Showing posts with label Health. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Health. Show all posts


Complete Children Hospital Works on Time - TTD JEO (E&H)

The construction works of the Pediatric Hospital should complete within the stipulated time, said TTD JEO for Education and Health Smt Sada Bhargavi.

After her inspection at Sri Padmavathi Children's Hospital which is coming up in the Zoopark Road near Alipiri on Thursday evening, the JEO instructed the Engineering officials concerned to complete the works on time.

She directed them to finish the ground-level works by December. "Out of 226 columns, so far 69 columns were completed. There is considerable progress in works since last three weeks", she observed.

She instructed the engineering officials to conduct weekly review meetings on the progress of works to complete the construction of the hospital within the scheduled time as planned.

CE Sri Nageswara Rao, SE Electrical Sri Venkateswarulu, EE Sri Krishna Reddy, DFO Sri Srinivas and others were present.


Apollo Hospital, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad launches Vertigo and Balance Disorder Clinic in Hyderabad

 Hyderabad, 5th November 2022Apollo has launched a Vertigo and Balance Disorder Clinic in its hospital in Hyderabad, pioneering the growth of vertigo treatment in India. Being one of the most underdiagnosed problems worldwide, this clinic is meant to bring a revolutionary change in the way vertigo is perceived and treated in the country.


As a condition where the person feels a sensation that they or the environment around them is moving or spinning, vertigo can adversely affect day-to-day activities. A single episode of vertigo may last from a few seconds to a few minutes and sometimes even for hours or weeks. Therefore, it is crucial to treat vertigo effectively under experienced doctors, such as those of Apollo Hospitals.


The vertigo team at Apollo Hyderabad consists of renowned experts in the field that keep up with the newer advancements in scientific knowledge, technologies and concepts related to vertigo to provide the best service to the patients. So far, this team has treated over 6000 vertigo patients in the country.


Dr Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo said, “The new Apollo Vertigo and Balance Disorder Clinic exemplifies Apollo’s commitment to bring world-class healthcare to patients in India and is the first of its kind to use advanced technologies for the detection and management of vertigo and balance disorders. Vertigo and balance disorders impact 15-30% of the general population and over 50% of those aged above 65 years. Studies indicate that irrespective of age and sex, vertigo and dizziness are among the strongest contributors to the burden of disability. The chronic nature of the condition contributes to the effect of the disability putting an economic burden on the individual and society. The clinic will address this while helping patients get the right diagnosis and treatment to live a normal life without fear. I am also very happy that the program will be overseen by Dr Michael Strupp, MD, FRCP, FANA, FEAN Department of Neurology and the German Center for Vertigo, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany. Prof. Strupp’s current areas of interest are the diagnosis of vestibular, ocular motor and cerebellar disorders. He is also involved in active research about pharmacotherapy for vertigo.”


Dr Michael Strupp, Department of Neurology and the German Center for Vertigo, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany; said, now a days Vertigo is diagnosable and treatable. What doctors need to practice is to listen to the patient. The patient is the best and primary source of information for the doctor. If the patient has vertigo to be specific, there are just four basic questions, what is the time course of the symptoms, the type of the symptoms, the modulating factors, and the accompanying symptoms. When it comes to the examination of the patient, there are just four tests for the vestibular system and if the question arises that this could be a stroke or is it something benign, there are clinical signs to observe. So mathematically spoken its very simple and so trivial that it’s easy. What we have elaborated over the last twelve years are the diagnostic criteria for all vestibular disorders. Once a correct diagnosis is made, we can specifically treat the patient. We have drugs which treat specific diseases, have rehabilitation for patients with balance deficit and also have treatment for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. My advice is to listen to the patient, examine the patient, you can make the diagnosis and successfully treat the patient. That is going to be the success story of the new centre. The Vertigo and Balance Disorder Clinic at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad; is going to be an exemplary centre for entire India and even Asia.  


Apart from having the most experienced doctors, Apollo is also known to be equipped with world-class infrastructure and facilities. One of the key features of the Apollo Vertigo Clinic is the range of technologies to undertake advanced non-invasive tests, such as stabilometry, video head impulse test, VNG (videonystagmography), subjective visual vertical test, dynamic visual acuity test, cranio corpography and calorie test. These non-invasive tests help the doctors at the vertigo clinic to accurately localise and pinpoint the pathology in the complex vestibular system while meeting high global standards.


Ms. Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals said, “The Apollo Vertigo and Balance Disorder Clinic will follow a systematic approach based on international guidelines and protocols. Vertigo and dizziness can result from multiple causes related to different specialities, and it is important to know the exact cause. These are treatable conditions and a manageable and timely diagnosis of the cause with proper treatment will help prevent complications from falls, injuries, and immobility and reduce the burden of disability due to these causes. This dedicated clinic with a multi-speciality approach will enable a systematic assessment of the entire spectrum of problems related to vertigo and balance for accurate diagnosis and effective management.”


Dr YL Ravi, ENT Surgeon, Vertigo Specialist and Head, Vertigo Clinics, Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad; said, most of the patients of vertigo not knowing whom to approach, tend to visit multiple doctors, often spanning over two to five years, before they reach the vertigo specialist. That’s too long a period during which the patients endure the problem. Apollo Hospitals has the state-of-the-art facility for vertigo treatment. Patients need to be assured that treatment can be done with the technology and experts present at the Vertigo and Balance Disorder Clinic at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad. World renowned vertigo specialist Dr Michael Strupp, will also be guiding this centre with his expertise.  


Dr EC Vinay KumarENT Surgeon, Cochlear Implant Surgeon, Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad; said, 30% of the population suffers from some degree of balance disorders. It’s very distressing, because the patients who suffer from it need to depend on others for their day-to-day activities. This Vertigo and Balance Disorder Clinic at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad; will offer treatment on par with the best in the world.   


Apollo also recognises the importance of providing tailored and customised rehabilitation therapy to vertigo patients. Therefore, it has included organ-targeted vestibular rehabilitation therapy in its clinic, including virtual reality rehabilitation, intratympanic therapy for vertigo and VNG-assisted manoeuvre for all types of BPPV. Together with the dedicated team of experts and the latest and advanced technologies for accurate testing, diagnosing and treatment, Apollo Vertigo and Balance Disorder Clinic is sure to set the ball rolling in the department of vertigo treatment in India. The reasonable and affordable prices of the hospital add to the advantages of this clinic.


About Apollo Hospitals

It was in 1983, that Dr Prathap C Reddy made a pioneering endeavour by launching India’s first corporate hospital - Apollo Hospitals in Chennai. 


Now, as Asia’s foremost trusted integrated healthcare group, its presence includes over 12,000 beds across 72 Hospitals and 4500 pharmacies, over 120 Primary Care clinics and 650 Diagnostic centres, 700 plus Teleclinics, over 15 medical education centres and a Research Foundation with a focus on global Clinical Trials. The most recent investment was the commissioning of South East Asia’s very first Proton Therapy Centre in Chennai. 


Apollo Hospitals has emerged as Asia’s foremost integrated healthcare services provider and has a robust presence across the healthcare ecosystem, including Hospitals, Pharmacies, Primary Care & Diagnostic Clinics and several retail health models. The Group also has Telemedicine facilities across several countries, Health Insurance Services, Global Projects Consultancy, Medical Colleges, Medvarsity for E-Learning, Colleges of Nursing and Hospital Management and a Research Foundation. In addition, ‘ASK Apollo’ – an online consultation portal and Apollo Home Health provide the care continuum.


For over four decades, the Apollo Hospitals Group has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting-edge technology. Its hospitals are consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals in the country for advanced medical services.

 -Press note


Free Operations Under Arogyasree and Ayushman Bharat

 TTD EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy said TTD with thr blessings of Srivaru has granted rebirth to 729 ailing infants through successful heart operations at Sri Padmavati Children's Hrudayalaya during last one year.

Addressing a media conference at the hospital on Tuesday the TTD EO said the Honourable CM of AP Sri YS Jaganmohan Reddy launched the hospital on this day October 11 2021 last year with 70 beds and three operation theatres.

The hospital has earned a good name as one among 10 best health Centers in the  country to get treatment under Arogyasree  scheme for AP and Ayushman Bharat schemes for patients of other states.

He said TTD formulated the Sri Venkateswara Apanna Hrudayalaya  scheme to attract donations towards the  heart operations which cost 1 lakh and above for each procedures.

He said the donors for the scheme could get benefit of 5 VIP break tickets and till date nearly 150 donors have contributed and each would earn the good will of facilitating heart treatment for one child.

He said TTD has also applied for Jeevan Daan License.

TTD EO said the Honourable CM of AP Sri YS Jaganmohan Reddy had performed Bhumi Puja for the new building for the SP Hrudayalaya with 350 beds on May 5 2022 which will be ready in next two years at a cost of 320 crore.

He said TTD had successfully procured 160 crore through donors of 1 crore each for the hospital and as a token the Udayasthamana Seva tickets have been allotted to them.

He said plans were afoot to link the SVIMS, BIRRD and SP Hrudayalaya with a state of the art centralised lab to provide quicker and quality medical services to poor.

He said patients from Tirupati and other regions could utilise the services of latest CT Scan and X-rays installed in BIRRD hospital at affordable rates.

SP Hrudayalaya Director Dr Srinath Reddy said a team of 30 heart specialists have been providing continuous services for children and urged parents to bring their children for treatment to hospital on time.

He said heart surgeons from top ten hospitals of the country are keen to serve for free in the Hrudayalaya. He said  fellowships affiliated to SVIMS would be introduced in Paediatric and Anaesthesia.

TTD JEO Sri Veerabrahmam, RMO of Hrudayalaya Dr Bharat and others were present.


Cancer Awareness Program for TTD Women Employees Commences

 TTD EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy said on Friday that consumption of Go-based organic products along with yoga and meditation would usher a cancer-free society 

He was addressing a three-day cancer awareness program for TTD women employees organized by SVETA at Mahati Auditorium in Tirupati.

Speaking as chief guest TTD EO said women needed awareness on cancer symptoms for early diagnosis and timely treatment.

He said mother’s eating organic food could ensure 100% immunity and the TTD board was promoting the purchase of 12 organic products by paying organic farmers more than market prices.

He called upon all TTD women employees to give up consumption of non-veg and regularly watch the Yoga darshan program on the SVBC channel for improving their health. "If a mother in the family is healthy, then the entire society will be healthy", he asserted.

Film actress and Life Again Foundation Founder Smt Gautami said cancer had no age limit and could be addressed by rejecting pesticide-based food consumption and following healthy life habits. Responding to questions she said she was a standing example to show that cancer was curable and explained her experience in battling with cancer and overcoming the dreadful disease.

TTD JEO (H&E) Smt Sada Bhargavi said TTD had prioritized on women employee's health and hence the cancer awareness program. She said a healthy lifestyle and Ayurveda, Siddha and Yoga practices keep everyone healthy and away from cancer.

SVIMS Director Dr Vengamma said with the latest innovations cancer is curable and soon personalised Medicare including vaccine will be available in India too.

She stressed on annual cancer scanning for every woman crossing 40 years.

TTD Delhi local advisory committee President Smt Vemireddy Prashanti said the majority of women faces breast cancer which with early detection is curable. Confidence and willpower are the best antidotes to cancer, she observed.

SVETA Director Smt Prashanti and a large number of TTD women officials and employees were present.

The cultural programmes by students of SV College of Music and Dance provided feast to the spectators.



e-Rakt Kosh Held in Aswini

Following the clarion call given by the Ministry of Health, Government of India, e-Rakt Kosh, a Mega Blood Donation camp was organised in Aswini Hospital of TTD in Tirumala on Saturday.

According to the Medical Superintendent of Aswini Hospital, Dr Kusuma Kumari e-Rakt Kosh is an initiative to connect, digitize and streamline the workflow of blood banks across the nation.

Both TTD staff and the pilgrim public also actively participated in the Mega Blood Donation Camp held in Aswini Hospital.

Blood Bank Medical Officer Dr Padamaja and Dr Pratap of Apollo Cardiac Centre were also present.


Mingling Ayur with Astro Will Give Good Results - Dr KSR Prasad

By mingling Ayurveda with Astrology will yield good results said Dr KSR Prasad, the Principal of Mirzapur Ayurveda College, Uttar Pradesh.


He was giving a guest lecture on Ayur and Astro sciences and their proximity at SV Ayurveda college in Tirupati on Monday he said, both Ayurveda and Astrology originated from Vedas.


"If we mingle both these sciences miracles might happen on human health. We can promote resistance power. So Ayurvedic doctors are now choosing Medical Astrology and doing miracles in the area of health, he added.


He said in his 15 years of research, by mingling both, he could able to cure many diseases among children viz. Autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome etc.


Principal of SV Ayurveda College Dr Muralikrishna, Vice-principal Dr Sundaram, Dr Harshavardan, students were also present.



Action Plan for Infants Heart Transplantgs Too In Pedeatric Hospital

 Dr KS Jawahar Reddy, Special CS, CMO has urged TTD officials to prepare an action plan for carrying out heart transplantation operations too at Sri Padmavati Hridayalaya Paediatric Hospital in next three months.


He was Interacting via virtual platform from his office in Tadepalli with TTD top brass who included EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy, JEOs Smt Sada Bhargavi, Sri Veerabrahmam, CVSO Sri Narasimha Kishore, FACAO Sri Balaji, CE Sri Nageswar Rao and others on Tuesday.


Speaking on the occasion Dr Reddy said that the Children hospital got up with special focus of Honourable AP CM Sri YS Jaganmohan Reddy had in last six months completed 400 heart surgeries at the rate of 20 operations per week.


Dr Reddy urged officials to step up activities to complete the ongoing development works in the new building of the hospital.


The former TTD EO has also said TTD should take lead to set up a a model Desi Cow Breeding Centre with the coordination of all Goshalas across the state making them as satellite Goshalas integrating them with SV Goshala.


He instructed officials to complete exercise to gather desi cows from all over country by December this year so as to provide 4000 litters of milk and ghee for Srivari temple routine and also speed up works in setting up ghee making Plant.


Among others he also advised TTD officials to donate cows to organic farmers and avoid sending animals to abattoirs, launch production at Ayurveda pharmacy by August 15, provide 20% discounts on sale of TTD Panchagavya products, sell TTD products online and also complete fodder plant at SV Goshala on war footing.


He said to promote environment protection in Tirumala, 50 electric buses plying between Tirumala-Tirupati will be launched by APSRTC from September and another 50 buses from November onwards. Even free electric buses should be operated at Tirumala.


In order to conserve energy, Dr Reddy also asked TTD officials for setting up meters at all rest houses in Tirumala and the TTD engineering department should adopt the Mbook system at the earliest.


He also instructed officials to speed up design work for construction of Srivari temple at Mumbai, achieve NAAC recognition to TTD colleges, complete student information system app, process house site allotment for TTD employees by depositing required funds with government.


TTD Eo Inspects Sri Padmavati Children and Sri Venkateswara Tata Cancer Hospitals

TTD EO Dr KS Jawahar Reddy on Sunday inspected the locations of Sri Padmavati Super Specialty hospital and Sri Venkateswara Tata cancer hospital in Tirupati.


As the Honourable CM of AP Sri YS Jaganmohan Reddy is scheduled to lay the foundation stone for the Children's hospital and inaugurate the Tata cancer hospital on May 5, the inspected the ongoing arrangements for the same.


Speaking later at the BIRRD complex, the EO said the Children’s super Specialty Hospital to be built by TTD at a cost of 240 crore has seven departments.


He said the Tata cancer hospital is ready to provide quality cancer Medicare. TTD also has plans to upgrade the Cancer Care Centre at SVIMS to serve the people of Rayalaseema.


He said the CM will also inaugurate a Smile Train ward for Children with cleft palate and hearing impairment.


TTD EO said with all these medical institutions Tirupati is all set to become a Medical Hub in South India.


TTD Additional EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy, District Collector Sri Venkatramana Reddy, CMO OSD Dr Harikrishna, JEO Sri Veerabrahmam, District SP Sri Parameswar Reddy, Corporation Commissioner Kumari Anupama Anjali, TTD Chief Engineer Sri Nageswara Rao, Director of Sri Padmavati Hridayalaya Dr Srinath Reddy, BIRRD OSD Dr Reddappa Reddy, DSP Sri Murali Krishna, SVBC CEO Sri Suresh Kumar, RDO Sri Kanaka Narasa Reddy were also present.



Women Health Awareness Class Held

As a part of awareness on women's health, a class with expert doctors was held to TTD women employees at the SVETA building in Tirupati on Saturday.


Renowned Doctors including Dr Alladi Mohan, Amara Hospital MD Dr G Ramadevi, Ruia Superintendent Dr Bharati, SVIMS Oncologist Dr Bhargavi, SV Ayurvedic College Asst. Prof. Dr Swarnalata, Nutritionist Smt P Deepti took different sessions for women employees.


SVETA Director Smt Prasanti was also present.


Priority to Ayurveda R&D - HRD Ex DG Chakrapani

 Former Director-General of Human Resources Development, Sri D Chakrapani on Wednesday called upon students, teachers, and researchers in the Ayurveda stream to focus on and prioritize Research and development for the betterment of the society.


Addressing Ayurveda students after a visit to the Sri Venkateswara Ayurveda College on Wednesday evening, the visiting dignitary urged them to utilize the Government Research Institutions for the sake of Ayurveda medical research and procure international recognition for their research works.


Emphasizing the need for basic research and the spread of Ayurveda medicine in rural areas, he lamented that the present system did not promote the spread of Ayurveda in rural areas. He urged Ayurveda students to adopt villages and spread awareness and its significance among the rural population.


He also exhorted them to coordinate with Allopapathy doctors who are enthusiastic to promote Ayurveda research to achieve quality results faster.


Dr. Murali Krishna, the Principal of SV Ayurveda College highlighted the research works done by PG students in coordination with SV veterinary University.


Vice-Principal Dr. Sundaram, Dr. Sunila, and a large number of students were present.