Orange City Hospital & Research Institute (a unit of Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited) added one more feather in its overflowing cap by once again becoming the official medical service provider for the India- Bangladesh 3rd T20 match played at VCA, Jamtha, Nagpur on 10th November 2019. Orange City Hospital & Research Institute’s medical & Ambulance services was sought by VCA, Nagpur for providing emergency medical and other related health care services to players and more than 45 thousand spectators for practice session and match day. OCHRI was also the official Medical Service Provider for month long ICC WC T20 at Nagpur in 2016 and India –Australia One-day match in March 2019. ICC and BCCI observers had applauded the professional disciplined services of OCHRI conducted under aegis of VCA during the said month long undertaking.
OCHRI Medical Committee consisting of Dr. Anup Marar, Dr. Noorul Ameen and Shri Sunil Sure and VCA Medical Committee Chairman Adv. Dilip Daga assisted by Mr. Irfan Razaq and Mr. Kunal Bhumralkar executed the medical emergency plan successfully for players and spectators in the stadium over and above laid down BCCI medical guidelines. Inside VCA stadium; Two Emergency rooms equipped with monitor, Ventilator, Defibrillator and other paraphernalia apart from 2 Cardiac Ambulances, 2 BLS Ambulances along with comprehensive Medical Team of Intensivists, Physicians, Orthopedicians, Cardiologist, Neurosurgeon, General Surgeon, Maxillofacial surgeon, Anesthetist, Radiologist, Psychiatrist, Pediatrician, Medical Officers and Paramedical staff rendered their expert services. These specialists were spread all over the stadium to handle any eventuality. On site emergency medical centers was capable of handling all types of medical emergencies at the venue. There was well equipped Player Medical Centre, Spectator Medical Centre, on field Rapid Response Team, 4 First aid stations and 11 medical booths in specific stands. Dr. Noorul Ameen- Medical Coordinator and Shri. Sunil Sure- Admin Coordinator for this event under the expert guidance of Dr. Anup Marar, Chief Coordinator successfully synchronized the whole project for VCA on behalf of OCHRI. Dr. Nandu Kolwadkar, as First Aid Coordinator of this venture organized and supervised the 4 First Aid stations and 11 medical booths.
In a pre-match meeting conveyed by Shri. Ranjan Madugale- ICC match referee; Dr. Noorul Ameen, Medical Coordinator-OCHRI briefed him about the Medical Services preparedness plan. VCA’s intentions to have first aid stations was justified when it was noticed that more than 100 odd spectators availed the benefit. Over and above; medical services of 11 booths were utilized by around 200-300 odd spectators. Earlier OCHRI’s ambulances along with medical team also escorted the India and Bangladesh Team from Airport to their respective hotels.
The commendations on behalf of VCA was conveyed by Adv. Dilip Daga, Chairman- VCA Medical Committee. He stated that the unity, spirit and passion seen in each OCHRI staff member to keep up the image of their city and OCHRI is quite rare and creditable. The medical services provided by TEAM OCHRI was the best-coordinated undertaking.
Dr. Anup Marar- OCHRI Director and Chief Coordinator of this event, said that “OCHRI set a benchmark amongst all Cricket associations of India as stated by VCA officials of assembling so many super- specialists, specialists, trained nursing and paramedical staff with ALS and BLS ambulances more than laid down guidelines, we could help Nagpur becomes trend setter for others to follow in country.” He also conveyed his gratitude to each one of the participating members for their devotion and missionary enthusiasm, which led to success of this project.
Usually only Orthopedicians and Physician are expected in PMC, SMS and RRT while all 4 first aid stations and 11 booths were expected to be manned by MBBS doctors as per laid down VCA guidelines; However, OCHRI medical committee on basis of their previous experience in managing 2016 WC T20 felt that a varied group of super specialists and specialists were ideally essential on site to face any eventuality. Hence TEAM OCHRI proactively ensured range of specialities to manage any varied emergency needs even from Neurosurgery to Cardiology and Pediatrics.
Dr. Noorul Ameen thanked all super-specialist’s specialists namely Dr. Sandeep Wagh, Dr. Kuldeep Sukhadeve, Dr. Prashant Rathi, Dr. Ramakrishna Shenoi, Dr. Sameer Jahagirdar, Dr. Sumit Hire, Dr. Ankush Mohabey, Dr. Tejas Sadawarte, Dr. Sudhir Mahajan, Dr.Sanjiv Chouksey, Dr. Yogesh Kamdi, Dr. Dinesh Agrawal, Dr. Narendra Bande and Dr. Gaurav Waghale who selflessly responded to call of OCHRI to keep up the image of Nagpur City Health Care sector.
VCA also specially recognized the efforts of Ambulance team led by Shri.Santosh Arke and Shri. Saurabh Chapane. OCHRI In-house medical team consisted of Dr. Roshan Jawlekar, Dr. Deepak Dongre, Dr. Usha Gawande, Dr. Mithilesh, Dr. Ashwini, Dr.Hitesh, Dr. Ankit and Dr. Swati Bangare. 25 nursing and 25 paramedical personnel under supervision of Sr. Jessy Abraham, OCHRI Nursing In-charge were also deputed on site to assist the team of doctors.
Shri.Udaybhaskar Nair- RNHPL Chairman thanked VCA for consistently reposing confidence on OCHRI