CANCER CARE CAMOTHERAPY CENTER INAGURATED IN KALAHANDI
Kalahandi,10th July:A cancer day care and camotherapy centre inaugurated inside the District Head quarter Hospital at Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi District.In this occasion Mr.Anjan Kumar Manik the District Collector joined as chief guest.Dr.Braja Kishore Brahma CDMO,Dr.Gangadhar Sahu ADMO(Medical),Dr Jagulal Agrawal ADMO(PH),Doctor incharge of the Cancer day care centre Dr.Dina Bandhu Sahu and DPM-National Health Mission Mr.Abani Mahapatra were also present. The centre was inaugurated by Smt.Golapi Sahu who was cured after treatment of Cancer diseases earlier.
With this Cancer care Center the patient can get free and proper advice as well as camotheraphy those who were taking treatment at Acharya Harihar Cancer Institute at Cuttack. All free treatment will be provided to the patients here said the Collector Kalahandi..After inauguration of the centre the Doctor treated to Jamuna Sahu of Ladugaon for first time. Through this centre the cancer patients will get treatment free of cost said CDMO Kalahandi.
Health Min Jena visits Delhi AIIMS to meet conjoined twins
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi,20/07/17:Odisha Health Minister Pratap Jena today visited AIIMS, New Delhi to take stock of health condition of the conjoined twins Jaga and Balia who are undergoing through regular medical checkups by the team of doctors to assess the possibility of performing the first ever Craniopagus surgery to separate the twins.
Reportedly, the 30-member team of medicos from different departments are engaged in conduction various pathological tests and checkups. The twins will have their CT scan and MRI on Friday and the doctors will wait for 8 to 10 days to decide the day of surgery after studying the reports.
A pair of two-year-old conjoined twins has become the toughest challenge for a group of doctors at AIIMS after they got admitted to the hospital on Saturday. Jaga and Balia, the twins are joined at the head.
According to Dr AK Mahapatra, chief of neuro sciences centre at AIIMS, Jaga and Balia are at present undergoing a series of tests such as MRI, CT scan, to determine the feasibility of the surgery.
“They are craniopagus twins, that is who are connected at the head. This is a rare condition. It is very difficult at this stage to say if surgery is feasible to separate them. They will undergo several tests in the next 10-12 days after which we will decide,” Dr. Mahapatra was quoted while interacting with reporters.
The twins have also received special medical facilities from Railway Ministry and the State Government is also committed to bear the expenses of the medication.
Walkathon on the eve of World Hepatitis Day-28th July 2017
To spread awareness on the menace of Hepatitis
Bhubaneswar,28th July: Apollo Hospitals, one of Asia’s largest integrated healthcare provider, today organized a campaign to spread awareness on the menace of Hepatitis. The campaign was kick started at 7am today from the hospital premises with a massive Walkathon which originated at the hospital with the objective of spreading the message of this year’s theme – ELIMATE HEPATITIS amongst the citizens. The Walkathon was flagged of by Honorable Mayor of Bhubaneswar, Shri. Ananta Narayan Jena in presence of Shri Sanjaya Kumar Sethi (Corporator, Ward -12, Bhubaneswar), Mr. Sudhir M Diggikar, Regional CEO, Odisha & Chhattisgarh region, Dr( Brig) Biraj Mohan Mishra, Medical Superintendent, Apollo Hospitals, Bhubaneswar & Dr.Susanta Sethi , Sr. Consultant (Gastroenterology).
“AS Hepatitis assumes alarming proportions across the State during monsoon, health experts have warned people to be watchful of not just what they eat and drink, but also take sufficient care of liver” said Honorable Mayor, Shri Ananta Narayan Jena. He also congratulated Apollo Hospitals for it’s efforts in spreading this awareness through the Walkathon.
Addressing the participants, Mr. Sudhir M Diggikar, Regional CEO, Apollo Hospitals, said “ World Hepatitis Day is observed every year on 28 July and brings the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. One of just four disease-specific global awareness days officially endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO), this day unites all of us in our fight against viral hepatitis.” He also announced the launch of Health check packages aimed at identifying early symptoms of the disease at a nominal cost for all patients willing to get themselves screened for this deadly disease.
Senior Consultant Gastroenterologist Dr Sushant Sethi said, sometimes people mistake jaundice to be hepatitis but that is just manifestation of the disease. Swollen liver is a pre-symptom of the disease. Hepatitis E and A are avoidable with precaution, he said.Apart from emphasising on food and drinking water, people should remain alert while sourcing blood from blood banks. Family members of patients should check whether the blood has undergone tests for infections such as hepatitis and HIV.
“People requiring frequent blood transfusions need to check with blood banks whether it has undergone new-generation tests, including fourth-generation ELISA and other antibody tests. Nucleic acid test (NAT) helps prevent transfusion transmitted infections. Hepatitis B, C and HIV are most common infections that can be contracted via infected blood,” he warned.
The event culminated at the hospital at 9 am after covering almost 4 kilometers and spanning 2 hours through major intersections of the city. The objective of spreading awareness being fulfilled, the participants were congratulated by one and all for their herculean efforts.
Odisha Govt deputed 116 PG pass outs to VIMSAR, other hand Minister Urges students to call of Stir
Bhubaneswar,01,Aug,2017:Apprehending serious disruption of health services at the beleaguered Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) at Burla due to the indefinite cease-work by postgraduate students, the Odisha government this evening issued a notification ordering 116 PG pass outs to report for duty at VIMSAR tomorrow.
The notification issued by the Health and Family Welfare Department of the state government this evening asked PG pass outs who had joined it after completing their post graduation courses to join duties at VIMSAR tomorrow by 10 AM as a temporary measure until further orders.
Notably, postgraduate students of VIMSAR are on cease-work since Sunday demanding the removal of Director Aswini Pujahari .
In context, Even as deadlock continued in Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) at Burla, Odisha Health and Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena today urged agitating medicos to first withdraw their stir and join work.
The Minister, however, added that the issue can be later resolved through dialogue.
“Few student representatives had met me over the issue and we had discussed the matter. I told them to first call off their strike and join work. Then they can discuss the matter with me. I told them that we will certainly take care of whatever problems they had,” said Jena speaking to reporters on the VIMSAR issue here.
Postgraduate students of VIMSAR continued with their indefinite cease-work for the third consecutive day today in protest against Director Aswini Pujahari’s alleged high-handedness.
PG students, who are on cease-work since Sunday, remained adamant seeking removal of Pujahari or their relocation elsewhere.
Apart from undergraduate students of VIMSAR, PG students, undergraduates, house surgeons, senior residents of SCB Medical College & Hospital, Cuttack and MKCG Medical College & Hospital, Berhampur have come out in support of the agitation by wearing black badges.
The agitation is apprehended to affect health services in the three state government run medical colleges in the state.
Notably, a meeting called by Sambalpur legislator Raseswari Panigrahi on Monday evening which was attended by Pujahari, VIMSAR Superintendent, Sambalpur Collector, SP and representatives of the agitating students failed to make any breakthrough.
JSPL establishes Healthcare Centre at Jamunda Jungle Village
Angul, August 02: JSPL Foundation, the CSR Arm of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd, established a Healthcare Centre at Jamunda Jungle village of Banarpal Block, Angul district. Dr. Basanta Kumar Panda, Chief District Medical Officer, Angul, today (02.08.2017) inaugurated the new facility which has been set up in association with Hewlett Packard (HP). Villagers can avail the health services with free Doctor Consultation.
Appreciating the initiative, Dr. Basant Kumar Panda, CDMO said, “District Health Administration welcomes such community oriented initiative by JSPL”. The District Hospital will extend all its support to make the health centre effective in providing basic services to the villagers, he assured.
Congratulating the CSR team, Mr. DK Saraogi, Executive Director (In-Charge) and Location of Head of JSPL, Angul unit said, “JSPL has been taken up several community based initiatives under its CSR programme to improve the quality of lives of people residing in the vicinity of its plant at Angul. This health centre will be supplementing the efforts by Government to provide better healthcare services to the villagers.”
The healthcare centre will provide basic health care services and refer the patient to the DHH, Angul for further care, in-case of severity. At present, services like General Health Check-Up, Vision Correction, Diabetic Check-up and others will be provided and in near future this will be upgraded to provide specialist consultation through tele and video conferencing with Fortis Hospital, Raigarh and Other Major Hospitals in Odisha.
Mr. Alok Malhotra, Head (HR&ES), Dr. B.K. Dash, Chief Medical Officer, Ms. Puspalata Satapathy, Head (CSR), Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Dwivedi, AGM, and other senior functionaries of JSPL were present on the occasion, which was attended by village representatives from various peripheral villages.
First Swine Flu death in city, Minister reviews situation
Bhubaneswar,06/08/17: The first Swine Flu casualty of this year was reported on Saturday with the death of a person at a private hospital in the state capital.
A total of 24 patients affected with the H1N1 virus are undergoing treatment so far in the State including six persons who were tested positive on Friday.
A total of 16 throat swabs had been examined on August 4 out of which six were found positive, four from Bhubaneswar and one each from Cuttack and Sundargarh.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Pratap Jena reviewed the situation on the day at a meeting in the State Secretariat and issued necessary guidelines and instructions to all Government and private hospitals.
Jena said special measures have been taken up in all the medical college hospitals, the Capital Hospital and the District Headquarters Hospitals for the patients. Sufficient amounts of medicines have been kept in stock.
The Minister also directed to spread awareness among the people through the media. If people are careful, they can prevent from being affected by the disease.
ENZEN ELECTRICAL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION ORGANIZE BLOOD DONATION CAMP.61 UNITS BLOOD COLLECTED
Talcher,10,08.17:A voluntary blood donation camp was held atMangalam officers club, Talcher with a effort by Enzen employees electrical association with “JEEBAN BINDU” program.The president of the association MLA Brajakishore Pradhan inaugurated the camp.
The HR Manager of Enzen,Mr.Manas Das ,SambitMishra,SDMO of Talcher Sub-Divisional Hospital Dr. Meena Kumari Dwari,social activist Khirod Sahoo,Journalist, Dhiramohan Ray, Advisor of the association Padman Kumar Sendha,General Secretary, Pradeep Kumar Bhutia,Treasurer,Satya Mohanty,co-ordinated the program.
Total 61 units of blood were collected in this camp.Talcher Blood Bank officer Dr.Subas Chandra Patra,Prasanna Behera,Gayatri Jena,Bijay Laxmi Nayak,Anukula Satpathy,Somalin Rath,Nikunja Bihari Sahu,NagenSahu,Pradyumna Pattnaik,Jitendra Mohanty helped to draw blood from the donors.This is a very noble and intellectual steps taken by the Talcher Enzen Employees Association,The different associations of Talcher welcome them for this noble cause.
Woman delivers baby on Odisha’s MKCG-Hospital Varanda after denied for admission
Berhampur,10/08/17:Even as several healthcare schemes and programmes launched by Odisha government for the expectant mothers to curb maternal mortality rate (MMR) and infant mortality rate (IMR) in the state, medical negligence and poor hospital services reported with delivery of a baby on the premises of Maharaja Krishna Chandra Gajapati Medical College & Hospital (MKCG) here today.
According to reports, Pramodini Kutharsingh, a resident of Panda Colony in Berhampur, delivered a baby on premises of the hospital after she was denied admission by the hospital authorities for delivery.
Having no option, Pramodini, who was suffering from labour pain, sat outside the entrance point and delivered a baby.