Friday, March 22, 2013

BGS Global Hospitals organized the World Head Injury Awareness Day Campaign in association with Bangalore City Traffic Police on 19th March 2013.

Dr. M. A. Saleem, Additional Commissioner of Police, Traffic, Bangalore City inaugurated the campaign at the well attended event at Traffic Police Training Office, MG Road.

The event was attended by over 100 guests including the who’s who from the Traffic Police Department including Mr. Lokesh Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police - East, Mr S A Pasha ACP - Traffic Training Institute, traffic police personnel and members of the media.

Dr. N. K. Venakataramana, Vice-Chairman and Chief Neurosurgeon, Dr. Guruprasad, Consultant-Emergency Medicine, Mr. Ashok Kumar, Sr. VP (Mktg) and Dr. Ramesh Raju, VP-Medical Services from BGS Global Hospitals were present on the occasion.

The event was inaugurated by Dr. Saleem. In his inaugural address he congratulated BGS Global Hospitals for this endeavour reiterating the fact that 50% of people who die of head injuries are because of road traffic accidents. He was positive that initiatives such as ours would go a long way in educating the public to adopt safe driving practices.

Dr. N. K. Venkataramana, Vice-Chairman and Chief Neurosurgeon stressed the importance of creating awareness about head injury as majority of the deaths occur due to secondary damage and are preventable. He spoke about pre hospital care, right of way to ambulance, and urged people to learn first aid and be a ‘Good Samaritan’.

First Aid boxes sponsored
BGS Global Hospitals sponsored First Aid boxes to be placed in all traffic police vehicles in the city. Dr. N K Venkatramana handed over a First Aid box to Dr. Saleem as a token of this initiative.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Global Health City, Chennai as a prelude to World Head Injury Awareness Day (March 20) launched Stayin’ Alive, an innovative campaign to alert people of Chennai on the need for safe roads and prevention of head injuries on 17th March 2013.

The bike rally was flagged off by Thiru. T.K.M. Chinnayya, Hon’ble Minister for Animal Husbandry, Govt of Tamil Nadu which culminated at Global Health City. The other dignitaries who attended the awareness campaign include Thiru. K.P. Kandan, MLA, Sholinganallur Constituency, Thiru. M.K. Ashok, MLA, Velachery, Constituency in the presence of Dr. K. Ravindranath, Chairman & Managing Director, Global Hospitals Group and Dr. K. Sridhar, Head Department of Neuro and Spine Surgery, Global Health City

The event was star studded with the presence of celebrity campaigners like Abbas, Vijay Sethupathi, S. J Surya, Ace comedian Bosskey, J. K Tyre National Racing Champion for 2012 - Mr. Feroze Khan and Mr. M. Sivaramakrishnan, Managing Director, UCAL Group, actively participated by showing their support to the noble cause.

The city traffic police was a huge pillar of strength partnering for this cause. As a token of gratitude and also as an aid to the stupendous work they do 24/7, they were presented with sturdy helmets for the 2-wheeler patrol team.

Monday, March 18, 2013

• Swap Organ Transplant – unique & innovative surgical solution
for transplant patients waiting for suitable donors

• To significantly address acute shortage of organs and pave
way to save more lives

On the eve of World Kidney Day, stressing on the need to enhance awareness in people about causes of kidney diseases and prevention the Kidney Transplantation Team at Global Hospitals, Hyderabad have performed a Living Donor simultaneous Kidney "SWAP" Transplantation surgery on two adults.

With this milestone and India’s first Adult Swap Liver transplant performed earlier in Chennai on patients from Sri Lanka, Global Hospitals is the only Hospital Group in South India to have performed successfully Adult Swap transplants for both Kidney and Liver.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Global Hospitals launches India’s first Multi-disciplinary Centre for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)

  • To focus on increasing awareness on causes, symptoms & early detection of IBD
  • To enhance awareness on difference between IBD & irritable bowel syndrome
  • Multi-disciplinary team to deliver comprehensive treatment solutions

6 March 2013: Global Hospitals, India’s leading multi-super speciality tertiary care chain of Hospitals, today at Lakdi ka pul, Hyderabad launches India’s first Multi-disciplinary Centre for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). Dr. K. Vishnu Prasad, Director of Medical Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh inaugurated the Centre in the presence of Dr. K. Ravindranath, CMD, Global Hospitals Group and the multi-disciplinary IBD team comprising of Dr. Kiran Kumar Peddi, Medical Gastroenterologist, Dr. Kishore V Alapati, Surgical Gastroenterologist and others.

IBD should be suspected in anyone suffering from unexplained diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss, recurrent intestinal obstruction and recurrent perianal fistulas. Children usually present with failure to grow. Less commonly, patients demonstrate extra intestinal symptoms of IBD such as back pain, eye symptoms, painful skin lesions. All these patients should be evaluated thoroughly and appropriate treatment should be initiated early. Late diagnosis and improper management can lead to severe intestinal and extra-intestinal complications and impair quality of life.

Global Hospitals, being at the forefront of many novel health care services, have taken an initiative to launch Multidisciplinary center for IBD, for the first time in India. A dedicated team of Medical and Surgical Gastroenterologists with extensive work experience from IBD centers across the globe will lead this service and will be supported by other specialists such as Radiologists, Pathologists, Molecular biologists, IBD nurse and dietitians. A dedicated clinic will be started and all the suitable patients will be enrolled into IBD pathway with help of a “Patient Diary” which comprises many protocols suitable for IBD patients such as looking after their vaccinations, screening for complications, looking after their bone health, anaemia and many more. This comprehensive pathway will be extremely beneficial for suitable patients in looking after their IBD, managing the disease effectively and preventing any complications.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. K Ravindranath said, “The incidence of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) which includes Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease, a decade ago were thought to be extremely rare in countries like India, but it is on a steep increase in the Indian masses and is leading to health complications as timely diagnosis and treatment is not delivered. To address this growing concern, the dedicated centre comprised of Specialists from across disciplines will deliver comprehensive diagnostic and treatment solutions for IBD”.

In his address elaborating on the benefits of treatment pathway to patients, Dr. Kiran Kumar Peddi, said, “People commonly mistake IBD condition with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), but both the conditions are completely different. IBD, if not diagnosed early and managed properly can lead to severe complications where as complications are extremely unusual with IBS. Another problem in our country is high incidence of intestinal tuberculosis which can be confused with Crohns disease. IBD can affect people of any age but commonly occur in younger age group.”

Dr. Kishore V Alapati, said, “Advancements in surgical procedures have lead to a significant improvement in the quality of life of patients with IBD. This Centre at Global Hospitals is comprehensively geared to perform complex GI surgeries. The specialized skills of the Team will ensure the best of care.”