Bhubaneswar,15/01/19: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched ‘Sunetra’ scheme on Tuesday in order to provide free eye care to all the people of the state.
Patnaik launched the eye care scheme during the state’s flagship ‘Ama Gaon Ama Bikash’ programme at the State Secretariat with an aim to achieve the target of universal eye health care by 2023.
While addressing to Scribes,Health secretary said,“all the people of Odisha are included in this scheme. Irrespective of age, all will benefit from the scheme,”.
Highlighting the benefits of ‘Sunetra’ scheme,Secretary Pramod Meherda said, “Every year, Odisha Government will conduct eye check-ups at every school in the State and if required, the operation will be done free of cost.
Meherda further informed that the state government has already started implementing the cost-free eye care scheme. A budget of Rs 680 crore has been sanctioned for a period of five years and Rs 50 crore will be spent in the first year.
“Even, critical eye surgery will be done at appropriate hospitals free of cost. Besides, free power glasses will be distributed to the students having vision problem,” the Health Secretary said, adding that the people of Odisha will also be provided free eye care and treatment.
“In regards to benefits for elderly persons, they will also undergo yearly eye checkup and necessary treatment as well as power glasses will be distributed free of cost. Even cataract operation of senior citizens will be done by the Odisha Government,” the Health Secretary added.
The eye care and necessary treatment will be available at all government-run Community Health Centres (CHCs), Sub-Divisional Hospitals (SDHs), District Headquarter Hospitals (DHHs) and medical colleges.
Though no document is required to avail these free eye care benefits, one should have to register at their local CHCs, SDHs, DHHs and medical colleges and necessary arrangement have been done for the registration process.
During eye check-ups, the patient’s details will be registered with the concerned government-run health centres for future references. It would also help in overlooking a patient’s eye care history and necessary future treatment.
Bhubaneswar,3.1.19:Pravas Ranjan Pradhan, aged 34 small farmer of Puri district got new lease of life after receiving Rs. 1 lakh donation from students of Chennai for his kidney transplantation in a private hospital of Bhubaneswar.
Mr. L. Bharath Kumar, Second year Law college student from Dayawati Law college, Delhi took up the initiative on behalf of 'Good Deeds' initiative of 'Sri Ramanuja Mission Trust', to collect Rs.1000 each from 100 members and donated Rs. 1 lakh for treatment of Pravas.
Sushree Aishwarya, Trustee, Daya Trust and L. Bharat Kumar, visited Bhubaneshwar and donated the said amount in a special function organized in Jatni-based Pragyan Sathi Shobhaniya Shikshashram school. Others who joined in this function were Sri Nirakar Beura, secretary, Mrs. Gouri Singh, former Chairman of Jatni Municipality, Bibhuti Bhusan Mishra, social activist and many others.
The trust wants to start 'Good Deeds' clubs in all schools and promote the culture of charity.
“Kidney treatment is highly expensive. I was completely frustrated having heard huge expenses required for kidney transplantation from doctor’s mount and lost hope for survival. However, this contribution by students rebuilt my confidence for treatment. “I express my gratitude to all the kind hearts for saving my life”, says Pravas Pradhan while receiving contribution.
There are many philanthropist organizations in Chennai like Sri Ramanuja Mission Trust that are doing charity works to help the poor and needy people. We need to form proper network and serve the society...
Taalcher,28/12/18:Shri A N Verma, Executive Director,NTPC Limited today visited NTPC Talcher Kaniha. During his visit , he inaugurated advanced automated cell count equipment installed at pathological dept of NTPC Kaniha hospital.The newly added equipment will cater better medical pathological tests in day to day operation of the hospital.
On the occasion, he also made a visit to newly operated tobacco de-addiction centre and presented a gift to one of the local residents who quit smoking as an encouragement. Later he had an interaction with the doctors and hospital staff and saw a presentation on hospital activities by Shri R K Misra ,CMO ,NTPC Kaniha hospital.
Shri Verma addressing the gathering shared some of the new initiatives ie NTPC employees health mapping which will record the health records of employees for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Sebastian Jospeh,General Manager,HR,senior officials of Talcher,Kanha were present during the visit.
ACCIDENTAL SWALLOWING OF DENTURE CREATED SERIOUS INJURY TO ESOPHAGUS. WOMEN SUCCESSFULLY OPERATED AT APOLLO HOSPITALS, BHUBANESWARMonday, 17 December 2018 13:31 Written by odishabarta
Bhubaneswar, 15.12.2018: The department of Surgical Gastroenterology has added one more feather to its cap by performing an extremely rare surgery on a middle aged lady in restoring her food pipe, which had sustained injury to her esophagus following accidental swallowing of her denture.
A middle aged lady who had sustained injury to her esophagus following accidental swallowing of denture had undergone treatment in a hospital with an attempt to remove the denture. However, during the treatment process at that hospital she suffered severe damage to her food pipe.
As an interim measure, her food pipe was diverted out of the neck (Esophagostomy). She was being fed through a tube placed in her intestine (feeding jejunostomy). This procedure was done in the previous hospital. To add to her problem she developed blood clot in the leg veins (deep vein thrombosis) which posed immediate risk to her life. She was referred to Apollo Hospitals, Bhubaneswar in a very critical state. She was admitted immediately in the ICU with serious respiratory problems in addition to the existing ones.
As the patient was having multiple issues, hence a comprehensive treatment was planned and at the initial level she was treated by Dr Manas Kar, Senior Consultant Interventional Radiology, Apollo Hospitals, Bhubaneswar who placed a filter in her IVC to prevent the clot in the leg veins to migrate up. This, in itself was a complex yet worthwhile procedure to save her life initially. She continued to remain in ICU for some time and recovered gradually.
Having tided the patient over the initial crisis, the next challenge was to restore her food pipe so that she was able to eat normally. Elaborating in detail about the case Dr Md. Ibrarullah, Senior Consultant, Department Surgical Gastroenterology, said that reconstruction of food pipe is a complex & lengthy procedure and on first week of the December 2018, she underwent the surgery in which reconstruction of her food pipe was done using a segment of large intestine.
The procedure, known as Esophago-Coloplasty, was conducted by, Dr Ibrarullah & his team comprising of Dr MS Modi, Dr Salil Parida, Dr Sadananda Meher, Dr H Wani & Dr Srinivasulu. The Anesthesia team, headed by Dr Mami Parija & Dr Saumitra Satpathy provided efficient support in managing such a long & complex procedure.
The patient had an absolutely smooth postoperative recovery and was discharged. Today she is able to eat normally as any other normal individual. The happiness on her face after being able to taste normal food like a normal person really needs to be seen to be believed.
Congratulating Dr Ibrarullah and his team Shri Sudhir M Diggiker, Regional CEO of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd Odisha and Chhattisgarh said that Apollo Hospitals, Bhubaneswar has always been in the forefront in providing all requisite treatment facilities to the needy. “Apollo Hospitals, Bhubaneswar is well equipped with all state of art facilities and has experienced doctors and paramedics to respond to any kind of emergency.”, he added. Shri Diggiker even congratulated Dr Kar who successfully brought the patient into a stable condition at the initial stage.
Apollo Hospitals is always in the forefront in introducing newer technologies, procedures and protocols to treat ailments effectively, economically and with lot of compassion, Shri Diggiker said and added that,” I am pleased that our consultants are continuously playing a pivotal role in providing the best possible treatment for the patients.”
Talcher,12/12/18:A sensitization Programme on Anti-Tobacco for mainly for employees and school children was organised at NTPC Talcher Kaniha in association with Innovative Cancer Care and Rehabilitation Pvt Ltd, Faridabad on December 10,2018.
During the one-day awareness programme, various topics on anti- tobacco at & multiple venues of the power station was held e.g “Be Smart Do Not Start” was organised for school children of DAV and Kendriya Vidyalaya school,” Win over Cancer and Tobacco “was organised for employees and their family members at Recreation Centre, Tobacco Menace & Benefits of being tobacco free was organised for senior employees at Vivekananda Hall conference Hall.
On the occasion Chief General Manager ,Talcher Kaniha Santosh James spoke on putting restriction on employees and control laborers for using tobacco and he emphasized on ban on sale of tobacco related products in township. He further added for having provison to impose fine to employees and contract labourers for consumption of tobacco in order to make them free from tobacco addiction.
Dr R K Misra ,CMO NTPC Kaniha & Dr Pawan Gupta & other faculties from Innovative Cancer Care and Rehabilitation Pvt Ltd, Faridabad were present on the occasion.
Angul,06/12/18:A Sputum Testing Center, under Revised National Tuberculosis Programme (RNTCP), has been inaugurated at the Occupational Health Center (OHC) of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. (JSPL) situated at Jindal Nagar Township. Dr. Trilochan Pradhan, CDMO-Angul, graced the inauguration ceremony as Chief-Guest and dedicated the center for the wellbeing of the people in presence of Mr. Ravi Kant Somani, EVP & Group Head (OHS); Brig. K.K. Chopra, VSM (Retd.), Head Administration; Mr. Alok Malhotra, Head-HR & ES; Dr.K.P. Behera, Head-Medical Services-JSPL; Mr. B. P. Singh, GM-Safety & TPM; Dr. Manas Ranjan Biswal, District Tuberculosis Officer along with other staff members of OHC.
Attending the function, Dr. Trilochan Pradhan said “This is first of its kind initiative in Angul as District Health Administration (DHA) joins hand with a private organization to fight Tuberculosis. This center has been equipped with all the necessary chemicals and materials supported by DHA. Patients can avail free treatment and medicines as per the rider of RNTCP”.
On receiving such kind of unique support from the DHA, the Executive Director (I/c) and Location Head of JSPL’s Angul unit Mr. AtulMisra expressed his gratitude and said “This center will run under Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) mode and will be definitely helpful for the people of this vicinity in detecting and treating Tuberculosis at an early stage”.
JSPL has initiated several programmes for improving healthcare and quality of life of people in the villages around its plant in Angul. The Company has been running several programmes like Kishori Express in coordination with the District Administration.
Angul,02/12/18:JSPL Foundation - The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. (JSPL), observed the World AIDS Day with multiple awareness programmes in and around the JSPL plant. The awareness drive started with tagging of the Red Ribbon to Angul Location Head and Executive Director (i/c) of JSPL Mr. Atul Misra and Executive Director-Maintenance Mr. Suresh Kumar.
On this occasion Mr. Ravi Kant Somani, EVP & Group Head (OHS) attended the district level program as Guest-of-Honour. The programme was organized by District AIDS Prevention and Control Unit (DAPCU), NHM and District Administration Angul. Mr. Tapan Kumar Satapathy, ADM-Angul flagged-off an awareness rally in presence of Dr. Trilochan Pradhan, Chief District Medical Officer and other dignitaries. Hundreds of school and college students, NGOs and volunteers participated in the rally that was followed by a Public meeting to raise awareness about the issue and social stigma pertaining to HIV/AIDS and its consequences.
JSPL Foundation in association with OSACS, DAPCU and Utkal Sevak Samaj (The Targeted Intervention Agency for HIV/AIDS appointed by OSACS) also organized an awareness camp Angul Jail, where 400 Jail inmates were sensitised. Similarly, these organisations will conduct a week long awareness drive to spread the message about prevention of HIV/AIDS in its periphery villages, covering general public, transporters and workers of the plant.
As a responsible corporate, JSPL has been undertaking various activities in spreading awareness about HIV/AIDS in collaboration and support of National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), Odisha State AIDS Control Society (OSACS) and DAPCU.
Report by:Rajesh Mohapatra,Odishabrta
ROUREKLA,02/12/18: Doctors of Ispat General Hospital(IGH) the biggest hospital of Rourkela run by RSP successfully saved life of a young boy, Pratyush Maharana (11), Son of Bidhan Cahndra Maharana of Rajgangpur who had met an accident on Kartika Purnima. An unknown vehicle hit him while he was riding a cycle coming home. He was badly injured and immediately taken to a nearby hospital but finding his condition critical he was referred to IGH. Immediately doctors on duty attended the patient, by that time the patient was unconscious, he was immediately shifted to ICU and kept in ventilator. On diagnosis they found he had a fractured bone in the right arm and injury on both sides of the lings with blood inside the thoriac cavity. A team of doctors comprised of Dr. N P Sahoo, Joint Director (Anesthesia), Dr.(Mrs.) Raj Laxmi Panda, Sr. Dy. Director (Anesthesia), Dr. R B Pattnaik, Sr. Dy. Director (Medicine), Dr. J P Sahoo, Specialist (Neuro Surgery) and nurses of ICU assisted to take care of the patient and intercostals drainage was provided on both sides to recover. Patient has regained his consciousness after 48 hours and was off the ventilation on 5th day of his admission to the hospital. This young boy is now stable and will be shifted to general ward soon. Then the surgery of the fractured bones will be carried out. Quick action ton save the patient by the doctors of IGH is praiseworthy which saved the precious life of a young boy.