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Date :07/06/2024

On June 7th, marking the 136th birth anniversary of Bhaikaka, Shree Krishna Hospital , Karamsad revealed plans to provide extensive medical management treatments, including ICU care, under the Ayushman Yojna. .Dr. Jitesh Desai, the Medical Superintendent of Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, spearheaded the announcement.

 

Dr. Desai emphasized that a diverse range of medical services would soon become accessible under the Ayushman Yojna at the hospital. He added that the hospital covers many services under Ayushman Yojna, including cardiac care for both adult and pediatric patients, multidisciplinary cancer treatments such as medical oncology, radiation oncology, and surgical oncology, as well as essential procedures like dialysis, urology, general surgery, ENT, orthopedics, gynecology, neonatal care, and pediatric medical management. Dr. Desai noted that thousands of beneficiaries have taken advantage of these services. These offerings underscore the hospital's steadfast commitment to providing comprehensive healthcare under the Ayushman Yojna initiative.

Date :21/05/2024

The experts of Bhanubhai and Madhuben Patel Cardiac Centre were felicitated for their dedicated services and expertise by the Lions Club of Karamsad on 21st May 2024.
 
The Centre was established on 8th October 2008 with a generous donation from the renowned Philanthropist and Industrialist Shri Prayasvinbhai Patel as a tribute to his parents the founder of Elecon Group of Companies, the late Shri Bhanubhai Patel and his wife, the late Smt Madhuben Patel. The facility was aptly inaugurated by the pioneer of pediatric cardiac surgeries in India, Dr. K M Cherian.
 
Over these years, the Centre has earned a repute as a dependable destination for complete cardiac care, with expertise in managing the congenital cardiac diseases of new-born and pediatric patients. The center boasts a full-time team of Adult and Pediatric Interventional Cardiologists, Adult and Pediatric Cardio Thoracic Surgeons, a team of Cardiac Anesthesiologists, round-the-clock Cardiac intensivists a Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist. The Centre offers free treatment under the PMJAY scheme, serving a huge number of needy patients. The newly added state-of-the-art 3D Cath lab is a boon to cardiac patients, with better and sustainable patient outcomes.
 
Lions Club of Karamsad, a social organization is dedicated to social causes. Witnessing the scope and extent of services offered by the cardiac center of Shree Krishna Hospital, they initiated a thought of honoring the doctors who are untiringly serving the cardiac patients, saving lives and promising them a better life. Following this, on 21st May, the entire team of Cardiac Centre was felicitated by the Members of the Lions Club by offering them a shawl, a trophy, and a certificate of appreciation. The team of doctors Dr. Manish Tiwari (Cardio Thoracic Surgeon), Dr. Vishal Bhende (Pediatric Cardio Thoracic Surgeon), Dr. Sunil Karna (Adult Interventional Cardiologist), Dr. Kushal Pujara (Adult Interventional Cardiologist), Dr. Gurpreet Panesar (Cardiac Anesthesiologist), Dr. Kunal Soni (Cardiac Anesthesiologist), Dr. Karthik Dhami (Cardiac Anesthesiologist) and Dr. Amit Kumar (Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist). Provost of Bhaikaka University Dr. Utpala Kharod, Registrar. Dr. Jyoti Tiwari, Dean of Pramukhswami Medical College. Dr. Himanshu Pandya Medical Superintendent of Shree Krishna Hospital Dr. Jitesh Desai and other senior officials of the University were also present. The felicitating team from the Lions Club included : the Governor of the year 2024-25 from the Lions Club of Karamsad DG. MJF Manojbhai Parmar, Multiple District 4-A2, from California PDG Lion Dr. Chiragkumar Patel and IPDG Lion Falguni Patel, Lion ZC Chirendrabhai Panchal, Lion DC Prakashbhai Gajjar, Lion DC Kiranbhai Dalwadi, Lion DC Jitendrabhai Patel, Lion Rajendrabhai PAtel (Chakabhai), Lion Jagdishbhai Patel, Lion Riteshbhai Panchal, Shri Dhirubhai Mistry, Shri Nitinbhai Mistry (Pintabhai), and all the Lions club members were present.

Date :17/05/2024

The state-of-the-art critical care center, with round-the-clock availability of senior critical care physicians, access to experts from all disciplines, and modern medical equipment, combined with uncompromising care, revived the patient from multi-organ failure.
 
In yet another feat, the team at Shree Krishna Hospital saved the life of a 32-year-old man who was brought in a medically hopeless condition to our trauma care. Fantastic teamwork, efficient and timely VA-ECMO administration, through-and-through medical care, and excellent rehabilitation paved the way for a normal life for the patient despite the deadly complications he was brought to us with.
 
The patient had reportedly ingested Celphos tablets which are known to be extremely poisonous and have irreversible toxic effects. He was taken to a local medical facility at Khambhat, where he was given primary care. But his condition started deteriorating and he got hypotension (a medical state when blood pressure dropped significantly) and blood circulation was compromised which intensified the seriousness of his condition. The physician there advised the family members to immediately shift him to Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad. On the patient’s arrival, he was immediately shifted to the ICU and administered essential critical care treatment. Our experts decided to utilize VA-ECMO support in addition to intubation and ventilatory care. In a matter of three hours of time of Celphos ingestion, the patient was kept on ECMO support at Shree Krishna Hospital. Within 15-16 hours of ECMO initiation, the patient began to regain consciousness while on the ventilator. This action saved the patient from highly possible cardiac arrest while the toxic material was removed from his body. Gradually patient’s heart functioning was safeguarded and improvement was visible in the next 36 hours.
Now that the patient’s hemodynamic condition stabilized and heart condition showed promising improvement, it was essential to remove ECMO support to prevent further complications. The team of Vascular surgeons and Anesthesia were roped and the patient was weaned off ECMO after 40 hours of initiation. However, this was not enough, due to severe Hypotension patient’s renal failure was the next challenge. Thankfully, the team of Nephrologists efficiently managed the situation with multiple sessions of hemodialysis.
 
The patient is in a safe state today. This has been possible due to the timely intervention of a team of experts from various departments who worked tirelessly, and cohesively with a singular determination to save the young life and hope of a desperate family.
 
Such victorious tales of hope are chronicled regularly at Shree Krishna Hospital due to the heroic stances of its team of caregivers. Kudos to the forerunners: the Critical Care team, Nephrology Team, Vascular Surgeon, Anesthesia Team, and Dr. Vishal Sardhara from the ECMO team. The ENT department, Surgical Department, Physiotherapy Team, and Dietitians also played a pivotal role in facilitating a faster recovery. And a special mention to Dr. Jitesh Desai, Medical Superintendent, Shree Krishna Hospital, Dr. Samir Patel, Head- of Critical Care, Operations Team, and the entire team of Critical Care Center who have relentlessly worked to save this life, besides the admirable work they regularly do.

Date :16/05/2024

First Organ Donation at Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad
 
Organ donation is the highest expression of humanity. Many times, unfortunately, people who get into accidents only suffer brain injuries, while the rest of the body organs are completely intact. When the brain injury is very severe, the brain stops working completely and there is no room for improvement. This condition is called a "brain-dead" state. In this condition, the patient is gradually dying. In this situation, if vital organs like the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs are retrieved from the body on time, they can be transplanted into the body of other patients who need these organs. This kind gesture can save as many as seven lives with the help of organs donated by one dying person.
 
A few days ago, an 81-year-old elderly was admitted to Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad following a very serious brain injury. After all possible treatment efforts, seeing no room for improvement, the patient's wife and the entire family were sensitized by the hospital about organ donation to which the entire family agreed. Following this, a team of expert doctors from Ahmedabad IKD Hospital came and removed the liver and two kidneys from the patient's body and immediately left for Ahmedabad. Within no time the transplant surgery for two kidneys in one patient and a liver in another patient took place at Ahmedabad. The body of the deceased was respectfully handed over to his family. A dying man gave the gift of life to two patients.
 
Society will always be indebted to such rare human beings who, by performing good deeds during their lifetime, enlighten many lives even at the time of death. His final days will be a guide and inspiration to every person in the society that he can follow.

Date :29/04/2024

Inauguration of Patient Counseling and Drug Information Center at Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad.
 
The center offers expert guidance on the best utilization of medicines prescribed to patients.
 
A Patient Counseling and Drug Information Center was launched on April 29th at Bhaikaka University-run Shree Krishna Hospital, which will be jointly managed by Anand College of Pharmacy and Prakhumswami Medical College.
 
The faculty and students of D Pharm will provide information to the patients about medicines and disease relation, the best way the intake medicine, various devices available for taking medicines, lifestyle changes to improve health, etc. The counseling aims to improve the overall health of patients with an optimal combination of medicine and related habits. The center would also register the side effects of medicines, through its Pharmacology department.
 
Dr. Utpala Kharod, Provost of Bhaikaka University, Shri Hemantbhai Patel, President of Ramakrishna Seva Mandal, and Honorary Secretary Smt Jyotsnaben Patel lit the lamp and inaugurated this center. Dr. Himanshu Pandya, Dean of Pramukhswami Medical College, Dr. Jitesh Desai, Medical Superintendent of Shree Krishna Hospital, Dr. Alpa Gor, Head of the Pharmacology Department, and doctors and staff of Pharmacology Department remained present.

Date :30/04/2024

In addition to detection of cancer, the technology is also useful in diagnosis of cardiac and neurological conditions.

Shree Krishna Hospital leaped higher in elevating its patient care by inaugurating the state-of-the-art PET CT Scan on 30th April 2024. The PET CT Scan was aptly inaugurated by six little warriors who have battled cancer. The children were accompanied by their families, and the ribbon cutting was carried out in presence of Chairman of Charutar Arogya Mandal- Shri Atul Patel, Provost of Bhaikaka University - Dr. Utpala Kharod, Members of the Board of Charutar Arogya Mandal - Shri Amit Patel & Shri Jagrut Bhatt, other members of the Board, Registrar Dr. Jyoti Tiwari, Dean of Pramukhswami Medical College. Dr. Himanshu Pandya, Medical Superintendent Dr. Jitesh Desai, Representatives of Elecon Group of Companies, Nuclear Physician Dr. Subramaniam, Head of Radiology Department Dr. Viral Patel, and other staff members.

Shree Krishna Hospital has been one of the very few centres offering complete cancer care under a single roof with the establishment of its cancer centre in the year 2004. In addition to Medical, Surgical, Radiation Oncology, and Bone Marrow transplants the centre also offers onco rehabilitation and palliative care.

The Hospital provides the essential services of diagnostics, critical care, and blood bank that are frequently required to attend the patients in critical conditions. Now with the addition of PET CT Scan, the patients would be saved from the massive struggles of traveling to distant cities for scans which are required before and during the cancer treatment. To ensure the service is professionally managed, the Hospital has ensured the full-time availability of a dedicated Nuclear Medicine Physician, a team of Radiation Safety officers, and trained paramedical support staff. The service of PET CT Scan can also be availed under the government’s PMJAY Scheme.

Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad has been a boon to the patients of Charotar Area and other parts of the state over the years and has been continuously adding medical technology and services to match the developments in the healthcare sector and the needs of the patients. The hospital's Privilege Center offers personalized medical care in a plush ambience for the financially sound section of society.

Date :06/04/2024

Shri Jagrut Bhatt announced his retirement from the charge of Hon. Secretary of Karamsad-based Charutar Arogya Mandal after rendering outstanding services for 23 years. A special felicitation ceremony was organized on 6th April 2024 to express gratitude for his services and contribution, a large number of invitees along with leaders of the institutes remained present.
 
In this program organized at Bikhabhai Auditorium of the Mandal, Param Pujya Sant Bhagwant Dada Saheb of Anupam Mission, Shri Atul Patel (Chairman, Charutar Arogya Mandal), Dr. Utpala Kharod (Provost, Bhaikaka University), Shri Amit Patel (Board Member), Shri Tarak Patel (MD, GMM Faudler & Member of the Board), and family members of Shri Jagurt Bhatt were specially present.
 
Associated Leaders with the Mandal reminisced about Shri Bhatt's initial days which played an instrumental role in his long-term association thereafter. During his tenure as an Hon Secretary, he worked hand in hand with the previous Chairman, Dr. Amrita Patel, and made a remarkable contribution to the development and, expansion of healthcare services at Mandal.
 
Shri Atul Patel (Chairman, Charutar Arogya Mandal) honored Shri Jagrutbhai by giving a memento. He further stated that “Jagrutbhai worked closely with Amritaben and proactively assisted in handling several challenges that Mandal faced. Similarly, he has worked shoulder-to-shoulder with me as well.” The organization values his commitment and drive to excel.
 
Param Pujya Sant Shri Bhagwant Dada said "Jagurtbhai joined Charutar Arogya Mandal at the young age of 45 years and did an outstanding job teaming up with the former Chairman of the Mandal Dr. Amritaben Patel. During his visit to the UK and the USA, he met and persuaded the people of Charotar province to support the charitable activities of Charutar Arogya Mandal and helped get donations for the upgrade of Shree Krishna Hospital.
 
At the end of the program, Shri Jagrut Bhatt accepted gratitude and said "he was only retiring as an Honorary Secretary. But his relationship with the institution is lifelong. His dedication to Shree Krishna Hospital was, is, and will always be unceasing. He is deeply moved by the many unnamed supporters who have indirectly offered massive help for the cause". He also thanked the doctors, and nurses of the hospital who have worked tirelessly for the Mandal.

Date :21/03/2024

Upon presenting at the emergency department of Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, the woman's CT scan and sonography reports revealed swelling around the right ovary and fallopian tube due to infection. Previous caesarean operations had resulted in adhesions between internal organs, with dilation of the urinary sac also observed. Additionally, cysts were detected according to the CT scan report. Over the past 10 days, the woman had been experiencing nervousness, nausea, and loss of appetite.

Gynecologist Dr. Rumi Bhattacharjee conducted the surgery using a telescope to remove the uterine cyst and ovaries, while also releasing the adhesions between internal organs. General Surgeon Dr. Jignesh RathoD from the hospital was also called upon to assist in surgically removing the adhesions. Following the operation, the patient's health improved, and she was discharged from the hospital.

Her relatives expressed gratitude to the team of doctors and nursing staff at Shree Krishna Hospital for providing timely treatment in her critical condition. They were particularly impressed by the humane and caring behavior exhibited by the doctors and nursing staff throughout the treatment process.

Date :21/03/2024

Jalal Abdul Rahman Ahmad Abdo, 45, from the island of Socotra in the Republic of Yemen, had difficulty walking and speaking, as well as writing. He experienced constant head pain. Despite undergoing necessary tests in distant Egypt, treatment there was not trusted. However, influenced by the positive outcomes of a previous patient from Socotra treated at Shree Krishna Hospital, and with guidance from a student studying at Bhaikaka University, Jalal Abdul Rahman Ahmad decided to seek treatment at Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad.

He underwent assessment by Dr. Shibashish Bhattacharji, a neurosurgeon in the hospital's neurosurgery department. Dr. Shibashish reviewed brain MRI results and angiography reports, which indicated the presence of balloon-like swelling in the brain's blood vessels. Due to the complexity of the condition, endovascular neurosurgeons, Dr. Sandeep Shah from Ahmedabad and Dr. Suresh Nayak from Vadodara, were called in. Under Dr. Shibashish's supervision, they successfully implanted a load diverter stent via endovascular treatment to address the balloon-like swelling in the brain's blood vessel wall.

According to Dr. Shibashish, the patient's condition stemmed from a balloon-like swelling in a brain blood vessel wall, leading to blood clots and increased pressure on the brain. This manifested as difficulty in walking and speaking, necessitating wheelchair assistance. Post-treatment, the patient regained independence in daily activities and showed promise for improvement in speech over time.

A relative of the patient expressed confidence in Shree Krishna Hospital's ability to provide proper treatment, citing the doctor's clear explanation of the treatment process and the availability of translation services, which facilitated effective communication of their needs.

Date :18/02/2024

“Charotar Na Patidaro ni Gauravgatha “ book was released on 18th February 2024 at Bhikhabhai Auditorium, Charutar Arogya Mandal, Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad.

The book was released by the Chief Guest, Param Pujya Sant Bhagwant Shaheb, Anupam Mission, Mogri, Shri Atul Patel, Chairman, Charutar Arogya Mandal, Dr Amrita Patel, Trustee, Charutar Arogya Mandal, Shri Bhikhubhai Patel, Chairman, Charutar Vidya Mandal, Shri Naginbhai Patel, Ex- President Charusat, Shri Bhagyesh Jha, Retd IAS officer and writer, Shri Kanubhai Patel, Artist.

The book is authored by Shri Bhagyesh Jha and designed by Shri Kanubhai Patel. The book is collectively sponsored by Shri Jagrut Bhatt(Hon secretary - Charutar Arogya Mandal), Shri Surendra Patel(UK), Shri Barindra Patel (UK), Shri. N. C Patel (USA), Shri Yogendra Patel (USA), Dr. Barindra Desai (USA), Shri Paresh Thakar, Shri Vinodbhai Patel(UK), Shri KiranV.C Patel ( UK), Shri Kiran I Patel, Shri Udhyam Amin(UK), Shri Ravi Patel (USA), Shri Nagin Patel(Chaklasi), Shri Vishnu Patel(Mehlav), Shri Pushyant S Patel (UK) , Shri Kaushik Patel, Mafatbhai Patel and Shri Rikesh Patel.

The book was released in the memory of Shri V. C Patel.

Shri Atul Patel said that Patidars, the original global Gujaratis, migrated from central Gujarat to other parts of the state and India; thousands also travelled to the USA, UK, and Kenya seeking better fortunes. He added that the third generation has roots in six, eight or twenty-seven villages of the Charotar region, known as Chha Gaam, sat gam, and satyavish gam in Gujarati. But they don’t know much about the history of their ancestors. This book is an inspiration to them.

Shri Patel insisted that the funds received from this book will be utilized for the treatment of underprivileged patients as Charutar Arogya Mandal provides free or concessional treatment to the underprivileged and for that, Mandal bears a deficit in crores. He said, “We have been able to generate 1 crore from this book till date . We will deliver this book to Patidars who live in several other parts of India and abroad”.

Shri Bhagyesh Jha elaborated that the book describes the main contribution of Patidar in the seven fields including Health, Education, Animal Husbandry, Cooperative, Technology and Industrialization, and Philanthropic activities through various organizations and Spiritual activities.

Pujay Dada Saheb reminded some of the illustrious members of the community including Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, India’s first deputy Prime Minister; shri I G Patel, former RBI governor; Bhaikaka Patel, the founder of Vallabh Vidyanagar; Dr. H . M. Patel, Former Finance and Home Minister, Dr Dinesh Patel, a professor at Harvard Medical School.

Date :19/02/2024

Bhanubhai and Madhuben Patel Cardiac Centre of Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad in association with Shree Bidada Sarvodaya Trust organized a heart check-up camp at Kutch.
 
The primary objective of the camp was to deliver top-notch healthcare services directly to the people’s doorsteps.
 
More than 180 patients took benefit. 19 patients were referred to Shree Krishna Hospital for further treatment. The team of Cardiac Centre Dr. Manish Tiwari, Cardiovascular Surgeon, Dr. Sunil Karna, Cardiologist and Dr. Vishal Bhende, Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgeon, examined patients.

Date :15/02/2024

Dr Amrita Patel, Trustee Charuar Arogya Mandal, Karamsad inaugurated Savitaben. H. Patel Mother and Child Care Centre on 15th, February 2024 at Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad.

The function was graced by the dignitaries Ms Nisha Da Cunha, Daughter of Dr H. M. Patel, Shri Atul Patel, President, Bhaikaka University and Chairman Charotar Arogya Mandal, Shri Jagrut Bhatt, Hon . Secretary, Charutar Arogya Mandal, Shri Minesh Shah Chairman, NDDB, Dr Utpala Kharod, Provost, Bhaikaka University, Dr Harish Desai, Registrar, Bhaikaka University, Dr Jyoti Tiwari, Controller of Academics, Dr. Himanshu Pandya, Dean Pramukhswami Medical College ,Principals of Constituent Institutions of Bhaikaka University, Dr Jitesh Desai, Medical Superintendent, Shree Krishna Hospital. The members of Savitaben Hirubhai Patel Memorial Foundation, Trustees Charutar Arogya Mandal, doctors and staff were also present during the occasion.

Dr Amrita Patel said that her mother Smt Savitaben`s role in the upbringing of five daughters was incredible. She was a brave woman, a native of Sojitra, Anand. She added that owing to the same she has decided to donate for the modernization of the Mother and Child Care Centre at Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad in the memory of her mother Smt Savitaben.

Shri Atul Patel informed that the Savitaben. H Patel Mother and Child Care Centre have state of the art facility which provides comprehensive holistic care under one roof.

Dr Nitin Raithatha, Senior Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Shree Krishna Hospital elaborated that the centre handles the cases of prenatal counselling to high-risk delivery. It also provides care for menopause and prevention and treatment of breast and cervical cancer. Every year more than 1200 to 1500 high-risk delivery patients are treated at the centre.

Dr.Krutika Tondon, Head, Pediatric Department of Shree Krishna Hospital, said that the Neonatology department & Pediatrics Department handles large number of OPD and IPD patients. The Ayushman Yojana is available for neonates. Now Pediatric medical management is also covered under Ayushman Yojana. She added that Bhaikaka University is the first in the state to offer super–speciality course – DM Neonatology.

Date :03/02/2024

Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad is the first hospital in the region to start Video EEG (electroencephalogram) monitoring. It is a specialized kind of EEG used for diagnosing the cause of seizures. The patient is continuously monitored on a video while their brain activity is simultaneously recorded in an EEG unit.


The doctor studies and correlates EEG readings of the patient during a seizure and the recorded video of the patient’s behaviour at the same time to arrive at a diagnosis. Video EEG is most helpful to determine if seizures with unusual features are epilepsy, to identify the type of seizures and to pinpoint the region of the brain where seizures begin. Locating the region precisely is essential for epilepsy surgery.

Date :30/01/2024

Dr. Girish Mishra, Dr. Sachin Patel, and a skilled team of doctors from the ENT & Head and Neck Surgery Department of Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad performed a highly complex surgery to remove a pituitary Neuroendocrine tumor (PitNET).
 
A 28-year-old patient presented with a headache, progressive loss of vision, and occasional nosebleeds. On examination, a tumor was found in the patient's brain which had spread down to the nose and was compressing the optic nerve. The challenging location of the tumor near the main vessels of the brain and on the optic nerve and the possibility of severe bleeding could complicate such surgery.
 
Dr. Mishra and Dr. Sachin's surgical skills and the collective expertise of the team made the patient's surgery successful. After the operation, the patient was pain-free and the patient regained his vision immediately. This procedure, endoscopic hypophysectomy (removal of a brain tumor through the nose with the help of a telescope), does not involve any stitches or scars on the patient's body.
 
This successful operation reveals the hospital's commitment to advanced medical facilities and care for such challenging surgeries and highlights the crucial role played by skilled surgeons in such delicate procedures. Dr. Alpa Patel and Dr. Sanket Mehta's anesthesia team worked hard to make the operation a success.

Date :17/01/2024

A 1000-bed Multi-Specialty Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad with global and national accreditations, Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Bone Marrow Transplant Centre, State-of-the-art Cardiac Centre, and 102-bed Critical Care Centre provides world–class treatment.
 
The international patients from countries like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Oman, Iraq, Fiji, Kenya and Nigeria are among the places from where people travel for their treatment at Shree Krishna Hospital, ranging from knee replacement to critical surgeries including tumour removal, heart surgery, liver, kidney, neuro and spine surgery, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, bariatric and eye surgery.
 
A seven-month-old baby from Iraq and a 22-year-old boy from Fiji were treated successfully at the hospital for congenital heart disease and retinal detachment respectively. Their parents believe that an affordable cost, quality treatment and the well experienced doctors compared with other countries push them to come here.
 
Iraqi seven- month old baby girl presented at Bhanubhai & Madhuben Patel Cardiac Centre of SKH with Double outlet right ventricle (DORV) - a rare congenital heart defect, Ventricular septal defect( VSD)- a hole in the tissue wall (which always occurs with DORV) and severe pulmonary arterial hypertension. DORV creates a problem because the right ventricle carries oxygen-poor blood, which then gets circulated in the body, causing the heart to work harder. The baby had a difficulty in breathing and feeding
 
Dr. Vishal Bhende, Pediatric Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon of the Centre performed a difficult surgical procedure called intraventricular tunnel repair for DORV with a VSD. He had to create a kind of tunnel to connect the left ventricle to the aorta. A patch was placed within the heart which directed left ventricle blood flow to the aorta.
 
Dr. Bhende explained that the children with double outlet right ventricle (DORV) need a surgery to close the hole in the heart and connect the aorta to the left ventricle and the pulmonary artery to the right ventricle.
 
A 22-year-old boy hailing from Fjji, who had loss of vision since last two months ,has now got the gift of vision in his right eye through surgery for retinal detachment at the ophthalmology department of the hospital.
 
The boy, had been complaining of progressive worsening of vision in both eyes since he was aged five. However, owing to financial constraints, his family could not get him timely treatment.
 
Dr. Devendra Saxena, ophthalmologist at the hospital performed the surgery for retinal detachment. He clarified that this surgery requires a lot of precision. A weak retina with multiple holes and high myopia was detected in the patient which led to a condition called retinal detachment where the retina gets separated from underlying retinal pigment epithelium. The boy was then able to see and recognize things. He was also able to move around without any help.

Date :02/12/2023

The unique two cases of CCAM (Cystic adenomatoid malformations) were treated at Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad as the incidence of such cases is reported 1 in 10000 to 1 in 35000 births. Bhanubhai and Madhuben Patel Cardiac Centre did surgical management of CCAM on a two-month-old infant and a two-year-old toddler with two distinct surgical techniques with a successful outcome.
 
The lungs & heart defects are larger in numbers in children, which is of serious concern. Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformation is a benign lung lesion that appears before birth as a cyst or mass in the chest. It is made up of abnormal lung tissue that does not function properly but continues to grow and perhaps increases the likelihood of a predisposition to subsequent malignant change within the CCAM or elsewhere in the lung. Cysts may become infected or sometimes turn fatal if not treated surgically. But with improved medical care, timely detection, and management, it is possible to save babies with CCAM, said Dr. Vishal Bhende, Pediatric Cardiothoracic surgeon, Bhanubhai & Madhuben Patel Cardiac Centre, Karamsad.
 
A two-month-old child from Bochasan village of Anand District was admitted to the Pediatric Department of Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad for the treatment of G6PD deficiency (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase) and had a complaint about breathing. Dr. Rajesh Pankhaniya, a pediatrician, primarily examined him. The chest x-ray findings led to the suspicion of cystic adenomatoid malformations, which were then confirmed by a CT scan. The child was then referred to Bhanubhai & Madhuben Patel Cardiac Centre where Dr. Vishal Bhende, Pediatric Cardio -Thoracic surgeon examined the child and performed technically difficult lung preservation surgery and removed the cyst from the lung.
 
In another case, a two-year-old child from Khambhat was admitted to the Pediatric Department of Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad with a complaint of deformity on the chest. Dr. Deepali Shah, a Pediatrician examined him. The findings of CT reports confirmed Cystic adenomatoid malformations.
Dr. Vishal Bhende, a Pediatric Cardiothoracic surgeon performed the complicated surgery to remove the affected upper lobe of his right lung (approximately 40%) with the help of Dr Amit Chitaliya, renowned Pediatric Airway disorder specialist & Chief Intensivist of SGVP Holistic hospital-Ahmadabad. This long procedure required an able anesthesia & intensivist team of the hospital under the leadership of Dr. Gurpreet Panesar and Dr Amit Kumar.
 
Dr. Amit Chitaliya was called upon to the cardiac centre of Shri Krishna Hospital, Karamsad to perform a highly advanced 2.2 mm ultra-thin bronchoscopy guided placement of a very thin catheter into the right side of the lung named endobronchial balloon-tipped blocker to give perfect lung condition for Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Bhende to operate. For this surgery, Dr. Jitesh Desai, Medical Superintendent of the Shree Krishna Hospital facilitated the availability of the endobronchial blocker from Delhi, and the hospital bore the cost of the blocker.
 
The entire hybrid procedure was completed meticulously and uneventfully. Western world uses this novel hybrid technique nowadays for better surgical resection of tissues and faster post-operative recovery, Dr. Amit explained.
 
This case is a live example of the selfless services of two “SEVA” oriented institutes & their doctors, where world-class technology as well as highly trained doctors of both institutes joined hands to save this child who too standing beside the patients during festival days of Diwali. The child benefited under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna.

Date :05/11/2023

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery of Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad and the ENT association of Anand -Kheda Branch together organized a “Two days Live Surgical Workshop at Bhikhabhai Auditorium of H M Patel Academic Centre.

The live surgical demonstration on Lateral Skull Base Surgery -Paraganlioma Excision and Stapes surgery was done on 4th November, 2023. The demonstration of Cadaveric Temporal Bone Dissection was performed on 5th November 2023.

Dr Shabbir Indorwala, Founder of Indorewala ENT Hospital, Nashik, Maharashtra and Dr Girish Mishra, Professor, Department of ORL & HNS, Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad performed the very complex and tedious surgery of Jugular Fossa Paraganlioma on 18-year boy.

Dr. Yojana Sharma, Head of the ENT Department of Shree Krishna Hospital said that Paragangliomas of the Jugular Fossa are exceedingly rare. Surgical management is challenging on account of complex anatomy and nearby critical structures. The 18-year-old boy has been diagnosed with hearing loss for five years. The patient is entitled to get the benefit of Mukhyamantri Amrutum Yojana (MA Yojana).

Nearly 93 ENT doctors and PG students from different parts of Gujarat enrolled in this workshop.

Date :18/10/2023

Dr. Jignesh Rathod and team of doctors of Department of General Surgery, Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad successfully operated a complicated case of acute gangrenous perforated cholecystitis via minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery.
 
An 85-year-old female had developed complaints of abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting and was in visible distress. She was admitted to a private hospital in Ahmedabad for nearly 10 days and was managed conservatively, but there was no relief in her condition. The family consulted with a few other specialists, underwent a series of blood tests and radiological investigations but did not receive definitive treatment.
 
She was referred to the General Surgery Department at Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad. She had a strong medical and surgical history, along-with multiple biochemical abnormalities.
 
She was immediately admitted to the General Surgery Department, and also examined by other specialists of the hospital from Departments of Nephrology, Medicine and Respiratory Medicine for complete pre-operative optimization.
 
Dr. Rathod said that the plan was to conduct Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and convert to an open surgery if required. Intraoperatively, the gall bladder was found to be perforated, with widespread pus flakes and intestinal loops adherent to the gall bladder and liver. The pus was drained out and careful dissection was done to excise the gall bladder. The surgery was successfully accomplished laparoscopically with no requirement of an abdominal incision.
 
The patient recovered uneventfully following the surgery and was discharged after one week.
 
It is a demonstration of exemplary surgical skills and dexterity that eventually relieved the patient of her ailment.
 
The family expressed their gratitude towards the team as well as the hospital for their fruitful stay and treatment at Shree Krishna Hospital.

Date :13/08/2023

Every year, thousands of lives are lost due to organ failure. Organ donation is the noblest way to live beyond one's death and give others a new lease of life.
 
When alive, a person can save at least one life by donating his organs, whereas a brain-dead patient can give a gift of life to at least three to eight people.
Dr Shivani Bhatt Charitable Foundation (SBCF) in association with Bhaikaka University has launched an organ donation drive named SHODH (Shivani Human Organ Donation Help) on 13th August 2023 on the world organ donation day.
 
This project will be launched in three phases. In the first phase, SBCF will create awareness in the community for Organ Donation. Phase two will be the implementation of Organ retrieval facility at Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad. Phase three will be developed an Organ Transplantation Centre at Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad.
 
Shri Bhikhubhai Patel (Chairman, Charutar Vidya Mandal) graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Dr. Rakesh Joshi (Medical Superintendent, Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad), Shri Ketan Patel (Honorary Secretary, Charotar Education Society) were the Guests of Honour.
 
The event was presided over by Shri Jagrut Bhatt (Honorary Secretary, Charotar Arogya Mandal), Dr. Hemant Bhatt (President, Dr Shivani Bhatt Charitable Foundation), Dr. Shailesh Shah (Honorary Secretary, Dr Shivani Bhatt Charitable Foundation), Dr. Utpala Kharod (Provost, Bhaikaka University).
 
Other dignitaries present on this occasion were Dr Himanshu Pandya (Dean, Pramukhswami Medical College), Dr. Jitesh Desai (Medical Superintendent, Shree Krishna Hospital), Dr. Samir Patel (Head, Critical Care Department), Shri Amit Patel (Board Member), guests and students.
Organ donors Shri Ketanbhai Patel (Husband of Late Bijalben) and 75-year-old Bhaktiben Patel who pledged to donate their organs to give someone a second chance at life were felicitated.

Date :08/10/2023

On the occasion of the 15th foundation day of Bhanubhai and Madhuben Patel Cardiac Centre of Shree Krishna Hospital, the seventh edition of the healthy heart walkathon was organized on 8th October 2023 to create awareness about heart diseases & to create a healthy heart environment in the city.
 
More than 2,500 citizens of Anand, Vallabh Vidyanagar, and Karamsad participated in this Walkathon to create a buzz around the growing prevalence of Cardio Vascular Diseases (CVD). It tried to establish how walking and physical activity, in addition to a healthy diet & lifestyle can prevent falling prey to heart ailments. The three-kilometer walk was flagged off by Shri Prayaswinbhai Patel, Chairman and Managing Director of Elecon Industry, at 7 am.
 
The enthusiastic participants were from all sections of society, including employees from Elecon Group of Companies, National Dairy Development Board, The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation, Indian Dairy Manufacturing Company Ltd, Vidhya Dairy, The Kaira District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Ltd (Amul), Anupam Mission, Rotary Club, Anand, Senior Citizen Club, Anand, Vithal Udyog Nagar Industrial Association (VUIA) and Charotar Gas Sahkari Mandli Limited They carried banners which emphasized the need to create an awareness about heart diseases and means to check and cure it.
 
The walkathon was led by the Shri Prayaswinbhai Patel, Chairman and Managing Director of Elecon Industry, along with Shri Atul Patel (Chairman, Charutar Arogya Mandal), Shri Jagrut Bhatt (Hon. Secretary, Charutar Arogya Mandal), Dr. Utpala Kharod (Provost, Bhaikaka University), Dr. Harish Desai (Registrar, Bhaikaka University), Dr. Jyoti Tiwari (Controller of Academics, Bhaikaka University), Dr. Jitesh Desai (Medical Superintendent, Shree Krishna Hospital), Board of Trustees, doctors, students, volunteers of NSS Unit of the University and staff of Bhaikaka University took part. The walkathon began at Dr. HM Patel Statue, Near Nalini Arvind and T. V Patel Arts College, Vallabh Vidhya Nagar to Town Hall, Anand.
 
Shri Prayaswinbhai said "It is an immense feeling when we see people from all walks of life participate in this walkathon to create awareness about healthy lifestyle & heart. We must give due importance to the health of our hearts at a time when more and more people are falling sick with cardiovascular diseases. We hope that the sincere efforts put in by the team of Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, and the participants have created a positive resonance for working towards a healthy heart environment”.
 
The interaction about the prevention and treatment of heart disease with experts of the Bhanubhai and Madhuben Patel Cardiac Centre was organized at the endpoint.
 
Dr. Manish Tiwari (Head, Cardiology Department) spoke about cardiac surgery, the latest technology in cardiac surgery early recognition of heart attack symptoms, and timely treatment that can prevent heart attacks.
 
Dr. Kushal Pujara (Adult Interventional Cardiologist) spoke about the reasons for sudden cardiac deaths, symptoms of heart diseases, and the latest interventions in cardiology.
 
Dr. Sunil Karna (Adult Interventional Cardiologist) talked about lifestyle changes, including regular exercise and healthy eating habits. He emphasized that a family history of heart problems, stress, and unhealthy lifestyle choices are the main contributing factors to heart disease.
 
On this occasion, a special cardiac health check-up package was announced by the cardiac center from 8th Oct - 8th Nov 2023. It includes ECG, ECHO, Lipid Profile, FBS, CBC, S.Creatinine, and consultation with a cardiologist and dietitian at just Rs. 1500/-
 
Shri Jagrut Bhatt (Honorary Secretary, Charutar Arogya Mandal) thanked all the participants for the tremendous response and sponsors Elecon Group of Companies, IDMC, Vidya Wires Pvt. Ltd, Real Bites, Cipriani Harrison Valves, Ravikiran Ceramics Pvt, Amul, and The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation for their generous support.

Date :17/10/2023

Old age is no more a limitation in our country to get benefit from advancement in interventional cardiology to increase survival, even at our medical institute located in rural areas.
 
"Elderly patients (75 or over) who are admitted to the hospital with cardiac diseases may still get benefit from non-surgical Interventional cardiology procedures, despite their age. The advanced treatment in interventional cardiology is available (with a similar best outcome as cardiology institutes of western developed countries) at Bhanubhai and Maduben Patel Cardiac Centre of Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad" said Dr. Kushal Pujara, Interventional Cardiologist.
 
This is a milestone in our Charotar area because this patient is an elderly person in western India, specifically in Gujarat, who underwent the TAVI procedure successfully using the India-made artificial aortic valve.
 
"This patient was admitted to Shree Krishna Hospital a few weeks ago with severe pneumonia and recovered well with the treatment guidance of Dr. Abhishek Prajapati, Pulmonologist of our institute. He was diagnosed with severe calcified aortic stenosis during this admission with a critical aortic valve area of 0.35 cm2 (normal area > 2 cm2) with a high gradient of 82/60 across the valve. He was unfit for open heart valve surgery due to his advanced age and frailty. The TAVI procedure is a non-surgical alternative for patients with severe aortic stenosis who are ineligible for open heart surgery. With the help of teamwork with Dr. Sunil Karna, an experienced cardiac anaesthetic team and other trained cath lab staff, the complex cardiac catheter intervention was done successfully with conscious sedation. The patient was awake and alert during the procedure " said Dr Pujara.
 
The patient's son, a Mumbai-based gynecologist, was fully satisfied with counselling provided by our cardiologist Dr. Kushal Pujara before undergoing treatment. He had full trust in our cardiac centre (despite explaining the high risks associated with the procedure) and had given the green signal to go ahead with the best possible option of TAVI for his father for a better long-term outcome, even at this age.

Date :23/09/2023

109 patients were benefited from a free heart check-up camp organized by Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad in association with Shree Bidada Sarvodaya Trust in Bhuj on 22- 23 September 2023 .

Dr Manish Tiwari, Cardiovascular Surgeon, Bhanubhai and Madhuben Patel Cardiac Centre of Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad diagnosed the patients who came from remote places of Khavda (Rann of Kutch), Mandvi, Mudra, Gandhidham, Nakhatrana Anjar, and Bhuj.

Medical Superintendent, of Shree Krishna Hospital, Dr. Jitesh Desai said, "Our hospital is committed to carrying forward the vision of our founder Dr. H . M. Patel, who wanted to extend quality medical services to the poor patients."

Dr. Tiwari said " The hospital has so far treated over thousand patients at such medical camps. In this camp, 89 patients came for follow-up who had received treatment at our centre. Eight new patients out of 20 were referred to our hospital for cardiac surgery and procedures"

He added that "The management of Shree Bidada Sarvodaya Trust is very cooperative and several people from surrounding areas of Bhuj-Kutch took the benefit of the camp"a

Date :11/09/2023

Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad has successfully performed a Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) on a 44-year-old patient with multiple myeloma. Dinesh J Patel Bone Marrow Transplant Centre is the only Centre in the Charotar region providing BMT services.

Bhaveshkumar Patel from Petlad Taluka was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a type of blood cancer that affects plasma cells (specialized blood cells that produce antibodies to fight infection). The BMT procedure was conducted successfully by our team of experts: Dr. Suraj Goyanka, Haematologist and BMT specialist, Dr.Vishal Oza Resident, and Dr.Swati Patel, Medical Officer.

“The patient has been getting cancer treatment since 2021 at our MS Patel Cancer Centre. With this condition the abnormal plasma cells build up in the bone marrow and impair the production of normal blood cells and can affect kidneys, bones, and other organs of the body, impeding normal function”, said Dr. Goyanka.

“After counseling with the patient and his wife, we decided to conduct an autologous stem cell transplant. Chemotherapy was used as the first form of treatment, and BMT was subsequently done to achieve good control of the disease. The blood bank staff, Dr. Manthan Patel, and the team collected stem cells. After two weeks, new blood cells are produced and the patient was discharged in a stable condition”, Dr.Goyanka added.

His wife said, “I am happy with the timely guidance and treatment provided by the doctor”.

Date :25/08/2023

A hi-end energy hi-definition true beam linear accelerator (LINAC), costing 17crore, equipment to provide accurate radiation treatment to cancer patients, has been installed at Manibhai Shivabhai Patel Cancer Center of Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad with the donation of Tata Trusts.
The new facility is inaugurated by Shri Ashish Deshpande, CFO - of Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT) on Thursday, 24th August 2023 in the presence of Shri Kumar Nandula CFO - of Tata Cancer Care Foundation (TCCF), Shri Atul Patel, Chairman Charotar Arogya Mandal, Shri Jagrut Bhatt, Hon. Secretary Charotar Arogya Mandal, Dr. Utpala Kharod, Provost, Bhaikaka University, Dr. Jitesh Desai, Medical Superintendent, Shree Krishna Hospital, Dr. Himanshu Pandya, Dean Pramukhswami Medical College, members of the Mandal, Principal of all constituent institutions of Bhaikaka University, Cancer Centre team, staff, Shri Vipul Patel,
Chairman -Amul, and guests.
Dr. Rushi Panchal, Head of the Radiology Department of Manibhai Shivabhai Patel Cancer Center said that the new advanced linear accelerator will offer cutting-edge technology for radiation therapy, high precision and accuracy in treatment, lasting outcomes in a shorter span and reduced side effects of the treatment. He added that every day the center has 130 patients for radiotherapy from Anand- Kheda, Kutch Bhuj, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and this machine will serve the need. The new linear accelerator would prove to be a boon for cancer patients.
Shri Atul Patel said that Tata Trust has been providing a helping hand for the last 40 years to the Mandal for the patient treatment and the installation of advanced facilities. The Mandal is thankful for the philanthropic partnership.
The center has been offering advanced cancer care for the last two decades and over 30,000 patients have been treated for all types of cancer.

Date :28/07/2023

The 52nd foundation day of Charutar Arogya Mandal was held on 28th July 2023, to commemorate its establishment. The cultural event was organized from 6.30 pm onwards at the sports ground of Bhaikaka University. The cutouts of Dr. H M Patel and Bhaikaka were placed as a backdrop and the selfie point was created at the venue. Some of the most iconic photos were displayed that signified the growth and achievement since the inception of the Charutar Arogya Mandal.

The function was graced by the dignitaries Shri Atul Patel, (Chairman – Charutar Aroya Mandal), Shri Jagrut Bhatt, (Hon. Secretary – Charutar Arogya Mandal) Dr. Utpala Kharod, (Provost – Bhaikaka University), Dr. Harish Desai, (Registrar – Bhaikaka University), Dr. Jyoti Tiwari (Academic Controller), Dr.Himanshu Pandya (Dean-Pramukh Swami Medical College), Principals of all Education institutes, Dr. Jitesh Desai (Medical Superintendent- Shree Krishna Hospital).

The event also served as an occasion to recognize and reward the best doctors who have shown their excellence in patient care. Eighteen doctors were felicitated as star doctors. Eight employees who completed 25 years of service in this organization were felicitated with Certificates of appreciation and Angvastram.

The doctors, students, staff, and their families took part in various cultural activities and exhibited their talents in solo dance, group dance, song recitation, etc. The feeling of joy and togetherness that permeates such an event ensured total participation. The audience was captivated by the talents of the participants.

Shri Atul Patel greeted all the employees for entering the golden era of healthcare. He said that Charutar Arogya Mandal made gradual progress and increased its facilities. They would soon inaugurate the Amrita Patel Centre for Public Health, he added. The Centre would offer training and capacity-building programmes that would enable and strengthen the capabilities of all cadres of professionals working for public health. Shri Patel said that they would also create the facilities of the True Beam linear Accelerator and PET Scan at the cancer centre. He added that we will start the evening OPD at the privileged centre from 5 pm to 7 pm on 1st August 2023.

Shri Jagrut Bhatt said that Late Dr. HM Patel formed that institute in the year 1972 with the vision of providing comprehensive and compassionate health care to everyone and anyone who would need it. The institute was genuinely a venture of faith, starting with a 136-bed hospital in a place that was once not ideal for the availability of resources and personnel, but was taking gigantic leaps of growth while fighting with all sorts of challenges and hurdles, and was nothing short of a fable. Shree Krishna Hospital is now a NABH-accredited 1000-bed hospital with the facility for cardiac, cancer, bone marrow transplant, and critical care, he added.

He said that Mandal focused on education too, along with health care. The first education institute was started with a nursing college and it is now a prestigious Bhaikaka University imparting health education.

Date :25/07/2023

Bhanubhai and Madhuben Patel, a state-of-the-art Cardiac Centre of Shree Krishna Hospital Karamsad has been a pioneer in cardiac care in the State, and this milestone is indeed a proud moment for the hospital. A dedicated and qualified team of highly experienced cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons provide care that is at the cutting edge of medical science and at par with internationally-recognized standards.

The centre has treated thousands of patients across Gujarat, and surrounding states, and more than a hundred international patients from Iraq, Iran, Kenya, South Africa etc. in the last 15 years.

A 56-year-old, Jamal Mutashar Zaar Imari from Iraq is a taxi driver. He was diagnosed with severe Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). He had multiple blockages in his arteries. He came to Shree Krishna Hospital for treatment with the reference of one of his countrymen who had taken treatment earlier at this centre.

Logistics were worked out rapidly by Aslambhai, translator of the International Department of Shree Krishna Hospital, which enabled the patient to come to the Cardiac Centre from Iraq. The Cardiac Centre team evaluated his case and a treatment plan was formulated.

Dr. Manish Tiwari, Chief Cardiovascular Surgeon, said that the patient was diagnosed with multiple blockages. Considering the long-term benefit, he performed LIMA RIMA Y Grafts surgery, the most effective method of Total Arterial Grafting. The technique was completely safe & effective for patients with multiple blockages. The Cardiac Anesthesiologists Dr. Gurpreet Panesar, Dr. Karthik Dhami and Dr. Kunal Soni played a crucial role in the surgical process.

After successful surgery, the patient was transferred to a cardiac ICU. The intensivist, nursing and paramedical staff provided compassionate care, which resulted in a smooth recovery. The patient was now normal and could fly back home within a week of discharge.

He added "The bilateral Internal Mammary Arteries i.e. Left Internal Mammary Artery (LIMA) and Right Internal Mammary Artery (RIMA) conduits were usually used for Total Arterial Grafting in CABG. LIMA RIMA Y CABG procedure was done on a beating heart (off-pump). Previously the veins from the legs were used as a conduit for bypass surgery but the longevity of leg veins was not more than 7 to 10 years. They would slowly degenerate as veins from the legs were unable to tolerate the high pressure present inside a human coronary circulation. Hence, Internal Mammary Arteries i.e. LIMA and RIMA were used as a conduit for bypass surgery".

According to the patient, “We are very happy with the competence of the doctor and the care and hospitality of the nursing staff. The facility of a translator here helped solve all the communication problems and the process has been amicable and smooth.

Date :01/07/2023

The child born with difficulty in breathing and suffering from pneumonia was referred from Khambhat to Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad. The infant was admitted to a neonatal ICU and her kidney was severely injured and she had not been passing urine since the day of her birth.

Dr. Somashekhar Nimbalkar,Dr. Dipen Patel and Dr. Reshma Pujara conducted peritoneal dialysis for two days. The child was put on ventilation support for 12 days. The treatment was done under Ayushman Bharat Yojna due to the poor financial condition of her parents.“The procedure was successful, and the baby is healthy now. She is being breastfed by her mother now and has gained weight. Her kidney functions are almost back to normal, and she is passing urine normally. She is now expected to grow up normally like any other healthy newborn. ”said Dr.Dipen Patel.

 

Date :14/06/2023

World Blood Donor Day is observed every year on June 14 to spread awareness about access to safe blood and also to thank blood donors for their noble acts.

A. D. Gorwala Blood Centre of Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad organized a blood donation camp at Nehru Garden, Community Hall, Anand in association with Krishna Foundation. A blood donation camp was also organized at English Medium School, Bhadran. A total of 78 blood units were collected.

Dr. Sadhana Saraiya, In Charge of A. D. Gorwala Blood Centre said timely blood donation can save lives and help people recuperate from certain illnesses. Victims of accidents, surgery patients, or those suffering from diseases like anemia, leukemia, or kidney disease will be benefited from timely blood transfusions. As a tertiary care hospital in the region ,Shree Krishna Hospital deals with such patients and A. D. Gorwala Blood Centre provides blood to these patients on time.

Date :11/05/2023

Many times, people die due to sudden heart attacks on the road because of the lack of immediate facilities or help. Keeping this in mind 50,000 policemen across the state were trained in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) between June 4 and 11. The training was given at 42 government hospitals in the state.
 
Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad also provided CPR training to policemen of Anand District on 11th May 2023. The doctor's team at the Cardiac Center provided information about cardiac arrest and the doctor's team at the Critical Care Center provided CPR training to policemen.
 
On this occasion, Dr. Utpala Kharod (Provost, Bhaikaka University), Dr.Jyoti Tiwari (Academic Controller), Dr. Himanshu Pandya (Dean, Pramukhswami Medical College), Dr. Jitesh Desai (Medical Superintendent, Shree Krishna Hospital) were present.

Date :03/07/2023

Diamond crown with 360 degree high speed rotation from 80000 to 120000 rpm to cut severe calcification in arteries, the world -class technique to treat coronary artery disease now at cardiac center of Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad

Widely used in the USA for the last 10 years, this technique is launched in India for the last four months, and our Centre is the first to introduce this in the Anand Kheda region.

The burden of heart disease on society is on rise, and the extent of its spread across genders, age bars, and geographical boundaries, can easily be compared with a pandemic. Experts in the field are constantly on their toes looking for new techniques and mediums to mitigate the damage in the heart due to the increased calcification in the arteries. Diamond back 360 orbital atherectomy is one of the newest technique with promising results in patients whose life is at threat due to increased blockage. Shree Krishna Hospital recently utilized this technique to successfully remove the blockage from a patient who had a severe blockage.

A 71 -year old male with hypertension, complained of worsening shortness of breath for last few weeks. To understand the cause, he was investigated with routine blood tests and echocardiogram which showed normal reports. This was followed by a stress exercise TMT test and he was unable to complete the first stage due to breathing difficulty. After this, he was taken to our Cath lab to perform coronary angiogram to assess for angina equivalent which showed 70 % calcified disease in main artery; pressure study iFR was done to confirm restriction of blood supply to heart muscle and necessity of treating blockage ; Intravascular ultrasound imaging catheter demonstrated 3 D visualisation of the severity and extent of heavy calcium inside the heart artery. These latest technology are available round the clock with our new advanced Philips cath lab machine.

Patient’s condition and treatment options were discussed with his relatives. And with their consent it was decided to use the new technique involving diamond crown to break down the calcification in the arteries before implanting the stent.

This was a critical and complex intervention. But with our expertise and determination to offer the best option of care to the patient, our team of interventional cardiologists performed this technically advanced and innovative procedure successfully. Such type of procedure is performed first time in the entire Kheda and Anand regions, and only the fourth procedure in the Gujarat state.

Dr. Kushal Pujara, our Interventional Cardiologist on this latest triumph of our cardiac centre opines “ Use of Diamond back 360 orbital atherectomy is an innovative and safe method to churn out solidifies excessive calcification. This procedure before implanting a stent ensures a better & sustainable long term outcome in our patients, and the complications are also relatively lesser. We have all latest world class technologies (eg IVL shock balloon , Rota Pro , Orbital diamond atherectomy etc.) and it’s expertise are available at our cardiac center to deal with enemy of calcium inside heart arteries and hence open heart bypass surgery can be avoided in certain patients”

This new technique when performed with clinical finesse promises an excellent outcome to the patients, and the quality of life after the intervention is much better as compared to any other modality of treatment.

Date :20/06/2023

The 50-year-old native of Banswara, Rajasthan was suffering from abdominal pain and excessive bleeding. She consulted the gynecology department of Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad as advised by one of her relatives who had taken treatment earlier.

The gynecologist, Dr. Nitin Raithatha and Dr. Rumi Bhattacharjee of Shee Krishna Hospital, Karamsad performed a hysteroscopy and removed the 3 kg ovarian cyst and uterus. The concessional treatment was given to the woman under the Aashirwad Yojna of the hospital due to her poor financial condition.

In another case, a 34-year-old, a native of Anand District was suffering from excessive bleeding due to an ovarian cyst. She was referred to Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad from the private hospital of Nadiad. The gynecologist, Dr. Nitin Raithathta removed the 3 kg ovarian cyst by performing surgery.

The patient belonged to a poor family and was taking the matter casually even though the symptoms had started developing over the last two years. The blood transfusion was done due to excessive bleeding. The treatment was done under Ayushman Bharat Yojna due to the poor financial condition of the patient.

Dr. Raithatha said that the surgeries of the two women were very complicated and involved a lot of risks as the nutritional status of the patients was very poor and the hemoglobin was as low as seven grams.

Date :19/06/2023

A 19-year-old boy who had attempted suicide was successfully treated with the help of ECMO therapy at Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad. The boy was referred from Khambhat Hospital.
 
He had ingested two tablets of celphos (pesticide) about a month ago, after which he lost consciousness. Soon after his hospitalization, he was put on ventilator support and shifted to the ICU.
 
His heart function was hardly around 10%, against the normal heart function of 60%. The hospital critical care team works under the leadership of Dr. Samir Patel. Pulmonologists (Dr. Abhishek Prajapati, Dr. Dhaval Prajapati, and Dr. Abhishek Shah) and Intensivists (Dr. Rachit Patel, Dr. Darshan Shah, Dr. Sunil Chhajwani, Dr. Archana Sinha, Dr. Bharat Prajapati, and Dr. Gunjan Desai) decided to give support through extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to the failed heart till celphos poisoning got cleared from his body, as that was the only option for the survival of such a patient. The doctors quickly counselled the patient’s father and uncle and called for VA-ECMO support from Vadodara.
 
The patient was put on VA-ECMO support, and his vitals (pulse, blood pressure) started to improve gradually. He suffered seizures (convulsions) at midnight and was treated on time. His heart function started to improve slowly, and as a sign of relief, within 15–16 hours of starting ECMO, he started to gain consciousness.
 
The multidisciplinary team of the hospital's nephrologists (Dr. Maulin Shah and Dr. Mitesh Makwana), Vascular Surgeon (Dr. Jayesh Shah), Anesthesiologist (Dr. Hemlatta Kamat), Psychiatrist (Dr. Shardul Solanki), Physiotherapist (Dr. Jigar Mehta), Haematologist (Dr. Suraj Goyenaka), Consultant Blood Bank (Dr. Manthan Patel), Neurologist (Dr. Soham Desai, and Dr. Tejaswini Shanubhogue), Radiologist (Dr. Mital Kucha), and Dietitian (Ms. Jigna Patel and Jayanti Antani) provided treatment and care to the patient.
 
The patient suffered multi-organ dysfunction along with kidney failure, which was managed by the nephrology department. Multiple hemodialysis treatments were given. After 40 hours, the ECMO was removed to avoid any unwanted complications. After the patient was off ECMO and treatment of celphos poisoning was successful, he further underwent hemodialysis for kidney failure and severe infection. The ventilator support was removed after a week. And after 25 days, the patient is now normal and off dialysis. He is back with his family.

Date :13/05/2023

Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, celebrated International Nurses Day 2023 at the Academic Centre of Bhaikaka University on May 11th to emphasise the need to empower nurses as a part of the global campaign "Our Nurses: Our Future."
 
The nursing staff is the backbone of the hospital's healthcare system, providing continuous service to patients. More than 430 nurses provide services in the outpatient department, in-patient department, and intensive care unit of the hospital. These nurses play an important role when it comes to improving hospital quality in general.
 
Therefore, the Human Resources Department of the university decided to felicitate the star nurses. For that vertical head and colleague nurses recommended the names of the 29 best nurses who have shown their excellence in patient care.
 
Dr. Utpala Kharod (Provost, Bhaikaka University), Dr. Himanshu Pandya (Dean, Pramukhswami Medical College), Dr. Monica Gupta (Associate Dean, Clinical Excellence and Accreditation), Shri Sunil Joshi (Deputy Chief Nursing Officer), and Shri Suresh Rajagopalan (Head, Human Resources Department) felicitated those 29 nurses with certificates and badges.
 
Shri Atul Patel (Chairman, Charutar Arogya Mandal) and Shri Jagrut Bhatt (Hon. Secretary, Charutar Arogya Mandal) congratulated the nurses.
Nurses also participated in posters, rangoli, quizzes, debate competitions, and cultural programs.
 
The Institute of Nusing Sciences, a constituent institution of Bhaikaka University, also celebrated International Nusing Day under the leadership of Shri Shailesh Panchal. Students of the college participated in a food stall and presented delicious recipes.

Date :06/04/2023

The doctors at Bhanubhai & Madhuben Patel Cardiac Centre of Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad performed very complex Re-do Heart Surgeries and have given a new lease of life to a 51-year-old resident of Bhuj- Kutch and a 30-year old resident of Umreth. Both heart surgeries were conducted free of cost under Ayushman Bharat Yojna.
 
51-year-old Rakesh (name changed) from Bhuj- Kutch district had already undergone heart valve replacement surgery in Mumbai for 15 years. He needed a re-do bypass surgery as he developed the disease in other heart valves and multiple blockages in coronary arteries, once again. His family physician at Kutch referred him to Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad.
 
Dr. Manish Tiwari, Cardio-Thoracic Vascular Surgeon of Bhanubhai and Madhuben Patel Cardiac Centre performed Re-do coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) with Aortic valve replacement (AVR) surgery in this case. This highly complex and demanding twin surgery was done for the first time in Anand- Kheda District. The patient had a very smooth recovery after major heart surgery. He was transferred from ICU after 48 hours.
 
In another case, 30-year-old Manjuben (name changed) from Umreth Taluka, Anand Dist ( originally from UP) needed a second-time valve replacement surgery as her biological valves degenerated after 12 years of surgery. In 2011 she was operated on in this centre for double valve replacement. The biological valves were used during surgery as she was newly married and wanted to have children. Doctors of the centre considered that Women with mechanical valves have higher rates of fetal loss and maternal complications.
 
Dr. Manish Tiwari, Cardio-Thoracic Vascular Surgeon of this cardiac centre conducted Redo double valve replacement; (DVR )using mechanical valves this time. For the first time, the cardiac centre of Shree Krishna Hospital of Karamsad has performed the rarest of rare surgery in this region.
 
“Re-do cardiac surgery is needed when a patient who has had previous heart surgery again develops another life-threatening heart disease. It is required to safeguard the life of the patient. The procedure of second heart surgery is the most challenging. The skill required to attempt such surgery is acquired only by a few surgeons after decades of practice, patience, and learning. Our Cardiac team (Cardiac surgeon, Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Cardiologist) has successfully treated patients from across Gujarat and nearby states who have been referred to us because of the affordable yet advanced multidisciplinary care we provide” said, Dr.Tiwari.

Date :23/03/2023

The doctors at the Cardiac Centre (The Healing Tree Services) of Shree Krishna Hospital, the teaching hospital of Bhaikaka University, Karamsad, removed the heart blockage with the ROTAPRO TRIPSY technique.

Newer advanced technology in interventional cardiology is a blessing for cardiologists to fight against the monster of calcium for the best outcome in complex, high-risk indicated patients.

The cardiac team of Bhanubhai and Madhuben Patel Cardiac Centre (The Healing Tree Services) of Shree Krishna Hospital, the teaching hospital of Bhaikaka University, Karamsad, gave a new lease of life to an 87-year-old cardiac patient using ROTAPRO TRIPSY.

"The cardiac centre used the RotaPro system (with extra safety features for the patient and user-friendly) successfully first time in Anand and Kheda district to remove the heavy calcifications in the blood vessel considering the age of the patient. The procedure was done along with an intravascular lithotripsy shock balloon (ROTA PRO TRIPSY) and intracoronary 3D imaging IVUS (Intra Vascular Ultrasound) guidance. It involves navigating a catheter fitted with a rotablator — a device to drill calcium inside the heart artery through the site of the blockage. The device rotates at a speed of up to 1,70,000 rotations per minute, gently pulverizing the blockage into tiny particles that can pass safely through the bloodstream. This technique drilled and cracked a 99% critical, heavily calcified lesion in the left anterior descending artery of the left side of the heart, which was the only blood-supplying artery to both the left and right side of the heart muscle in this patient." explained Dr. Kushal Pujara, an interventional cardiologist. A heart team approach, involving cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and cardiac anesthesiologists, is essential in the management of such patients.

An 87-year-old man from Anand suffered a heart attack, had coronary angiography at another hospital in the city, and was advised for cardiac bypass surgery (CABG) due to critical calcified blockage. He also had impaired kidney function. The patient and family came to Bhanubhai and Madhuben Patel Cardiac Centre at Shree Krishna Hospital to get a second opinion from experts. He refused CABG in view of his advanced age, and it was decided to implant stents with a percutaneous complex coronary procedure under local anesthesia.

If stents are implanted without breaking calcium with this technique, then stents have the tendency to obstruct blood flow again with blockage, said Dr. Sunil Karna, another interventional cardiologist in the hospital.

Dr. Kushal Pujara added that ROTAPRO is a safe and sufficient technique for the endovascular treatment of heavily calcified coronary artery lesions. The hospital houses a state-of-the-art, high-tech Philips cath lab, and the heart team is available round the clock, which helps in performing such complex procedures successfully on patients.

 

Date :21/03/2023

Shree Krishna Hospital organized a “Free Dental Check-up Camp” on the occasion of World Oral Health Day at the hospital’s premises on 20th March 2023. The camp was organized to create awareness related to the issues of oral health and the importance of oral hygiene.

 

The camp was conducted successfully by Dr. Kamal D Hotchandani (Head, Department of Dentistry) and other Dental Surgeons Dr. Ushma Prajapati, Dr. Sindhu Dodamani, Dr. Pinal Solanki, Dr. Khyati Surt who provided free consultation and screening to more than 88 patients. Apart from these, dental procedures were performed at a discounted rate on patients across different age groups.

Date :14/03/2023

The experienced team of doctors at Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, timely diagnosed and removed a huge hydatid cyst from the right lung of a patient. The incidence of pulmonary hydatid cysts is rare and occurs in one individual per 100,000 worldwide. The surgery was performed free of charge since the child`s family is covered under the Ayushman Yojana.
 
Dr. Vishal Bhende, Pediatric Cardio Thoracic Surgeon performed complicated surgery on a 12-year-old.
 
Dr. Bhende explained, “The entire hydatid cyst containing toxic fluid due to daughter parasites were removed intact without spillage. If the hydatid cyst would disrupt or opened, it would have caused the patient to go into an anaphylactic shock and triggered several complications. It was a tricky procedure, and we had to plan the complete excision”.
 
During the surgery, anesthesiologists Dr. Hemlata Kamat, Dr. Birva Khara, and the team administered specialized anesthesia for this case using the one-lung ventilation technique. Also, the need for postoperative ventilators could be avoided with excellent pain relief from medications given to the spine by a special technique by the anesthesiologist's team.
 
Dr. Dhaval Prajapati, Pulmonologist, and Dr. Jignesh Rathod, General Surgeon remained present during the surgery.
 
Speaking about the rare occurrence, Dr. Bhende said, “Hydatid cysts are uncommon. They are the larval form of the tapeworm, which may enter the body through contact with tapeworm-infested animal feces or ingestion of very poorly cooked meat (with tapeworm infestation). A number of herbivorous and omnivorous animals act as intermediate hosts of Echinococcus (hydatid disease). The larvae usually get lodged in the liver and form a fluid-filled sac in the organ.”
 
Earlier, the patient from Khambat Taluka was suffering from abdominal pain and coughing. The child was referred by a private hospital in the Anand district. The child was hospitalized at the Pediatric Ward of Shree Krishna Hospital under the supervision of Dr. Jigar Thakkar and Dr. Dipali Shah. The Radiology department of the hospital diagnosed a hydatid cyst through X-rays and CT scans.
 
The patient's mother told that “We have no idea how he got this cyst. We received proper guidance from the doctor and support from the nursing staff. The facilities of the hospital are excellent, including food and stay.”

Date :09/03/2023

World Kidney Day is a global campaign that aims to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. World Kidney Day is celebrated every second Thursday in March.
 
The Dialysis Department of Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad also celebrated this day. The dialysis wing was decorated with flowers.
 
According to Dr. Maulin Shah (Nephrologist, Shree Krishna Hospital), "the dialysis wing has 44 dialysis machines, the most in the Charotar region. Every month, the center treats 2000 people with chronic kidney diseases, 90% of whom are Ayushman Bharat Yojna beneficiaries. The hemodialysis treatment and iron and vitamin supplements have been given to them free of charge. The centre also provides continuous renal replacement therapy to acute kidney injury patients, plasma therapy, renal replacement, fistula and permanent catheter, and kidney disease diagnosis and treatment".
 
There are also 8 dialysis machines at the secondary care centre at Sevaliya (Sonaba Hospital and Sadaba Prasutigruh, Sevaliya run by Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad) to meet the health care needs of the nearby villages in Mahisagar and Panchmahal districts. Monthly, 350 patients are being treated for hemodialysis. Out of which, 300 are beneficiaries of Ayushman Yojna.
 
 

Date :04/03/2023

Bhaikaka University, Karamsad organized the NRI Meet on March 4, 2023, at the Privilege Centre in association with Sardar Patel University and Gujarat Tourism Corporation Ltd. Nearly 63 NRI patrons and well-wishers from the USA and UK registered.
 
Shri Atul Patel (President, Bhaikaka University, and Chairman, Charutar Arogya Mandal), Shri Jagrut Bhatt (Hon. Secretary, Bhaikaka University, and Member, Governing Body, Charutar Arogya Mandal), Dr. Utpala Kharod (Provost, Bhaikaka University), Dr. Niranjanbhai Patel (Vice-Chancellor, Sardar Patel University), and Shri Surendrabhai Patel (Leader NRI Patrons) shared the dais.
 
On this occasion, Dr. Harish Desai (Registrar, Bhaikaka University), Dr. Jyoti Tiwari (Academic Controller, BU), and Dr. Jitesh Desai (Medical Superintendent, Shree Krishna Hospital), Dr. Mitesh M. Jayswal (Professor, Post Graduate Department of Business Management, Sardar Patel University) remained present.
 
Dr. Jitesh Desai and Dr. Jyoti Tiwari talked about the phase-wise facility upgrades in the hospital with the support of generous donations and the establishment of a university and courses run under the university, respectively. Dr. Mitesh Jayswal spoke about medical tourism in India.
 
Dr. Nirajanbhai Patel said, “Sardar Patel University receives Rs. 75 lakh grant from the Gujarat Government for developing tourism in the periphery of Sardar Patel University Colleges in Gujarat. Every year, approximately 2 million patients visit India for medical treatment. Tourists from Turkey, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Oman, Iraq, the Maldives, Nigeria, and Kenya are among the nations. The healthcare facilities are poor in these counties. NRI patients from developed countries also prefer medical treatment in India due to the long waiting periods and high treatment costs in their own countries. Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, is providing the best medical treatment at a subsidized rate. The hospital has modern facilities and an efficient team of doctors."
 
Shri Surendrabhai lauded, “We should jointly work as a brand ambassador for Shree Krishna Hospital and spread awareness about the available facilities and transparency of the organization among NRI patrons. The organization has been providing the best medical treatment for the last 50 years."
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Atul Patel said, "The organization has grown by leaps and bounds and has become stronger. Our focus will be on quality; the modernization of the operation theater and nursing college requires external funding support."
 
He further added, “We have a large number of local donors and also urge the present NRI donors to provide funding support."

Date :20/02/2023

Shri Prayasvin B. Patel, Chairman and Managing Director of Elecon Engineering Company Limited, inaugurated an advanced cath lab with high-tech echo machines at the Bhanubhai and Madhuben Patel Cardiac Center of Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, on February 20, 2023, to enhance cardio-vascular care in Gujarat.
 
On this occasion Shri Atul Patel (Chairman, Charutar Arogya Mandal), Shri Jagrut Bhatt (Hon. Secretary, Charutar Arogya Mandal), Dr. Utpala Kharod (Provost, Bhaikaka University), Dr. Himanshu Pandya (Dean, Pramukhswami Medical College), Dr. R Harihara (Principal, KM Patel Institute of Physiotherapy), Dr. Shirish H Srivastava (Head, General Surgery), Dr. Bhalendu S Vaishnav (Head, General Medicine), Shri Amit Patel (Member, Board of Management), Shri Mafatbhai Patel (Trustee), doctors and staff were present.
 
The new cath lab features cutting-edge technology, including 3D angiography, in-house physiological assessment of blockages by iFR, and anatomical 3D visualization of arteries by intravascular ultrasound. It will be useful in removing blockages more accurately, and the patient will get a speedy recovery. It also empowers the center to conduct radiological, neurological, and vascular interventions.
 
Since 2008, Bhanubhai & Madhuben Patel Cardiac Center has treated thousands of people. The center dealt with critical pediatric congenital cardiac issues as well as critical adult cardiology treatments. The centre has a dedicated and experienced cardiac team, including interventional cardiologists, a cardio thoracic surgeon, a paediatric interventional cardiologist, a paediatric cardio thoracic surgeon, cardiac anesthesiologists, and a paediatric cardiac intensivist.

Date :11/02/2023

Charutar Arogya Mandal, Karamsad, the parent organization of Bhaikaka University and Shree Krishna Hospital organized Pawandeep Rajan & Arunita Kanjilal and Neha Karode live in concert on 11th February 2023 at the sports ground for the benefit of underprivileged.
 
An evening filled with live music, Pawandeep Rajan & Arunita Kanjilal winner and first runners-up of Indian Idol fame, favourite singers of the new generation performed in the music night.
 
While playback singer Neha Karode belted out some Bollywood hits. The audience was seen tapping their feet and enjoying the delish spread. What made this do even more special is the fact that it had a cause at its heart.
 
The main sponsors of the event were Desai Brothers & Amul. Co-sponsors were Eelcon Industries Pvt. Ltd , Nesco and GMM Pfaudler. While the event was supported by Jewel Consumer Care, Elysium Pharmaceuticals Ltd., and Natraj Cement Articles.
 
More than 4500 people attended the event from Anand, Kheda, Nadiad, and Vadodara Districts supported the cause through sponsorships and donations.
On this special occasion, a Souvenir Book (featuring text and pictures of industries who have supported the event) was released by Shri Jagrut Bhatt (Hon. Secretary, Charutar Arogya Mandal), Smt. Geetaben Goradia,(Member of the Board), Dr. Utpala Kharod( Provost, Bhaikaka University) Smt. Meenaben Nitinbhai Desai (From Desai Brothers) Smt. Binaben Meeneshbhai Shah (Wife of NDDB Chairman).
 
Every year Shree Krishna Hospital, the teaching hospital of Bhaikaka University provides free or concessional treatment worth Rs. 35 lakhs to needy patients who can not afford the cost of treatment. This fund-raising event (live in concert) is organized every year to meet the deficit.

Date :07/02/2023

The centre offers different tests ranging from basic day-to-day pathology tests to high-end molecular diagnostics. The laboratory has the capacity to conduct around 1000 samples of testing per day with a quick turnaround time and high-quality reports.
 
Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad has launched the Shantaben Suryakantbhai Desai (Vaso) Diagnostic Centre to meet the diagnostic needs of the Anand District. It was inaugurated by Revered Padma Bhushan Swami Shri Sacchidanandji (Dantali) on 7th February 2023. The centre is built at the cost of Rs 5.5 crore.
 
The other dignitaries including the Donor of the Centre Dr Barindra Desai, Shri Atul Patel (Chairman, Charutar Arogya Mandal), Shri Jagrut Bhatt (Hon. Secretary, Charutar Aarogya Mandal), Dr Utpala Kharod (Provost, Bhaikaka University), Dr Himanshu Pandya (Dean, Pramukhswami Medical College), Dr R Harihara (Principal, KM Patel Institute of Physiotherapy), Dr Jitesh Desai (Medical Superintendent, Shree Krishna Hospital), Shri Amit Patel (Member, Board of Management) remained present.
 
Dr Barindra Desai the main donor for the centre donated it as a tribute to his surrogate mother Shantaben Suryakantbhai Desai.
 
Shri Atul Patel said that "It is one of the largest sets up in the charotar region, spread in 18000 square feet area, processing a huge number of tests daily. It is a dedicated diagnostic centre that houses all the labs and the blood centre. The centre is located centrally from the main hospital, cardiac and cancer centre which benefits the patient for easy access.

Date :15/01/2023

The month-long Centenary celebrations of Pramukh Swami Maharaj concluded in Ahmedabad on January 15, with scores of noted luminaries and spiritual figures attending the grand event. Over 1.2 crore people participated. Among them, about 1.23 lakh people took a vow to live an addiction-free life. The blood donation camps saw wide participation of volunteers. About 5,628,920 ccs of blood were donated during the Mahotsav.
 
AD Gorwala Blood Centre of Shree Krishna Hospital Karamsad, was invited to participate in the event.
 
Dr. Manthan Patel and his team from AD Gorwala Blood Centre participated on 28th December 2022 and 7th January 2023 along with other blood banks of Ahmedabad. A total of 356 blood units were collected.
 
 

Date :12/01/2023

NRI-rich Dharmaj town of Anand district celebrated its annual Dharmaj Day for the 17th consecutive year on 12 January 2022. The town has been organizing Dharmaj Day to connect Gen Next with their roots.
 
Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, a teaching hospital of Bhaikaka University was invited to participate. The Customer Relation Department of Bhaikaka University provided information about various schemes and state-of-the-art facilities of the hospital to the visitors. It was catered through Videos, IEC material, and one-to-one discussions.
 
Shri Mahesh Dubey, Head of the Customer Relation Department said that a larger number of NRI visited our stall.
 
On this special day, free diabetes check-up was also conducted.
 
 

Date :08/01/2023

Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, a teaching hospital of Bhaikaka University in association with Shree Bidada Sarvodaya Trust, Bidada, Kutch organized two days free adult and pediatric cardiac screening camp at Kutch on 7-8th January 2023.
 
A team of doctors, including Dr. Manish Tiwari, (Adult Cardio-Thoracic Vascular Surgeon), Dr. Kushal Pujara, (Adult Cardiologist), Dr. Vishal Bhende (Pediatric Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon), Dr. Bhadra Trivedi (Pediatric Cardiologist) from Bhanubhai & Madhuben Patel Cardiac Centre of the Hospital, provided a free consultation to people during the camp.
 
In the camp, test like ECG, ECHO, and medicines was also provided free of cost.
 
265 Patients from nearby villages visited the camp. Out of these 205 adult and 60 pediatric cardiac patients were diagnosed by the team of doctors and critical patients were referred to Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad for cardiac procedure and surgery.

Date :05/01/2023

Manibhai Shivabhai Patel Cancer Centre of Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, a teaching hospital of Bhaikaka University gave a new lease of life to a 17-year-old girl by removing a cancerous tumor from one of her kidneys.
 
Ms. Disha Ishwarbhai Prajapati, a native of Anand District was experiencing unbearable pain in her abdomen, following which she was admitted to the hospital. The patient had a lump in the abdomen. On evaluation, it was found that she had a large well-defined, non-tender mass occupying the whole of her left abdomen and also extending beyond the midline, the Oncologist Dr. Raghunandan said.
 
Ultrasonography and CECT scan revealed that there was a huge tumourtumorng from the left kidney. It was compressing the adjacent organs and also displacing the surrounding major vessels.
 
“Noticing complications, we discussed the case in the tumor board of the centre and decided to perform a left radical nephrectomy. During the procedure, we first dissected the tumor from the adjacent organs to ensure that there is no major bleeding” the Oncologist said. “Then the whole tumor along with the left kidney was removed. During the surgery, we received support from the Urologist, Dr. Nagendra Mishra, and the Anesthesia team Dr. Birva, Dr. Mansi, Dr. Usma, and Dr. Mihir ” he said.
 
The surgery was conducted free of cost under Ayushman Yojana.

Date :12/05/2022

30-year-old Javed Hussain from Mandavi village of Kutch District had a tumor in his stomach and medical history of epilepsy since childhood. The doctors from Manibhai Shivabhai Cancer Centre of Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad successfully removed the stomach tumor. Onco Surgeon Dr. Raghunandan did the risky surgery under the observation of Neurologist Dr. Soham Desai and Anaesthetist Dr. Madhavi Chaudhari
 
Javed was not able to eat for the last four months and complained of abdominal pain. He was diagnosed with a stomach tumor at a private hospital in Mandavi. The patient was referred to Shree Krishna Hospital for further treatment. According to Dr. Raghunandan, it was a risky surgery and there were chances of coma as the patient was having seizures problem. The surgery was performed with the proper management and planning.
 
The financial condition of the family of the patient was not so good, the surgery was performed free of cost under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana.

Date :08/04/2022

Two intensivists of Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad Dr. Abhishek Prajapati and Dr. Rachit Patel cleared the National Fellowship of Critical Care Ultrasound (FCCU) training successfully. They were the 6 among the 21 candidates who have completed this realistic training. For this, they were felicitated by the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) during the Criticare'22 Convocation Ceremony which was held at Mahatma Gandhi Convention Centre, Gandhinagar on 8th April 2022.
 
According to them, “The focused ultrasound examinations in the critical care setting have become an extension of the clinical assessment because of their rapid, precise detection capabilities. Shree Krishna Hospital is a tertiary care hospital with a capacity of 1000 beds and 171 ICU beds that received critical patients across Gujarat and the neighboring states. The add-on skill will be helpful in assisting for immediate management of patients by learning or enhancing point-of-care ultrasound".

Date :14/06/2022

The laparoscopic and gastrointestinal surgeon of Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad has removed an open safety pin from the stomach of a two-year-old girl child by endoscopy.
 
Aayushi Chauhan, a resident of Anand had accidentally swallowed the open pin that was lying at her residence. She began to feel discomfort as the pin was lodged at the duodenum, beyond the stomach. Her parents rushed her to the Emergency Department of Shree Krishna Hospital and an x-ray report found that the open pin was causing her pain.
 
Dr. Jignesh Rathod, laparoscopic and gastrointestinal surgeon suggested an endoscopy. He remarked “We wanted to have the pin removed non-surgically. Using rat tooth forceps, the pin was partially closed before extracting it. The procedure was done and the baby was discharged within 12 hours of admission”. He added “The pin was open and facing downwards towards the stomach was dangerous, if the pin would have gone into the intestine then we would have resorted to surgery. The foreign body ingestion requires immediate medical attention”.
 
"Initially, we were worried, but are happy now that she did not need to undergo surgery, and the procedure was done with a subsidized rate under the Aashirwad Scheme” the parents added.

Date :14/06/2022

The A D Gorwala Blood Center of SKH celebrated World Blood Donor Day on 14th June 2022 by conducting a voluntary blood donation camp at Jalaram Textiles, Karamsad with the association of former MP of Anand District Shri Dilipbhai Patel. Thirty-two (32) units of blood were collected.
Dr. Sadhana Saraiya said, "The Centre is organizing camp throughout the year to fulfill the requirement of critical patients of Shree Krishna Hospital and other private hospitals of the District. Last year 45 blood donation camps were organized and 1538 blood units were collected. The Centre has dispatched 10,880 blood units last year to fulfill the need of critical patients”.
World Blood Donor Day is celebrated to sensitize common people about the necessity and safety of participation in Blood Donation Programs for Community benefit. It provides an opportunity for common people to make a selfless contribution to the benefit of patient care.

Date :14/07/2022

To upgrade the skill for diagnostic & therapeutic procedures of pleural pathologies like Pleuroscopic or USG-guided pleural biopsy & other therapeutic pleuroscopic pleural procedures like pleurodesis for malignant pleural effusion, Dr. Abhishek Prajapati, Intensivist & Pulmonary Physician of Department of Critical Care & Respiratory Medicine of Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad took the hands-on training on patients for one week at Department of Pulmonology of Christian Medical College, Vellore under the direct supervision of the senior pulmonologists of the country. After completing the training he started an image-guided parietal pleural biopsy at the SKH & getting a good diagnostic yield.
According to Dr.Prajapati, “Pleural Effusion is an important pathology we see in our day-to-day clinical practice. Only diagnostic fluid Biochemical parameters don’t give us a confirmatory diagnosis. Apart from the management of the primary disease process, the precise etiological diagnosis of Pleural effusions & pleural pathologies is important. And for that Pleural Biopsy is the recommended diagnostic procedure. A good number of patients is going to be benefited from this added skill at SKH, Karamsad”.

Date :18/07/2022

Stroke is an important non-communicable disease. One in four adults will experience a stroke in their lifetime. To raise awareness about stroke, on the eve of World Stroke day October 29, 2021, the Department of Neurology, Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad conducted a stroke awareness campaign under the guidance of Dr. Soaham Desai, Senior Consultant Neurologist.
The hospital along with various other institutions in India participated in creating stroke pledges for awareness through a stroke assessment App as an initiative taken by Boehringer Ingelheim India, and the Indian Stroke Association to create a Guinness World Record of “Most pledges received for a stroke awareness campaign”.
Shree Krishna Hospital gave significant contributions in creating a total of 17,691 pledges all over India, and a Guinness World Record was successfully created. The campaign was conducted at the hospital between 28th Oct 2021 & 3rd Nov 2021. During this period multiple Stroke awareness activities were conducted in the hospital including free Stroke risk assessments using a novel smartphone-based app that can determine the Stroke risk of each individual and subsequently advice on lifestyle modification and management of risk factors was given to the participants. The hospital was able to raise awareness of Stroke in a large number of people through this activity.
Dr. Soaham Desai also suggested that Brain Stroke is an emergency and it needs emergency treatment in a hospital equipped with CT SCAN, an MRI facility in the emergency department with round-the-clock availability of emergency physicians, critical care, and Neurology services. It is important to realize the symptoms of Acute Brain Stroke. This can be remembered by the acronym BEFAST. 1) Balance 2) Eyes 3) Face 4) Arm 5) Speech 6)Time is Brain. This information was given to more than five hundred participants during the World Stroke day activities by Shree Krishna Hospital and for these contributions, the hospital has been felicitated with the Award.

Date :19/07/2022

Dr. Vishal Bhende, Consultant, Congenital and Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon, Bhanubhai and Madhuben Patel Cardiac Centre of Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad was honored with the title of Cureus Laureate in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to the Cureus Journal of Medical Science. He was a part of the largest global study “Timing of surgery following SARS-CoV-2 infection”. Perioperative SARS-CoV-2 infection increases postoperative mortality. The aim of this study was to determine the optimal duration of planned delay before surgery in patients who have had SARS-CoV-2 infection.
It was an international prospective cohort study that has been awarded the Guinness World Record Title for peer-review by the number of (15,025) authors of an academic paper. Other doctors of the hospital Dr. Raghunandan, Onco Surgeon, and a team of Junior doctors comprising Dr. Hardil Majmudar, Dr. Tanishq Sharma, Dr. Saptak Mankad, and Dr. Shivang Amin, Sohilkhan Pathan, Rohit Kumar were also part of this study.

Date :21/08/2022

Dr.Shivani Bhatt Charitable Foundation and Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, a teaching hospital of Bhaikaka University jointly organized a training program on “Life-Saving Procedure” on 21st August at Bhikhabhai Auditorium of Bhaikaka University, Karamsad. It was for the civil services personnel and general public. The objective of this programme is to create a forum of stakeholders in the society, so as to prepare a trained force to save lives in an emergency, sensitize the society on safety awareness and emergency preparedness.
The Chief Guest of the program was MP-Anand District Shri Miteshbhai Patel. While Dr. Subroto Das, Vadodara, and Mr. Rajiaan – DSP, Anand were the Guest of Honor and invited guests.
On this occasion Hon. Secretary of Charutar Arogya Mandal - Shri Jagrut Bhatt, Registrar - Dr. Harish Desai, Hon. Secretary Dr. Shivani Bhatt Charitable Foundation Dr. Shailesh Shah, Member Board of Management - CAM, Shri Amit Patel, Medical Superintendent of Shree Krishna Hospital, Dr.Jitesh Desai were present.
A large number of policemen, social workers, and doctors participated.
Dr. Subroto Das – Padmshri Winner and India's best-known highway rescue operation - the Lifeline Foundation Founder aims to train lakhs of people who would be instrumental in saving lives in emergencies. He stressed the need to continuously carry out such training. “Safety volunteers created by this mission would be the real angels of health, who would come forward to perform this sacred task and make efforts to save members of the public”.
The team of Intensivist of Shree Krishna Hospital Dr.Samir Patel, Dr.Sunil Chhajwani, and Dr.Dhaval Prajapati focused on the emergency medical service and expressed the need to have proper coordination and comprehensiveness in the trauma-handling system. “This process starts from prevention and goes right up to rehabilitation. Providing help during the golden hour is of prime importance. Sensitivity and timely medical assistance are not only important for trauma cases, but also for other medical emergencies like heart attack, stroke, seizure”.
Mr. Rajiaan spoke about road safety measures and challenges in maintaining traffic discipline. He spoke of the necessity of safety precautions and urged the public to abide by them.

Date :27/08/2022

The Manibhai Shivabhai Cancer Centre of Shree Krishna Hospital Karamsad, the teaching institute of Bhaikaka University celebrated the 18th foundation day of the cancer centre on 27th August 2022. This is also the 118 birth anniversary of Dr. H M Patel, the founder of the institute.
On this special day the President, BU Shri Atulbhai Patel, Hon. Secretary of CAM Shri Jagrut Bhatt, Provost, BU, Dr. Utpala Kharod, Registrar Dr. Harish Desai, Medical Superintendent, Shree Krishna Hospital, Dr. Jitesh Desai, Dean, PSMC Dr. Himanshu Pandya, Faculties, Doctors, Nurses, and employees paid homage with flowers on the samadhi.
The Annual Program “New Hopes, New Dreams” aims to raise cancer awareness and promote early detection and timely treatment. Radiation Oncologist Dr. Rushi Panchal, Dr. Inderpreet Kaur, Dr. Amrita Tripathi, Dr. Nirav Asarvala, and Dr. Priyanka Srivastava from Medical Oncology Dr. Raghunanadan from the Surgical Oncology, Dr. Riddhi Trivedi from Head and Neck Oncology, Hematoncologist Dr. Suraj Goenka and Gynec Oncologist Dr. Vishal Sheth lighted the lamp on this occasion.On this special day, patients fighting and undergoing cancer treatment were invited. These patients encouraged other patients by describing their heartbreaking experiences and their treatment journey.
Swamiji Narayandasji expressed his story of cancer treatment and said that self-confidence, positivity, and faith in God help in defeating cancer. Only modern medicine works once cancer is diagnosed. He added that the founder chairman of this institute contributed to education and health.
Other cancer survivors expressed their treatment experience and gratitude to doctors. They experienced positivity in the employees of the centre. The centre is a boon for cancer patients and it provides treatment to a patient at a concessional rate.
Dr. Rushi Panchal said that the cancer centre was established in the year 2004 with generous donations from Manibhai Shivabhai Patel and TataTrust. Thereafter bone marrow transplant centres and palliative care services were started from time to time. Medical oncology, radiation therapy, onco surgery, diagnostic services, physiotherapy, and plastic surgery are also available at the centre. Talking about modern cancer devices, linear accelerator machines, and brachytherapy machine is also available. So far more than 30,000 cancer patients have been treated at our centre.
President Mr. Atulbhai Patel talked about the noble contribution of our founding chairman Dr. HM Patel and his daughter Dr. Amrita Patel. Also, he said this cancer centre is dedicated to providing the best treatment to patients at an affordable rate and we shall continue to strive to modernize the centre.

Date :15/09/2022

The Pediatric Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon Dr. Vishal Bhende of Bhanubhai & Madhuben Patel Cardiac Centre of Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad the teaching hospital of Bhaikaka University conducted the successful heart valve repair of a ten-year-old boy who had been diagnosed with rheumatic heart disease with mitral regurgitation.
The boy was a native of Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh, and had difficulty in breathing. His parents took him to Cardiac Camp at Dahod where Dr. Bhadra Trivedi, Cardiologist of SKH, Cardiac Centre did an echocardiogram and diagnosed that he had a deficiency in the heart valve and advised further treatment at Karamsad.
According to Dr. Bhende, “For babies and children with congenital mitral stenosis, it’s well-established that repairing the mitral valve leads to better outcomes than replacing it. But repairing the valve is not always possible—and success requires a highly integrated team approach. I have discussed the preoperative team's planning process, their keys to success, and what the future may hold for mitral valve repairs with Pediatric Cardiologist Dr. Bhadra Trivedi. I have extensive experience in performing the most complex mitral valve repairs in infants and children”.
The financial condition of the child`s father was not good hence the surgery was performed under Aayushman Yojna.

Date :13/07/2022

Dr. Jitesh Desai, Professor, General Surgery Department has been appointed as a Medical Superintendent of Patient Care Services of Bhaikaka University, Karamsad on 13th July 2022. He manages 1000-bed Shree Krishna Hospital, Trauma and Emergency Centre, 172 – bed Critical Care Centre, Cardiac Centre, Cancer Centre, Bone Marrow Transplant Centre, Privilege Centre, Mother & Child Care Centre, and Extension Centres. He is a good administrator and carries wide experience in managing the Patient Care Services.
Earlier he was the Head of the General Surgery Department of Shree Krishna Hospital, a teaching hospital of Bhaikaka University. He held the post of President, Gujarat State Chapter of the Association of Surgeons of India. Currently, he is holding the post of Hon. Joint Secretary of the Indian Medical Association at Anand – Vidhyanagar. Under his leadership, the annual conference of Gujarat State Surgeons -GUJSURGEON 2015 was held at Karamsad Hospital. It was organized with the support of the Association of Surgeons of India (ASI). Around 500 surgeons participated.

Date :29/09/2022

Bhanubhai and Madhuben Patel Cardiac Centre of Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad in association with Shree Bidada Sarvodaya Trust organized a two-day cardiac check-up camp at Kutch. More than 127 patients including 32 children took benefit. 18 patients were referred to Shree Krishna Hospital for further treatment.
The doctor's Consultation, Lab tests, Eco-Cardiogram, and ECG were done free of cost.
The team of Cardiac Centre Dr. Manish Tiwari, Cardiovascular Surgeon, Dr. Sunil Karna, Cardiologist, Dr. Vishal Bhende, Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgeon, and Dr. Bhadra Trivedi, Pediatric Cardiologist diagnosed patients.
 
 

Date :08/10/2022

The sixth Healthy Heart Walkathon, organized by the Bhanubhai and Madhuben Patel Cardiac Centre of Shree Krishna Hospital, a teaching hospital of Bhaikaka University on Saturday, October 8th, 2022 has evoked tremendous response amongst the people of Anand, Vallabh Vidyanagar, and Karamsad. Nearly 2000 people from all walks of life participated in this sixth Walkathon to create awareness about heart disease and adopting a healthy lifestyle. It was also an event to celebrate the 14th anniversary of setting up the Bhanubhai & Madhuben Patel Cardiac Centre of Shree Krishna Hospital, which has treated and cured hundreds of patients.
On this occasion, a special cardiac health check-up package was announced by the Cardiac Centre from 8th - 31st October 2022 with a discount of 25 percent. It includes ECG, ECHO, Lipid Profile, FBS, CBC, S.Creatinine, and consultation with cardiologist and dietitian @ Rs 1500.
Flagging off the walkathon Shri Prayaswinbhai Patel, Chairman and Managing Director of Elecon Group of Industries felt it was a walk for a good cause. He suggested that one of the best ways of doing so is by walking regularly. A healthy lifestyle ensures that no one needs to come to the hospital.
Shri Atul Patel, President, Bhaikaka University said, Due to the COVID pandemic we organized a walkathon after two years. More number of people enthusiastically participated. It aimed to highlight healthy lifestyle practices by bringing people and communities together in spreading messages about cardiovascular disease, a leading cause of death worldwide.
Respected dignitaries Shri Shailesh Rathi (Managing Director, Vidya Wires), Shri Rajesh Subramaniam (Managing Director, IDMC), Shri Atul Patel (President, Bhaikaka University), Shri Jagrut Bhatt ( Hon. Secretary, Charutar Arogya Mandal), Dr. Utpala Kharod (Provost, Bhaikaka University), Dr. Harish Desai (Registrar, Bhaikaka University), Dr.Jitesh Desai ( Medical Superintendent, Shree Krishna Hospital), Shri Mafatkaka, Shri Nilay Soni, Shri Pravinbhai Patel, Shri Dinubhai Patel, Shri Jayant Pandya (Foundation Trustees) were present during this occasion and participated in 3 km walk from Dr. H.M Patel Statue, near Nalini Arvind and TV Patel Arts College, Vallabh Vidyanagar to Town Hall, Anand.
Participants from Elecon Group of Companies, the National Dairy Development Board, The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation, Indian Dairy Manufacturing Company Ltd, Vidhya Dairy the Kaira district Cooperative Milk Producers Ltd, Anupam Mission, Rotary Club, Anand, Vallabh Udyog Nagar Industrial Association (VUIA), Charotar Gas Shahkari Mandli Limited and many others including the Board of Trustees, doctors, students, NSS Unit of the University and staff of Bhaikaka University took part in the walkathon. They carried banners that emphasized the need to create awareness about heart diseases and the means to check and cure them.
Shri Jagrut Bhatt, Honorary Secretary, Charutar Arogya Mandal thanked all the participants for the tremendous response and hoped that there would be even greater enthusiasm in the next walkathon. He also thanked sponsors Elecon Group of Companies, IDMC, Vidya Wires Pvt. Ltd, Cipriani Harrison Valves, Ravikiran Ceramics Pvt, and The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation.

Date :10/10/2022

The overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health. Dr. Ankur Mahida, Psychologist, of the Mental Health Department (Psychiatry Department) of Bhaikaka University talked about how we need to look after our mental health, and how important it is to talk about things and get help if you are struggling.
For guidance and treatment contact,
Department of Psychiatry,
Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad
Contact : 02692 - 228201
Timing: 9 am to 5 pm

Date :06/10/2022

Central Diagnostic Laboratory of NABH Accredited Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad has received the prestigious Prof. S K Joshi Award for Laboratory Excellence in the Medical Laboratories category from the Quality Council of India (QCI). The laboratory received the silver award in the category where numerous corporate, private, and public laboratories had applied from all over India.
The award ceremony was held in New Delhi on 6th October 2022 Thursday, which coincided with the Silver Jubilee celebration of QCI. Dr. Monica Gupta, Associate Dean of Clinical Excellence and Accreditation, and Dr. Mustafa Ranapurwala, Assistant Dean of Diagnostic Services of the hospital received the award from the hands of Shri Aadil Zainulbhai, Chairman at QCI and Capacity Building Commission of India and Shri Vipin Sondhi MD & CEO Ashok Leyland.
Dr. Ranapurwala said that this award is a reflection of Shree Krishna Hospital`s commitment to facilitating safe, competent, and ethical practice. There were three rounds of screening which included a presentation and an on-site visit by a member of the jury. The award also included a cash prize of Rs.75,000.
He lauded the exemplary work ethics exhibited by each team member in the laboratory which includes doctors, technicians, and residents who work towards maintaining quality standards.
Prof S K Joshi was one of this country's eminent science leaders and condensed matter physicists. He had held various positions from Professor of Physics at IIT, Roorkee, Director of the National Physics Laboratory, Director General, at CSIR, and Chairman of the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). The S K Joshi awards have been started to commemorate his exemplary work in enhancing industry-academia interactions and ensuring the quality is on par with international standards.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Monica Gupta said that the lab of the hospital continues its journey of excellence since 2008. For Shree Krishna Hospital, which serves as a teaching hospital for Bhaikaka University its foray into ‘quality’ began with the accreditation of Central Diagnostic Laboratories in 2008, making it the first medical college in the country to have all its laboratories accredited.
She added that this was followed by the NABH accreditation of the AD Gorwala Blood Centre in 2011 and Radio-diagnosis Centre in 2014. While the Blood Centre is third in Gujarat, the Radio-diagnosis Centre was the first institutional centre and the first medical college in the country to be accredited. The final feather in its cap is the accreditation by NABH for all its healthcare services, making it the first medical college in Gujarat as also the West Zone to have made this achievement.

Date :09/10/2022

8th GUJARAT CRITICON – 2022 was held from 7th to 9th October 2022 at Neejanand Luxurious Resort, Anand & Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad. The theme of the three days conference was “Redefining Critical Care: Think Global Act Local”. It was hosted by the Society of Critical Care Medicine, ( ISCCM) Karamsad & Critical Care Department-Balalaika University. Nearly 570 delegates registered from all over Gujarat & other states, including Intensivists, Physicians, Critical Care Specialists, Chest Physicians, Anesthesiologists & Doctors working in ICUs.
During the three days: informative scientific lectures, interactive sessions & workshops were conducted by renowned experts in the field. Eleven National Faculties were present & shared their knowledge & practice. The idea of the Gujarat Criticon was to set new standards of learning & knowledge sharing.
On 7th October four training workshops were conducted at the Academic Centre of Bhaikaka University, Karamsad by senior faculties of ISCCM, Gujarat. More than 500 people attended. The subjects of the workshop were Critical Care Mechanical Ventilation, Comprehensive Airway management, Haemodynamic monitoring & POCUS in ICU & Critical Care Nursing. The unique of the three days conference was a Skit on Bugs v/s Drugs ( Supervillain v/s Super Heroes). It was scripted & performed by the Intensivist of Vadodara. The antibiotic prescription & knowledge of antibiotic selection were discussed very precisely & in an entertaining way. They played the characters of Mogambo, Gabbar Singh, Shakaal, Ajith, Chhota Bhim, Shaktiman, Bahubali, Krish, Munnabhai MBBS, Circuit, etc., & were presented in a natural & logical fashion.
In ‘Man Ki Bat Program the audience raised queries about day-to-day critical care practice & it was answered by National & State level experts. The Core topic of critical care like SEPSIS was discussed in a panel discussion on ’‘Lagan Movie Theme". In this Indian local data & practice & International data & guidelines were debated by Bhuvan v/s Andrew Russell team. The yoga session was arranged on 9th October at Nijanand Resort. More than 100 oral papers & e posters were presented by P. G Residents & Critical Care Fellows from Gujarat & other states.
The intensivists of the Critical Care Department of SKH -Bhaikaka University Dr. Sunil Chhajwani, Dr. Samir Patel, Dr. Abhishek Prajapati, Dr. Archana Sinha, Dr. Rachit Patel, Dr. Dhaval Prajapati, Dr. Gunjan Desai, Dr. Bharat Prajapati, Dr. Abhishek Shah, Dr. Darshan Shah were the members of the organizing committee.
The event created a great impact on the development of Critical Care Medicine.

Date :02/11/2022

Every year, Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, the teaching hospital of Bhaikaka University sees patients traveling from various countries like Kenya. Nigeria, Bangladesh, and Arab to seek treatment at the hospital. Healthcare infrastructure in these countries is still underdeveloped and lacks modern medical facilities.
A Nigerian, two-year-old male child with Congenital Heart Disease and Down Syndrome was treated with a life-saving surgery for rare heart disease at Bhanubhai & Madhuben Patel Cardiac Centre of Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad.

Date :30/11/2022

Charutar Arogya Mandal, the Parent Organization of Bhaikaka University pays tribute to Founder Chairman.
Charutar Arogya Mandal paid rich tributes to its Founder Chairman Dr. H . M. Patel on his death anniversary Wednesday 30th November 2022. Shri Atul Patel, Chairman CAM, Shri Jagrut Bhatt, Hon Secretary, CAM, Dr. Utpala Kharod, Provost, Bhaikaka University, Dr. Harish Desai, Registrar, Dr. Jitesh Desai, Medical Superintendent, SKH, Head of constituent Institutions, Doctors, nurses, faculties, students and management staff paid floral tribute at his samadhi
On this occasion Dr. Regi George, Managing Trustee, Tribal Health Initiative, Tamilnadu delivered the 17th H .M Patel Memorial Lecture on”‘Keeping the margins at the centre- A life Journey in tribal health ”at Bhikhabhai Auditorium.
He said that there is 8 percent tribal in our population, but tribal health is still one of the most neglected. In this era of robotic surgery, the death ratio between mother and child is very high. In 1993 we started a makeshift labour room, a place for doing some surgery at Sittilingi Valley in Dharmapuri Dist of Tamil Nadu. The valley had a 95% tribal population and was almost cut off from civilization. Our main challenges were the health parameters. Infant mortality was 147/1000 and many mothers died in childbirth.
He stressed that as we come from a Gandhian background, our aim was to try and establish a Gram Swaraj in health. For that, we trained 40 – 50 aged tribal women in the basics of health and hygiene, nutrition, antenatal care, and medicines and care to treat primary illness. They disseminated their knowledge to the villagers. Due to this the infant mortality was 20/1000, no mothers were dying in childbirth and child malnutrition came down by 80% by 2008.
He emphasized that for the newer generation of doctors we devised two programs: the Rural Sensitisation program and Travel Fellowship.
Shri Atul Patel Said that Pramuskhswami Medical College of Bhaikaka University has been putting a lot of effort into sensitizing undergraduate students to rural health for many years This was the first Medical college in Gujarat to give one-week village stay posting twice during their MBBS study. Students were also given small research projects under the name “Problem Solving for better health”. Moreover, during an internship, they are sent to NGOs working for community health located in different districts for widening their perspectives.

Date :03/12/2022

Shree Krishna Hospital has increased OPD timings daily by two hours. It will remain open from 9 am to 5 pm without a break.
Under the Aashirwad scheme, the hospital provides concessional or free treatment.
The district's 1000-bed largest health facility, Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad has a prolonged schedule of outpatient department timings (OPD) from 1st December 2022 onward. The new time will be 9 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday and 9 am to 1.30pm on Saturday. The OPD services will continue without a break, while emergency services are available 24x7.
Earlier OPDs remained open daily for six hours from 9 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 5 pm. There was a break from 1.30 pm to 3 pm.
With the extension of the schedule at OPD, the patients will be benefited from the consultant services. The services include General Medicine, General Surgery, ENT and Eye Department, Skin Department, Joint Replacement, Physiotherapy, Women and Child Care, Lab and Imaging Services, Chest Medicine, Dental Department, etc.
Under the Aashirwad scheme, the hospital provides concessional or free treatment. There will be no consultation charges for doctors in the outpatient department. While in Indoor Patients Department (IPD) doctor and nursing charges, operation charges, anesthesia, laboratory investigations, sonography, and x-ray are free. Bed facility and diet will be provided free of cost. The CT scan and MRI will be done at a 15 percent concessional rate and a 5 to 10 percent concession in the cost of medicines and consumables connected with the treatment.

Date :29/12/2022

The Extension Program Department and Customer Relation Department of Bhaikaka University, Karamsad organized a health camp at J. V. Patel Industrial Training Institute (JVPITI) on 29th December 2022 in association with GMM Pfaudler. The main objective of the camp was to raise awareness about health and the importance of regular health check-ups.
 
During the camp, a team of doctors from the Medicine Department, Dental Department, Eye Department, and ENT Department participated. They diagnosed and treated diseases of the ear, nose, throat, and eye and monitored the blood pressure, weight, and height of the students.
 
Information about diet, exercise, and weight control was also given at the camp. Around 280 students and 25 teaching and non–teaching staff took benefit from the camp.
 
The Department of Extension Programmes runs SPARSH in 150 villages of the Anand, Kheda, and Panchmahal Districts. The entire program is supported by Bhaikaka University. GMM Pfaudler foundation supports the program implementation across 100 villages of the Anand district. Under this program, the treatment of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) like Hypertension, Diabetes, COPD, Cancer, etc are provided to the community at their doorstep.
 
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. These kinds of health camps are very helpful for creating health-related awareness in the students. Thanking the team of doctors and support department for making sincere efforts in the process of conducting this camp” said Principal, JVPITIM Shri Pradip Panchal.

Date :07/12/2022

Super specialty courses (DrNB) offered at Shree Krishna Hospital associated with Pramukhswami Medical College, a constituent Institution of Bhaikaka University, Karamsad.

Date :02/04/2021

Shree Krishna Hospital at Karamsad in Anand district has launched a unique scheme for patients with a view to providing comprehensive and personalized health care with commitment and compassion at an affordable cost. The hospital will entail patients a saving of Rs 500 daily on hospitalization charges in the general ward.

Under this scheme, in the general ward, there will be no charges for anything not connected with treatment. There will be no registration, doctor's consultation, or administrative and nursing charges. Bed and diet will be provided free. The patient will only have to bear the cost of medicines, investigations, and consumables connected with the treatment. The waving of charges effectively means that the patient has to pay for the services provided based on the orders of the doctors.

"This is being done to provide access to the best of health care at an affordable cost to all. The scheme is applicable to other than cashless and scheme patients," a release issued by the hospital said. "On July 26, our Foundation Day, two schemes for the economically underprivileged -the BPL families and those whose monthly income was less than Rs 10,000—the Jana Arogya scheme and the Arogyasree were introduced and are running successfully," the release further mentioned.

“Khilkhilat Ambulance” is used to drop the Mother and Child at their home after delivery. This facility was first started in Gujarat by former Chief Minister Shree Narendra Modi to reduce the mother and child mortality rate. Thousands of people come to Tertiary Care Level Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, and this NABH-accredited hospital gives them the best treatment. Gujarat Government wants to achieve Millennium Development Goals 4th and 5th by reducing mother and child mortality rates. Shree Krishna Hospital cooperates with this vision and provides data from the pediatrics department to the government's health department. Considering this long-term cooperation of the hospital, Gujarat Government has given a “Khilkhilat Ambulance” facility to Shree Krishna Hospital.

Palliative care is an approach that helps patients and their families to cope with the illness. NABH-accredited Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad in the Anand district of Gujarat, has recently launched palliative care services. The services will be run jointly by the Departments of Anaesthesia, Community Medicine, and Extension Programmes and will be provided at the hospital between 9.30 am and 1.30 pm and home care services in the extension villages between 2.30 and 5 pm.

Anyone suffering from a life-limiting illness, such as cancer, stroke, neurological diseases, or late stages of heart, kidney, and respiratory diseases, needs palliative care. It is not meant only for terminal illnesses only. Palliative care is an approach that helps such patients and their families to cope with the illness. In addition to medical care, it involves several non-pharmacological interventions to provide relief from suffering. Along with helping with dressing wounds, and bed sores, maintaining personal hygiene, and helping with pipes for breathing, feeding, and pain relief, it also involves providing emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual support.

Dr. Dinesh Bhandari, Head, Community Medicine, said, “Palliative care can be sought at any stage of the life-threatening or life-limiting illness. However, the advantages will be maximum if it is sought early in the course of the disease rather than waiting for a later stage. This care is compatible with all types of current treatments. Good coordination between the current treatment provider and the palliative team, generally comprising a doctor, nurse, social worker, and counselor, will lead to better outcomes.”

Date :08/05/2017

In its pursuit of providing quality treatment at an affordable cost, Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad has launched the 160-bed Privilege Economy Wards from Monday, May 8.

Housed in the modern, newly built four-storied, spacious and airy DJS Get well Centre each floor will have two wards. Each ward will have 20 beds separated with partitions to ensure privacy and exclusivity. In its pursuit of providing quality treatment at an affordable cost, Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad In addition, each floor will have a doctor's room, procedure room, nursing station, and pantry Initially four wards spread over two floors with a bed capacity of 80, will be operational from Monday. In the next two months, the remaining 80 beds will become operative.

Increasingly, medical care, especially amongst the middle class is becoming unaffordable. The Privilege Economy wards are an attempt to make quality healthcare affordable for the section of society Ever since its inception, nearly four decades ago. SKH has been at the forefront of offering solace to suffering. Not a single patient has been turned away for lack of funds. Last year the Hospital treated more than 4 lakhs patients and nearly 40,000 patients.

The 720-bed NABH-accredited hospital has introduced a slew of measures to cater to every segment of society. At one end the Jana Arogya Yojana and the recently launched 450 free beds in Ashirwad wards cater to the underprivileged section, while at the other end is the Privilege Centre with personalized, luxury healthcare. The revenues earned at the Privilege Centre offset the deficit incurred in treating economically disadvantaged patients and allow the Hospital to reach out to even more patients like those in the Ashirwad Wards. The Privilege economy is the bridge between these two segments and fulfills a long-felt need for meeting the requirements of the middle class for quality treatment at affordable charges.

With the installation and commissioning of a new Linear Accelerator, the Manibhai Shivabhai Patel Cancer Centre of the Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, became the only cancer centre in Gujarat to have two such machines in operation. Donated by Tata Trusts, this accelerator is capable of performing advanced techniques of radiation like 3D Conformal Radiotherapy, Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT), Volumetric Modulated Radiotherapy (VMAT), and Electron beam treatment.

A Computer Controlled linear accelerator customizes high-energy x-rays or electrons to conform to a tumor’s shape and destroys cancer cells while sparing surrounding normal tissue. It features several built-in safety measures of record and verification System (MOSAIQ) to ensure that it will not deliver a higher dose / under dose than prescribed and is routinely checked by a medical physicist / Radiation Safety Officer – to ensure it is working properly.

According to Dr. Rushi Panchal, Consultant Radiation Oncologist at the Centre, ‘This accelerator will share the load with the existing Elekta Synergy linear accelerator. As a result, it will help us to provide prompt and uninterrupted radiotherapy treatment to patients at the Centre.

The linear accelerator ensures the accuracy of dose placement without compromising the protection of critical structures. The accuracy of treatment planning with this technology will be of greater use while administering radiation for cancers in moving targets, e.g., cancer of the lungs, liver, etc. In addition to these benefits, this new form of treatment also takes lesser administration time, thereby relieving the patients of apprehensions and anxiety that set in prior to radiation. In short, a single dosage duration of 20 minutes is reduced to only 2-8 minutes per patient depending on the complexity of the treatment plan. It will also help to drop down the waiting period for radiotherapy treatment and enhance the number of patients on the treatment machines.’

The Centre was set up in 2004 and houses state-of-the-art cancer equipment in radiation, medical and surgical oncology and is dedicated to the delivery of compassionate and expert care to cancer patients. It also adheres to the motto of advancing its mandate of providing high-quality training in understanding, diagnosing, treating, palliating, preventing, and researching in the field of cancer. A dedicated and experienced team of full-time medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists ensure that all the patients receive treatment with care and compassion. They believe that while physical pain and cancer have to be treated, it is equally important to treat the spirit of the patient. Over 500 patients for cancer surgeries, 1500-2000 patients on radiation, and 2500-3000 patients with chemotherapy are treated every year. A bone marrow transplant Centre is now ready to cater to the needs of blood cancer patients.

Ever since its inception in 1981, Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad has always endeavored to provide quality treatment to all, especially the underprivileged in society. It is, therefore, no wonder that we were the first hospital chosen in the district to be empaneled under the Gujarat government’s Mukhyamantri Amrutam Yojana (MAA) in 2013 and MA Vatsalya Yojna subsequently. Families having an annual income up to Rs.1.5 lakh per annum can avail of cashless quality medical and surgical treatment for critical illnesses related to Cardiovascular diseases and Cancer under this scheme. Now the Hospital is also empaneled for renal and urology diseases.

Since then the 720-bed NABH-accredited Shree Krishna Hospital has treated 6500 cardiac and cancer patients under the MAA scheme making it the preferred hospital for critically ill patients of the region.

Out of the 112 empaneled hospitals under the Mukhyamantri Amrutum (MA) Yojana across the state of Gujarat, only four hospitals, including the Shree Krishna Hospital, are in Anand District. The Hospital, living up to its motto of Solace for the Suffering, has given a new lease of life to countless families through this program. An illness not only represents a permanent threat to their income and earning capacity, but in many cases, it results in the family falling into a trap of debt. Meant for lower-income group people and those living below the poverty line, the scheme has been a boon to many.

We at Shree Krishna Hospital follow the ideology of putting patient care first and their financial conditions later. Another step in this direction is the Ashirwad Wards facility.

Under this scheme, 450 beds out of 720 beds in the general ward of our hospital have been earmarked for free treatment. Ours is the first private hospital in the state to extend this facility.

In the Aashirwad wards, patients will be entitled to get free treatment without any discrimination. This is being done to provide access to the best health care at an affordable cost to all.

There will be no registration, doctor’s consultation, administrative, nursing, or operation charges. Bed and diet, ward procedures and laboratory investigations, sonography, and x-ray will be provided free of cost. The patient will only have to bear the cost of medicines and consumables connected with the treatment. All can avail of this offer except cashless and other scheme holders. Cardiac and Cancer patients are not covered.

Last year, we introduced two schemes for patients - Jan Aarogya and Aarogyashree, which are running successfully. The Jan Aarogya Yojana has been a boon to families whose monthly income is less than Rs 10,000. Now those under Jan Aarogya will get further benefits: a 10% rebate in medicine and 75% in CT scans and MRIs.

Call us for more details on Aashirwad Ward - 02692 228411, 228412

Date :15/07/2017

The Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) has donated an ultra-modern ICU ambulance, fitted with the latest life-saving equipment, to Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, for critically ill patients. The ambulance was handed over to the Hospital on Saturday, the Foundation Day of HPCL, by Shri Arvind Govil, Senior Regional Manager, Baroda Retail Region of HPCL at a function held in the premises of the Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad.

The ambulance(Tata Winger Medical Van) has been fitted with several emergency facilities like a multipara monitor, portable ventilator, syringe pump, nebulizer, oxygen cylinder, and suction machine. The Ambulance, along with its equipment is totally valued at Rs 15 lakhs and is part of the Corporate Social Responsibility Scheme of HPCL.

The function was attended by Shri Manish Rane, Deputy Manager, Mobile QC lab, Shri Ajay Nair, Sr. Officer, RE&MIS, and Shri Sumit Bhadoriya, Sr. Sales Officer, Anand SA from HPCL and senior personnel from Shree Krishna Hospital. Accepting the ambulance on behalf of the Hospital, Dr. Amrita Patel Chairman of Charutar Arogya Mandal while expressing her gratitude to HPCL for this noble gesture, said “this generous donation of ICU ambulance will, I am sure, contribute to saving lives of many more critical patients who need to reach the hospital in the shortest time.”

Shri Govil assured that HPCL would be always ready to help institutions like Shree Krishna Hospital which is serving mankind in general and weaker sections of society in particular. He said, “I am glad to learn that 450 free beds have been earmarked for the Ashirwad Wards. HPCL has always been at the forefront to implement CSR activities to empower weaker, less privileged, and marginalized sections of society. We are glad that on the 43rd foundation day of HPCL we could do our bit in giving back to society.”

Date :01/08/2016

Karamsad-based Shree Krishna Hospital has received the coveted nursing excellence award from National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare (NABH).

The certificate effective from August 1, 2016, is valid until July 31, 2018, subject to continued compliance with NABH requirements.

The hospital has successfully met the standards and measures set by NABH to achieve this recognition. The standards provide a framework for quality of care for patients and quality improvement for nursing services. The standard helps to build a quality culture at all levels and across all the functions of the hospital.

"In our quest towards quality in health care for improved patient outcomes, this is yet another milestone and one that we should all celebrate. This certificate is a reflection of Shree Krishna Hospital's commitment towards facilitating safe, competent, and ethical nursing practice," said Dr. Amrita Patel, chairman of Charutar Arogya Mandal.

The mandatory quality protocols including nursing guidelines, infection control programs for patient safety, and guidelines for the safety of healthcare workers were followed diligently by the hospital to bag this certification.

The hospital, which serves as a teaching hospital for Pramukhswami Medical College, received the accreditation of Central Diagnostic Laboratories in 2008, making it the first medical college in the country to have all its laboratories accredited.

Date :15/12/2016

Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, has done it again. After becoming the first teaching hospital in the country to receive the Green OT certificate in 2015, the NABH-accredited Shree Krishna Hospital, has again been conferred the Green Operation Certification for its 12 operating theatres for a period of three years.

The certificate recognizes Shree Krishna Hospital`s compliance with the highest quality and safety parameters for patients and health care workers in operation theaters. The overall Green OT Evaluation Performance Score was 94.83 percent. The elements assessed were Management commitment, Pre-operation activities, Activities during operation, Post Operation activities, and Training and Awareness.

The Green OT accreditation is carried out by Bureau Veritas Certification, a global certification agency along with Abbott India pharmaceutical company. The certificate ensures the emission of carbon dioxide, infrared rays and radiation are within permissible limits. Green connotes cleaner techniques using modern technology and processes with a sensitive approach to the environment.

The 720-bed Shree Krishna Hospital was also conferred the prestigious Green Hospital Award by the Association of Healthcare Providers, India in 2016. Its performance in parameters such as energy and water conservation, optimal use of solar energy, minimum use of plastic products, tobacco-free campus, and conservation of greenery and trees -all contributed to it receiving the Green Hospital award.

Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, has done it again. After becoming the first teaching hospital in the country to receive the Green OT certificate in 2015, the NABH-accredited Shree Krishna Hospital, has again been conferred the Green Operation Certification for its 12 operating theatres for a period of three years.