Recently a Mock drill of Fire emergency & rescue was organized at Orange City Hospital & Research Institute, Nagpur. As part of the “Mock Fire drill”, a mock scenario of fire was created in CCU 4 based in 3rd floor to test the efficacy of Disaster Management Plan. Evacuation and shifting of patients to safe place was effectively coordinated. During the drill, all concerned teams of Code Red actively participated in various defined roles. Fire drill is a method of practicing the evacuation of a building for a fire or other emergency. Usually, the emergency system (the fire alarm/smoke detector) sounds and the building is evacuated as though a real fire had occurred.

Mock Fire drill to check the safety preparedness was coordinated at OCHRI under the supervision of Shri. Roy Thomas, GM (HR) and Shri Issac Sinha, Head-Quality Control-OCHRI. Shri. Avinash Ganar declared the code Red.

On this occasion, Shri.Roy Thomas sated that the primary objective of the drill was to evaluate and check the efficacy and adequacy of resources to be required during any disaster and promptness of various response teams and for further improvement in emergency preparedness systems. This drill is essential in all public or work places for practicing what to do in the event of a fire and is conducted on regular basis at OCHRI.

Dr.Anup Marar, Director- OCHRI highlighted that Fire drills are an opportunity to practice evacuation procedures to make sure all staff are familiar with them. They get staff used to exiting a building quickly and therefore in a real life situation panic will be reduced, as everyone will know what they need to do. Fire drills are also useful for testing escape routes to evaluate their effectiveness. During fire drills, checks can also be carried out on alarm systems to ensure they are working correctly and that emergency exits are unobstructed. Overall fire drills help improve safety, so that you will be best prepared if a real fire does occur.

Shri. Pankaj Wadaskar led the team of Fire Fighting and brought the fire under control, while Shri.Dayaram Nimbarte- Nursing In charge led the rescue team and evacuated the patients to safe place. Patients were rescued manually by Security & Housekeeping staff with various techniques like fireman lift method by one person, stretcher carrying two persons and using wheel chair. Salvage team comprising housekeeping staff and security members completed removal of articles from the incident site and preserved at a designated location. Nursing Team provided medical support to patients during transportation to designated assembly area. After completion of all activities Code red all clear was announced.

Smt. Priya Sashi, Shri. Sunil Sure, Sr. Rahel Patrange, Shri. Prashant Gondane, Shri.Tuvarsh Shambarkar, Sr. Shamsunisa and Shri.Tulsiram Dhurve led the respective teams during the mock drill.



Health care sector in Nagpur is not only attracting needy patients from adjoining states but is also now reaching out to other countries in view the approachability to various countries through direct Doha flight commenced recently by Qatar airways. Orange City Hospital & Research Institute with its standing of having maximum number of specialities under one roof with long standing goodwill in central India is becoming a preferred hospital for many Indians settled abroad. Recently a 30 year old Indian woman came all the way from Canada to get herself operated by Minimal Invasive Division, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology-OCHRI.

After a successful intricate surgery by Dr.Mukund Thakur- Minimal Invasive Surgeon and Dr.Bindu Marar- Gynaecologist aided by Dr.Neeta Deshpande- Anaesthesia, she forwarded following feedback to OCHRI after her discharge.

“There is lot of waiting in developed countries for planned surgeries and it is exorbitantly costly if not covered by health insurance. Moreover, there is growing perception that hospitals in metros of India are working too commercially and the specialists are behaving in too professional manner and are unreachable. Nagpur via Doha is now easily accessible and hospital like Orange City Hospital & Research Institute has gained a distinct name for maximum specialities and super specialities in one hospital with good critical care facilities and least attrition rate of specialists. Moreover the hospital has an altruistic outlook. Hence I opted for the same. After availing the services here, I can assertively state that compared to national and international standards; the care given to patients and cost involved is very optimal. I enjoyed the personalized care delivered in this hospital. Best wishes!”

On this occasion Dr.Anup Marar, Director-OCHRI stated that they had even proactively coordinated a visit of patient’s parents to Bapu Kuti- Sewagram and Zero Mile stone. However he conveyed the urgent need to improve the basic facilities in nearby tourist places. Spot less Cleanliness, clean washrooms, good roads with signages and hygienic eateries are essential at all tourist places to attract tourists to Nagpur. This will help health care service providers to promote medical tourism in a big way because hygiene, transport, security, food and sanitation are the primary areas of concern.

During her stay, Dr.Anit Prakash, Dr.Nitu Hedaoo, Shri.Simha Chalam, Smt.Priya Sashi, Dr.Madhuri Likhitkar, Smt.Ambika Nair and Smt.Mary Chacko and Shri.Avinash Ganar ensured smooth execution of related administrative and nursing processes.

Comatose 76 year old lady regains consciousness after rare brain tumor removal


A 76 years old lady resident of Amravati, came to Orange City Hospital & Research Institute with h/o seizure and unconsciousness for 2 days with K/o Hypertension and cardiac disease on irregular treatment. She remained comatose for 2 days and gradually regained consciousness.  She also has h/o repeating words while talking since 2-3 years. She was admitted under care of Dr. Mohammad Husain Bhati, Neuro Surgeon-OCHRI. She was thoroughly investigated and her CT & MRI Brain suggestive of Huge Left sided Sphenoid Wing Meningioma. Inspite of old age & co-morbid conditions her relatives having complete faith on OCHRI desired to go for surgical intervention.
The intricate surgery for resection of this rare and complicatedly positioned tumor performed by Dr. Hussain Bhati lasted for 5 hours. During surgery Dr. Sweety Pasari -Anesthetist provided the necessary anesthesia and was assisted by Dr.Kavita Dhurvey.
Dr. Husain Bhati, informed that “This is difficult tumor to operate specially on dominant side with co-morbid conditions and long surgery duration. This tumor was also adherent to ICA, basilar artery and optic nerve. If the surgery was not done there were chances of seizure, paralysis, unconsciousness leading to death.
Dr.Milind Pande- Pathologist, Dr.Raju Khandelwal, Dr.Nishikant Lokhande & Dr.Sudha Ambatkar- Radiologists rendered diagnostic support while full time round the clock stationed Intensivist team consisting of Dr.Ashish Shukla, Dr.Rani Lakhe, Dr.Roshan Jawdekar, Dr. Santosh Gadge, Dr.Saurabh Rathi, Dr.Vasundhara Jain led by Dr.Ganesh Bure provided critical care support. Smt.Ambika Nair and Smt.Preeti Joseph led nursing & paramedical team in Operation theatre and Critical care unit while Dr.Sanil Koyili led the team of Physiotherapists.
The surgery was uneventful and post operatively she is ambulatory and discharged home. The relatives thanked TEAM OCHRI led by Dr.M.H.Bhati for the care and concern.
Dr.Usha Nair, Director- RNHPL complimented Dr.Bhati and his team and stated that although many head injury “ hot” cases are routinely managed at OCHRI; it is “Cold” neurological case management ( like tumors etc.) that proves the surgical acumen of OCHRI Department of Neurosurgery which comprises of 5 Neurosurgeons. Needy central Indians with varied brain and spine tumors apart from spinal disc complaints reach OCHRI to seek solace in view of the round the clock comprehensive diagnostic, surgical, critical care and rehabilitation facilities available under one roof.
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