHPL and Dr.Nandu Kolwadkar, Convener, OCHRI Cochlear Implant Surgery and Smt.Kumudini Todankar, Assistant Manager, Individual Grants-TATA Trusts. Prominently present on this occasion were Dr.Sameer Choudhary, Dr.Ajay Deshpande, Dr.Ashish Disawal, Shri.Simha Chalam, Dr.Deepak Dongre, Smt.Manjiri Damle, Smt.Saramma Samuel, Shri.Ganesh Iyer & Shri.Rajan Thakur.
The gathering also requested all statutory health authorities and doctors to ensure that Hearing screening assessment compulsory for all new borns at all maternity homes/ hospitals before they are discharged. This will help the government and OCHRI in screening out affected children and render timely assistance to them as it would be ideal to perform surgery before 18 months of age.
The 2nd set of 6 Cochlear implant Surgeries is scheduled on 13th March 2016 at OCHRI. Kindly note only genuinely financially deficient patients in need of Cochlear Implant surgery will be provided the benefit of this grant. For details and assistance, parents of needy deaf children requiring Cochlear Implant Surgery can approach Smt.Manjiri Damle or Smt.Saramma Samuel, OCHRI Cochlear Implant Cell during working hours.
One 24 years male, resident of Umrer, was referred from WCL Umrer Area hospital to Orange City Hospital & Research Institute at around 7pm on 10.02.2016 in a very critical condition. As per the information, he had been Hit by a bull on Left Thigh at around 5:30pm on 10.02.2016 near Umrer while pillion riding in a two wheeler. He got successfully treated and discharged from OCHRI on 25.02.2016.
When he reached Casualty of Orange City Hospital & Research Institute, he was profusely bleeding from the Lt groin wound caused by bull horn hit, his general condition was poor, he was drowsy, Blood pressure was very low, Left Foot was cool, Left Lower limb feeble pulsation and hemoglobin was 6.0 gm%. In OCHRI casualty, Dr. Deepak Kore, CMO and Dr. Rohit Gupta, Vascular Surgeon immediately attended him. Provisional Diagnosis kept was Bull horn injury of Left External Iliac Vein with Intimal injury of Left Common Femoral Artery ( CFA) with Acute Left Lower limb Ischemia ( Lower blood supply) with Shock.
After preliminary examination he was immediately shifted to Operation Theatre for emergency surgical management. Looking into his critical condition even death on table consent was taken from his relatives. He underwent Exploration of wound in OCHRI’s hi-tech modular Operation theatre complex for bleeding with repair & ligation of Lt. External Iliac vein with Lt. Common Femoral artery embolectomy and repair of Common Femoral Artery with evacuation of haematoma by Dr. Rohit Gupta, Vascular Surgeon and Dr. Tushar Bhure, Orthopedic Surgeon. Dr. Smita Harkare provided the necessary intricate anesthesia.
He was admitted in OCHRI CCU and later shifted to ward under care of Dr. Rohit Gupta, Dr. Tushar Bhure and Dr. Rajesh Atal, Critical Care Physician. The team was ably backed by round the clock stationed Intensivists namely Dr. Ganesh Bure, Dr. Umesh Thorat, Dr.Rani Lakhe, Dr. Ashish Shukla, Dr. Saurabh Pathak, Dr.Roshan Jawlekar, Dr. Parag Patil, Dr.Kavita Dhurvey, SMO I/c- Surgery and Dr. Anit Prakash, SMO I/c Wards with their teams.
On behalf of WCL; Dr.Mrs. Rama Rao, Area Medical Officer Incharge, WCL Umrer visited the patient and complimented TEAM OCHRI for the timely able management and efforts to snatch him from jaws of sheer death and discharged him successfully. They conveyed that appreciation is due to OCHRI who always stand upto their expectations of needy central Indians in tackling odd serious cases.
It is added that since its inception two decades back; OCHRI has gained a distinct name as an exemplary accident and emergency management center in view of round the clock Intensive care specialists and around 150 doctors serving through 60 departments under one roof. More than 65 companies and organization of Central India have empanelled OCHRI for the timely quality health care of their beneficiaries.
The 100 page proposal of Orange City Hospital & Research Institute with all details related to team constitution/ plans for rendition of comprehensive medical services at forthcoming World Cup T20 matches in Nagpur was recently handed over by to Adv.Dilip Daga Chairman- Medical Committee- VCA by Dr.Anup Marar, OCHRI Administrative Coordinator and Shri.Sunil Sure, OCHRI Deputy Administrative Coordinator. Apart from 8 world cup matches; 11 practice matches will also be covered by TEAM OCHRI. This includes ALS, BLS ambulances, specialists, medical officers, nurses, attendants and stretcher bearers along with coordinators as desired by ICC & BCCI. Adv. Dilip Daga has commended the professional punctual synchronization being done by OCHRI. A meeting of nominated TEAM OCHRI members with VCA Medical Committee will be held in Jaivik Hall during coming week.
Association of Healthcare Providers (India) represents more than 10000 healthcare providers in India. AHPI collaborates with national and international FORUMS, engaged in work of similar nature to have access to best practices and undertake training & quality improvement activities in India and abroad. Orange City Hospital & Research Institute has the distinction of representing Vidarbha in Association of Healthcare Providers (India) – Maharashtra & Goa executive board with Dr.Anup Marar as Joint Secretary.
AHPI GLOBAL CONCLAVE was recently held at Mumbai. Educating & Advocating for Well Being of Common Man, Health for All: Roadmap, Patient Safety Tool kit, Managing Healthcare Costs, LEAN & GREEN Hospitals, SMART Hospitals, Role of IT Sector, Role of Pharma Sector, Role of Medical Equipments and Nursing Empowerment were few topics covered by all major Healthcare Providers of India during this conclave.
OCHRI was represented in this Global Conclave by Dr Vidya Nair, Director, Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited. After partaking in this prestigious summit, she stated that she got a good insight into the Indian Health Care sector. She highlighted that the changing climate within the sector was palpable as the topics of discussion involved Universal health care to SMART hospitals and how with innovation we can decrease the hospital costs. As much change is not easy, it is inevitable she added.
Indian healthcare is passing through critical phase. There is growing perception that healthcare is unduly expensive. Alongside there is an increasing awareness and demand for the patient safety and quality of care. The healthcare is also becoming an election agenda. That brings proactive push for reforms by the government. All these factors pose serious challenge to healthcare providers, who will be required to constantly keep innovating and do fine balancing act. The increase in demand on private sector would be coupled with complying with regulatory and patient safety norms. It is in this perspective that Association of Healthcare Providers (India) had chosen the theme for its Global Conclave I.e. Affordable & Safe ‘Health for All’ through collaborative efforts of Hospitals, Pharmaceuticals, IT and Medical Equipment companies. AHPI believes that ‘Health for All’ can only be realized through collaborative approach involving all Stake holders. The conclave took a holistic view of composite issues and tried to present practical solutions to meet with the emerging challenges.
New team of AOI Vidarbha branch was installed on 13.02.2016 at a glittering ceremony held at Hotel Centre Point, Nagpur for the year 2016-17. Dr. Surendra Gawarle, Professor & HOD, Department of ENT, Vasantrao Naik Government Medical College, Yavatmal was installed as President and Dr. Samir Choudhary, Consultant, Department of ENT, Orange City Hospital & Research Institute, Nagpur was installed as Secretary of AOI, Vidarbha Branch along with his team for the year 2016-17.
Earlier the program was started with traditional lighting of Samai by chief guest Dr. Sanjay Mukherjee, IAS, Additional Municipal Commissioner, Mumbai and Guest of Honor Dr. Kajal Mitra, Dean, NKPSIMS, Nagpur,
Dr. Nandu Kolwadkar outgoing Secretary read out the annual report of last year. Dr. Surendra Gawarle in his acceptance speech said that “The new team will keep the tradition of excellent work and will organize many new projects such as live workshops and CME’S in coming years”. Dr. Kajal Mitra Guest of honor said that “LMC will extend all help to organize Live Workshops and Camps for the benefit of practicing young ENT surgeons.”
Dr. Sanjay Mukherjee, IAS, Additional Municipal Commissioner, Mumbai, emphasized on the need of corrective and preventable measures to reduce the noise pollution in the society.
Dr. Surendra Gawarle, President AOI, Vidarbha in his presidential oration highlighted on “National Program for Prevention & Control on Deafness…..And miles to go!”
The other members of the new team of AOI, Vidarbha Branch were also installed. Dr. Shrikant Mahalle, Vice President, Dr. Sunil Shende, Hon Treasurer, Dr. Ashish Chikhale, Hon Joint Secretary, Dr. Sonali Khadakkar, Chairman Scientific, Dr. Abhishek Vaidya, Chairman Library. Dr. Vivek Harkare, Dr.Nitin Deosthale, Dr.Bhagyashree Bokare, Dr.Mangesh Gulwade, Dr. Gopal Belokar, Dr. Niraj Murkey and Dr. Siddheshwar Naringe were installed as Executive Members. Dr. Sunil Shende, Hon. Treasure Secretary AOI, Vidarbha, proposed formal vote of thanks while Dr. Dipti Jeswani and Dr. Ashish Chikhale conducted the proceedings.
Earlier the installation ceremony was preceded by “Rhino Fest 2016” 2 days Live Surgical Workshop on Rhinoplasty jointly organized by Orange City Hospital & Research Institute and AOI, Vidarbha Branch at Jaivik Auditorium, OCHRI. Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair, Chairman- Nairsons Group inaugurated the Live Surgical Workshop. Dr. Usha Nair, Director-Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited, and Dr. Anup Marar, Director-OCHRI were the guests of honor. Shri.Nair stated that such CMEs and workshops should be ideally held in hospitals rather than hotels as the ambience is an appropriate place for such academic deliberations. Hence a new renovated Jaivik Hall with advanced audio visual systems was also commissioned at OCHRI during Rhinofest 2016 and dedicated by Shri.Uday Bhaskar Nair for utilization by medical fraternity.
Eminent ENT surgeons Dr. Brajendra Baser from Indore and Dr. Kshitij Patil from Amravati demonstrated their excellent surgical skill in live surgical workshop. MMC has accredited the event and awarded 4 credit points. Dr. Prashant Nikhade and Dr. Ashish Disawal were the MMC observers. Dr. Nitin Deosthale, Organizing Chairman, Dr. Samir Choudhary, Organizing Secretary, Dr. Nandu Kolwadkar, Organizing Co-chairman, Dr. Ajay Deshpande, Organizing Co-Chairman, Dr. Shailesh Kothalkar, Scientific Convener and Dr. Sonali Khadakkar worked hard for the success of Workshop. Dr. Smita Harkare, Dr. Neeta Deshpande and Dr. Anita Pande managed the required necessary anesthesia during the workshop skillfully.
This programme was attended by more than 120 eminent ENT surgeons and Plastic surgeons from all over India. Post graduate students from Vidarbha were prominently present and were enlightened and inspired by the newer techniques and intricacies of Rhinoplasty shown during AOI-OCHRI “Rhino Fest 2016”.
Orange City Hospital & Research Institute not only renders timely quality round the clock tertiary health care but also conducts regular preventive health care checkups. It has a dedicated division which not only coordinates regular executive health checkups but also customizes and provides on site screening assistance. Most of the major organizations and companies based in central India utilize the services of OCHRI for the annual health checkup of their employees.
Recently as per a government resolution dated 30th January 2016 signed by Shri. Manoj Kumar Mahale, Under Secretary, Government of Maharashtra; OCHRI has been reaffirmed to conduct annual health checkup of all above 40 years Government of Maharashtra officials belonging to Indian Administrative Services (IAS) cadre. All 40+ IAS officers based in Nagpur division including Nagpur, Gondia, Wardha, Gadchiroli, Chandrapur and Bhandara will be covered during this obligatory annual undertaking. Vide this amendment dated 30th January 2016; Bombay Hospital in Mumbai division, Hedgewar Rugnalaya in Aurangabad Division and Orange City Hospital & Research Institute has been approved .
Since last 4 years, OCHRI has been regularly assigned by Government of Maharashtra; the task of conducting annual health checkup of all IAS, IPS, and IFS officers posted in Nagpur division.
Shri.Sunil Sure, Smt.Priya Sashi and their teams under leadership of Dr. (Maj.) Devayani Buche, MD (Medicine) are working hard to promote the concept of Preventive Health care checkup to all proactive Organizations and companies.