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 Post subject: Re: Health Care, Medical & Hospitals in Trichy
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:11 am 
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Canadian gets iris implant done in Tiruchi hospital

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An ophthalmology hospital in the city has helped overcome a Canadian national’s lifelong intolerance to harsh light by carrying out an artificial bio-compatible silicone iris implant surgery on her eyes recently.

“Since my childhood, I have had sensitive eyes — I couldn’t look at the sun or strong light. Even at night I’d get headaches due to light exposure,” said Huda Fode (36), who works as a psychiatrist and fashion model in Auckland, New Zealand, speaking to The Hindu about the surgical procedure she underwent at Vasan Eye Care Hospital in the city. The surgery was performed by Dr. Shibu Varkey and his team in the first week of October.

Going from doctor to doctor and faced with inconclusive test results, she had given up looking for a solution five years ago. A chance online reading about Dr. Varkey’s work in cosmetic ophthalmology led her to seek an appointment through email. “I was thrilled when he confirmed that he could set right my problem after seeing my earlier medical reports,” said Dr. Fode. “So I decided to leave everything, my work and life in New Zealand and come to see him. He said I needed a week in Tiruchi, but I took three weeks off just to be safe,” said Dr. Fode, who brought her three-year-old daughter Sorayya along. Dr. Fode had the medical device placed in her eyes, after which, she says she can see clearly in bright sunlight “without worrying about contact lenses and infections.”

Prosthetic iris implantation could be used for cosmetic purposes to permanently change eye colour. Although the procedure takes around 15 minutes per eye, and was done under local anaesthesia, it was not without risk, said Dr. Shibu, who did the first such surgery in February 2012. In this surgery, which was still awaiting government regulation, to insert the artificial iris, the surgeon creates a “2.8-mm window” in the cornea. Through it, the implant (12.5mm in diameter) is inserted and placed over the natural iris. The surgery costs between Rs. 2 lakh and Rs. 4 lakh and recovery time was pegged at three days to a week.

For Dr. Huda Fode, who took three flights (around 26 hours of travel time from Auckland to Singapore, Chennai and Tiruchi), the experience had been a “miracle to find perfect eyesight in Tiruchi. I would like to thank Dr. Shibu for saving my eyes. Everything has changed now, I can see clearly,” she said. She and Sorayya will be returning to New Zealand on Tuesday (October 21), with fond memories of the city.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:16 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Trichy Hospitals
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:18 pm 
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Pvt ambulances on prowl outside MGMGH

TRICHY: The multi-specialty care block at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government (MGMGH) here seems to be benefitting private ambulance players more than the patients seeking special treatment. Despite a ban by the district administration, private ambulances queue up in front of the specialty block during night time to lure innocent families to shift the patients to some of the private hospitals on the pretext of providing better treatment

Anyone visiting the Rs 100 crore multi-specialty block after 9pm will find private ambulances parked in front of the block and persuade families of patients in the casualty ward to take them out of the government hospital in order to admit them in some of private hospital.

When the casualty ward was functioning at the old building, private ambulance vehicles used to await the arrival of '108' ambulance with patients in need of emergency care. As soon as the patients used to be admitted to the casualty ward, some of the drivers of private ambulances tried to coax the family members saying that treatment in government hospital was not of good quality and it was better to shift the patient to a private hospital.

Following repeated complaints, the district collector Jayashree Muralidharan ordered not to allow private ambulance into the MGMGH but the order was never followed by the hospital administration.

Since the time the casualty ward was shifted to the multi-specialty block, private ambulance vehicles changed their spot in front of the block.

A Suresh Kumar, district manager, GVK-EMRI, Trichy said that ambulance drivers and technicians never take the patients admitted in government hospitals to other hospitals. "Once we admit the patients in government hospitals safely, we will not take them outside even if they want. It is left to their discretion whether to undergo treatment here or shift to a private hospital," Kumar told TOI.

A hospital staff on condition of anonymity said the high-handedness of private ambulance drivers inside the government hospital is beyond control. "Some private ambulance drivers persuade the patients who meet with road accidents or other accidents to shift to a particular private hospital. They point out the lack of facilities in the new block to provide better treatment and got their nod to shift the patient. Falling prey to these words and in a fix to save the patient's life the family shift to the private hospital," said the staff.

The hospital administration, particularly resident medical officer who should be held responsible to check the movement of private ambulance fails to do so. Moreover, the facilities worth Rs 45 crore promised to the super-specialty block are also not in place. So, the patients depend on the private hospitals.

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 Post subject: Re: Health Care, Medical & Hospitals in Trichy
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:30 am 
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திருச்சி அப்போலோ மருத்துவமனையில்

மாநில அளவிலான மருத்துவ கருத்தரங்கு

திருச்சி அப்போலோ மருத்துவமனையில், மாநில அளவிலான மருத்துவ கருத்தரங்கு நடந்தது. இதில் தமிழகம் முழுவதிலும் இருந்து 150-க்கும் மேற்பட்ட டாக்டர்கள் கலந்து கொண்டனர்.

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திருச்சி அரியமங்கலம் பழைய பால்பண்ணை அருகில் உள்ள அப்போலோ சிறப்பு மருத்துவமனையில் மாநில அளவிலான ‘ரோபோடிக்-உதவி சர்ஜரி’ என்ற மருத்துவ கருத்தரங்கு நடந்தது. இந்த கருத்தரங்கில் தமிழகம் முழுவதிலும் இருந்து 150-க்கும் மேற்பட்ட டாக்டர்கள் கலந்து கொண்டனர்.

இந்த கருத்தரங்கின் தொடக்க விழாவில் மகப்பேறு மருத்துவ நிபுணர்கள் ரமணிதேவி, சித்ரா மற்றும் திருச்சி அப்போலோ சிறப்பு மருத்துவமனை டாக்டர்கள் கோவிந்தராஜன், மகேஸ்வரன், அழகப்பன் ஆகியோர் கலந்து கொண்டனர். திருச்சி அப்போலோ சிறப்பு மருத்துவமனையின் மருத்துவ கண்காணிப்பாளர் டாக்டர் பிரேமா கூகா வரவேற்று பேசினார்.

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இந்த கருத்தரங்கின்போது சென்னையில் உள்ள அப்போலோ தலைமை மருத்துவமனையில் நோயாளி ஒருவருக்கு செய்யப்பட்ட ரோபோடிக் சர்ஜரி நேரடியாக ஒளிபரப்பப்பட்டது. இந்த அறுவை சிகிச்சை சென்னை அப்போலோ ரோபாடிக் சர்ஜரி சிறப்பு மருத்துவ நிபுணர் டாக்டர் மீரா ராகவன், டாக்டர் ராகவன் மற்றும் மருத்துவ குழுவினர் தலைமையில் நடந்தது.
இந்த ரோபோடிக் அறுவை சிகிச்சை திருச்சி அப்போலோ சிறப்பு மருத்துவமனையில்தான் முதல் முறையாக அறிமுகப்படுத்தப்பட்டுள்ளது. இந்த அறுவை சிகிச்சை மூலம் வயிறு, குடல், இரைப்பை, சிறுநீரகம், இருதய அறுவை சிகிச்சை ஆகியவற்றை எளிதில், குறுகிய நேரத்தில் செய்து விடலாம் என்று டாக்டர்கள் தெரிவித்தனர்.

Source:Dailythanthi


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 Post subject: Re: Health Care, Medical & Hospitals in Trichy
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 Post subject: Re: Health Care, Medical & Hospitals in Trichy
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:05 am 
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Hospital performs successful hand reconstructive surgery

A city-based hospital has successfully performed a hand reconstructive surgery on a person who had his hand totally amputated in an assault.

According to D.Senguttuvan, Executive Director, Kauvery Hospital, the 42-year-old farmer came to the hospital about eight precious hours after the incident with his right hand literally hanging by a thread of skin. He was immediately taken to the operation theatre, where a team led by S.Skanda, Consultant-In-Charge, Hand and Microsurgery Unit, and Balaji, anaesthesiologist, performed the surgery. After a nearly 8-hour-long surgery, the almost severed hand was successfully reattached along with all the tendons and nerves.

Mr.Skanda said the intricate surgery involved the connection of numerous structures, including bones, tendons, nerves, blood vessels and skin.

The review of the patient undertaken after three weeks of surgery had shown remarkable improvement. The patient was able to feel the movement of his hand and fingers.

Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, he said that very few centres in the country had the infrastructure and expertise to perform such difficult surgeries.

T.Krishnamurthy, Head, Department of Plastic Surgery, Kauvery Hospital, said that the hospital has been successfully performing such surgeries.

A.Subramaniayan, Senior Medical Administrator, said the hospital had also done a thumb replant surgery a few days ago.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 483865.ece


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 Post subject: Re: Health Care, Medical & Hospitals in Trichy
PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:19 am 
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Minister claims special block at Government Hospital functioning

TRICHY : Even as public in the district are ruing over the lack of facilities and the non-functionality of the Rs 100 crore multi-specialty block at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital, state health minister Dr C Basker on Friday claimed that the new block had indeed commenced functioning and the process is on to bring some equipment to the specialty block.

Speaking to TOI during his visit to the MGMGH, the health minister said, "The building is functioning in a full-fledged manner. As of now, the hospital doctors did not raise any issue about its functioning. However, there is a misconception that the super-specialty block is yet to commence operations though it became operational."

Though then chief minister J Jayalalithaa inaugurated the multi-specialty block on February 21 without the Rs 45 crore medical equipment that was originally announced, it was lying vacant till June this year due to lack of equipment and manpower. The patients in the old block were shifted to the new block on June 29 ahead of Jayalalithaa's official visit to Srirangam to participate in a government programme. The hospital administration a few months ago said the process was on to get the Rs 45 crore medical equipment, but the it was yet to arrive. This is evident whenever anyone visits the block.

But Dr Basker insisted that the necessary medical equipment for the multi-specialty hospital was in place. "A multi-specialty hospital requires MRI and CT scan which are most essential. An MRI is already placed in the block. An existing CT scan will be shifted to the super-specialty block shortly. With the equipment, the super-specialty block can function," he told TOI in the presence of medical superintendent Dr Kanagaraj who remained tight-lipped.

There was a constant lamentation from the staff about the lack of manpower in the super-specialty block. The care provided to the patients was not satisfactory due to this. There was a demand from the staff that new posts for doctors, nurses and other staff should be created and appointments made. One of the former deans had sent a proposal to the government demanding 150 doctors and more than 100 nursing, sanitary, hospital staff for the multi-specialty block. Unfortunately, the appointments were not made for the smooth functioning of the block.

Interestingly, the health minister said "There will be no creation of vacancy for the multi-specialty block but we will fill the sanctioned strength." However, he said that he would conduct a review meeting in this issue.

In fact, the new block has nine super-specialty departments - orthopaedics, neurosurgery, neurology, nephrology, urology, cardiology, cardiothoracic, plastic surgery and surgical gastroenterology. However, the specialised doctors to provide specialty treatment are not appointed here and the patients got general treatment at the specialty block.

Meanwhile, doctors at the hospital on Friday demanded the health minister to construct a new block for the general and surgery department. The minister discussed the matter with the PWD officials to check the feasibility for a new block.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City ... 290631.cms


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Book on ‘How to protect your heart’ released

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Pre-release copies of the Tamil version of ‘How to protect your heart,’ was released at a function held here on Friday to mark the observance of World Heart Day,

Sampoorna Krishnan, senior doctor, released the book which aims to sensitise masses to the importance of taking preventive measures to check heart diseases.

Speaking on the occasion, Senthil Kumar Nallusamy, Chief Cardiologist, Apollo Hospital, who authored the book, spoke on various types of cardiac problems and their treatment .

A little effort towards prevention would go a long way in checking the incidence of the disease, he said, pointing out that lack of awareness on preventive measures was a major bottleneck. The book written in simple language is in question-answer format to help readers easily understand it.

The English version of the book was released by Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, a couple of years ago. Sampoorna Krishnan, said that the book, by virtue of its simple but impressive style, would be patient-friendly, particularly for persons with cardiac ailment.

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Centre of excellence in child, maternal care coming up

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Child and maternal healthcare delivery apparatus in the Central districts of the State is set get a big boost with the sanctioning of a centre of excellence in neonatal and maternal care at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital (MGMGH) here.

The location for housing the four-storey building on the hospital premises has been identified. The integrated building would have all the facilities for child and mother care, P.Karkuzhali, Dean, told The Hindu .

The centre would be established at a cost of Rs.20 crore and steps had been taken to start the construction work as early as possible, she said. Parimala Devi, Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, said that as per the plan, the integrated building would be provided with 150 beds.

The ground floor would have Outpatient and Labour Wards. Four operation theatres would be established on the first floor, in addition to comprehensive post-operative facilities.

The second floor would have antenatal wards and reproductive clinics. It had been planned to use the third floor as training and conference hall.

The building would possess all facilities related to mother and child healthcare such as antenatal OP, family welfare, infertility treatment, adolescent treatment, post menopause clinic, and new born care. Blood storage unit, intensive care unit, guest rooms, scan centre and rest rooms for doctors and nursing staff would also be established in the centre. The hospital equipped to handle high risk and complicated cases, would reduce maternal and prenatal deaths, the Dean said.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 421029.ece


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Singapore health sector targets TN - A team of officials from Singapore visited Trichy

TRICHY: A team of officials from Singapore visited the Mahatma Gandhi memorial government hospital (MGMGH) in Trichy on Monday to look at the feasibility of entering into a tie-up with the medical sector in Tamil Nadu and to share knowledge in bringing down the maternal mortality rate (MMR) and infant mortality rate (IMR) in the state.

The five-member team from Singapore International Foundation, SingHealth hospital and K K Women's and Children's Hospital in Singapore met the doctors and officials at the obstetrics and gynaecology as well as the paediatrics departments here. The team visited the Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (CEmONC) centre and interacted with the patients. They also spoke to some of the staff and inquired about how the patients are being taken care of. The visit was followed by a meeting with Dr Parimaladevi, head of the department of obstetrics and gynaecology for nearly an hour to discuss about the areas which need expertise from the Singapore health sector.

"The purpose is to look for areas of collaboration between the Singapore International Foundation, SingHealth Hospital, KK Women's and Children's Hospital and the health department in Tamil Nadu in areas of maternal and child health. In this region, there is an interest in improving maternal and child health that mothers should not die during delivery and they should look after the babies," said Annette, who headed the team.

The medical experts from Singapore chose Trichy, Kancheepuram and few other areas in Tamil Nadu for their assessment. "We spoke to the Tamil Nadu health secretary and explained to him about our visit to some parts of the state to assess the quality of the health sector so that we can decide in which area we need to share our experience with each other," said Margaret, one of the members in the team.

She also said the health sector in Singapore brought down the MMR and IMR significantly. "In this visit, we are particularly looking at sharing ideas and knowledge. In Singapore, we managed to bring down the IMR rate significantly to 1/1000 live births while in India the rate is 16/1000. We can address this gap by providing training about certain practices to the doctors and nurses," said Margaret.

Sources said that MGMGH recorded 40 MMR in 2012 and 32 MMR in 2013.

The next step for collaboration between the two is expected to be taken later after discussion with the government.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city ... 609095.cms


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