Chatrapur, Ganjam,11/11/18:On the occasion of Diabetes Awareness week which is celebrated to commemorate 14th Nov as World Diabetes Day globally, Diabetes &Endocare Clinic, Berhampur lead by Dr Sunil Kumar Kota, Consultant Endocrinologist& Diabetes Superspecialist in association with Odisha Retired Employees Association & Senior Citizens Employees Forum, Chhatrapur branch, has organized aDiabetes awareness rally at Chhatrapur. Around 100 participants registered for the event, where Sri Brijesh Rai, IPS, SP, Ganjamwas the chief guest with Dr Priyanshu Pradhan, Hon’ble MLA, Chatrapur and Sri Ashok Choudhury, Ex MLA, Chatrapuras the guests of honour. Sri Brijesh Raihighlighted the importance of regular exercise and proper lifestyle in maintaining healthy life both in diabetics and non diabetics. Dr Priyanshu stressed upon diet control and a regulated life style. Sri Ashok Choudhury emphasized regular testing and specialist consultation to avoid any untoward situation arising out of Diabetes.
Addressing the gathering, Dr Kota underscored the theme of the event ie “Walk for Healthy Life”. Exercise is the corner stone of diabetes management, which helps insulin to discharge its duty even better and lower the sugar. Additionally exercise is helpful in reducing blood pressure, cholesterol, and improving cardiovascular (heart and blood vessels) function. Daily 30-45 minutes of brisk walk is essential. This is ideally achieved by covering a distance of 4-5 km over a period of 45-60 minutes. Dr Kota further elaborated that this can be accumulated in short bouts of walks carried out 2-3 times/ day with each bout consisting of a minimum of 10-15 minutes at a stretch. The elderly people who frequently have knee problems can undergo upper body exercises like banging of hands, rolling over from side to side etc.
An awareness video on Diabetes by Dr Sunil Kota was presented to the guests and was dedicated to the society. The awareness video was distributed amongst participants by social media. Dr Priyanshu Pradhan later on thanked Dr Sunil for his tremendous efforts to build up awareness among the people of Chatrapur. Dr Kota further thanked the guests and others for their active participation. Subsequently guestsflagged off the walk, where people participated with a uniform dress code conveying the theme and carried placards carrying the message of healthy living in diabetes. The rally started from upper bust stand and proceeded through main road, Rikapalli, Bada Jagannath Temple junction to end at Rotary hall.More than 100 people were subjected for free blood sugar and blood pressure testing there. Around 1500 diabetes educational pamphlets were distributed amongst the passing by people during the rally. Amongst others Sri Niranjan Tripathy, Sri Prafulla K Patnaik, Sri Brahmanand Padhy and volunteers from Diabetes &Endocare Clinic too graced the occasion.
Dharakote,(Ganjam)October 30, 2018: Tata Steel in association with its CSR wing, Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS) organized one day free Mega Health Camp along with awareness campaign on good Health at R Damodarpalli village under Dharakote block on October 30, 2018. The objective of the camp was to provide specialized health care services to the community and create awareness about good health. Mrs. Latika Pradhan, Chairman of State Social and welfare board, Odisha, inaugurated the Health Camp along with Mr Surya Kumar Reddy, Sarapancha of R. Damodarpalli panchayat.
More than 650 patients from villages of R. Damodarpalli, Kusuruba, Kalasandhapur, Kamasala, Sradhapur, Dhaugaon, D. Damodarpalli, Dharakote, Taragaon, Sanamahi, Ghaasabilli and Aska benefitted from the day long Health Camp. Free medicines were provided along with consultation by specialist doctors from MKCG Medical College and MEDICA Hospital. Doctors across disciplines like Dr. Jogendra Patra, Medicine, Dr. Santi Priya Murmu, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. Rina Mehera, Pediatric, Dr. K Smita, Dentist, Dr. N C Mahanta and Dr. Asutosh Dash, Medical Officer of MEDICA Hospital attended to the patients. Apart from free health check-up and medicines, 130 people under went eye check up by Mr Chitrasena Gauda, Chief Vison Care Technician of Sankar Eye Hospital among which 37 patients were detected for cataract operation and will be operated soon at Sankara Eye Hospital, Samarjhola through financial assistance offered by Tata Steel Rural Development Society. The pathological tests were also conducted for 82 diabetic patients. Officers of Tata Steel Rural Development Society present on the occasion were instrumental in smoothly conducting the health camp.
Talcher,28/10/18:A tobacco de-addiction Centre was inaugurated at NTPC Talcher Kaniha by Shri Santosh James ,Chief General Manager on 26.10.2018.The de-addiction centre will be devoted for employees and family members and locals for de-addiction of tobacco e.g pan ,gutka & cigarette.
Doctors at the centre will counsel the interested persons who registered themselves for de-addiction of tobacco in addition to, patients who been suffering from tobacco intake habits will be encouraged for de-addiction in consultation with the patient and their family members.
After the inauguration, Chief General Manager while addressing the gathering said “to organise road shows on propagating tobacco de-addiction”. He stressed upon on providing publicity at township and nearby places to involve more persons suffering from tobacco habits for de-addiction.
On the occasion, employees and locals were provided gifts who have stopped consumption of tobacco after counselling as encouragement. Till now 15 members have registered at the centre for de-addiction.
Rayagada, October 22: On the eve of Vijaya Dashami, an ambulance with nomenclature as MAA was flagged off by Mr. N. Nagesh, Unit Head & President of Utkal Alumina in the presence of Mr. Gaurahari Sahu, Inspector-in-Charge, Doraguda, Dr. Rajinder Mandal, Medical Officer, Utkal Alumina, Dr. Neeranjan Raita, Medical Officer, Dangasil and Mr. Rakesh Mishra, AVP (Admn. CSR and Land &Legal). This "MAA" ambulance is a joint initiative of Utkal Alumina and Rayagada Police and will be operated from Doraguda Police Station. This is apart from their major contribution to the District Mineral Fund(DMF) to implement schemes under Prime Minister Khanij Kalyan Yojana(PMKKY).
While around fifty thousand of public rejoiced the effigy of Ravan being burnt, this CSR initiative added cheers to the public of Kashipur, especially the women in the periphery of Utkal Alumina International Ltd(UAIL). Attractive and entertaining fireworks show by a team from Bobbili was enjoyed by one and all. The varieties of shots fired to the sky was creating beautiful images and good sound on the dark sky. Fire Work enthralled the august gathering and so also the dedication of ambulance.
“Kashipur is always engrossed with health and nutrition issues. Rayagada has been included as an aspirational district by Niti Aayog, GOI. Health, nutrition and education on one hand themselves determine the quality of life, and on the other, they are also important factors determining economic productivity and therefore employability of a person. They have thus been assigned the highest weightage. In this context health activity of CSR wing of UAIL has converged with the broader health vision of the district by donating the ambulance for the wellness of the women around the factory. Thus the CSR programme has been people centric in improving quality of life”, said Smt Bidulata Huika, Ombudsman, Rayagada.
The people friendly role of police and the corporate has been applauded by the local denizens.
Berhampur,21/10/18:A pregnant woman from Burtula village under Patrapur block in Ganjam district was carried on a cot for 15 km due to poor road connectivity to the village.
According to source, Hiramani Nayak,w/o.Rabindra Nayak of Kaduabada village under Patrapur block in the district suffered labour pain yesterday morning following which her family members decided to take her to hospital.
The family members, with the help of some locals, carried her on a cot and walked for about 15 kilometres to reach Talakuandhala.
The woman was initially rushed to the Patrapur Community Health Centre (CHC) in a government vehicle and later shifted to the MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur after her condition deteriorated.
Jajpur,07/10/18:Under the able guidance of Sukinda MLA Engineer Pritiranjan Ghadai, at least 2077 units of blood have been collected in 2018. This is itself a record in the state this year.
The blood units were collected under Jeevan Bindu programme. his constituency in Jajpur district.
Ghadei Speaking on the occasion, the collection of 2077 blood units was a highest number of blood units collected in odisha and it would inspire the local youths to organize such camp in the future. He said about chief minister Naveen Patnaik’s commitment for providing good health to the people of the state. Ghadei said the collection of 2077 blood units was a milestone achievement and it would inspire the local youths to organize such camp in the future and highest blood collection all over odisha . Ghadei said.
He would extend his patronage to such blood camps in the future and thanks to Sukinda people.
New Delhi,04/10/18:It refers to Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court imposing fine on three doctors for illegible hand-writing on injury-reports submitted before the High Court. It is for central and state governments to take a clue from the High Court order and issue necessary directives that at least new-generation medical-practitioners may issue computerised prescriptions. Exemption may be for aged ones not familiar to use computers.
Rather Union Health Ministry can take initiative to develop three different types of soft-wares one each for hospitals, medical-practitioners and pathological laboratories where every patient may get a unique registration-number by any private or government hospital, medical-practitioner and pathological laboratory where complete past medical history of a patient for that particular hospital, medical-practitioner and pathological-laboratories may be readily available if possible even by opening website through unique ID and password. All prescriptions and medical-reports may thus be printed through computers eliminating system of hand-written prescriptions or medical-reports.
System will be useful for states like Delhi where patients are provided free medicines and tests in government-hospitals under Delhi government. Then there will be no need to get prescriptions photo-copied or slips prepared manually for medicines or investigations by additional staff deployed for the purpose.
New Delhi,28/09/18:It is a known and bitter fact that private hospitals have become money-making industrial institutions through their negligent and inhuman attitude. There are reports that employed super-specialists are given daily targets of business for profiteering of hospitals when treatments are done irrespective of their actual needs. People going only for some tests etc are unnecessarily alarmed for some serious disease to ensure admission to hospital even without any need.
Media-reported examples are two cases of December 2017, about raising exorbitant bill of rupees sixteen lakhs by Fortis Hospital Gurugram also charging disproportionately for consumables like gloves and syringes, and giving body of a live child wrapped as dead child by Max Hospital (Shalimar Bagh) though such examples are otherwise routine for private industrial institutions called hospitals.
Public-memory is very short, and the guilty ones get escaped after some lapse of time. Law should be enacted that such erring hospitals may be taken over by governments to be run as premium hospitals. Such a system will make effective utilization of huge money invested in these hospitals for public good. It will also serve as deterrent against wrong-doings by private hospitals.