Nagpur: Dr Madan Kapre, noted ENT and head and neck surgeon from city who has become famous as the thyroid man of India, has added one more feather in his cap. At the recently held national conference of Association of Otolaryngologists of India at Raipur he got the honour of presenting the prestigious Dr L H Hiranandani oration. Generally this oration is assigned to only develop world experts. It is after ten years that an Indian was chosen for it.
"Most people including doctors in Western Maharashtra feel as the rain moves inward from Sahyadri towards Satpuda ranges (Vidarbha) its intensity decreases and so does the wisdom of people here. But we are no less than them. This realization, interestingly, was brought to me by none other than Dr L H Hiranandani, a pioneer ENT surgeon of India from Mumbai in whose honour I delivered the oration. As ENT professor and head of Nair Hospital he had told me to do a surgery during a workshop in 1992, when I had just returned from London, at RST Cancer hospital immediately after him. Ground slipped beneath my feet but he asked me not to see what others were showing, instead to learn it myself," recalled Dr Kapre about his teacher.
In early 2000, when Dr Kapre started demonstrating in almost all workshops, he told Dr Hiranandani about it and was told he had got the lesson right. During the oration at Raipur, Dr Kapre deliberated on a special technique of thyroid surgery specifically designed to save the parathyroid glands. If they are damaged during surgery, it may lead to multiple complications like disturbance in calcium metabolism, loss of bones etc.
"In fact, I had a lesson from a patient, Zini Bai (19 years), who died 11 months after the surgery as I had disturbed her parathyroid glands while operating in a camp. I have no hesitation in admitting my mistake and hence I show this slide in all my lectures as a lesson to everyone and then show the technique of protecting them, much of which includes guidelines from Dr Manu Kothari. I was like Eklavaya to him," he said.
Dr Kapre has also been nominated on the executive council body of the newly formed Asia Pacific Thyroid Society that will be holding its first meeting at Seoul in June 2015.
"It is apparently due to Gregory Randolph, from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, the thyroid man of world, who had come to our annual Chhikhaldara surgical camp last year to see my surgical techniques," said Dr Kapre.
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Mumbai, January 13, 2015: Dr. L. H. Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, Hiranandani Orthopedic Medical Education (HOME) and the Indian Association of Sports Medicine (IASM) jointly conducted IASM’s three day annual conference (January 9-11, 2015) on ‘Sports Medicine’ in Mumbai. With a focus on treatment and management of sports injuries, the conference aimed to cater to the core teams of physicians, physical trainers, orthopedics and physiotherapists. More than 300 Indian doctors from the field of Orthopedics, physiotherapists and some of the eminent international faculties from USA, UK, Egypt participated in the conference to lead sessions on related topics. The event also witnessed presence of some eminent doctors like Dr. Sanjay Desai, expert at Arthroscopic and Joint Replacement surgery, Dr. Abhay Navelkar, Arthroscopic Surgeon, Dr. Jaspal Sandhu, Orthopedic and Dr. Mandeep Dhillon, Orthopedic.
Commenting on the genesis of the event, Dr. Vijay Shetty, Chairman of the Indian Sports Medicine Conference and Orthopedic at Dr. L. H. Hiranandani Hospital said “With the mushrooming of national and international sports events in India like the Indian Super League, International Premier Tennis League, Champions Tennis league, Pro Kabaddi league, there is an increased interest among Indians for participating in sports and athletic events. Additionally, people are becoming more health and fitness conscious driving them to try out different exercises and work out schedules. Such physical activity definitely makes a person susceptible to injuries which if not treated properly on time can limit physical ability of a person. Sports injuries also greatly impact performance of sports persons and prevent them from exploring their full potential. Keeping this in mind, the Indian Association of Sports Medicine organized the annual conference to increase awareness on prevention of sports injuries and elaborate on the competence of advanced sports medicine to effectively treat sports injuries helping sports enthusiasts to continue performing.”
Sports medicine in India is fast becoming a very popular field for orthopedic surgeons, physiotherapists and team physicians and many others. A number of treatment options are available under this discipline. The topics discussed at the conference included Drug testing and doping in sports, Brain mapping in sports, Sporting injuries in children and adolescents, Cardiac assessment of the athlete, Sports nutrition and hydration, Sports injuries and rehabilitation in wheel chair athletes, Psychological rehabilitation in sports. In its entirety, the event focused on varied areas of fitness that include injuries related to hip, knee, shoulder, ankle among others.
Dr. L. H. Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, Hiranandani Orthopedic Medical Education (HOME) and the Indian Association of Sports Medicine (IASM) will jointly conduct IASM’s three day annual conference in Mumbai from January 9, 2015 on treatment of sports injuries.
With a focus on treatment and management of sports injuries, the conference aims to cater to the core teams of physicians, physical trainers, orthopedics and physiotherapists. More than 300 Indian doctors from the field of orthopaedics, physiotherapists and some of the eminent international faculties from USA, UK, Egypt will be participating in the conference to lead sessions on related topics.
The event will witness presence of some of the eminent doctors like Dr. Sanjay Desai, expert at arthroscopic and joint replacement surgery, Dr. Abhay Navelkar, arthroscopic surgeon, Dr. Jaspal Sandhu, orthopaedic and Dr. Mandeep Dhillon, orthopaedic.
Dr. Vijay Shetty, chairman of the Indian Sports Medicine Conference and orthopedic at Dr. L. H. Hiranandani Hospital said “With an increased interest in sports and exercise in today’s era, sports injuries have become very common. Injuries sustained during sports or exercise can limit performance of sports person and prevent him from achieving full potential. The aim of the Indian Association of Sports Medicine annual conference is to provide a leading commentary and education on injury treatment and prevention to help sports enthusiasts to keep performing.”
The sessions will include topics related to drug testing and doping in sports, Brain mapping in sports, Sporting injuries in children and adolescents, Cardiac assessment of the athlete, Sports nutrition and hydration, Sports injuries and rehabilitation in wheel chair athletes, Psychological rehabilitation in sports. In its entirety the event will focus on varied areas of fitness that include injuries related to hip, knee, shoulder, ankle among others.
Sports medicine in India is fast becoming a very popular field for orthopedic surgeons, physiotherapists and team physicians and many others. A number of treatment options are available under this discipline. With some major national and international sports events being launched and hosted in India such as Indian Super League, International Premier Tennis League, Champions Tennis league, Pro Kabaddi league, we can see that India is progressively advancing in the field of sports.
MUMBAI, JANUARY 04, 2015: It was health-conscious Mumbaikars - more than 8,000 – who started the New Year with the Hiranandani Powai Run on the first Sunday of 2015 with the lead cause of ‘education for the girl child’. The ‘Hiranandani Marathon 2015’ was a healthy and ideal way to start the new year,” said Niranjan Hiranandani, MD, Hiranandani Constructions Pvt Ltd (HCPL). Social Responsibility was also on the agenda, with several non-profit organizations being part of the event.
Niranjan Hiranandani flagged off the ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’, as also ran the 5 kms long ‘Laker's Trail’, which was among the three options for participants. “The main event was the ‘Half Marathon’ 21 km run, which passed through JVLR and the Powai flyover, the second option was the ‘Hiranandani Hop’ 10 km run, while the “Lakers’ Trail” at 4 km was the third option,” said Niranjan Hiranandani. “This is the first time that the Hiranandani Marathon includes sections to be run which are outside the Hiranandani Gardens complex; we also welcome the participation of a large number of Mumbaikars from all over, which made ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’ a typical ‘Mumbai’ event, and not just restricted to residents of Powai and the neighboring areas,” he added. This was the fourth such event; the three earlier editions were based within the Hiranandani Gardens.
With the MD participating in the ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’, it underscored the message of being fit that the Hiranandani Constructions Pvt Ltd is following as its ‘corporate mantra’. “As the MD of my company, keeping fit so as to be able to deliver the best is what I owe to my company’s stakeholders, said Niranjan Hiranandani. “I hope that seeing the MD participate in the ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’ will enhance the aspect of being health conscious within the company as also among stake holders,” he added.
“The ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’ was an initiative to awaken residents of Powai and Mumbaikars about the importance of maintaining their health and lifestyle. With busy schedules, work pressure and hectic lifestyles, we see that citizens tend to neglect their health. The ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’, in a way, was a health wake-up call for residents,” said Niranjan Hiranandani.
It was not just the Marathon to be run; conclusion of the ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’ marked the beginning of festivities, in form of the Carnival. “The Carnival was planned to give a sense of participation to those who did participate in the run – they were able to be part of the ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’ Carnival, where residents could connect with each other, over a fun breakfast and brunch,” concluded Niranjan Hiranandani.
KEY WORDS: health-conscious, Hiranandani Powai Run, Laker's Trail, JVLR, Powai flyover, corporate mantra, Carnival,
Niranjan Hiranandani, MD, HCPL
Mumbai: _Mumbai: _Mumbai: _On the occasion of World AIDS Day 2014, Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, the leading multi-specialty hospital in Powai organized an Inter School Debate Competition on the theme ‘Getting to Zero : Should HIV Testing be made compulsory’. Cathedral & John Connon School, Fort emerged as the winner of the competition with Jamnabai Narsee School, Vile Parle as the other finalists.
Eight schools across Mumbai participated in preliminary round, out of which 2 Schools (Cathedral & John Connon School Fort & Jamnabai Narsee School Vile Parle) came up for the final round. The participating schools in the competition included Cathedral & John Connon School Fort, Prime Academy Andheri, Pawar Public School Bhandup, Pawar Public School Chandivali, Hiranandani Foundation School Powai, Jamnabai Narsee School Vile Parle, Bombay Scottish School, DAV Public School Airoli.
This year’s theme ‘Getting to Zero : Should HIV Testing be made compulsory’ was designed to get the students talk about HIV, the importance of raising awareness of HIV and protecting the unborn from a preventable disease. Dr. L H Hiranandani Hospital hosts this event every year. By organizing such debates the hospital gives an opportunity to students to broaden their views and create awareness on AIDS. Master Arjun Mirani from Cathedral & John Connon School Fort was awarded as a Best speaker of the debate competition. Dr. B Ravi (Institute Chair Professor, I.I.T Bombay), Ms. Suchita Malakar (Principal, Podar International School Powai) and Ms. Mamata Asthana ( Director Youth Resources, Rotary Club Of Mumbai Lakers) were the judges of the competition. Dr Sujit Chatterjee (Chief Executive), Dr Arun Shetty ( Medical Director) and Dr VMP Thomas (AVP - Operations & Projects) were also present during the event. Dr Vijay Shetty (Full Time Orthopedic Surgeon) was anchor for the programme.
Speaking on the initiative, Dr Sujit Chatterjee, CEO, Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital said, "We at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital are extremely proud to bring this event every year. We are delighted to welcome the students to the competition and hope their experience was enjoyable and worthwhile. On behalf of the hospital, I would like to congratulate the winners and all the other participants. We take this initiative with the intention of raising awareness levels among children and changing attitudes towards persons living with the disease, by fighting stigma and discrimination while promoting healthy lifestyles”
AIDS is spreading widely all over the world rapidly due to which spreading AIDS awareness through correct understanding is very necessary. There is increasing consensus around the world about the need of AIDS education for school students (adolescents) because they have more chances to get infected by HIV virus. Reports show that half of the infected victims are in the most productive age group of 15-24. Thus, Dr. L.H. Hiranandani Hospital is taking a step towards it and proposes AIDS awareness amongst the “ Generation Next” in a meaningful and lasting approach and has been in the forefront to educate children about this dreaded diseases.
On the Occasion of World Diabetes Day, Hiranandani Hospital , Thane Launches The Complete Comprehensive Joint Diabetes Clinic For Diabetes Patients
On the World Diabetes Day, Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital organised public awareness programme on Diabetes - Diet and Prevention on 13th November 2011. Renowned Diabetologist Dr S M Bandukwala and endocrinologist Dr Anurag Lila spoke on Diabetes. Physiotherapist Dr Roli Dave gave excercise tips beneficial for the Diabetic patient. Dietician Ms Richa Anand presented on various types of food that can be used by the diabetic patients.
The attraction of the event was display of diabetic food and chart. Dietician Ms Richa Anand explained it to the audience. Also random blood sugar test was made available for free to the audience.
The event got a huge response with more than 160 people packed in the hal.
Even before the inaugural stone was laid on the foundations of Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, in the first flush of the new millennium, everyone associated with it could see that it was a more sublime affair than mere brick and mortar.
And with very good reason. When a yet-to-be-born hospital , -however swanky, however massive, - aspires to mirror the long and illustrious career of a titan in the field, the usual concerns of hospital management and business blue-printing are the first to go out of the window. Not a single act of its coming into being stays mundane; everything is, inevitably, a question of honour. One chooses the nobler and brighter options over practical and gainful ones, choices that are worthy of the name it is founded on.
And when it is a tribute to an iconic father by his almost equally accomplished sons, it even transcends the question of honour. It becomes an act of love.
Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, founded in honour of the legend, Padma Bhushan Dr. L. H. Hiranandani, came into existence in February 2004.
The challenge of the early days was enormous, to foster the fledgling hospital into an enduring symbol of healthcare in the country. We recognised early on that to make a real and substantial contribution one had to redefine the standards themselves- instead of doing more of the same. That set the tone of our endeavour and guided us every step of the way, luring us towards ambitious solutions service teamwork and quality suited us.
The results were quick to show. In 2007 we became the first hospital in Western India to receive the prestigious NABH Accreditation for hospitals and healthcare providers- an honour accorded to only eight hospitals in the country at the time. The IMC Ramakrishna Bajaj National Quality Award trophy, for excellence in healthcare, followed in 2008. In 2009, we were the proud recipients of the coveted International Asia Pacific Quality Award (The Malcolm Baldridge Award as it known outside the United States).
It is an established enough fact that at the heart of the Hiranandani mission, in any sector, is the passionate commitment to stay on a par with the best global standards. Predictably, the theme reflects on nearly everything we undertake at the Hospital – the first initiative of the Hiranandani Group in healthcare. From basic medical equipment to the most complex surgical procedure, we are informed and enhanced by the foremost innovations in patient care the world over. Our nationally and internationally renowned surgeons solve, daily, some of the most intractable patient crises, assisted by the cutting-edge technology at their disposal. Consequently, today Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital has emerged as one of the pre-eminent healthcare resources in India.
Our vision for the future, however, rests on a very simple principle – it is the belief that the quality of healthcare you have access to, surely, is the quality of your life. It is the bigger picture that matters, and so that is the direction we are committing all our explorations to.
Especially since we have the reach, the depth, and of course the pedigree to bring you the finest care there is.
Your Family Superspeciality Hospital
As a multi-speciality tertiary and quaternary care hospital, we are proud to identify ourselves as a frontline provider of comprehensive healthcare. Within the short but dynamic span of 7 years we have grown from a 130-bed hospital to a formidable 240-bed facility. Our recent expansion, which saw significant investments in the most innovative technology, leagues us with the best hospitals in the world.
Today, Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital is home to some of the leading specialists in contemporary medicine, as well as a committed nurse workforce with an up-to-date knowledge base. All our medical equipment, pivotal in maintaining the cutting-edge in technological excellence, is sourced from the world’s very best vendors.
Our Newly Introduced Specialty Programmes Include:
Advanced Cancer Care
International Oncology Services Pvt. Ltd. (IOSPL) brings world class cancer care at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital. It is a new, dedicated facility, a one-stop specialist centre providing a range of cancer treatment options like radiation, medical treatment, surgical treatment and bone marrow transplant.
Centre for Advanced Dental Surgery
Our new dental facility is a premier centre for specialist dental care. It houses a number of specialty departments, working together to provide the full spectrum of advanced dental treatment - from complex corrective measures to special aesthetic solutions.
Physical Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Centre
Our rehabilitation and sports medicine centre is a new, state-of-the-art facility, fully equipped for high-quality care customised for unique patient needs.
The new ophthalmology centre welcomes patients to one of the most sophisticated eye care facilities in the region, offering a range of specialised ophthalmological services.
Executive Health Check
We are now delighted to offer comprehensive health check-up packages, tailored to meet the needs of busy professionals and their families. Importantly all the services are provided under one roof
New Generation of Patient Rooms
Our new patient rooms are designed for maximum comfort and privacy, with access to a host of new amenities. In addition to world-class accommodation and a warm ambience, our rooms feature a superior nurse call system, outfitted with the best that modern technology has to offer. The focus being patient safety so the nurses are capable of electronically monitoring a patient’s condition from the nurse station and simultaneously the Intensive Care Unit also monitors the patient’s condition. Any adverse turn of events can be addressed very quickly.
Over the past several years we have successfully sought the most efficient, most proactive and most ethical solutions to our patients’ needs, which brought us to a place of glory and laurels. In truth, the dividing line between a good hospital and a great one is often subtle. But by holding ourselves to the most honourable professional standards at any given time, we rather trust ourselves to be among the latter.