Cancer dormitory was inaugurated at B.K.L. Walawalkar Hospital, Dervan by Dr. R. K Sinha, Chairman Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy Government of India.
The opening of this unique service would be of immense help to cancer patients requiring long term care and their relatives who would now be offered residential stay at the Cancer Dormitory during their period of treatment at Walawalkar Hospital.
This Cancer Dormitory adds other dimension to the legacy of oncology care being offered to rural needy population of Konkan region of Maharashtra. The collaboration with strategic partners like Department of Atomic Energy Government of India, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (N.P.C.I.L) , Tata Memorial Centre, B.A.R.C to name a few have helped us realize our dream of offering the full spectrum of accessible and affordable oncology care to the needy patients suffering from cancer.
Honorable dignitaries present for this occasion were -
1.Dr. R. K Sinha, Chairman Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy Government of India.
2.Shri S.A Bhardwaj Director, Technical N.P.C.I.L.
3.Shri S.K Tapkir Executive Director Rehabilitation and Resettlement.
4.Dr. R.A Badwe Director Tata Memorial Centre.
5.Dr. K.M Mohandas, Director C.C.E.
6.Dr. A.K D’Cruz Director Tata Memorial Hospital.
7.Dr. Kailash Sharma, Director Academics T.M.C
8.Shri T.Ambumani, Chief Administrative Officer, T.M.C
For the 7th Consecutive year, Extremely efficient and renowned doctors and nurses from England visited BKL Walawalkar Hospital for Annual Surgery camp which was held from 29th January to 5th February 2012.
Around 152 surgeries were performed by the team led by Dr. Sanjay Deshpande, renowned doctor from England. For further details on the surgery camp, please go through 'The Dervan Newsletter' which is a Special Issue on Dervan Surgery Mission by British Medicos – 2012.
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Blood Component Lab was inaugurated at B. K. L. Walawalkar Hospital, Dervan. Blood Component Lab was inaugurated by Hon. Shri Narayanrao Rane, Revenue Minister, Maharashtra Government.
This Blood Component Lab. is well equipped with ultra modern facilities like Cryo Centrifuge, Component fridge, Blood Bag refrigerator, Platelet agitator, thawing bath, laminar airflow, plasma separator, Incubetor etc. This lab will be of immense help to needy patients. Accidents, Women’s ailments, Malaria, Dengue, Thalcemia, Hemophilia, Cancer and patients suffering from such other serious ailments, sometimes urgently need different blood components for their medical treatment. In the past, even if percentage of a single component of Blood was reduced, transfusion of entire blood was necessary (in the absence of this facility). Now with this facility, it has become possible to inject only the necessary component of the blood in the patient’s body. Because of this not only the particular patient will be treated but other (at least) four lives would be saved, in a single Blood Donation.
Earlier, the Blood Components had to be brought from Kolhapur, Karad, Mumbai which delayed medical treatment of the patients. Considering this difficulty the Blood Component Lab has been established at B K L Walawalkar Hospital, a FIRST such facility in the entire KONKAN Region.
A unique initiative in the field of oncology has begun to take shape with the inauguration of Ca Oesophagus project at B.K.L.Walawalkar Hospital Diagnostic & Research Centre at Dervan on 20th September 2009. This project will be a joint collaboration between Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai & B.K.L.Walawalkar Hospital, Dervan. It is envisioned that this innovative public – private partnership would go a long way in reducing the morbidity & mortality rates associated with Cancers like Ca Oesophagus, Ca Breast, Ca cervix & Ca oral cavity.
Dr.S.K.Jain, Chairman, Nuclear Power Corporation India Ltd was the Chief guest for the inauguration ceremony.
A new department of Tele-Radiology was also inaugurated by Dr. S.K.Jain, which is in collaboration with ISRO. BKL Walawalkar Hospital will obtain Tele-radiological diagnosis & technical support from Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai. This initiative would be a shining example of using Information Technology in health care sector.
A Mobile Medical Unit was unveiled by Dr.S.K.Jain. This Medical Unit is mounted on a sophisticated van equipped with all the Ultramodern facilities like Computers, C-arm for covering out radiological diagnosis of Ca-Oesophagus, examination room consisting of ultra modern equipments for diagnosis of Ca-oesophagus. The Mobile Medical Unit would be a boon for providing comprehensive Cancer & General healthcare services.
The inauguration ceremony was graced by dignitaries of national and international standings. Dr.S.K.Jain, Chairman, Nuclear Power Corporation India Ltd was the Chief guest for the ceremony. Accompanying him were Dr.Badwe, Director Tata Memorial Centre, Mr. Ambumani, Chief Administrative Officer, Tata Memorial Centre & other dignitaries from Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai. Mr.Vikas Walawalkar, Trustee & Dr.(Mrs) Suvarna Patil Medical Director, BKL Walawalkar Hospital with all other respected personalities of the trust were present at this occasion. Revered Shree Kaka Maharaj, spiritual head of Shri Vithalrao Joshi Charities Trust, was also present at the function.
The program started with the dignitaries and invited guests taking a round of BKL Walawalkar Hospital premises accompanied by Shree Kaka Maharaj, Mr. Walawalkar, Dr.( Mrs) Suvarna Patil and other members of the trust. All the preventive, curative, rehabilitative, diagnostic, & research activities of the hospital were shown to the dignitaries.
The new department of Tele-radiology was inaugurated by Dr. S.K.Jain, which is in collaboration with ISRO. BKL Walawalkar Hospital shall obtain Tele-radiological diagnosis & technical support from Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai.
After the inauguration of Tele- Radiology Department, other services like Mobile Medical Unit were opened up for public service. This Medical Unit is mounted on a sophisticated van which is specially lead shielded for protection against radiation .The van has all the Ultramodern facilities like Computers, C-arm for covering out radiological diagnosis of Ca-Oesophagus, examination room consisting of ultra modern equipments for diagnosis of Ca-oesophagus. This van would be used at field level for screening of suspected Cancer patients having symptoms like difficulty in swallowing, history of smoking and alcohol & symptoms of gastro – oesophagial diseases. This van would also be used for general screening like B.P., Diabetes & other common disorders faced in rural population.
Dignitaries present on the dias were Mr. S.K.Jain, Chairman, Nuclear Power Corporation India Ltd., Dr.Badwe, Director, Tata Memorial Centre, Mr.Ambumani, Chief Administrative Officer, Mr.C.B.Jain, Project Director, JNPP & Dr.Dixit, Epidemologist. Representatives from BKL Walawalkar Hospital included Mr.VikasWalawalkar, Trustee, Shri Vithalrao Joshi Charities Trust & Dr.(Mrs)Suvarna Patil, Medical Director, BKL Walawalkar Hospital. Dr.(Mrs)Suvarna Patil welcomed the guests and spoke about various initiatives that are undertaken by BKL Walawalkar Hospital in the field of healthcare and social welfare of rural population in the konkan area.
In his inaugural address, Mr. S.K.Jain, appreciated the spirit of doctors & staff of BKL Walawalkar Hospital, who had come from far to work in the remote place of Dervan. As a part of corporate social responsibility, the NPCl has planned to spend a substantial amount on the welfare of local people. The initiative would include spending on health,vocational traning, education & other basic needs of people in Ratnagiri District & would need help from BKL Walawalkar Hospital for the same. Mr.Jain appreciated the work of the institution & also emphasized that it was Mr. Anil Kakodkar, Chairman, Atomic Energy Council who had briefed him about this divine place which further inspired him to personally visit the institution.
Dr.Badwe in his speech gave comparative statistics of rural vs. urban areas & compared the incidence & providence of Cancer in India as compared to Western Countries. He stated that the incidence of Cancers in India is much on the lower side as compared to western countries. However, the mortality rate in India is pretty high as compared to western countries & this is the problem that needs to be tackled. He emphasized the fact that prevention and early detection are the key factors in improving cancer care.
Dr.Dixit explained the importance of setting up of cancer registry. The importance of finding out incidence rates of various types of cancers was elaborated. This included formulation of preventive & curative strategy & knowing the impact of Cancer Screening, prevention & treatment programme using various diagnostic & therapeutic intentions.
"Contribution of Walawalkar Hospital is highly appreciable" Padmavibhushan Dr. Anil Kakodkar.
Contribution of BKL Walawalkar Hospital, in control of Cancer disease is highly appreciable inspite of its being situated at a remote place like Konkan said Padma Vibhushan Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission of India. He was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of ‘Radiotherapy’ treatment facility at BKL Walawalkar Hospital. Other dignitaries present were Dr. Rajan Badve, Director, Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), Dr. Surendra Shastry, Head of Oncology Deptt, TMC, Shri T. Ambumani, Chief Administration Officer, TMC, Dr. Shyam Shrivastava, Dr. Ganesh, Mr. Vikas Walawalkar, Trustee of the Hospital and Dr. Suvarna Patil, Medical Director of the Hospital.
Mr. Vikas Walawalkar welcomed the guests.
In his inaugural address Dr. Kakodkar said that the increasing number of Cancer patients in the country is one of the major causes of concern. In a country like India it is not that easy to totally control (the spread of) Cancer disease. However, Tata Memorial Centre and BKL Walawalkar Hospital are jointly reaching to the rural population of Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts for creating awareness about Cancer. It is commendable on their part to go to the remotest corners of these two districts in search of Cancer patients and treat them. This will certainly facilitate the process of bringing the disease under control.
In our country about 25 lakh people are affected by the disease and about five lakh people succumb to the disease every year. On this background, Cancer research has assumed considerable importance and BKL Walawalkar Hospital at Dervan has given its best to the cause. Radiotherapy unit will give new phase of life to Cancer patients and to those affected by the costly services offered in Mumbai / Pune.
Appreciating the Hospital he further said that BKL Walawalkar Hospital is really doing its best to reach the modern medical facilities to the rural poor. This Hospital could be considered as ideal in the country considering the modern medical facilities made available to the rural poor and for its human touch.
Souvenir of the BKL Walawalkar Hospital was unveiled at the hands of Dr Anil Kakodkar.
Mr. Vikas Walawalkar thereafter felicitated Dr. Kakodkar by offering Shawl, Shreephal and a memento.
Revered Shree Kaka Maharaj was also present at the function.
Dr. Suvarna Patil informed the audience about the facilities at the Hospital. She made a special mention about the team of Doctors from U.K. who voluntarily offered their services as a result of which modern facilities and best of the services are made available to all patients at minimum costs. She further informed that under the project initiated with Tata Memorial Centre, within three years 1.30 lakh persons were inspected. Out of this 4173 patients who had preliminary infections were treated at the Hospital and are free of the Cancer disease. Further 272 patients were successfully operated and 225 persons are undergoing Radiotherapy treatment.
Dr. Shreepad Banavali was felicitated at the hands of Dr. Kakodkar for his promotion at TMC as Head of Oncology Department.
The team of Doctors, nurses, anesthetist from U.K. under the leadership of Dr. Deshpande were also felicitated at the hands of Dr. Badve.
"Walawalkar Hospital, A temple of Humanity” : Dr. Kakaodkar.
Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Chairman of Indian Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary of Central Atomic Energy Ministry paid a visit to Shri Vithalrao Joshi Charities Trust and BKL Walawalkar Hospital at Dervan on Sunday. Shri Kakodkar in his visit of two hours inspected all the departments of the Hospital with keen interest and talked to the patients (about the services rendered). He was also shown slides giving detailed information of the Hospital.
"Bhaktashreshtha Kamlakarpant Walawalkar Hospital, by providing ultra - modern medical services to the poor rural population in Konkan has set a new ideal in the country. This Hospital by the medical care and services offered to poor patients has become a temple of Humanity. I am deeply impressed by this unparalleled work" said Dr. Kakodkar.
In a function organized at the occasion he was honored by the promoter and Director of the Hospital Shri Vikas Walawalkar. Revered Shree Kaka Maharaj was also present at the function. Along with Dr. Kakaokar Shri Sainis of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and other dignitaries were present. Dr. Sharmila informed the audience about various anti Cancer programmes undertaken by BKL Walawalkar Hospital in Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg Districts with the cooperation of Tata Memorial Centre.
Dr. Michael Welch
Rosiland Franklin University of Medicine and Science
The University and our hospitalhave set up a medical internship program for students of the university at Dervan
N I C U: - (November 2006)
Looking to the necessity, this unit has been developed with the ultra modern facilities. The new ultra modern appliances, machineries such as Infudion pumps, Glucometers, Phototherapy, Ventilators, Pulse oximeters, NTBP multimedia monitors and Air sterilizers are included are installed in the unit. These facilities are available in metro cities like Mumbai and Pune only. But now these facilities are available at B.K.L.Walawalkar Hospital, Dervan. The Konkan area has got these facilities at its doorsteps through this hospital.
Total 1800 neonatals have been cured so far at affordable rates even on concessional ground also. These facilities are very essential looking to the local physical and geographical condition of the area. So the hospital is trying to obtain its aim “Health for All” by extending the facilities.
Spiral CT Scan Machine : - (October 2006)
A new advanced CT Scan Spiral Machine has been installed recently. It was inaugurated by the Ratnagiri District Civil Surgeon Dr. Shivmurti Khandalkar. The New spiral scan machine will provide all the details of patient, its disease, affected part and diagnosis on hand within a couple of minute. This will save the time of the doctors as well as diagnostic delay. It will be a boon to the Konkan area people.
The three dimensional images are provided through it. Even the image of any affected part can be displayed through internet to any part of the world to get the expert opinion. So the expert opinion is sought for within a couple of minutes. Angiography is also done on this machine in respect of cancer, bones, kidney and neurological problems accurate diagnosis is done through it.
Computerization :- (August 2006)
The Hospital Computerization has been completed and all the departments have been connected with Local Area Network. By introducing Hospital management system work efficiency, accuracy and time factor have been improved tremendously which will lead to better service to patients. The medical data could be used for analysis and research.
ISO 9001-2000 Certification (June 2006)
The hospital is trying to reach maximum number of patients from all over the world. To fulfill this objective, we needed to be internationally standardized and so it was decided to apply for ISO recognition in the February 2005 and within a short time we received this International Quality recognition, i.e. ISO 9001:2000 Certification.
Drastic changes have been occurred in our day-to-day work and in our lifestyle also like devotion of doctors, team member’s dedication about the work, intuition and expression, sincere concern about the patient, human understanding, technical skills and scientific knowledge. By now we are experiencing all these quality in our staff members.
The quality policy is ‘To become a quality driven hospital aiming for the patient care and treatment and to make continuous improvement by involving all the staff members and society at large’.
The Smile Train Project
This project is sponsored by NGO from USA. It mainly deals with corrective surgeries like Cleft lip and Cleft Palate. Mostly all these patients come from very low socio Economic strata of the society. Actually this is an on going project in the B.K.L. Walawalkar Hospital, Diagnostic & Research Centre, Dervan. Smile Train project is commencing from 1st April 2007. The Plastic Surgeon Dr. R. Parvati is already appointed in the B.K.L.Walawalkar Hospital and she has taken over the charge of plastic surgeon on 1st February 2007. The Hospital provides free Cleft surgery and related treatment for children who would other wise never receive it. The dedicated team of plastic surgeons, anesthetists, pediatricians, speech therapists and orthodontists are paying their contribution voluntarily.
Till today 201 patients have been operated. Nearly 103 Lip ; 106 Palate; 35 Fistula; 03 Bone Grafting operations have been done so far. 60 Speech therapy patients are taking advantages.