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December 15th, 2010

Demise of Ms. Champa Rani

We are devastated by the tragic demise of Ms. Champa Rani, our pharmacist for the past nineteen years. She passed away on the 14th of December with a dissecting aortic aneurysm that dissected her coronaries. Please do keep the family in prayer.

December 8th, 2010

Jubilee a grand success

The Platinum jubilee marking 75 years of service of the Lady Willingdon Hospital Manali was a mega event and a huge success. Thanks to the tireless work of our dedicated staff, all went absolutely flawlessly, including a very well choreographed one hour long cultural program. The retired and current staff who had worked more than twenty years were honoured by the MLA Shri Gobind Thakur. The SDM and BMO Naggar block spoke at the function, praising the work we have done and have been doing here.

See the pictures on facebook page manalihospital.

 

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October 3rd, 2010

Ent camp huge success

Dr. George Ani and Dr. Vibhor saw five hundred patients and operated on twenty, juggling the opd and long hours of operating on the twenty four hour sundial of time amazingly. Thanks to both and thanks to the team. The paucity of available options has led to a huge burden of ent disease here, with little resolution till some one is able to help.

September 11th, 2010

September plans

We are planning a CME on Gastroenterology on 25th of September here in Manali. This will be part of the Jubilee celebrations for the year. Dr. Keith Hine, Gastroenterologist from UK and Prof Navneent Chaudhary, HOD dept of Surgery CMC Ludhiana will be the faculty speakers.

ENT camp with Dr. George Ani will kick off on 27th September till 2nd October.

EYE camp with Dr. Sandeep will kick off on 2nd October.

August 29th, 2010

Nursing conference huge success

The Jubilee nursing conference was a huge success with fifty nine delegates and very educative sessions and a hands on CPR session in which all participants got involved.

Thanks to all the hardworking teams that pulled it off!

August 25th, 2010

Portable ventilator arrives

Our portable ventilator is finally here! We have a Drager Carina which is a very good ventilator, for our ambulance. Now we are fully set up to transport critical patients to tertiary care centres. Thanks to our friends and donors!

August 24th, 2010

Eye camp

Dr. Sandeep Anand is here performing eye surgery. He hopes to come intermittently to provide this service. Mr. Ram was a labourer from UP who came here to work in the apple orchards. Unfortunately he was nearly blind with bilateral cataract. It is a bit difficult to conceive of how one can work in an orchard when one is nearly blind. However, he was operated on one eye last time and today he undergoes another surgery on the other eye to restore his vision. We were able to give him concession and his orchard owner came forward to help. Thanks every one, thanks Dr. Sandeep.

July 29th, 2010

Senior obstetrician to join

Dr. Saroj Chaudhary, a senior Obstetrician will be joining us on the 2nd of August. This is a huge answer to prayer.

July 23rd, 2010

Surgical work

There has been an increase in the surgical work here of late, with many more patients coming in for surgery. Last week we had a lady for total thyroidectomy, a twenty year old for an  abdominoperineal excision and a middle aged lady for a sigmoid colectomy. This is very demanding on one surgeon. Any surgeons around who might be interested?

June 7th, 2010

CT Scan?

A  mountain trekker came to us with history of losing consciousness at high altitude. She was deeply unconscious, and we needed to put her on a ventilator, beside anti cerebral edema measures. However her clinical behaviour and pattern of unconsciousness were not fitting into HACE. She was transferred by ventilated ambulance to a tertiary centre where she turned out to have an intracerebral bleed.

A ct scan here would help many patients like this. Acute trauma and head injury, elective imaging for surgery all do require scanning, the nearest one being sixty kilometers away.

We would be dependant on donations for such a venture. The capital expenditure involved would not allow us to recover the cost with the numbers of scans we will do. We cannot enter the scenario commonly practiced of giving “kickbacks” to doctors perscribing it.  And that is where we are now.