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October 15th, 2012

Above and beyond the call of duty

Mr. J was a Dutch national who sustained an intracranial bleed four months ago. He was transferred to a tertiary care centre, where he was on a ventilator with a tracheostomy and ng feeding. He was transferred back to us two and a half months ago. He had no one else with him other than some friends from Manali. He is paralysed on one side and has limited communication capabilities. He stayed with us and slowly recovered.

After much communication with the embassy and his insurance company, we eventually worked out a “Plan Amsterdam”. His insurance would not cover the evacuation, so with much negotiation, we dialogued with the KLM airlines, Dutch embassy, nursing home in Amsterdam, and the local authorities (his visa was about to expire). Eventually a plan was hatched for his transport by commercial aircraft to Amsterdam, accompanied by one of our staff. Despite some glitches on the way, (he aspirated pizza the day prior to an earlier departure) he is now safely on the way back home. We are very grateful to Dr. Madeline Pikaar, who providentially happened to be here at this time and was the key negotiator.

This was indeed a transfer above and beyond the call of duty.

October 10th, 2012

Staff photograph

Here is the updated Staff photograph. Thanks Steve Ringeisen for taking this snap. SONY DSC

September 25th, 2012

Farewell to Rajni and Elvis

We bid a fond farewell to Staff Rajni and also Elvis Daniel, who have been with us for many years, Rajni since 2004 and Elvis since 2010. Both of them have developed into excellent staff nurses, of whom we are very proud. We wish them well in their futures as they move along in their careers, Rajni to a government job and Elvis with his sights on going abroad for a while. We will miss you both.

September 23rd, 2012

HbA1c machine

We have a new machine to perform HbA1c quickly. This will provide an answer in fifteen minutes so will be convenient for  all our diabetics and for their glycemic control.

September 12th, 2012

We welcome Dr. Nishant

We welcome Dr. Nishant Arulappan who joins us having done his MBBS from CMC Vellore.

September 10th, 2012

Dr. Saroj to rejoin

Dr. Saroj Choudhary will rejoin us for a few months to help us while Dr. Sarah goes on leave. Thank you Dr. Sroj. We are happy to have you back!

July 4th, 2012

Manali hospital in CMC Vellore newsletter

CMC Vellore has started a newsletter and will be running a page on mission hospitals in India. Lady Willingdon Hospital has figured in its first edition. The link can be found here. http://www.cmch-vellore.edu/pdf/weeklynews/2012/July/20120702.pdf

 

July 3rd, 2012

LAVH done in manali for the first time

Dr. Padmaja and Dr. Sarah performing laparoscopyLaparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy was succesfully performed in Manali for the first time in history yesterday (3rd of June 2012). Drs. Neerja Mistry from Mumbai, Dr. Padmaja from Bangalore Baptist hospital and Dr. Sarah our gynaecologist succesfully performed these surgeries.

In this surgery the uterus is removed from the vagina after dissection through a laparoscope, avoiding a large abdominal incision.

The patients are doing well and are likely to be discharged today.

We congratulate them, are extremely grateful to God for this.

This will be a new service offered to the people of this region.

 

 

June 26th, 2012

LAVH camp

There will be a gynaelogic camp where laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy will be done for patients. This is a first for Manali. Dr. Padmaja from Bangalore Baptist hospital and Dr. Neerja Mistry will be the consultants initiating this.

March 9th, 2012

New Website of Manali Hospital

We have a new website.