Health matters: Right Sight

Teams led by Dr T P Lahane,Prof Ragini Parikh of J J Hospital,Mumbai,and Dr Parikshit Gogate,eye surgeon from Pune,examined over 550 patients and performed 321 manual small incision cataract surgeries.

Published: July 31, 2013 4:53:12 am

Right Sight

Teams led by Dr T P Lahane,Prof Ragini Parikh of J J Hospital,Mumbai,and Dr Parikshit Gogate,eye surgeon from Pune,examined over 550 patients and performed 321 manual small incision cataract surgeries on July 21 at Gyanba Borawke old age home’s Mokashi Memorial Hospital,Tandulwadi,on the occasion of deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar’s birthday. All the patients underwent successful surgeries.

Outstanding Obstetrics

To provide better critical care for high-risk pregnancies and reduce the Maternal Mortality Rate in India and South Asian nations,the Federation of Obstetric & Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI),has announced an initiative to incubate High Dependency Units (HDU) and Specialised Dedicated Obstetric ICU to assist public health and private health sectors to establish the same. FOGSI,an apex body of

obstetricians and gynaecologists in the country,made the announcement coinciding with the first “International Conference on Critical Care in Obstetrics” held in

Pune recently.

Improving Technology

A state-of-the-art catheterisation and simulation skills lab was inaugurated at Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College by Dr Mathews Samuel,director of Apollo hospital Chennai’s cath lab,and cardiologist Dr Ranjit Jagtap. Bharati Vidyapeeth’s founder chancellor Patangrao Kadam,vice-chancellor Dr Shivajirao Kadam,Dr Ajitkumar Menon,Dr Vishwajeet Kadam and Dr Asmita Jagtap were also present.

Quick Relief

Acknowledging that the fear of spine surgery,the long recovery period and painful accounts of acquaintances,forces patients to continue living with crippling pain,doctors of Prime Surgical Centers have come up with a “hybrid” spine surgery. Dr Satishchandra Gore and Dr Sunil Nadkarni used new HD cameras and high resolution X-ray systems to perform the procedure on Meena Shah,who was suffering from excruciating pain in the lower back,radiating down both feet. Dr Sunil Nadkarni,a member of a team of spine surgeons who have pioneered minimally invasive spine surgery in India,said,“Her pain was due to pinched nerves in the lower back. Though the pain can be controlled by medication,the patient’s mobility gets severely restricted affecting overall health. Obesity increases,muscle tone is lost and the heart can get affected.” Dr Gore shared that Shah was able to climb up a flight of stairs mere two days after the procedure. Dr Nadkarni added that over the last decade spine surgery has evolved phenomenally in India with surgeons from Pune being at the forefront of the evolution. “Pain relief from spinal ailments has become very safe with negligible scarring and rapid return to normal routine,” he said.

Bone Identity

The Alumni Association of Sancheti Institute (AASI),in association with Poona Orthopaedic Society,organised the 10th Fracture fixation Course from July 19-21 in the city. The event was inaugurated by Dr Parag Sancheti at Hotel Le Meridien,Pune. Prof U Holtz from Germany and Dr Brad Pretrisor from Canada were the chairpersons for the course. The conference was held by AASI in association with the Poona Orthopaedic society (POS). The course included a series of interactive lectures and workshops by eminent international and national faculty. Aimed at increasing hands-on knowledge of skilled surgical fixation modalities,the course included workshops for surgeons where they performed surgical procedures on bone models that simulate the real experience.

Care for Needy

Building on the legacy of philanthropists Vimal Kumar Jain and Inder Kumar Jain,Kumar Properties inaugurated Kumar

Dialysis Centre at Bhavani Peth to serve the healthcare needs of the underprivileged. The center,which is equipped with five machines,will provide care at highly subsidised cost.

Compiled by Anuradha Mascarenhas

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