Hon’ble Shri.Sudhir Mungantiwar
Minister of Finance, Forests & Planning
Government of Maharashtra
Shri. Nair inaugurates Nagpur IMA’s “Old is Gold”
Indian Medical Association – Nagpur branch had recently organised a musical program “Old is Gold” to commemorate 65+ Club which will have events to involve senior doctors above 65 years of age. Dr. Ashish Disawal, President Nagpur IMA had invited Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair, Chairman, Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited to launch this novel undertaking. Appreciating the endeavour; Shri. Udaybhaskar Nair stated that population aging—the increase of the share of older individuals in a society due to fertility declines and rising life expectancy is an irreversible global trend with far-reaching economic and socio-political consequences. By 2050, the number of people aged 60 and older will more than double from its current levels, reaching around 2 billion. Population aging will likely lead to declining labour forces, lower fertility, and an increase in the age dependency ratio, the ratio of working-age to old-age individuals. For monetary and non-monetary reasons, work is a pivotal element of one’s well-being. Recognizing this could be an essential part of the solution. Paid work contributes not only to material well-being but also to psychological well-being through social interactions and opportunities for personal and professional growth. And unpaid work, like volunteering, care work and artistic work, can provide these same psychological benefits. Given these positive effects, encouraging and rewarding paid and unpaid work among the elderly could be a pivotal part of the solution to the aging-related fiscal and social challenges. Phased-in retirement, fiscal sustainability, and well-being are crucial for aging population.
He added that as our loved ones get older, retire, they may not have as many opportunities to get out and socialize as they did in their younger years. It will also be harder for them to keep active, and both are very important to their physical and mental health. Isolation is extremely common in the older population, and the end result could be detrimental to our loved one’s mental health and cognitive functioning. By better understanding the risks of social isolation and taking proactive measures to combat it, we can help our elderly family members enjoy their golden years. Hence this step by Nagpur IMA is laudable to keep 65+ doctors occupied and active within their own circle. Prominent among those who were present were Dr.Y.S. Deshpande, President, IMA, Maharashtra and senior Cardiologist of the city Dr.B. Subhedar.
Orange City Hospital & Research Institute has been recognized by Food and Drug Administration- Maharashtra State to process, store and dispense all essential narcotic drugs used for treatment purposes under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 & Rule 2015 through form No. 3G. The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, commonly referred to as the NDPS Act, is an Act of Parliament of India that prohibits a person to produce/manufacture/cultivate, possess, sell, purchase, transport, store, and/or consume any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance.
It is added that many pain killers and Anaesthesia drugs come under preview of Essential Narcotic Drug Act. It is crucial that all hospitals which are having operation theatres and Critical Care units should get recognition under this Act; failing which serious actions can be contemplated by FDA against them. The 40 bedded OCHRI Critical Care Complex caters to varied complicated cases patients reaching from all corners of Central India for solace. Respecting the law, OCHRI accordingly approached FDA for granting license so as to prevent any inadvertent law break of any kind.
This recognition granted by Shri. A. T. Nikhade, Joint Commissioner and Licensing Authority FDA- Maharashtra Mumbai was conveyed by Dr. Rakesh Tirpude, Assistant Commissioner Food and Drugs Administration, Nagpur Division to OCHRI recently. Dr. Neeta Deshpande, MD has been nominated by OCHRI as Nodal Officer as per norms.
Dr. Anup Marar, Director- OCHRI has thanked FDA authorities for the confidence reposed on the expertise and integrity of Team OCHRI by granting this crucial NDPS license and assured that Dr. Neeta Deshpande- Nodal Officer assisted by Shri.Niraj Patil- Pharmacist will maintain and follow requisite norms to justify their trust on OCHRI.
11th July is death anniversary of Late Shri.Ravi Nair, Co-founder of Nairsons Group. Orange City Hospital & Research Institute, the pilot project of Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited is dedicated to his memory.
Shri.Ravi Nair lost his life in prime of youth only due to lack of proper and timely medical care. Hence Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair conceptualized OCHRI; a tertiary health care center wherein all kind of serious patients can be admitted and managed.
OCHRI is a unique working model which has been studied by many management schools wherein NAIRSONS family led by Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair does not benefit from the profits of OCHRI for their personal gains but puts them back to society through various social undertakings.
Remembrance floral offerings to statue of Shri.Ravi Nair were offered by all OCHRI family members led by Dr.Anup Marar, Director- OCHRI & Dr.Vidya Nair Director- Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited and on 11th July 2018. Nagpurians from all strata of life also came to offer their tributes. On this solemn occasion, OCHRI family reaffirmed their commitment to serve with compassion, care and ethics as homage to the departed soul. Simha Chalam, Roy Thomas, Priya Sashi, Dr.Noorul Ameen, Ganesh Iyer, Bharti Badwaik, Ravindra Dhande, Roshan Gotekar& Nikhil Dharmari partook in the proceedings.
Dr. Darshan Rewanwar, Senior Plastic & Burns Surgeon of Orange City Hospital & Research Institute has been selected as a faculty for ASIA WOUND FORUM 2018 being held at Bali; Indonesia from 13th to 15th July 2018.
The abstract presented by him is based on the complex wound management by NPWT (VAC) technique for various soft tissue defects in the duration of last 5 years performed at OCHRI. He will also be presenting a poster on the same.
Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) is a therapeutic technique using a vacuum dressing to promote healing in acute or chronic wounds and enhance healing of second- and third-degree burns. The therapy involves the controlled application of sub-atmospheric pressure to the local wound environment, using a sealed wound dressing connected to a vacuum pump. The successful use of this novel technique in chronic wound management by Dr.Darshan Rewanwar in OCHRI has increased dramatically in this decade. NPWT is even useful for diabetic ulcers, Bed Sores and management of the open abdomen surgical wounds.
Patients from all corners of Central India suffering from burns, non-healing ulcers, diabetic ulcers, pressure sores etc reach OCHRI Plastic Surgery division for solace. It is added that the only Skin bank of Central India wherein processed skin is used for burns management is based at OCHRI.
Medical circles have applauded Dr. Darshan Rewanwar for bringing this honor to himself, OCHRI and Nagpur city.