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Nagpur: Kingsway Hospital starts liver disease and transplant unit

With an intention to provide advanced healthcare to patients with liver disease, Nagpur’s Kingsway Hospital recently started a liver disease and transplant unit at its premises.

The addition of the unit at the hospital is crucial given the medical statistics. Close to 40,000 people die every year while waiting for a liver transplant. Only one out of 10 patients who need a liver, receive one.

The start of the unit at Kingsway Hospital is significant development in Central India as majority of Indian states do not even have liver donation programs and hence patients are forced to travel long distances and spend large amount of money to get treatment.

The unit at Kingsway Hospital will deliver comprehensive treatment to patients with all kinds of liver problems such as acute liver failure, end stage liver disease and liver tumours. The unit will also provide treatment for liver diseases of children, including adult and pediatric liver transplants from both from living and deceased donors. The team at the liver disease and transplant unit at Kingsway Hospital consists of Dr Prakash Jain (Liver Transplant Surgeon), Dr Samir Patil and Dr Amol Samarth (Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologists).

For the uninitiated, LDLT (Living Donor Transplantation) is now a well-established procedure for end stage liver disease, providing options for patients who would otherwise die. Many steps have been taken by transplant teams around the world to improve donor safety. These have been shared across countries and programs so that the procedures and patients remain safe.

One such recent step is the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques for donor operations. Laparoscopic and robotic operations are being done to reduce the effects of major surgery for donors. They experience less post-operative pain, are able to return to work and regular life earlier and have better scars. It is should be noted that now all of this is accessible to the patients in Central India and around.

After a liver transplant, up to 70% of a donor liver can be removed and transplanted into the person suffering from chronic liver disease. The uniqueness of the liver is that it will grow to 80-90% of its original size in the donor and in the recipient. Clearly, the emphasis in living donor transplant is donor safety. It is absolutely essential to make sure that the healthy person donating a part of their liver does not have any long term problems with their health.

Keeping this in mind, Kingsway Hospital has tied up with Dr Vivek Vij (Director and Consultant Transplant Surgeon of Advanced Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences at Fortis Hospitals, Delhi-NCR). Dr Vij and his team have a vast experience of liver transplantation, with more than 3500 transplants done over the past 10 years.

Dr Vij is an internationally recognized transplant leader and a pioneer in laparoscopic donor hepatectomy, with more than 100 safe laparoscopic donor operations done over the past 2 years. Kingsway Hospitals is delighted to announce that with this collaboration, cutting edge treatment comparable to international centres is now at your service, within your reach. 

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Dance enthusiasts, friends pay tribute in loving memory of Tiki Peters in Nagpur




Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

Dance enthusiasts, friends and students came together and paid a heartfelt tribute in the loving memory of renowned western dance teacher late Benedict Peters fondly called as Tiki Peters. Moreover, the get-together also gave a chance to enthusiasts who wished to express their love for dance. The get together was held at Money Plant Terrace in Laxmi Nagar on March 13.

Hosts – businessman Dhananjay Sakharkar and Deputy Executive Editor at ABP Majha Sarita Kaushik – along with other guests, reminisced some memorable anecdotes of Tiki that lifted spirits of all as they went down the memory lane. 

Fondly remembering Peters, Sarita Kaushik told Nation Next, “Tiki was a dear friend for whom Dhananjay and I arranged this small get-together. He was a gifted teacher who danced like no one else. His moves were fabulous; no body could teach better than him. He had a commendable sense of aesthetics when it came to dance. I’m glad his elder sister and brother are equally talented and will continue Tiki’s legacy of excellence.”

Dhananjay, who had known Peters for nearly four decades, said, “My association Tiki dates back to over 40 years. He taught  us many dance forms including Jive, Salsa, Disco, Ballroom, Waltz, Cha Cha Cha. More than anything else, Tiki was an exceptional human being – with amazing sense of humour! When Tiki passed away, Sarita and I arranged a small party where we served everything that he loved  – veg puff, macarons, cakes, soft drinks and of course music to dance! This was our small gesture for our dear friend who, I’m certain, was smiling from the heavens that evening!”

Tiki Peters, who was brought up in an Anglo-Indian culture – something that was predominant in city’s Mohan Nagar area, passed away in November last year. 

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BREAKING: Gadkari again receives death threat calls from same caller




Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur
The Public Relations Officer of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari again received two death threat calls  today morning (March 21).

Nitin Gadkari

In a rather shocking incident amid the high security C20 conference in Nagpur, the Public Relations Office of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari again received two death threat calls  today morning (March 21). According to the information received, once again there have been threatening calls received in the name of a criminal named Jayesh Pujari alias Jayesh Kantha.

Employees of the senior BJP leader’s office alerted Nagpur Police and security has been beefed up outside the office in Khamla and the leader’s residence on Wardha Road. However, cops are yet to ascertain whether the call was actually made by the same person who had issued death threats to Gadkari in January. 

On January 14 this year, an unidentified extortionist, claiming to speak on behalf of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, threatened to kill Gadkari in an explosion if he didn’t pay him ₹100 crore.

The caller threatened Gadkari though a phone call on the landline number of his Public Relations Office (PRO) at Khamla in Nagpur (around one kilometre away from his residence) at 11:25 am, 11:32 am, and 12:30 pm.

The employees of the office alerted the police after the threat call, where in the caller also threatened to blow up Gadkari’s office. Nagpur Police immediately beefed up the security outside Gadkari’s office and residence. 

It was later revealed that a notorious gangster named Jayesh Pujari had threatened to kill Gadkari by allegedly making the three threat calls illegally using a cellphone while he was lodged in Belgaum Jail at Karnataka. 

In 2016, Pujari had even escaped after breaking the jail. The gangster, in the past too, had threatened several senior officers and other people in a similar manner. 

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Arush Chitre wins Open Group, Shraddha Bajaj bags first spot in Girl Group




Nation Next Newsroom | Nagpur

Chess Association Nagpur

Arush Chitre in Open Group and Shraddha Bajaj in Girls Group annexed the title of the  Nagpur District Under-17 Open and Girls Chess Championship organised by Chess Association Nagpur on 19th March 2023 in association with GH Raisoni Sports and Cultural Foundation and Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation at Vivekanand Hall at Shraddha House in Nagpur.

Arush Chitre, seeded second, improved his position to achieve the title scoring 6.5 out of 7. Ayush Ramteke also scored 6.5 points but was placed second based on their tie-break score.

In the Girls Group, second seeded Shraddha Bajaj took the top spot with 4.5 points out of 5 Rounds. Fifth seeded Swanandi Sole followed her to take second place in the merit list with 4 points out of five. 

Arush Chitre and  Ayush Ramteke shall represent the Nagpur District in Open Group and Shraddha Baja and Swanandi sole shall represent Nagpur District in Girls Group in the Maharashtra State Under 17 FIDE Rating Chess Championship to be held at Buldhana from 14th April 2022 to 16th April 2023.

Prizes were distributed at the hands of Swapnil Ahirkar Joint Secretary NCP Business Cell Maharashtra, Social worker & Director Ahirkar Group of Nagpur. Bhushsan Shriwas, Secretary, Chess Association Nagpur and Chief Arbiter Deepak Chavan were present on the dais. Top five finishers in Open and Girls Group got the trophies while medals were given to top two in under 15,13,11,09,07 category.

Deepak Chavan, Chief Arbiter successfully conducted the event assisted by SNA Sagar Sakhare, SNA Prayas Ambade and Prathamesh Machave.

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