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 #8084  by Sundar
 December 20th, 2012, 8:15 am
பெரிய ஆஸ்பத்திரியின் விரிவாக்க கட்டிடத்தில் தேவையான வசதிகளை ஏற்படுத்துவதற்கான நடவடிக்கைகள் எடுக்கப்பட்டு வருவதாக டீன் மோகன் தெரிவித்தார்.

விரிவாக்க கட்டிடம்

இதுகுறித்து மதுரை பெரிய ஆஸ்பத்திரி டீன் மோகன் கூறியதாவது:–

மதுரை பெரிய ஆஸ்பத்திரியின் விரிவாக்க கட்டிடத்தை முழுமையாக பயன்படுத்துவதற்கான பணிகள் முழுவீச்சில் நடந்து வருகின்றன. தற்போது எலும்பு முறிவு சிகிச்சை பிரிவு இங்கு செயல்பட்டு வருகிறது. இதில் சிகிச்சை பெறுபவர்கள் உடற்பரிசோதனைக்காக பழைய இடத்திற்கு வர வேண்டிய சிரமம் ஏற்பட்டுள்ளது. மேலும் தலைக்காய பிரிவு நோயாளிகளுக்கும் விரிவாக்க கட்டிடத்தில் வைத்து சிகிச்சை அளித்தால் அவர்களும் இதே சிரமத்தை அனுபவிக்கும் நிலை ஏற்படும்.

புதிய ஸ்கேன் கருவி

இதனை கருத்தில் கொண்டு அண்ணா பஸ் நிலைய விரிவாக்க கட்டிடத்திலேயே அனைத்து வகையான வசதிகளையும் ஏற்படுத்திவிட்டால், நோயாளிகள் அங்கேயே முழுமையான சிகிச்சை பெற முடியும். இதற்காக, இங்கு சி.டி. ஸ்கேன் கருவி அமைப்பதற்கான பணிகள் நடந்து வருகின்றன. அடுத்த மாதத்திற்குள் இந்த கருவி அமைக்கப்பட்டு விடும். இதனையடுத்து அடுத்தடுத்த வசதிகள் செய்யப்பட்டு சில மாதங்களிலேயே முழுமையாக இந்த விரிவாக்க கட்டிடம் செயல்படும்.

அதே போல பெரிய ஆஸ்பத்திரியின் பிரேத பரிசோதனை வளாகம் ரூ.2 கோடியில் நவீனப்படுத்தப்பட உள்ளது. இதற்கான திட்டம் தயாரிக்கும் பணிகளை செய்து வருகிறோம். பிரேத பரிசோதனை அறை விரிவுபடுத்தப்பட்டு, நவீனப்படுத்தப்படுகிறது. இங்கு பிரேத பரிசோதனை நடைபெறும் போது அதனை மருத்துவ பயிற்சி மாணவர்கள் நேரடியாக பார்க்கும் வகையில் கேலரி அமைக்கப்பட உள்ளது. அத்துடன் இந்த வளாகம் முழுவதும் கேமரா பொருத்தப்பட உள்ளது.

குழந்தைகள் பிரிவில் நவீன வசதிகள்

அதே போல குழந்தைகள் பிரிவில் நிலவும் இடநெருக்கடியை சமாளிக்க அந்த கட்டிடத்தின் மேல் அடுக்குகள் கட்டுவதற்கான வேலைகளும் ஆரம்பிக்கப்பட உள்ளது. இதன்மூலம் குழந்தைகள் நல சிகிச்சை பிரிவு முற்றிலும் நவீனப்படுத்தப்பட்டு அடிப்படை வசதிகள் அனைத்தும் ஏற்படுத்தப்படும்.

இவ்வாறு அவர் தெரிவித்தார்.

http://www.dailythanthi.com/node/67965
 #8138  by Sankar
 December 25th, 2012, 3:58 pm
Sanitation at the Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) is set for a complete makeover, thanks to the initiative taken by Collector Anshul Mishra. The southern district’s premier public health institution is now armed with the latest equipment to keep the hospital premises and its crowded wards clean.

A set of automated and semi-automated sanitation gadgets were handed over to the GRH authorities on Saturday evening during the Collector’s visit which was aimed at streamlining the system so as to keep the 2,300-bed hospital clean always.

Modern mopping units, washing machines with advanced features and huge containers with wheels to collect litter were among those supplied to the hospital.

T. Swaminathan, Medical Superintendent, GRH, said on Sunday that the keen interest shown by the Collector to improve the hospital’s cleanliness is a positive sign. “Mr. Mishra went the extra mile to procure us the most needed sanitary equipment,” he said.

Mopping units provided to the GRH are automatic and it will be easy for sanitary workers to carry out cleaning solutions.

“Certainly, the hospital waste can be removed fast as massive drums with wheels and plastic bags have been supplied to us. Sanitary workers would be trained how to handle the equipment,” the Medical Superintendent said.

Hospital authorities said that 50 waste-collecting trolleys, 25 advanced mopping units and three washing machines specially meant for hospital purposes have been provided.

“GRH provided only Rs.3 lakh for these equipment while the remaining was taken care of by the Collector. Amount was allotted under the ‘Namakku Naame Thittam’ and it is going to be a boon for us,” an official said.

According to authorities, the Nursing Superintendent of the hospital has been asked to take care of deployment of trolleys and other cleaning equipment in various wards.

It was also learnt that the District Collector had asked the hospital administration to appoint 100 multi-purpose workers on temporary basis through outsourcing contract for a period of six months.

“State-level tenders will be called for and the income coming to us from the Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Healthcare Scheme can be utilised for further purchases. The final approval has to come from the district administration and the State Government,” a sanitary official said.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Mad ... 237807.ece
 #8139  by Sundar
 December 25th, 2012, 4:15 pm
^^ I will be very happy if they fully utilize new constructed extension building.
 #8282  by maduraiguy
 January 11th, 2013, 9:16 am
மாரடைப்பு நோயாளிக்கு "பயோரிசோரபிள்' சிகிச்சை அப்போலோ மருத்துவமனை சாதனை

ஜனவரி 11,2013,03:35 IST
மதுரை:மாரடைப்பு நோயாளிக்கு இருதயத்தில், "பயோரிசோரபிள்' எனும் மருத்துவ கருவியை பொருத்தி, குணமாக்கி மதுரை அப்போலோ மருத்துவமனை சாதனை புரிந்துள்ளது.

இம்மருத்துவனையின் தலைமை செயல் அதிகாரி டாக்டர் ரோகிணிஸ்ரீதர், இருதய நோய் சிகிச்சை நிபுணர்கள் டாக்டர் விவேக்போஸ், மாதவன் நிருபர்களிடம் கூறியதாவது:

இருதயத்தில் ரத்த நாளங்களில் ரத்த ஓட்டத்தை மறுசீரமைக்க, "ஆஞ்சியோ பிளாஸ்டி' முறையில் உலோக குழாயை பொருத்தி குணமாக்கும் நடைமுறையை அடுத்து, புதிய புரட்சிகரமான கண்டுபிடிப்பான"பயோரிசோரபிள்' எனும் மருத்துவ கருவியை மாரடைப்பு நோயாளிக்கு பொருத்தி, இருதயத்தில் ரத்த ஓட்டத்தை சீராக்கும் மருத்துவப் புரட்சி அப்போலோ மருத்துவமனையில் நடந்துள்ளது.

புகைப்பிடிக்கும் பழக்கம் உள்ள ஒருவருக்கு, இருதயத்தின் முன்பக்க சுவருக்கு ரத்தம் சப்ளை செய்யும் தமனியில்,90 சதவீதம் அடைப்பு இருந்தது. அவர், மாரடைப்பால் மரணத்தின் விளிம்பில் இருந்தார். அவரது ரத்த நாளத்தில் "பயோரிசோரபிள்
வாஸ்குலர் ஸ்கப்போல்டு (பிவிஎஸ்) எனும் மருந்து செலுத்தும் கருவியை பொருத்தி, மதுரை அப்போலோ மருத்துவமனை சாதனை படைத்தது. அவர், முழுமையாக குணமடைந்துள்ளார்.

இக்கருவி, "பாலிலாக்டைட்ல்' எனும் பொருளால் தயாரிக்கப்பட்டது. இது இயற்கையானது. மருத்துவ உள்வைப்பு பொருளாக பொதுவாகப் பயன்படுத்தப்படுவது. இது, தமனி தானாக திறக்கும் வரை நாளத்துக்கு துணை புரிந்து 12 மாதங்களில், கார்பன் டைஆக்சைடு மற்றும் தண்ணீராக இயற்கையாகவே மறைந்து விடுகிறது, என்றனர்.

http://www.dinamalar.com/district_detail.asp?Id=624364
 #8289  by Madurai Gilli
 January 12th, 2013, 12:52 pm
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^^ :bash: ...I wish I must hold a top position in TN Health dept. in future so that I can make our dream of shaping-up Madurai as one of the leading Healthcare destination in our country..Let me atleast dream in this corrupted environment.. :oops:
 #8298  by madurakarenda
 January 14th, 2013, 8:54 am
DMHP is being implemented in 123 districts to create awareness about mental health

Madurai district of Tamil Nadu has the distinction of providing highest quality mental health care services, says an evaluation of the District Mental Health Programme (DMHP). The outstanding performance is primarily attributed to regular inflow and availability of medicines at health centres.

While satisfaction with the quality of services is an average of 7.3 on a scale of up to 10, Madurai attained a score of 9.6. Other districts that are rated higher than the average are Raigarh and Buldana in Maharashtra, Tinsukia and Nagaon in Assam, Navsari in Gujarat, and Delhi.

The DMHP is being implemented in 123 districts across the country with the aim of creating awareness about mental health, its early detection and treatment and removing the stigma associated with it.

Evaluation for future expansion was done by the ICMR, a division of Planman Consulting (India) Pvt. Ltd. It visited 20 districts where the DMHP was being implemented and five non-DMHP districts. The results showed that the expenditure on training and IEC components that require a lot of ground work, coordination and network in the community, is below par in most of the districts.

The results also showed that only one-third of the districts utilised the funds made available under the programme, while the remaining used only 37-47 per cent of the money owing to administrative delay, difficulty in recruiting and retaining qualified mental health professionals.

Regarding availability of drugs, it said that only 25 per cent of the districts reported that there was regular inflow. “This is because of lack of dedicated drug procuring mechanism for the DMHP and financial authority to the nodal centre, though 80 per cent of the beneficiaries across the districts indicated having received at least some medicines from the health centre.”

About 61 per cent of the beneficiaries accessed the district hospitals at their first point of contact. The percentage of patients accessing community health centres was 12.7 per cent and primary health centres 11.5 per cent — much lower than the expected levels. Again, 18 per cent of the total respondents confirmed that they were referred to the district level hospitals for treatment. “This stresses need for regular training to all general health care staff, which was limited to only first three years and that too only 15 to 20 per cent of the health staff in the 10th Plan,” the study said.

However, the good news is that 75.7 per cent of the patients reported that they were treated with dignity and respect. With respect to trust and confidence, an impressive 72.8 per cent reported that they had full trust and confidence with the medical personnel who treated them and another 25.3 per cent stated they had trust and confidence to some extent. “One-fourth of the beneficiaries indicated having received counselling services under the DMHP which is good, considering the fact that counselling is a time intensive activity,” the study pointed out.

In the districts having the DMHP, 87 per cent of the community members said they knew about mental illness, which was higher than non-DMHP, where the percentage was 75 per cent. The study described the difference as significant and attributed it to implementation of the programme.

Nearly half of the respondents (48 per cent) reported sadness and depression as the symptoms of mental illness, followed by fear and nervousness (42 per cent), lack of sleep (41.6 per cent) and over-excitement symptoms such as hallucination (36 per cent), fits (45 per cent), pointing to the effectiveness of the programme as compared to the non-DMHP districts. Awareness of illnesses such as psychosis, neurosis and epilepsy were also found to be significantly higher in the DMHP districts.

Importantly, more than half of the respondents from the DMHP districts agreed that proper medication and counselling could help in the treatment, against only 30 per cent in the non-DMHP districts.

The difference in approach of the respondents from the DMHP and non-DMHP districts was clearly evident as far as conservative methods and beliefs are concerned. For example, consulting occult practitioners was suggested by only 47.3 per cent of the respondents from the DMHP districts, against over 70 per cent from the non-DMHP respondents.


http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Mad ... 305054.ece
 #8356  by maduraiguy
 January 19th, 2013, 9:16 am
Regional Cancer Centre work begins

The Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) here has initiated steps to set up a Regional Cancer Centre, which was announced by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on January 11, which will cater to patients in the southern districts.

This facility is coming up on the Balarangapuram Government Hospital premises. The state government has sanctioned Rs.3 crore for construction of buildings. While the existing buildings would be refurbished as per requirements, the construction works for new buildings would be taken up soon by the Public Works Department.

N. Mohan, GRH Dean, told The Hindu on Thursday that the “administrative sanction” for utilising Rs.3.02 crore was given by the Health Department towards buildings and a separate fund was also allotted for procuring equipment needed for surgical oncology, radiation oncology and medical oncology.

It was announced last week that approximately Rs.15 crore has been allocated to establish the Regional Cancer Centre in Madurai. Additional buildings have to be constructed at Balarangapuram for chemotherapy facility for cancer patients, the Dean said.

Dr.Mohan said that the state government is also giving Rs.10 crore to buy equipment for cancer treatment in three branches of oncology — surgical, medical and radiation. Meanwhile, S. S. Sundaram, Head of Department of Surgical Oncology, GRH, has said that the volume of cancer patients was more in southern districts and the Regional Cancer Centre would be of great help to patients.

Oral cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer, breast cancer and cancer of the cervix were being detected among men and women and early detection was important, he added.

Specialists in the radiation oncology wing said that high-end machines were being purchased for the new centre because radiation therapy was most important during treatment.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 321965.ece
 #8425  by Sundar
 January 24th, 2013, 2:13 pm
The State Government has sanctioned Rs.2 crore for the construction of a new mortuary with improved post-mortem facilities.

The Directorate of Medical Education, Chennai, has sent an official communication to the hospital authorities giving the go ahead for the project.

N. Mohan, Dean, GRH, told The Hindu on Wednesday that Rs.1.4 crore will be earmarked for constructing the building , while the remaining Rs.60 lakh is towards procuring equipment required for the post mortem facility.

“There will be modern freezer compartments with adequate provision to store cadavers,” he said.

Dr.Mohan has said that the new mortuary will have a separate gallery for medical college students to see the post mortem procedure being done by doctors.

It will have an ultramodern operation table and audio-visual gadgets to aid teachers.

Various cases

The GRH mortuary handles various cases pertaining to road traffic accidents, murders, suicides, poison and dead on arrival.

Unclaimed bodies will be kept in the mortuary till the police are able to establish the identity of the deceased person. “We handle medico- legal cases and bodies have to be preserved till the claims are settled. On an average, our mortuary performs 15 post mortem procedures per day. Protected environment, uninterrupted electricity and water supply are very important,” the official said. The post-mortem timings are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. “The public must understand that sometimes post-mortem gets delayed only for want of necessary documents from the police. There has to be time for inquest and preliminary investigation,” an official said.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 338829.ece
 #8767  by AwardCity
 February 13th, 2013, 10:52 am
A quarter of Madurai’s population is diabetic, say doctors :sick:

The spiralling number of diabetes cases in the city has set alarm bell ringing. A 12 per cent increase in three decades has put the medicos on alert mode. It is time to understand, prevent, control and manage the D-disease, they emphatically say.

A sample study by Government Rajaji Hospital has revealed that two per cent of Plus Two children in Madurai suffer from Type-2 diabetes which is common among adults. Scores of Madurai Medical College students are also diabetic. Obesity and mental tension are cited as the major factors.

The last survey carried out in 2011-12, in all pin code areas of Madurai city, revealed disturbing results. Random screening of 10,104 people above 30 years showed 13 per cent to be suffering from diabetes and another 12 per cent in the pre-diabetic stage.

In two rural camps where 220 villagers were screened, seven per cent of them were diagnosed as diabetic and another 10 per cent of were found to be borderline cases. The ‘sugar’ check-up done in a slum in Sellur area indicated similar diabetes prevalence as in the city.

“The data collated from these surveys indicates that a quarter of Madurai’s population has diabetes. The increase in the number of new cases is a matter of concern. The issue is real,” says Dr.A.J.Asirvatham, Head, Department of Diabetology, GRH, who led the survey.

A sample study of 2,000 households in K.K. Nagar and Anna Nagar on the prevalence of diabetes was done in 1978 by E.S. Johnson, the then diabetologist at Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH). The prevalence rate was found to be one per cent then.

So where does the problem lie and what are the do’s and don’ts? The common advice coming from diabetologists is that a person must voluntarily go for a ‘sugar test’ when he or she is 40 and it should be continued once in six months.

As there are no visible symptoms for diabetes, the call should be taken by people in their own interest. The experience of a 50-year-old bank officer in Madurai is an example. He was detected with diabetes 14 years ago and is now on medication, follows strict diet control along with regular physical exercises as per his doctor’s advice.

“My family members insisted that I visit a doctor when they noticed my weight loss and fatigue. The medical test showed my blood sugar level was as high as 295 mg. Ever since I am on medication and I realise that nobody should ignore the sugar test,” he says.

Prevention of diabetes in the unaffected population is as important as the control of blood sugar levels on a daily basis in the confirmed diabetic patients. The daily check helps to prevent morbidity/ mortality in the long run, say medicos. The rise in Type-2 adult-onset diabetes is a matter of concern given the fact that the trend among children is equally worrisome.

Asserts Dr.K. Kannan, Director, Madurai Institute of Diabetes Endocrine Research and Practice, “Sedentary lifestyle, junk food and decreased physical activity are contributing to the rapid rise in diabetes. If your bodyweight is 10 per cent more than the normal weight in relation to the height, you should go for a sugar test and then start reducing weight.”

“If diabetes is neglected now, it leads to micro and macro vascular complications in 10 years time,” he cautions.

No symptoms

The message for diabetes control is to eat smart. Dr.A.Kannan, consultant diabetologist at Dr.Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre in the city, confirms that the middle and upper middle class section of the population are falling to diabetes at an early age.

“Though diabetes is not curable, it can be kept under check and one can lead a normal life. Fifty per cent of cases have no symptoms and sugar test is the only way to detect it. Screening camps help in early detection,” he says.

The Indian Council of Medical Research-India Diabetes Study Report of 2011 points out that the weighted prevalence of diabetes (both known and newly diagnosed) was 10.4 per cent in Tamil Nadu and the prevalence of pre-diabetes (impaired fasting glucose and/or impaired glucose tolerance) was 8.3 per cent.

This report estimates that Tamil Nadu has 4.8 million people with diabetes and 3.9 million with pre-diabetes.

Dr.Kannan of Mohan Diabetes Centre says that people from lower strata and below poverty line category need special attention as they are not aware of the side effects. “The complications of diabetes could be severe as it can affect eye, heart, kidney and nerve functioning. A diabetic should eat less rice, avoid fried items and take a low cholesterol diet,” he says.

The killer disease does not discriminate on the basis of gender or age. Men and women are equally vulnerable and the disease is prevalent in families that do not encourage physical activity.

“Diabetes can be a killer if not kept under control. It puts the productivity levels under threat. How will a family cope if the earning member becomes a liability?” doctors ask.

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 410150.ece
 #8773  by Sundar
 February 15th, 2013, 6:36 pm
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) MLA, R. Annadurai, has sought permission for the Government Rajaji Hospital authorities for appointing 655 workers and 32 supervisors on a temporary basis for the benefit of patients of seven southern districts.

In a letter addressed to the Director of Tamil Nadu Health Systems Project, the MLA representing Madurai South Assembly constituency said that around 9,000 out-patients were coming from the southern districts. Hundreds of surgeries were being carried out every day and at least 25 deliveries took place here daily.

The 2,500 beds in the hospital was not sufficient for the number of patients coming here.

The hospital did not have adequate number of workers for its maintenance. Besides several posts of nurses, nursing assistants, health workers, security staff and lab technicians were lying vacant. Demanding Government to fill these posts, Mr. Annadurai wanted to allow the hospital authorities to make up the vacancies through temporary recruitment.

“This would help the authorities to put the GRH Annexe building in good use. With no employees appointed for the annexe building the 300-bed hospital was under-utilised.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 417368.ece
 #9042  by madurakarenda
 March 23rd, 2013, 9:24 am
Madurai Regional Cancer Centre yet to come up

MADURAI: The state government's announcement that a regional cancer centre (RCC) would be set up in Tirunelveli is expected to go a long way in addressing the healthcare needs of people in the rural hinterland of southern Tamil Nadu. Expectedly, the announcement has been welcomed by people from all walks of life. But the regional cancer centre announced for Madurai during the 2012-13 State budget is yet to see the light of the day.

A year after the announcement was made, the construction of the Madurai RCC has not yet commenced. Senior health officials are uncertain on the date of commencement of the cancer centre for which Rs 15 crore was estimated. However, doctors at the Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) here say that the government has set the ball rolling and fund has been allotted for construction of the cancer centre.

"We have received the fund allocation. The Public Works Department has been entrusted with the job of coming out with a design proposal for the building. Once the design is ready and the specifications have been worked out, the tender process for construction would be initiated,'' said GRH dean N Mohan.

Initially, the Madurai RCC is scheduled to come up at the premises of Balarangapuram government hospital in a tentative area of 11,000 sqft. Madurai south MLA R Annamalai, under whose constituency Balarangapuram falls, sounded positive about the progress of the cancer centre. "The construction would commence soon,'' he said.

The dean said that of the allocated fund, Rs 3 crore has been earmarked for construction of a new building for the cancer centre, while Rs 10 crore would be spent towards buying specialised equipment for surgical, medical and radiation oncology.

Hundreds of patients from across southern Tamil Nadu, predominantly Madurai, Theni, Virudhunagar, Ramanathapuram, Nagercoil and Dindigul come to the GRH for specialised cancer treatment as it is the only one of its kind with specialities like medical oncology, surgical oncology and radiation oncology. The existing facilities for cancer treatment in GRH are grossly inadequate and are plagued by manpower shortage. Many patients are forced to undergo the ordeal of travelling all the way to Chennai for advanced treatment.

It is not just the cancer center, a synthetic hockey turf announced by the state government for Madurai during the last budget is also yet to be established.


http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city ... 138324.cms
^^ The location is really disturbing.

How will patients come to Balarengapuram?

I don't think the road is good enough for patients to come here.

Ideally this also should have gone to Thoppur only since there is ample space and approach infra is good but nobody should make a sound now. Already AIIMS gone and super specialty is swinging (or gone?). I hope by the time we get super specialty, the construction costs will still escalate ending up in just a G+2 or G+3 with name alone as "Super specialty block".

Its better to get something somewhere rather than ending up getting nothing.
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