The 70th Independence Day of India was celebrated with great patriotic fervor by Medical community at Orange City Hospital & Research Institute. At the outset; Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair, Chairman, NAIRSONS Group garlanded the statue of Mahatma Gandhi and later unfurled the national flag. It was immediately followed by National anthem rendition led by Smt.Manjiri Damle and her team. Smt.Sangeeta Varma conducted the proceedings while Shri. Naresh Tiwari conducted the salutations. Children of OCHRI family members were bestowed with Successful Scholar Award 2016 which was conducted by Dr.Neeta Deshpande. The toppers were Std X (State Board) Mast. Bhushan Moreshwar Dudhakawale s/o Shri. Moreshwar Dudhakawale, Std X (CBSE Board) Mast. Christo Roy s/o Shri. Roy Thomas, Std XII- Science Stream (State Board) Ms.Kashmira Kishore Deshpande d/o Dr. Neeta Deshpande and Std XII- Commerce Stream (State Board) Ms. Aiswarya Balachandran Nair d/o Mrs. Ambika Nair. Ms.Yashika Mahendra Patil d/o Mrs. Sunita Patil was also given consolation prize. Shri.Roy Thomas announced the name of those who cleared Diploma in Critical Care Nursing while Dr.Deepak Dongre announced the successful recipients of CCCM certificate Awardees. The Awards were bestowed by hands of Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair, Dr.Dileep Dhande, Dr.Jay Deshmukh, Dr.Anup Marar, Dr.Usha Nair, Dr.Anup Marar and Dr.Vidya Udaybhaskar. On this occasion, Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair addressed the medical community and emphasized the need to join hands with government to lead India to a cleaner, more transparent, honest and proud India. He applauded and thanked OCHRI family members for the accomplishments. Smt.Priya Sashi, Shri.Ganesh Iyer, Shri.Roy Thomas, Shri.Avinash Ganar, Shri. Pravin Mungal and Shri.Ravindra Dhande and others worked hard for the success of this ceremony.
Recently one more cadaveric kidney transplant surgery was done at Orange City Hospital & Research Institute, Nagpur.
Shri. Krishna Vithalrao Wanjari, 62 year old male, retired from Irrigation Department, Bhopal, MP and resident of F/12, Hemant Apt, Rudrasen Complex, New Mankapur, Nagpur was admitted as a case of Brain Infarction at Meditrina Hospital on 01.08.2016 and was operated on 08.08.2016. Subsequently in view of his brain dead condition, Dr.Sameer Paltewar, Neurosurgeon discussed Organ donation with relatives who immediately agreed and accordingly he was shifted to OCHRI for Organ retrieval surgery and transplant surgery. He was shifted from Meditrina Hospital to Orange City Hospital & Research Institute, Nagpur on 09.08.2016 at 11pm. After performing all essential confirmatory test at OCHRI in late night hours as per standard protocol by the team of specialist namely Dr. Devayani Buche, Dr.R.Atal, and Dr.Vasant Dangra; he was certified as Brain Stem dead status.
Shri. Krishna Wanjari’s wife Suchita is a housewife and his only daughter Ayushi is studying in Class X. Recently when his mother-in-law expired he had expressed his desire to donate his organs for the benefit of others. After knowing the brain Stem dead status of Mr. Wanjari his relatives proactively came forward and wish to donate the kidneys and eyes to the needy so that it could be beneficial to someone as per his wish.
On this occasion Dr. Devayani Buche, explained that “Normally in death as we understand, the heart comes to a stop first and the brain cells die within a few minutes due to lack of blood circulation but in brain death the reverse takes place.”
Dr.S.J.Acharya, Nephrologist & Transplant Advisor and Smt. Manjiri Damle, Transplant Coordinator, OCHRI diligently completed all necessary formalities as sought by government during night hours and reached out to needy recipients as per ZTCC (Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee) waiting list. On 10.08.2016 morning hours, kidneys were retrieved and transplant surgery was done by transplant team Dr. Suhas Salpekar, Dr.Sandeep Deshmukh and Dr. Rohit Gupta supported by Dr. S.J. Acharya, Transplant Physician. Dr. Smita Harkare and Dr. Anita Pande provided the anesthesia services and Dr. Kavita Dhurvey assisted the transplant team during the surgery. His corneas were retrieved by Madhav Netra Pedi.
This cadaveric kidney donation brought new ray of life for the four families as both the kidneys were given to two needy patients and corneas to 2 blind patients. One kidney was given to a 43 years male at OCHRI and the other kidney was transported to Care Hospital for transplant to patient as per ZTCC waiting list where he was operated by Dr.Ravi Deshmukh, Dr.Deepali, and Dr.Swanand Choudhary with Dr.Prakash Khetan as Nephrologist.
Dr.S.J Acharya informed that “What is needed is a proactive attitude towards cadaveric organ donation, counselling for relatives for organ donation in the event of brain death, adequate hospital infrastructure, matching and distribution of the organs and co-ordination amongst hospitals.”
On this occasion, Dr. Anup Marar, Director, OCHRI, said that “This is a fine example of generosity, and a great human spirit. The family’s gesture demonstrates that there is a latent desire in everyone to “make a difference”.
Dr. Ganesh Bure, Dr.Rani Lakhe, Dr. Saurabh Rathi, Intensivists, Dr. Ajay Mungale, Dr. Amol, Dr. Ashlesh, Dr. Pratiksha, Medical Officers, Sr. Preethy, Sr. Sindhu, Sr. Shaista,Sr. Ambika along with dedicated nursing and paramedical staff of OCHRI Transplant unit is taking care of the recipient under supervision of Dr.Shivnarayan Acharya, Nephrologist.
Orange City Hospital & Research Institute is a private hospital with a difference as it reinvests its profits back to society through its various charitable arms. Grants are directed to OCHRI through Chief Minister Relief Fund and TATA TRUSTS for needy children desiring Cochlear Implant Surgeries. Recently Shri.Omprakash Shete from Chief Minister Relief Fund accompanied by Hon’ble Shri.Ashok Kumbhare and Hon’ble Shri.Krishna Khopade, MLAs visited Nagpur based OCHRI.
At the outset they were traditionally welcomed by Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair, Chairman, NAIRSONS Group of Companies. Prominently present on this occasion were Shri.Devendra Mehar, Chairman, Health & Welfare Committee- NMC, Dr.Usha Nair & Dr.Vidya Nair, Directors, Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited, Dr.Anup Marar, Director- OCHRI, Dr.Nandu Kolwadkar, Convener- OCHRI Cochlear Implant Program and Dr.Deepak Dongre, SMO Incharge- Yogiraj Hospital (Ramtek). Shri.Omprakash Shete visited the general wards and reviewed the facilities available to admitted patients.
He complimented the exemplary turnout of patients at OCHRI from all over Central India. The itinerary was organised by Smt.Manjiri Damle, Coordinator- OCHRI CIP Cell under guidance of Dr.Anup Marar. Shri.Ganesh Iyer and Shri.Chetan Ragde worked hard for the success of this visit. During this visit, the dignitaries complimented OCHRI for its versatility in service rendition to all classes of populace and conveyed that funds will be henceforth available through CM Relief fund at OCHRI to needy poor patients for any diseases which even includes Road traffic accidents, Renal transplants, Neonatal (New born/ Prematurely) diseases etc.
Shri.Omprakash Shete conveyed the vision of Hon’ble Shri.Devendra Fadnavis to reach out to all needy poor patients through MLA’s of respective constituencies and ensure quality care to them through a network of good disciplined hospitals like OCHRI. He also highlighted the unique TATA TRUST- CM RELIEF FUND grant link provided to OCHRI.
International Nurses Day was commemorated in an elegant manner recently by Kalyani Nursing School run by Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited under the diligent supervision of Smt. Jyotsna Bhujbal, Principal- KNS and Smt. Kanchan Bante, Sister Tutor-KNS. Smt. Vilasini Udaybhaskar Nair, Promoter of Orange City Hospital & Research Institute and Managing Director of Nairsons IT Private Limited was Chief Guest for this function. Dr.Vidya Nair, Director, Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited was Guest of Honor. Prominently present on this occasion were Shri.Roy Thomas, General Manager-OCHRI and Shri.Dayaram Nimbarte, Nursing Incharge- OCHRI. The theme of this year happens to be Nurses: – A force for change: Improving health systems, resilience.
Ku. Jaimala Bhalavi & Ku. Shital Raju Ghodam conducted the ceremony. Lamp Lighting by dignitaries on the dais was followed by a Pledge Ceremony by 1st year students led by Smt. Jyotsna Bhujbal. A cultural program followed wherein Group Song was sung by 1st year KNS Students.
Addressing the nursing students on the occasion, Smt.Vilasini Nair took inspiration from Florence Nightingale and conveyed that the patients look for their family in the nurses during their time in the hospital. Patience is the key to success in the given profession. Nurses spend most amount of time with the patients and therefore play a huge role. Nursing staff comprise the biggest work force in the hospital. She motivated them to be the best in the field and pass the knowledge.
Dr.Vidya Nair also guided the students and quoting recollections she expressed her gratitude to all the nurses she worked with in the past from whom she had learnt how things work practically in the hospital.
On behalf of students, Ku Mamta Gulrandhe spoke on the occasion which was followed by a Poetry recital by Ku.Kavita Kumare. A puzzle game with dignitaries was also organized. An Adivasi Group Dance was performed by Ku. Kajal Salame, Ku. Heena Raut, Ku. Ashwini Uikey, Ku. Ashwini Kumare, Ku. Archana Masram, Ku. Shital V Ghodam and Ku. Pranjali Kokande while Ku. Jyoti Jugnake delivered a solo dance performance. Smt. Kanchan Bante, Sister Tutor proposed the vote of thanks.
Nagpur based Orange City Hospital & Research Institute has varied arms which pursue diverse social commitments linked to health care. The Industrial Health arm of OCHRI provides on site health care expertise as per need of the concerned industry which helps the employees and prevent wastage of man-hours. Many Industries which do not have their dedicated health care manpower use the services of OCHRI’s Industrial health arm.
Air India’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in the special economic zone (SEZ) of Multi-modal International Hub Airport at Nagpur also utilizes the services when they are in operation to service a plane. Dr.A.K.Verma, Senior Family Physician and Officer on Special Duty-OCHRI renders his daily expertise during this period .He is backed by a pharmacist and paramedical staff. This on site service is backed by OCHRI’s emergency ambulance services, 6 bedded Emergency room complex and 40 bedded Critical Care complex served by 60 specialities. Round the clock trained qualified campus stationed Intensive care specialists are a unique feature seen at OCHRI. OCHRI is a trusted emergency care center of Central India which is known for intrinsic management and comprehensive care of Burns, Accidents, Head injuries, Orthopedic & Facial trauma, Abdominal Injuries, accidental Poisoning and Heart and Brain attacks etc. It is added that OCHRI’s novel Corporate Social Responsibility arm and Senior Citizen Healthcare arms are also catching the attention of society.
Orange City Hospital & Research Institute has been undertaking regular Cochlear Implant surgeries to benefit needy deaf children. Freedom from Deafness movement launched by OCHRI under aegis of Project Geeta has even got endorsements from TATA Trust and Hon’ble CM Office who are funding the surgeries to benefit needy children.
Recently a sensitization workshop for teachers based in peripheries was organized by acclaimed Audiologist and Speech Therapist Smt. Mithila Poonacha from Bangalore. Smt. Mithila Poonacha is a dual degree holder of Audiology and Speech Therapy. Dr.Ashish Disawal, ENT Surgeon & Audiologist- OCHRI organized this unique convention for the benefit of selected teachers attached to Sarvaa Shiksha Abhiyaan movement in Vidarbha and expressed that these trained teachers will be able to help TEAM OCHRI create a network in Vidarbha to search needy children who can be operated on time and also help them with post operative therapy rendition.
Dr.Usha Nair, Director- Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited conveyed the mission undertaken by Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair, Chairman- NAIRSONS to timely reach out to all needy deaf children especially in Vidarbha and thanked Smt.Mithila for supporting OCHRI’s Freedom from Deafness movement. Dr.Anup Marar, Director- OCHRI highlighted the exemplary milestones achieved till date by OCHRI Cochlear Implant team led by Dr.Nandu Kolwadkar. Dr.Sameer Choudhary, Secretary- Association of Otolaryngologists- Nagpur commended the efforts of TEAM OCHRI for undertaking this noble venture and sought assistance of all Pediatricians, ENT Surgeons, Audiologists, teachers and social workers to reach out to needy children. It is highlighted that new borns will be screened @ Rs.150/- for basic hearing assessment with an advance portable machine by Dr.Ashish Disawal between 3-5 PM on all working days at OCHRI OPD. The convention resolved that all newborns children should be compulsorily screened for hearing assessment before they are discharged from any maternity home/ hospital. AOL- Nagpur will also be corresponding with NOGS/FOGSI/IAP to sensitize their members about this urgent need. Smt. Mithila Poonacha appreciated the sincerity and dedication of CIP TEAM-OCHRI led by Dr.Nandu Kolwadkar and Dr.Ashish Disawal for pursuing this novel undertaking. Smt.Shradha Disawal assisted Dr.Ashish Disawal in organizing this 2 day convention. Prominently present on this occasion were Dr.Rajesh Atal, Dr.Kuldeep Sukhadeve and Dr.Nandu Kolwadkar. M/s Advance Bionics backed this program. Shri.Ganesh Iyer coordinated the itinerary.