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Nagpur’s Viveka Hospital successfully implants 1st hydra heart valve in Central India

An extremely sophisticated yet short duration heart valve implant procedure was successfully done at the Viveka Hospital in Nagpur in the first week of September. Subhash (name changed) who is a 68-year-old and lives in Akola was referred to Viveka Hospital in Nagpur when he complained of breathlessness on exertion. On morning of 8th August 2020, he was admitted at Viveka Hospital for further analysis. A relevant batch of tests was done on Subhash that confirmed a condition known as Aortic Stenosis.

Explaining the condition, Dr Prashant Jagtap who is a Senior Consultant and Head of the Interventional Cardiology department at Viveka Hospital said, This is a critical heart condition, in which one of the main valves of the heart that helps maintain the unidirectional flow of the blood to the body, becomes stiff and is unable to function in full capacity. If left untreated, this condition can result in heart failure, stroke and probable death.

With the other long-term health conditions of diabetes and hypertension, an open-heart surgery was an impending risk for Subhash at his age. Considering these variables, the team at Viveka quickly moved to adapt to the more novel procedure of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). The hospital houses one of the latest high-end flat panels catheter laboratory (cath lab) in central India and the newly launched HYDRA Valve was implanted in Subhash in this lab. The procedure was planned and done by Dr Prashant Jagtap, Dr KG Jayprasanna (senior Cardiac Surgeon and Head CVTS department) along with the entire Heart Team? of the hospital. This stood out as the first HYDRA Valve implant in the entire central India region.

TAVR was first introduced globally in 2002 and is one of the latest and clinically established heart valve implant procedures. It is minimally invasive in nature and does not require opening up the chest of the patient as needed in a traditional open-heart surgery case. The artificial valve is transported and implanted around the bodys own faulty heart valve with the help of a catheter that is entered through a small incision done in the groin region.

TAVR is faster, does not entail a long recovery period and patients have been reported to become symptom free within a very short span of time.
Until a few years ago, there were only two companies globally who were manufacturing TAVR implants. However, with estimates of over a significant percentage of heart patients in India to be needing an aortic valve implant, Indian based medical devices companies like SMT (Sahajanand Medical Technologies) are on the forefront of such cutting edge and outcome based medical device manufacturing.

With over a million patient implants, SMT is a trusted name for the doctors for manufacturing drug eluting coronary stents for over 20 years now. HYDRA is one of the latest implant introductions of the company and is approved by regulatory bodies of India (DCGI) and is CE approved for use in Europe. Hydra comes with the complete clinical benefits of an internationally produced implant along with the cost advantage to the Indian population.

In India, most of the medical expenses are paid out of pocket by the family. Critical conditions like these come suddenly and usually leave the family in an emotional and financial stress. With the use of technologies like Hydra Valve System, some part of the anxiety can be taken off as these new generation implants allows the family to take care of the ailment while keeping the quality aspect intact. At Viveka, we are continuously trying to up our standards in medical care for our patients. We will continue to provide world class service and facilities while keeping a keen eye on evidence based medicine? said Dr Prashant Jagtap.

In a sigh of relief for the family, Subhash is back home and has even resumed his daily routine. The team at Viveka Hospital would continue to monitor him periodically during his scheduled check ups at the hospital. 

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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.

Also read: NMC confiscates 117 PoP idols, collects Rs 10,000 fine from seller


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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.

Also read: NMC confiscates 117 PoP idols, collects Rs 10,000 fine from seller

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