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A fire broke out in Apollo Speciality Hospitals in K.K. Nagar here on Wednesday night.

Fire officials said that they received the call at 11.15 p.m. and fire tenders from Tallakulam, Periyar Bus Stand stations rushed to the spot. As many as 30 in-patients were shifted to other nearby hospitals in ambulances.

Other than the Apollo Hospital ambulance, the 108 emergency service ambulance and other hospitals’ ambulances were pressed into service.

Deputy Director (Fire and Rescue Service) M. Shahul Hameed said that initial probe suggested that the fire broke out from the air-conditioner unit of the ICCU ward. The oxygen line, which got heated up, was suspected as a reason for the fire. It was controlled within 45 minutes.

A hospital spokesman said fire safety systems were fully functional and there was no casualty.

Collector Anshul Mishra who visited the spot and oversaw the rescue operations said a detailed enquiry would be conducted into the incident.

Some senior Apollo doctors who were at the spot supervising the evacuation operations said that medical and para-medical staff rushed to the second floor and evacuated those who could not move out on their own. Critical patients were shifted along with their beds. Window panes had to be broken in several rooms. When the fire spread, thick smoke engulfed the entire second floor. Breathing became difficult for many persons.

The police said that panic prevailed in the vicinity as the news of fire spread across the hospital campus. Vehicular movement was regulated outside the premises. As a safety measure, all the in-patients were being shifted to safer places, the spokesman said. Further investigation is on.

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AG Eye Hospital which was u/c in Bypass road has called for recruitment in Saturday Dinamalar Madurai supplement.


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A group of non-resident doctors are coming up with a Rs 300-crore rural institute of medical sciences at Tirumangalam, about 30km from here.

The first phase of the institute, a 300-bed multi-specialty hospital, would come by December next year and a medical college would start functioning from August, 2014, P Madhu, coordinator of the project, told reporters here today.

The Institute -- Mandira Institute of Medical Sciences -- is fully an initiative of NRI doctors to contribute to the creation of an equitable healthcare infrastructure In India and augment the supply of its physician workforce.

"We will have 700-beds when the first batch of 150 students complete their MBBS by 2019," he said.

"The world class medical college would utilise modern, state-of-art medical education technology, including digital teaching boards and virtual dissection methodology," he added.

The college would be modelled on some of the best medical universities in the world, he said, adding, it would be staffed by a number of returning NRI doctors trained in some of the world's medical centres like Harvard Medical school and University of Pittsburg.

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A state-of-the-art medical college is likely to be established by a group of NRI doctors in the outskirts of Madurai. The 700-bedded proposed hospital-cum-medical college will be established by August 2014 at A Thottiapatti on the Madurai - Rajapalayam Road, P Madhu, director of the project, told media persons here on Wednesday.

Mandira Institute of Medical Sciences promoted by Mandira Healthcare Infrastructure Limited, is a flagship institution planned by NRI doctors in United States and Canada who want to come back to India. "The first phase of the project - a multi-speciality 300-bed hospital - will begin functioning in December 2013 and the medical college is expected to commence its academic session in August 2014," he stated.

"Along with providing tertiary care to the people in southern districts as Madurai is an important place for the southern districts, we aspire to revolutionise the medical education with various advance teaching methodologies," he mentioned.

The medical college will utilise methods like digital teaching boards and virtual dissection methodology with the intention of introducing digital teaching technology used in best medical schools in the world. A memorandum of understanding has been signed with the technical provider, who has supplied the virtual dissection board technology to Stanford University School of Medicine. Another technology to be used in the institution will be bio-digital human system presently used at the New York University School of Medicine, he said.

"We want to utilise the money we made in foreign countries for a noble cause and out of 10 NRI doctors promoting this venture, seven are planning to come back," Madhu stated.

The 300-crore project is said to provide direct employment to 500 persons and another 5,000 jobs through indirect employment. They have chosen Madurai for the institution after a thorough assessment and market survey finding a huge need and potential for a tertiary level teaching hospital in the region, the promoters said.

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weigtu weightu .... Rajapalayam Road getting a bigger benefit .... alampatti kitta idam vaangida vendiyathuthaan ...

Just to mention one more thing , There has been nice medical facilities right from T.Kallupatti to Rajapalayam . Thanks to Doctors establishing hospitals even after spending in US . This one is also a major effort from people from the same group i guess .

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Exhibition throws light on common and rare eye diseases

Kanne Nalamaa? A visit to the eye care awareness exhibition at Aravind Eye Hospital here will answer the question whether your eyes are in good condition or not.

It is imperative to keep an eye on your eyes — with this message, an awareness exhibition is open in the hospital’s Dr. G. Venkataswamy Eye Research Institute for the benefit of students and the public, and in commemoration of the World Sight Day on October 11. The exhibition, ‘Kanne Nalamaa? 2012,’ inaugurated by Collector Anshul Mishra, gives a deep insight into prevention and treatment of eye diseases. From entry to exit, it is all about eyes. “Let us feel and understand how life will be without vision.” These are the words that take you into the exhibition hall and one has to walk in complete darkness for a few seconds so as to understand the difficulty faced when one is blind.

To create awareness of safeguarding eyesight and a pledge to fulfil elimination of needless blindness, there are stalls to explain how one can avoid vision loss. ‘touch and feel,’ ‘count and drop,’ ‘smell and find out’ are among the stalls that make you think about the life of visually challenged persons.

The Collector was taken around the exhibition by senior ophthalmologists of Aravind Eye Hospital — P. Namperumalsamy, Chairman Emeritus, Aravind Eye Care System; Aravind Srinivasan, Director (Projects); and Kim, Chief Medical Officer.

Of the estimated 3.9 crore people who are blind in the world, 25 per cent live in India and 75 per cent of this blindness is avoidable. Eye specialists explain in detail common eye diseases, juvenile cataract, diabetic retinopathy, vision loss among premature babies, refractive errors, squint eye, and cornea transplanting. “Early detection is the best way out. Parents, public and school children need awareness. After the age of 40, everyone should start going for periodic eye check-up and this is all the more important for diabetics,” says Dr. Namperumalsamy. “Blindness due to diabetes is due to ignorance and let not diabetes land you in darkness. Cataract occurs in children too; babies with birth weight of less than two kilograms are prone to retinopathy and they need urgent screening,” these are some of the messages put up prominently in the expo.

Latest procedures available for squint correction and treatment of ocular injuries are also explained. There is also an online portal www.aurosiksha.org which teaches about vision rehabilitation to eye care professionals.

The free eye care awareness exhibition is open from 9.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (for students: 9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; for public: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.) till October 11.

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A 71-year-old man who met with a road accident and had five fractures in his jaw bone had a successful facial surgery at Devadoss Multi-Speciality Hospital here.

The aged person Jayaraj suffered critical injuries in a road accident at Kodaikanal on September 23 and was rushed to the Madurai hospital.

After scan and diagnosis, a team of orthopaedic and facio-maxillary surgeons performed a three-hour surgery and the accident victim is now recovering.

Sathish Devadoss, orthopaedic surgeon, Devadoss Multi-Speciality Hospital, told reporters on Friday that the medical team had performed the latest craniofacial surgery by opening the fractured sites and realigning the bone jaw successfully.

Recovery is faster

“The fractured segments were realigned with fixation of titanium plate and 30 screws. By doing this, the patient can immediately return to normalcy and he can start taking diet.

Also, the injured person will not have speech problem,” he explained.

Giving more details about the latest surgery, the two facial surgeons - N. Venkadasalapathy and R. Yoganandh - said that the titanium plate fixation will enable infection-free recovery unlike stainless steel plates which are normally used in such surgeries.

“Titanium goes well with human body and hence we recommend that.

Earlier, it was expensive but now the cost of titanium plates has come down. It can be used for any part of the body,” Dr. Sathish Devadoss said.

In this case, the patient resumed normal activities quickly and was able to have a regular diet whereas in other types of surgery it may take about 60 days or more for recovery.

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Collector Anshul Mishra dedicated a first-of-its kind neonatal ambulance of the ‘108’ Emergency Management Services at the Collectorate here on Thursday.

The Collector stepped into the vehicle and checked facilities available. There are 24 specially trained personnel — NEMT (neonatal emergency medical technicians) for these ambulances. The patients would be provided pre-hospital care en route before being admitted to definitive care in hospital.

The neonatal ambulance would cover entire Madurai district. It has transport incubator, ventilator, pulse-oxy meter, suction apparatus, trans-illuminator, surfactants, and fresh frozen plasma to handle emergencies. A centralised emergency response centre in Chennai would receive the calls through ‘108,’ a toll-free telephone number available on landline and mobile phones round-the-clock across the State.

According to ‘108’ Emergency Service General Manager (operations) S.G.S. Lakshmanan, the vehicle will be exclusively used for neonatal cases. Prior to Madurai, such a facility was available for Chennai, Chengalpattu, Kancheepuram districts.

The nurses handling the babies had undergone extensive training from Institute of Child Health, Chennai. “Tirunelveli district will get this facility in a few months.”

Manager Thanigaivel Murugan was present. A joint initiative from UNICEF, Department of Paediatrics, Tamil Nadu Health Systems Project, National Rural Health Mission, ‘108’ emergency service management and GVK EMRI, the service is aimed at preventing the infant mortality rate (IMR).

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Collector reviews precautionary measures being taken in the wake of outbreak at villages near Melur

The outbreak of dengue in some pockets around Melur has galvanised efforts to prevent the spread of the fever to other parts of the district.

On Thursday, Collector Anshul Mishra chaired a review meeting with officials of Department of Health and Family Welfare; Madurai Corporation led by its Commissioner R. Nanthagopal; representatives from all the 13 revenue blocks; senior doctors of Government Rajaji Hospital; and Health Inspectors.

The Collector pulled up the health wing officials, especially from Arittapatti near Melur, for their lackadaisical attitude in not being pro-active. “You must coordinate with the Melur Government Hospital and prevent the spread of the disease. Educate villagers about the consequences of storing water in stone-made containers. Do not allow water stagnation. Destroy coconut shells and unused tyres. Tell the residents in your pockets about how such containers give space for breeding mosquitoes. Involve panchayat representatives. Create awareness among children at all the village panchayats and municipal schools. Let the children convey the message to their parents…” Mr. Mishra said.

Primary Health Centres that received an unusual number of fever cases should refer them to the Government Hospital. Village Health Nurses should visit hamlets where fever incidence was high and take action swiftly. By sensitising womenfolk to keep the environment clean, things could be handled well before something worse happened, he said. Mr. Mishra appealed to the private hospitals to refer abnormal fever cases to government hospitals as early as possible. Instead of keeping the patients in their hospitals, reference to the GRH would help early diagnosis and cure.

A meeting with Indian Medical Association members was held later in the evening in which the Collector stressed the need for pro-active approach and better coordination as it would help in dengue-management.

The Health Inspectors, who claimed that they had undertaken fogging in dengue-prone areas, maintained that strict surveillance was there from day one when there were reports of suspected spread. Not convinced with their claims, the Collector urged them to be pro-active and conduct door-to-door campaign. “It may be tedious, but we have the responsibility to take care of the welfare of people.”

A couple of Health Inspectors complained that potable water was contaminated in some hamlets near Tirumangalam, T. Kallupatti and Kalligudi.

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Focus is on Villapuram, Avaniapuram, South Gate, Maanagiri

Madurai Corporation on Thursday intensified anti-dengue operations again after the death of a girl from Sellur in Government Rajaji Hospital on Wednesday.

The officials have identified Villapuram, Avaniapuram, South Gate and Maanagiri as vulnerable areas as large population of adult Aedes aegypti , the dengue-causing mosquito, was found in those areas. Stating that there could have been slackness in anti-dengue activities in the recent days since no cases of dengue was reported in the district in September, he said that the operation would be intensified now.

“Besides, deploying 40 manually operated fogging units, four mechanised units will be used for anti-larvicidal activity. Abate solutions will be distributed door-to-door to prevent breeding of mosquitoes in freshwater stored in houses,” he said.

The corporation has formed one team each for the four zones comprising four to five sanitary inspectors, two medical officers, 20 nurses and 30 to 50 sanitary workers. The medical team would make door-to-door inspection to find out whether anybody was affected with dengue and provide them necessary medical care.

Besides, 200 temporary workers were appointed to distribute abate solution to the houses, he added.

During an inspection at Sellur, the Commissioner and the officials found that several utensils where fresh water had been stocked had larvae. The officials advised the people to keep the water-containing utensils closed to prevent breeding of mosquitoes.

Stating that the dengue-causing mosquitoes were active during the dawn and the dusk, he said that the fogging activity had been planned between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., and 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Pamphlets on measures to be taken to prevent dengue would be distributed to create awareness among the people.

He urged the people not to allow stagnation of water in water bottles, coconut shells, discarded plastic containers and tyres. Awareness programme on anti-dengue measures would be conducted for students of Corporation schools, he added

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One lakh mesh to be given to cover air vents of septic tanks
Madurai Corporation has procured four more fogging machines to intensify its anti-dengue campaign. It has also planned to distribute one lakh plastic mesh free of cost to the residents to cover the air pipes of septic tanks to prevent mosquito breeding.

Talking to reporters here on Monday, Mayor V.V. Rajan Chellappa, said that the eight fogging machines have arrived and they were being assembled. “We have already deployed four fogging machines. With the new machines, each zone will get three machines each so that every ward could be covered each day,” he said.

Corporation Commissioner R. Nanthagopal said mass cleaning was being undertaken in vulnerable areas like Avaniyapuram, Villapuram, Managiri, B.B. Kulam, Tirunagar and Vandiyur. Besides, anti-larvicidal activity like spraying was also being taken up in various areas.

He appealed to the residents to make use of Abate solution to prevent breeding of mosquitoes in fresh water stored in utensils. He said that the solution was not harmful to the people.

Teachers trained

The corporation school teachers have been trained on various issues regarding the spread of dengue and breeding of mosquitoes so that they could create awareness among the school students. “Students of corporation schools are mostly from the middle class and lower sections of the economic strata and they are the most vulnerable to mosquito bites,” he added.

Teachers have been asked to identify children with high fever and to inform the health authorities so that they could be taken to Government Rajaji hospital for early diagnosis for dengue.

Medical teams have already been formed to make door-to-door inspection and report on fever cases.

Mr. Chellappa added that removal of water hyacinth had yielded in desired result of reduced mosquito menace. It would be taken up in all wards, he said. The Mayor played down the complaints of sewage water mixing with drinking water. He claimed that it was only sporadic and such complaints were attended to immediately.

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It will be a ‘Centre of Excellence’ in the field of gynaecology

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Maternal and child health in southern districts is set to take a big leap as a huge integrated maternity complex has been planned inside the Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) here.

It will be a ‘Centre of Excellence’ in the field of gynaecology and the site for construction a multi-storey building on the hospital premises is to be identified. N. Mohan, Dean, told The Hindu on Thursday that the integrated mother and child health complex will be an all-under-one-roof facility to provide advanced medical care. “We are identifying a suitable place for this project and it has to be approved by the Health Secretary. Already the proposal has been sent and the space available near the auditorium and steam laundry is under consideration,” he said.

The Rs.50-crore facility would have labour room, blood storage unit, conference hall, intensive care unit, guest rooms, scan centre and rest rooms for doctors and nursing staff, besides a spacious post-operative ward. The hospital authorities are also considering the option of raising more floors above the one–storey paediatric block. “The present building of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology will also be used in addition to the new complex. Once it starts functioning, virtually any complication in maternal and child care will be handled at the GRH,” the Dean said.

Two places in the State — Salem and Madurai — were chosen for establishing Centres of Excellence and the project was expected to get funds from the State government and National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). Talks were under way with the Director of Medical Education to complete the preparatory work and get the construction work going.

Alanganallur PHC

Meanwhile, another maternal and child health centre is also coming up at the upgraded Primary Health Centre in Alanganallur near here with the support of State government and NRHM.

S. Senthilkumar, Deputy Director of Health Services, Madurai district, said that Alanganallur PHC was chosen for the ‘level 2 centre’ in maternal care since it was at a strategic location where the number of deliveries was high. “For tertiary care centre, people there have to travel about 25 kilometres to reach GRH in Madurai. So, we are setting up a well-equipped maternal care centre in Alanganallur with separate infrastructure for the convenience of pregnant women,” he said.

Training for the health staff was going on and the centre will have round-the-clock gynaecologist and paediatrician, he said.

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Madurai Kamaraj University will enter into an MoU with Apollo Speciality Hospitals for better medical facilities for university students and villagers surrounding the university.

The MoU was approved by the Syndicate members of the university during the Syndicate meeting which took place on Friday. K Pitchumani, registrar (in-charge) of Madurai Kamaraj University, said the modalities of the agreement are being worked out. There was already a hospital functioning in the university campus, which was utilized by the university students and public from roughly around 40 neighbouring villages. Treatment was provided after collecting only a nominal charge. The 24-hours hospital will be maintained by Apollo Speciality Hospitals after the MoU is signed. The cost for treatment from the new health service provider would be fixed only after the terms of agreement between the university and the hospital are finalised, he said.


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