சென்னை:தமிழ்நாடு அரசு பணியாளர் தேர்வாணையமான, டி.என்.பி.எஸ்.சி.,க்கு, புதிதாக ஐந்து உறுப்பினர்கள் நியமிக்கப்பட்டு உள்ளனர்.
டி.என்.பி.எஸ்.சி., உறுப்பினர்களாக, ஓய்வு பெற்ற, ஐ.ஏ.எஸ்., அதிகாரி ராஜாராம், ஓய்வு பெற்ற நீதிபதி ராமமூர்த்தி உட்பட, 11 பேர், 2016 ஜன., 31ல் நியமிக்கப்பட்டனர். இதை எதிர்த்து, தி.மு.க., – எம்.பி., டி.கே.எஸ்.இளங்கோவன் உட்பட பலர், சென்னை உயர் நீதிமன்றத்தில் வழக்கு தொடர்ந்தனர்.
வழக்கை விசாரித்த நீதிபதிகள், ’11 உறுப்பினர்கள் நியமனம் சட்டப்படி நடைபெறவில்லை. எனவே, அவர்களது நியமனம் செல்லாது’ என, ௨௦௧௬ டிசம்பரில் அறிவித்தனர்.
இதை எதிர்த்து, தமிழக அரசு சார்பில், உச்ச நீதிமன்றத்தில் மேல்முறையீடு செய்யப்பட்டது. வழக்கை விசாரித்த நீதிபதிகள், ‘டி.என்.பி.எஸ்.சி., உறுப்பினர் பதவிக்கு, புதிதாக, 11 பேரை நியமிக்க வேண்டும். ஏற்கனவே பதவி வகித்தோரில், ஓய்வு பெற்ற நீதிபதி ராமமூர்த்தி தவிர, மற்றவர்கள் இப்பதவிகளுக்கு மனு செய்யலாம்’ என, உத்தரவிட்டனர்
VENUE: Solai Hall, Saveetha Medical College & Hospital Considering the need for high-end medical services for people living and working in the industrial belt of Chennai on NH 48, Saveetha Medical Center was inaugurated this morning by Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Mr. Jagat Prakash Nadda at Saveetha Medical College & Hospital. Saveetha Medical Center is envisaged as a Super Specialty healthcare facility with the latest in technology, well trained professionals and focusing on ethics & empathy.Dr. N.M. Veeraiyan – Chancellor, Saveetha University declared the commitment of the institutions to make high quality and affordable healthcare available to all sections of the society. He reminded the audience about the Guinness World Record that Saveetha Medical College & Hospital holds for training 30,000 people (the maximum number) in CPR. He informed the Hon’ble Minister about ‘Save a Life’ movement, through which we plan to impart CPR training to 1,00,000 people this year. The aim of the movement would be to impart CPR training to atleast one person in each of the families living in the vicinity. He said that the launch of Saveetha Medical Center is a reiteration of our commitment to be the best center for all-round and holistic healthcare. Speaking on the occasion, Hon’ble Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Mr. Jagat Prakash Nadda congratulated Saveetha Medical College & Hospital for the inauguration of Saveetha Medical Center. He appreciated Saveetha’s initiatives such as ‘Save a Life’ movement and providing dialysis at Rs.800 for poor patients. Hon’ble Minister informed the audience about the launch of Pradhan Mantri Dialysis Yojana, through which Government will be collaborating with private institutions for providing free dialysis service to people with BPL card. He said that the scale at which Government is providing healthcare services to 1.25 Crore people is unrivaled when compared to efforts made by other countries. He mentioned that despite all odds, we have successfully eradicated polio and our response for important health-related contingencies such as Ebola, immunizations, etc. has been steadfast. About Us An alumnus of Madras Medical College, our Chancellor Dr. N. M. Veeraiyan, graduated in Dentistry in the year 1970 and established a 100 bedded multi-specialty hospital in 1977. Due to his vision and ambition to impart quality education, he started Saveetha Dental College & Hospital in the year 1988. The journey thus begun has resulted in the establishment of Saveetha University in 2005 and Saveetha Medical College & Hospital in 2008. Saveetha Medical College & Hospital has a 1000 bedded facility where more than Ten Lakhs patients from all over Tamil Nadu have already received top class medical treatment at very affordable rates. On a daily basis, our Emergency Unit administers treatment to 80 – 100 patients for trauma, Road Traffic Accidents, industrial injuries, etc.
A 54-member medical team led by Dr.Palep landed in Dimapur on November 25.
According to DIPR report, the team comprising of 36 doctors from various departments and other paramedical technicians drawn from various parts of the country would be conducting free medical camps in seven districts of Nagaland–Dimapur, Kohima, Wokha, Peren , Mon, Mokokchung and Phek.
Chief medical officer Dimapur Dr.Vikato along with local doctors, nodal officers, representatives from district administration and DPRO and team welcomed the visiting doctors on arrival at Dimapur airport.
The team halted at Police guest house Chumukedima and after short briefing by the CMO Dimapur the team, divided into sub teams, left for their designated districts accompanied by the nodal officers.
It may be noted that the free medical camp was initiated by the Governor of Nagaland P.B. Acharya. The general public has been advised to avail advantage of the camps. Free medicines will also be distributed to the needy patients. Patients can register themselves at their respective district hospitals.
Meanwhile, a 15-member medical team will be conducting 3- day free medical camp at Dimapur district Hospital on November 26, 28, and 29 starting 9:30 a.m. DIPR report informed that cancer detection and cardiac screening will also be done with 2D echos (sonography of heart) during the camp.
Medical superintendent Dimapur Civil Hospital also informed that specialists in medicine, Gynae; ENT will also be available. The public have been informed to register at the OPD to avail the free medical services. Free medicines will also be distributed, it added.
Peren: In Peren, the medical team will be conducting free medical camp at District hospital for five days starting November 26.
Patients will be given free consultation and free medicines. The team includes Dr. Rajan Powle, Surgeon, Dr. Bharat Chetan Desai, GP, Physician Ashok B. Mishra, Gynaecologist, Dilip Soundale and Dental Surgeons Chetan Desai and Dr. Hailumbe Ipuing.
Chennai, January 19, 2017: Gleneagles Global Hospitals, a Parkway Pantai enterprise, today had the unique privilege of partnering with the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland (RCSI). Gleneagles Global Hospitals signed a Memorandum of Understanding with RCSI to host the College’smembership examination from April 2017. A team from RCSI lead by Prof Cathal Kelly, CEO,RCSI, visited Chennai on 19th January, 2017 to sign the M.O.U with Gleneagles Global Hospitals, represented by Prof. Mohamed Rela, Director & Head- Institute of Liver Disease & Transplantation, Gleneagles Global Hospitals andMr. Harish Manian, Regional Chief Operating Officer, Parkway Pantai. Along with Prof Kelly, Prof Hannah McGee, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, RCSI,Mr MichealMcGrail, Director of Corporate Strategy, RCSI, Mr EunanFriel, Managing Director, Healthcare Management Institute, RCSI and Mr Paul Nolan, Associate Director for International Programmes, RCSIwere present at ITC Grand Chola to sign the M.O.U.
The Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons or MRCS examination is an intercollegiate exam that is common to all four Surgical Royal Colleges of Great Britain and Ireland. The format and the standard of the MRCS are identical across all exam centres of Colleges in Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London. The exam is fully recognised both by the Medical Council of Ireland and by the General Medical Council in Great Britain. The membership exam has two separate components: MRCS Part A and MRCS Part B (OSCE). Candidates must first pass Part A before attempting the Part B (OSCE) exam.
Part A is a multiple-choice question exam that is held three times per year; in January, April, and September. All Colleges hold the exam on exactly the same date and at the same time in each of their different venues. RCSI offers the Part A exam at its centres in Ireland, Bahrain, India, Jordan, Malaysia, Malta and Saudi Arabia and now in Chennai at Gleneagles Global Hospitals.
Having successfully attempted the MRCS Part A exam, candidates can then go on to apply for the MRCS Part B (OSCE). This is an Objective Structured Clinical Examination that tests examinee’s knowledge and decision-making across a wide range of tasks. There are 18 examination stations assessing the broad content areas of: Anatomy and Surgical Pathology; Applied Surgical Science and Critical Care; Communication Skills, and; Clinical & Procedural Skills. Apart from these discrete content areas, four domains of the competent surgeon are also assessed across the stations of the OSCE: clinical knowledge and its application; clinical and technical skills; communication, and; professionalism.
Prof Cathal Kelly, CEO, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, said“The MRCS is a prestigious, internationally recognised quality standard. Holding this qualification demonstrates to colleagues, peers, and employers a surgeon’s knowledge, clinical skills and
commitment to his or her practice. I am delighted today to sign an agreement with Gleneagles Global Hospitals that will see the MRCS exam being delivered in Chennai. This
is an opportunity for two world-class organisations to work together to make the MRCS available to doctors in training in this area and the beginning of what we hope will be a long and valued partnership with the Gleneagles Global Hospitals group.”
Dr.K.Ravindranath, Chairman, Gleneagles Global Hospitals, said, “It is indeed a great privilege for Gleneagles Global Hospitals to get associated with the RCSI. I strongly believe that this formal tie-up will facilitate better knowledge exchange on highly specialized surgeries and cutting-edge technical know-how between two of our organizations. This will definitely prove to be a significant milestone for our hospital and benefit our surgeons and also the society at large.”
Prof. Mohamed Rela, Director & Head- Institute of Liver Disease & Transplantation, Gleneagles Global Hospitals, said,“It is an honour to be associated with the RCSI that in its existence has groomed so many world class surgeons. I am extremely happy that we at Gleneagles Global Hospitalsnow will be able to provide a platform for surgeons from our city to join the elite RCSI.”
Mr. Harish Manian, Regional Chief Operating Officer, Parkway Pantai, said, “While the RCSI have hosted the MRCS exam across some centres in India, it is for the first time that such an examination is coming to Chennai. We at Gleneagles Global Hospitalsare very proud that the RCSI have chosen our facility to host the MRCS exams. According to current plans Part A of the examination will be conducted by RCSI in Chennai from 2017 onwards with the ambition to host the Part B(OCSE) examination from 2018.”
In 2017, the MRCS Part A exam will take place on the 25th of April and the 5th of September. Interested candidates can apply online at RCSI’s Postgraduate exams portal https://postgradexams.rcsi.ie/. In order to apply for MRCS Part A, candidates will need to hold a primary medical qualification listed on the World Directory of Medical Schools. Candidates taking the MRCS examination with RCSI will benefit from a vast amount of online study material available through the college website aimed at improving their performance in this examination.
65th Annual Conference of “Neurological Society of India” inaugurated Dr. B. Ramamurthi decorated with Unique British Honour Importance of “Golden Hour” to be discussed
The 3 day Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India (NSI) was formally inaugurated by Dr. Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Former Governor of West Bengal and Dr. S. Geethalakshmi, Vice Chancellor of Dr. MGR Medical University, in Chennai. The conference takes place at ITC Grand Chola, Guindy, from 15thto 18th December 2016. Over 1200 Neuro-Scientists from India and abroad are participating in this world class conference which has its theme as “Heritage to Modernity: An Inspiring Saga” and is hosted by the Chennai Neuro Association.
In his address, Dr. Gopalkrishna Gandhi said, “The late Brig. B. Ramamurthi was one such globally renowned neurosurgeon, author, editor, a pioneer in neurosurgery and often recognized as the Father of Indian Neurosurgery. He set up the Department of Neurosurgery at the Government General Hospital, Chennai in 1950, the Department of Neurosurgery at the Madras Medical College and founded the Institute of Neurology, Madras in the 1970s. Today we relive his memory and pay our tribute to this great doctor and wonderful human being by launching a special Postal Stamp in his honour.”
Dr. K. Sridhar, Organising Secretary of NSICON 2016 in his remarks said, “NSI has its origins in Chennai and the growth of neuroscience and its importance is from this city which is known as the ‘Mecca of Medicine’. A galaxy of orators, distinguished luminaries in the field of neurosciences from India and abroad are present at this national meet. We are happy to host The Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS), this year and I am delighted that for the 1st time ever, SBNS will accord its highest Medallion of Honour to Prof. B. Ramamurthi, outside of UK.”
He further said, “Another important feature in this conference is a public awareness program titled “The Golden Hour”, will be held on the 18th December 2016 (Sunday – 4.00 pm). It will educate the commonman on the importance of time when it comes to brain injury. A panel comprising of Neuro-Scientists, Government officials as well as prominent members of the Society will discuss the importance of The Golden hour. Genuinely interested public are welcome to attend the meet.”
~ One of the most efficient uses of an organ in the world ~
Chennai, December 02, 2016:Global Hospitals, part of Parkway Pantai, Singapore which operates a chain of multi super specialty hospitals in Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai, has set a new benchmark in Paediatric Liver transplants in the world.The specialist teams from Institute of Liver Disease & Transplantation and the Institute of Advanced Paediatric Sciences at Global Health City, Chennai, successfully performed three complex Paediatric Liver Transplant surgeries in a span of just 18 hours. The transplants were performed in an effort to save the lives of a young child and 2 one-year-old infants, one of whom had flown down from overseas. All three surgeries were successfully completed by 3 am on the 22.10.2016,a feat that no single center has ever achieved in the world.
Ms. Rega, an 8 year old who hails from a small village near Nagarcoil was diagnosed with Non–Cirrhotic Portal Fibrosis (NCPF) which is a chronic liver disease that also affected her lungs. Ms. Sanghivi, aged 1½ years old was diagnosed with Biliary Atresiawhich is a rare disease of the liver and bile ducts that occurs in infants. Ms. Sanghivi is from Hyderabad and had already undergone a failed Kasai surgery and was in dire need of a donor for transplant. Due to their conditions both Rega and Sanghivi were also diagnosed with Jaundice. 6 month old baby Leilah*, who weighed about 4 kgs,was born with a genetic condition called Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis which is a rare congenital liver disease.
Baby Leilah* was scheduled to undergo a living donor transplant on the morning of 21.10.16. Given the small size of the child the liver team was already set to perform a special form of Mono-segmental Liver transplant. While Leilah’s* father who was the donor for her transplant was being wheeled into the operation theatre, the liver team received news of a potential cadaveric donor in the hospital. The donor was a 12 year old child who was previously well, and had suddenly become unconscious on her way to school. Investigations revealed that she had developed a massive bleed in the brain due to a burst blood vessel. Despite emergency surgery, the damage to the brain was irreversible and the treating team declared her brain dead. The child’s family had no hesitation in making the decision to donate their daughter’s organs.
This generosity of the child’s parents provided a unique opportunity for the liver transplant team headed by Prof Mohamed Rela. Good quality livers of sufficient size can be split into two parts and used to perform liver transplantation in two different patients. Ms. Rega and Ms. Sanghivi both of who were in a desperate need for a liver transplant were chosen for the split graft surgeries. This proved to be a tough challenge for the liver team at Global Health City who went on to create history by successfully completing a complicated Mono-segmental liver transplant, while proceeding with the cadaveric harvest operation, splitting the donor liver and performing two split liver grafts all within 18 hours.
“It was a tough decision to commit ourselves to three complex surgeries back to back” said,Prof. Mohamed Rela, Director & Head- Institute of Liver Disease & Transplantation Global Hospitals, India“But we were committed to making the best use of the generous gesture of the donor’s family. We believe that every healthy liver should be split and offered to two individuals and in this case the children had been waiting for a long time and there might nothave been a second chance for them. This is a medical milestone as three liver transplants in children within 18 hours has never been done in any part of the world”