Human Chain for Organ Donation Awareness
Kauvery Hospital in Trichy organised a district level awareness human chain on Friday, November 25th to mark the Indian Organ Donors Day.
Organs Donated at Kauvery Hospital
The organs of a 69-year-old man, who was declared brain dead after suffering a heart attack, was harvested and donated to a city hospital on Sunday, making it the first multi-organ cadaveric harvesting and donation in the hospital.
T.S.P. Vasudevan, the donor, had suffered a heart attack in his home in Triplicane and was taken to a hospital where he was treated, and later shifted to Kauvery Hospital. “He was doing all right initially, but suffered bleeding in his brain and slipped into a coma,” said his daughter V. Vijayalakshmi.
At the time when doctors at the hospital warned the family that there was a chance of Mr. Vasudevan being declared brain dead, his wife Ramaa Vasudevan and both her children -Vijayalakshmi and Balaji - decided to donate his organs. However, they had to convince a few orthodox members of their extended family on the importance of organ donation.
On Sunday around 4 p.m., Mr. Vasudevan’s organs were harvested.
Aravindan Selvaraj, executive director of Kauvery Hospital, said the liver, both kidneys and eyes were harvested, and while one kidney was used for a transplant at the hospital, the other organs went to other city hospitals. “Many a time, we see that people from traditional and conservative families have reservations about organ donation. But here, the family consented readily. It is heartening to see people from all walks of life beginning to accept organ donation,” he said.
Who says hips don't heal for aged? She is an example.
Hip replacement surgeries are on the rise -including among patients in 90s and older. But doctors say nonagenarians in good health deserve faster pain relief and restored mobility as in the case of younger patients. When doctors at Kauvery Hospital saw 96-year-old Brinda Lakshmi being wheeled into the emergency room with a broken hip after a fall, they instantly recognised her.
The chirpy woman had walked out of the same hospital two years ago after surgeon replaced her left hip. This time, the fall left her right hip badly fractured. As the hip bone is not the kind that would heal on its own without the help of some plates and screws or rods, the doctors at the hospital knew that if they didn't treat her for the injury, she would never be able to walk again.
City docs sew man's hand in 8-hr surgery
Panneerselvam, a carpenter from Trichy, felt that the whole world has ended after his left hand was chopped off during a property dispute this June. However, the 43-year-old was in for luck, as his family rushed him to a local hospital within two hours of the incident.
Doctors at Kauvery Hospital reattached the severed hand after a complex surgery and the man is now on the path to recovery.
"The Hand Injury and Micro Surgical Unit at the hospital took charge of the case and kicked off the procedures to rejoin the chopped hand immediately. His tendons, bones, nerves and blood vessels were reattached. The best thing is that the hand is fully functional after the surgery that lasted for eight hours," said plastic surgeon Dr S Skandha, who led a team of expert doctors.
Over 90? Hip replacement is still possible
A few weeks ago, V.S. Padmavati had come back from a function and was changing her sari, when she slipped and fell, breaking her hip bone. The 94-year-old was immediately taken to the hospital. Twenty-four hours later, a hip replacement was performed; nine days later she was home, and now, two weeks on, she is walking with the help of a walker and her family is hopeful of a complete recovery.
Article published in The Hindu dated August 14, 2016
Doctors keen to learn keyhole surgery
Laparoscopic surgery techniques are becoming more popular with surgeons preferring to switch from conventional incision method. About 30 doctors from Tamil Nadu and other states participated in the two-day course on advanced laparoscopic surgical skills - Catalyst II conducted by the Kauvery Hospital in Trichy on Saturday. "A majority of the surgeries below the abdomen can be performed through laparoscopy, which has many advantages than the conventional method. Realising the need for updating their knowledge, young surgeons are participating in the course," consultant laparoscopic surgeon Dr S Velmurugan at Kauvery Hospital told TOI on the sidelines of the course inauguration.
Courses for Corporation school students
The Kauvery Hospital, Corporation of Chennai and Rotary Club of Madras East are offering job-oriented paramedical courses approved by the Indian Medical Association, TN State branch, for students of corporation schools.
According to a press release, the one year diploma courses are provided free of cost. The courses include, Diploma in Health Assistant (Nursing), Lab Technician, OT Technician, Radiology Technician and Dialysis Technician. The classes will be conducted at the Chennai Corporation Community college in Bheemanapet, R.A. Puram. After completion of the course, they can be employed at any of the IMA NHB Affiliated hospitals in the State. For admission, contact Sharmatha Banu at 96591 85978.
Kauvery Hospital completes four years of service in Chennai
Chennai-based Kauvery Hospital has successfully completed four years of service in the city. The multi-specialty healthcare enterprise has 1000 beds in multiple locations across Tamil Nadu. The hospital has a number of dedicated departments and programmes, which offers holistic services, from basic treatment to the most advanced procedures and emergency surgeries. It offers speciality geriatric services, including an orthogeriatric department. The paediatric cardiology department launched SHINE @ Kauvery (Save Heart initiative for Children) and reaches out to children with heart ailments, from under privileged backgrounds.
Multiple Scelerosis is a chronic disease that damages the nerves in the spinal cord and brain, as well as the optic nerves. Sclerosis means scarring, and people with MS develop multiple areas of scar tissue in response to the nerve damage. Depending on where the damage occurs, symptoms may include problems with muscle control, balance, vision, or speech.
News Item featured in Deccan Chronicle: May 30th 2016
Anti Tobacco Day
In order to create awareness about the ill-effects of Tobacco consumption, the World Health Organization has been celebrating 'World No Tobacco Day' on 31st May, every year. Government organizations, NGOs and innumerable tobacco de-addiction self-help groups participate in a day-long program that is marked by public marches, public debates, banners, television and print advertising.
Kauvery Hospital conducted a Public Awareness event in Besant Nagar Beach stressing the ills of Tobacco consumption.