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92-yr-old Nagpur woman successfully recovers from COVID-19 at KRIMS Hospital

Dr Sameer Arbat from KRIMS Hospital along with his team of doctors

Dr Sameer Arbat from KRIMS Hospital along with his team of doctors

A 92-year-old critically ill woman from Nagpur emerged victorious after fighting a 16-day long battle against COVID-19 at KRIMS Hospital. The woman had complained of fever and body ache for seven days and had tested positive for the virus after an RT-PCR test. S

he was admitted at KRIMS Hospital after getting diagnosed with hypoxia and drowsiness. She was treated for COVID-19 along with Acute Renal Failure. The patient was critically affected with COVID-19 with severe pneumonia and was requiring 100% oxygen pressure on Venti- BiPAP. The patient was treated with IV antibiotics, antivirals, multivitamins, anti-platelets and other supportive care.

Till now there have been reports of patients aged 106, 100 and 95 age who have defeated COVID-19, although most of them were ‘mild category’ with only oxygen requirement.

Dr Sameer Arbat who was leading the COVID team of pulmonologists including Dr Parimal Deshpande, Dr Swapnil Bakamwar and staff, successfully treated the nonagenarian. Arbat, Interventional Pulmonologist at KRIMS Hospitals, said that it was a team effort of all the doctors and nursing staff as the old lady was extremely fragile and required a thorough clinical and nursing care. He added, “Advanced age and co-morbidities are indicators of bad prognosis in COVID-19. Our patient required 100% oxygen and we had to use the best combination of all evidence-based medicines for COVID-19. We are very happy that the patient has recovered from a very critical stage and is now being sent home on 1-2L/m oxygen.”

The woman’s daughter said, “We are thankful to the team of KRIMS Hospitals and Dr Sameer Arbat for their efforts to save my mother’s life and letting her come back home safely.”

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The recovery of a senior citizen from a critical stage of disease sends a ray of hope to thousands of people who fear the worst outcome when they are tested positive for COVID-19. Until now there is no definite cure for COVID-19 and few anti-viral drugs have been approved by WHO for treatment of this novel disease. Timely treatment and effective clinical care can help in good outcome for critically ill patients. Dr Sameer Arbat is the pioneer of Interventional Pulmonology in Central India and has been aggressively involved in creating awareness about COVID-19 since February 2020.

He has also been credited with three innovations for COVID-19 – the Bronchoscopy Safety Box, Doctor Safety Assistant and COVI-SAT van. All three innovations garnered international recognition and acclaim in Europe and USA.

Points to better chances of recovery from COVID-19

• Don’t ignore mildest of symptoms

• Early identification of symptoms like fever, fall in oxygen, breathing difficulty

• Timely hospitalisation

• Initiation of oxygen therapy

• Judicious use of antivirals and antibiotics

• Adequate hygiene and nursing care

Who requires hospitalisation ?

• Fall in Sp02 below 94%

• Persistent Fever

• Mental confusion or irritability

• Seizures

• Bluish discolouration of face, lips

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RMBRCN celebrates Charter Presentation & Installation, Rina Sinha becomes Charter President



The Rotary Means Business chapter of Rotary Club Of Nagpur (RMBRCN) celebrated their Charter Presentation and Installation of Board on September 17, 2023 in a crisp official ceremony at Hotel Centre Point, Nagpur.

Rotary Means Business encourages Rotarians to support the success of their fellow Rotarians by doing business with them and by referring others to them.

Charter President Past President Rtn Rina Sinha presided over the ceremony. Renowned entrepreneur and Rotarian Aspi Bapuna, Chairman of Bapuna Group, was the Chief Guest and  Rtn Namita Sharma, President of RCN, was the Guest of Honour.

The Board of Directors of RMBRCN include Rtn Navneet Jain, Vice President, Rtn Mohammed Master, Honorary Secretary, Rtn Sanjay Aggarwal Treasurer, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia Director Chapter Service, Rtn Rahul Shrivastava, Director Vocational Service, Dr Ruchi Choudhry, Director Membership Development, Ranjana Duseja, Director Attendance.

Past Rotary District Governor (PDG) Shabbir Shakir, Past Presidents- Bharat Goenka , Khushnoor Chugh, Sanjiv Chugh, Akhtar Parvez, Tejinder Singh Rawal, Alok Goenka,  Jerestine Watchmaker, Sandeep Dhodapkar, Sanjay Arora, President RMB Nagpur, and Behram Patel and Amitabh Sinha were present.

President Rina Sinha informed that within a short period of its formation already 48 members representing various businesses  have joined the chapter and the numbers are increasing . The Chapter has already crossed 5 crores of business amongst their members and RMB will further strengthen Rotary in membership growth and retention .

Chief Guest Rtn Aspi Bapuna lauded the chapter’s success and reiterated that its comfortable and safe to do business among fellow rotarians as all follow the Four Way Test of Rotary. Jerestine introduced President Rina. Aspi Bapuna  presented the charter and installed President Rina Sinha . Rtn Namita congratulated the RMB chapter and informed that this is the new initiative at RCN.The Board was installed by Rina Sinha and all members were installed by the Past Presidents. An exclusive digital Monthly Magazine ‘Growth Engine’ was launched by Editor Niharika Chugh Vali.

 Navneet Jain and Rahul Choudhry conducted the referral and thank you session where enthusiastic members informed about their successful business details. Nishchay Sinha launched the social media and MYRMB app which connects members to other chapters digitally, Treasurer Sanjay Agarwal gave treasurers report, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia managed the event. Rtn Parag Datey and Niharika were the Masters of Ceremony (MOCs). Secretary Mohammed Master proposed the formal Vote of Thanks .

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Nitin Gadkari inaugurates double-decker electric bus availed for senior citizens in Nagpur



Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, on Saturday, inaugurated the double-decker electric bus designed for senior citizens in Nagpur. The initiative has been undertaken in association with Ashok Leyland’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Committee and Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan.

Executive President of Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan Datta Meghe, Vice Chairman of Ashok Leyland Limited Yash Sachar, CEO of Switch Mobility Mahesh Babu, and other dignitaries were present during the inauguration.

“I am very thankful to Ashok Leyland’s electric vehicle arm ‘Switch Mobility’ for donating an electric bus for our senior citizens. The bus can hold a capacity of 65 people and will benefit a lot to disabled and senior citizens,” Gadkari said.

“We already have a green Electra bus available to us for the past five to six years. Krishna Reddy has taken the responsibility of repairing and providing air-conditioning to the bus, moreover, he is providing us with one additional bus. A Tata Motor bus will be arriving this month as well, giving us a total of four buses to operate. This will solve the issue of waiting list due to the lack of buses for senior citizens in the city.” he added.

With the help of these buses, senior citizens can avail the benefit of free trips to religious places like Ambhora, Adasa, Shegaon, Mahur, Dhapewada, and Kalamb.

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Nagpur: Married man accused of girlfriend’s rape commits suicide on Facebook live



A 38-year-old married man named Manish alias Raj Yadav, on Sunday, committed suicide during a Facebook live-stream after allegedly being accused of rape by his girlfriend and her family in Nagpur.

During the live stream, Manish, who was married and a father to three children, stated that his 19-year-old girlfriend, Kajal, along with her family members demanded a sum of five lakh rupees and threatened to press charges of rape if he failed to do so.

On September 6, the situation became grave as the woman’s family accused him of eloping after Kajal went missing from her residence.

The deceased refused the claims of having any sexual relationship with the woman and identified her, her family, and a photo studio operator responsible for his condition. He, then, jumped into the river.

After the live video surfaced online, Kalamna Police launched a search operation and recovered the deceased’s body from the river. Four people have been detained in the case for questioning. Further investigation is underway.

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