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World HIV/AIDS Day was celebrated on 1st December 2022

We, the Holy Spirit Hospital – Community Health Centre and Ursaline Sisters joined hands with seven islands shipping limited to commemorate World AIDS Day 2022, under the theme “Equalize  and to gather the HIV /AIDs patients to make their day a happy and joyful one.

There were around 135 patients who joined the awareness seminar and celebration. It was a combined celebration of Christmas as well. The program began with a prayer dance and song invoking the blessings of the Lord.

 

The role play by the  students of  Holy Spirit Nursing Education and the talk by Dr. Anu Arora clearly brought out the message that HIV/AIDS is could be treated and patients can remain healthy and normal in spite of the seriousness of the disease. Dr. Anu Arora gave helpful tips to keep themselves fit and overcome the disease with a positive outlook, nutritious food, good medical treatments.

She stressed that we are aware that Division, disparity and disregard for human rights are among the failures that allowed HIV to become and remain a global health crisis. She assured them full support of the Holy Spirit hospital for any help in terms of counseling and symptomatic treatment.

Mr. Capt. Thomas W. Pinto, chairman and managing director -SISL, Capt. Pradeep Correa chief operating officer -SISL, Mr. Warren. G. Pinto, The chief is financial officer-SISL supported and gifted the patients with a nutritious kit.

The patients were really surprised and moved with happiness to receive a kit of 15kg containing  essential nutritious items like, Rice, Dal, Atta, Poha, oil, sugar, Jaggery, Tea power, Suji etc.  We remain ever grateful to the SISL team for their great support and generosity.

In fact WHO is calling on global leaders and citizens to boldly recognize and address the inequalities which are holding back progress in ending AIDS; and equalize access to essential HIV services particularly for children and key populations and their partners - men who have sex with men, transgender people, people who use drugs, sex workers, and prisoners.  We together can fight to end the dreadful diseases HIV/AIDS.

The highlights of the day were:-

  • Regular Medical checkup by two of our doctors.
  • Free Screening and HIV testing
  • Distribution of medicines
  • Christmas gifts sponsored by Ursaline Sisters.
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Certified as an "Eat Right Campus"

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Proud feeling - "Holy Spirit Hospital" - "Dietary department" has now been certified as an "Eat Right Campus" as per the guidelines of FSSAI.

This could not have been possible without the hardwork and support of the entire managing committee, Head of Department-Mrs Reena Alex and entire staff of Dietary Department🙏🏻🙏🏻

The Dietary department aims to strive for excellence and betterment of patient care  always 

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International Girl Child Day

International girl child day was celebrated at Infant Jesus school, Shankarwadi, off Western Express Highway, Jogeshwari east . 180 school girls attended the program. The Chief guest of the event was Captain Pradeep Correa and he delivered an inspirational and motivating  talk to girls. Executive Director of Holy

Spirit Hospital Sister Lissy spoke to girls on following their dreams and encouraged them to pursue what the heart desires. Psychiatrist Dr Surekha Bajaj

spoke on emotional health  and had interactive session with girls. Spot prizes were given to encourage interaction and doubt solving for the girls. Medical

Director of Holy Spirit Hospital Dr Susan Sodder spoke on Adolescence. And kept the girls engrossed with her.

Joyalukkas foundation  sponsored refreshments and gave sanitary pads as gift hamper to all the participants  girls.  Aids Combat and Lions  club of Mumbai

Mahavir Nagar  charitable  trust sponsored sanitary pads and artificial earnings for all girls .

Dr Anu Aurora was master of ceremony.  

Nurses Deepali  , Nurse Josy , social worker Nino, Deepak helped in making the programme successful.

Not to forget Father Xaviers and father Daniel, head mistress Ms Lilian Fernandes of school graced the occasion. We are grateful to them.

Director- Supportive Services of Holy Spirit Hospital Sister Elsy guided the team throughout to make the program a huge success. The prayer dance and skit was presented by Holy spirit Hospital Nursing Institute students.

The program concluded with a Vote of thanks by Dr  Lala.

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Senior Citizen's Day

Holy Spirit Hospital – Community Health Centre had a day of gathering and celebration to Mark the international senior citizens day on 20th August 2022, With the Theme:   Resilience and contributions of older women.

The presence of the invited guests Sr. Lissy Devassy – The executive director

  • Dr. Susan Sodder: The medical Director
  • Dr. Anuja Sinha : Assistant Medical Director
  • Sr. Felcy Chacko : Assitant Executive Director
  • Sr. Julia George: HR Director
  • Sr. Shruti Chacko : Finance Director
  • Sr. Elsy Mathew : Community Health Co coordinator
  • Sisters  and other staff  of the Holy Spirit Hospital
  • Dr. Shamshudidin Lala. Dr. Anu Auora and the Community Health Team.
  •  Mr. Gaurav jitendra and family.
  •  Mr. Hemang  Pajawajni  from“ Easy reach healthcare private  limited
  • The women    coordinators from the slum area etc added color and meaning to the celebration.

 

High lights of the day were: -

 

  • Free HGT test
  • Free Blood pressure check up
  • Health Awareness: Dr. Anu Aurora enlightened the senior citizens with a well informed PPT presentation based on the Theme: Tool - Box aging gracefully.
  • A creative role play was performed by the students of Holy Spirit Nursing College with a focus on the importance of caring for elderly, the need for exercises and healthy family living.
  • Spot prizes and games lightened the day’s celebration with lots of laughter and fun.
  • Surprise dance by Holy Spirit hospital crèche kids were a moments of joy and happiness displaying their hidden talents.
  • Free Distribution of spectacle frames as a token of love and gratitude for the gift of senior citizens who are really poor and deserved.  Community health centre highly appreciated and acknowledged the generosity and goodness of Mr. Hemang  Pajawajni  from“ Easy reach healthcare private  limited.
  • The culmination of the days celebration was with a cutting of a beautifully  decorated cake  for the occasion and 75th  birthday celebration of the  two senior citizens
  • A sumptuous meal was provided by Mr. Gaurav Jitendra and family which were highly appreciated by all the senior citizens.
  • The total numbers of Senior Citizens attended the program were around 100 and they are mainly from slums of Malpa Dongri, Subash nagar, Mahakali etc.

 

“ The best people are the good old wrinkled people with a sparkle in their eye, a wink when you walk by or a toothless smile saying you are doing fine”.

Let us miss the opportunity to celebrate and respect our senior citizens.

 

 

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SUCCESSFUL GASTRIC BALLOON CASE

In frame (Left to Right ): DtAamatulla Y Kapasi, Medical Director - Dr Susan Sodder, Patient - Mrs Mamta More, Dr Darshan Parekh ( Primary Consultant) 

Our first patient of Gastric Balloon who successfully achieved results.

Mrs Mamta More, also had comorbidities like diabetes, blood hypertension, heavy menstruation.

 

Gastric balloon is a non-surgical weight-loss procedure which involves the insertion of a specialized balloon inside the stomach for a period of 6 months to occupy space and limit the food carrying capacity of the stomach. This in turn reduces appetite and thereby helps in achieving weight loss.

 

A decision to insert a gastric balloon was taken as she was unable to lose weight inspite of many attempts.

Her case was monitored by a multidisciplinary team of Gastroenterologist, Registered Dietitian, Gynecologist and Physician.

A regular follow up of the patient by the Gastroenterologist, Gynecologist and Dietician was done. Regular planning and daily monitoring of a Nutritionally balanced disease specific diet considering the macro and micronutrients was taken care of by a Registered Dietitian. Also counseling for lifestyle and behavior modification was done by the Dietitian.

 

All these measures helped her achieve results and stay active.

At the end of 6 months she achieved a weight loss of 12% of her pre - gastric balloon weight.

All her blood parameters have improved significantly and her diabetes, hypertension are now under control.

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SUMMER CAMP PACKAGES

SUMMER CAMP PACKAGES FOR ALL MEN AND WOMEN ABOVE AND BELOW 45

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Real Time micro PCR system

We at Holy Spirit Hospital are delighted to share the addition of new PCR Testing Machine at our Microbiology Department.

Role of Molecular Diagnostics in Diagnosis has been well known but after the Covid-19 pandemic spike it got all the more highlighted.

But it was a part of large reference labs usually demanding patients and samples to travel long distances for the tests to be done.

Realizing the need of the hour and starting In-House Molecular Testing benefiting the patients and better turnaround time for results the department of Microbiology has been to start the following tests In-House.

Fever Panel (Dengue, Chikungunya, Leptospira, Malaria Pv/Pf)

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis B Viral Load

H1N1

Influenza A/B

At Holy Spirit Hospital our sole motto is to provide service with love and utmost precision at affordable price.

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TOPCON MASETRO 2 OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY

We at Holy Spirit Hospital are delighted to announce the addition of our new OCT machine in the Ophthalmology Department. 

OCT is an excellent technology for performing high resolution cross sectional imaging to visualise different layers of the retina and optic nerve in a living eye. Previously we were only able to see this view of an eye with tissue sections after the patient was deceased or if the eye was removed.

This detailed image of the retina allows to see the retina at a microscopic level and detect various disorders in the retina. OCT is useful for detection and management of age related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, edema due to venous occlusions,macular degenerations in hereditary conditions, post trauma and many other retinal diseases.

 

It is used extensively in the diagnosis and progression of glaucoma, a disease which can cause irreversible blindness. It in also used to acquire anterior segment OCT images, which help in visualisation of angle structures and corneal pathologies. Topcon Maestro 2 not only provides fully automated, high definition OCT images but also enables to acquire retina images which help in documentation and explaining the condition to the patient.

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Renovated Emergency Department

Holy Spirit Hospital unveiled its newly renovated emergency department November 10th at a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by our Doctors, staff, and hospital administrators.

This renovation not only improves the look and feel of the space, but it also provides the alterations necessary to better accommodate our patients’ needs, and support our staff in doing their jobs efficiently.

 

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WORLD HEART DAY CELEBRATION AT HOLY SPIRIT HOSPITAL

The “World Heart Day-2021” was celebrated in Holy Spirit Hospital with great enthusiasm on 29.09.2021.

World Heart Day informs people around the globe that CVD, including heart disease and stroke, is the world’s leading cause of death claiming 18.6 million lives each year, and highlights the actions that individuals can take to prevent and control CVD.

 

It aims to drive action to educate people that by controlling risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity, at least 80% of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided.

 

 The topic of discussion by Dr.G. P Ratnaparkhi and Dr. Amit Sharma on this World Heart Day was the TAVR: Latest in Non – Surgical Heart Valve replacement technology.

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Fujifilm India installs digital mammography machine at Holy Spirit Hospital, Mumbai

Fujifilm India has installed Amulet Innovality — a breast cancer diagnostic machine at the Holy Spirit Hospital in Mumbai. AMULET Innovality works towards making early detection of breast cancer a reality for women by achieving optimum image quality at a very low patient dose. It combines Hexagonal Close Pattern (HCP) image capture technology, and intelligent image processing, optimising contrast, and dose based on breast density which results in exceptional imaging, optimised contrast, low dose, and fast acquisition time. 

 

 

The Innovality utilises Fujifilm’s unique a-Se direct conversion flat panel detector (FPD)*1 to produce clear images with a low X-ray dose. This system makes use of intelligent AEC (i-AEC) combined with an image analysis technology to automatically adjust the X-ray dosage for each breast type. It is a highly advanced mammography system, which offers an extremely fast image interval of just 15 seconds.

 

Chander Shekhar Sibal, Executive Vice President & Head of Medical Division at Fujifilm India, “We have designed this machine to help doctors conduct fast and hassle-free medical examinations with utmost precision. With this association, we aim to save lives by offering the highest standard of healthcare solutions and spread awareness about early detection of breast cancer in India.”

 

Dr Sneha, Executive Director, Holy Spirit Hospital said, “Our partnership with Fujifilm India will bring together the power of innovation in medical technologies and scale our fight against breast cancer in a new way. With Fujifilm’s Amulet Innovality series, it will allow us to protect women’s health by offering timely treatments at an affordable cost with our doctor-patient friendly approach.”

 

Dr Shampa Brahmachari, Sr. Consultant Radiologist, Holy Spirit Hospital further added, “Early and precise detection, timely treatments, and the right amount of attention will help increase the survival rates among patients.”

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World Pharmacist Day 2021

The World Pharmacy Day was celebrated by the Pharmacy Department with great gusto on 25th September 2021 at Holy Spirit Hospital. The purpose of World Pharmacists Day is to encourage activities that promote and advocate for the role of the pharmacist in improving health in every corner of the world.

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National Nutrition Week

National Nutrition Week Celebration at Holy Spirit Hospital, Andheri.Various activities were conducted by the Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics throughout the week which included:-
1) Talk on the importance of Healthy Diet for children.
2) A Skit & Jingle was performed for children  highlighting the Importance of "HEALTHY DIET". Recipes were demonstrated for children.
3) A Song " Tuje Samjhaye, Kahe Ghabraye" was recorded - This was to create Importance & Awareness among the common public - To consult A Qualified Dietitian only.
4) A talk was given to the Nursing Assistants  on the  "Importance of Hygiene & Etiquettes" while handling & serving food to the patients.
👉Song- Tuje Samjhaye, Kahe Ghabraye link:-
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FEqQjCAxnynMrWt5Aaj00P1rltwCndVQ/view?usp=drivesdk
👉Skit link:-
https://youtu.be/rjJVV2FKUh8

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Breastfeeding week recipe competition- 1st prize

Holy Spirit Hospital wins 1st place at the Breastfeeding week recipe competition

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Dr.Antao - in Top 25 Orthopaedics Surgeons

Holy Spirit Hospital congratulates and salutes Dr. Nicholas Antao for being among top notch 25 orthopaedic surgeons chosen through the survey of Economic Times, awarded by the hands of Union Health Minister on 1st July, Doctors Day, for creating a difference in the health care sector through his extraordinary contribution. We wish him all the very best and are very proud of him.

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Hearing Screening Camp for Cochlear Implants- 28th October 2018

Hearing Screening Camp for Cochlear Implants- 28th October 2018

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Global Recognition Award

Global Recognition Award

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1ST INTERNATIONAL RFCCN SAARC CONFERENCE

1ST INTERNATIONAL RFCCN SAARC CONFERENCE

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World Kidney Day

World Kidney Day

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Sr Sneha Executive director of Holy Spirit Hospital first woman to give plasma four times

Sr Sneha Executive director of Holy Spirit Hospital first woman to give plasma four times

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The Joy of Helping Others....

The Joy of Helping Others....

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Covid Warriors Award

Covid Warriors Award 

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Dr.Bharat Bhosale Medical Oncologist of Holy Spirit Hospital features in Hindustan TimeS

Dr.Bharat Bhosale Medical Oncologist of Holy Spirit Hospital features in Hindustan Times

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Certificate of Appreciation to Holy Spirit Hospital

Certificate of Appreciation to Holy Spirit Hospital

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Mumbai: Covid-induced clots now causing near-fatal gangrene in Intestine

Article in THE TIMES OF INDIA

Sunil Gavali is one recent case treated at Holy Spirit Hospital, in which doctors detected a Covid-induced clot in the intestine. The 58-year-old had come to the emergency ward with severe abdominal pain after a meal. The man, an OT staffer at the same hospital, was vaccinated with both doses of Covishield, and there were no usual Covid red flags. When Gavali’s pain didn’t subside with medications, doctors did a CT scan which showed multiple clots in the main artery supplying blood to the intestine, called mesenteric superior.

Vascular surgeon Dr Aniruddha Bhuiyan said there was no time to spare as the clot had led to intestinal gangrene, which if not treated immediately, could become fatal. The surgeon dissolved the clot and cleared it, reversing the gangrene and avoiding a surgery of the intestine that could have been debilitating. “It was my tenth case in the past 8-9 months where Covid and intestinal clot have presented together,” he said, adding that in several cases, patients didn’t come with the typical respiratory signs. “Stomach pain was their only complaint,” he said, adding that Gavali had subsequently tested positive for Covid.

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BREASTFEEDING WEEK 2021 – DEPARTMENT OF CLINICAL NUTRITION & DIETETICS

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is celebrated every year from 1-7 August.

The theme for the year 2021 was -Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility​.

It is time to inform, anchor, engage and galvanise action to protect breastfeeding at all levels.

Maternity Protection is the key to enable breastfeeding and empower parents for  successful implementation of recommended breastfeeding practices.

A brief talk was held in the Gynaec ward.  All Expectant and nursing mothers (lactating) were explained about :-

  • The importance of breastfeeding,
  • The benefits of breastfeeding – to the mother & child,
  • Importance of exclusively breastfeeding the child.
  • Initiation of complementary feeds after 6 months of age with continued breastfeeding till 2years of age.
  • Dietary habits to inculcate for better lactation. Galactogogues  to incorporate in the diet for better breast milk production.

Also few healthy recipes were displayed for pregnant &  lactating mothers.

#ProtectBreastfeeding #SharedResponsibility #worldbreastfeedingweek2021

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