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Year 2022

अस्थि और जोड़ो के स्वास्थ्य के बारे में लोगों को जागरूक करने के लिए, इंडियन ऑर्थोपेडिक एसोसिएशन सन 2012 से हर साल 4 अगस्त को राष्ट्रीय हड्डी और जोड़ दिवस मनाता है। इस वर्ष का विषय है "प्रति एक बचाओ एक" जिसका मिशन आघात / सडक दुर्घटना के पीड़ितों को बचाना और समाज के व्यक्तियों को हड्डी और जोड़ के स्वास्थ्य के प्रति संवेदनशील बनाना है। इस पृष्ठभूमि के साथ, एपेक्स ट्रॉमा सेंटर के अस्थि रोग विभाग द्वारा 4 अगस्त, 2022 को सुबह 10:00 बजे से एपेक्स ट्रॉमा सेंटर में बेसिक लाइफ सपोर्ट स्किल्स पर एक कार्यशाला का आयोजन किया, जो इंडियन ऑर्थोपेडिक एसोसिएशन का एक प्रमुख कार्यक्रम है। इस कार्यक्रम का आयोजन प्रो. राज कुमार, प्रमुख, एटीसी और एचओडी, न्यूरोसर्जरी और डॉ. आर. हर्षवर्धन,एमएस, एटीसी और एचओडी, अस्पताल प्रशासन के नेतृत्व में हड्डी रोग संकाय, एटीसी जैसे डॉ पुलक शर्मा, डॉ अनुराग बघेल, डॉ कुमार केशव और डॉ अमित कुमार के अग्रणी प्रयासों के साथ किया गया।

उक्त कार्यक्रम के दो भाग थे - पहले भाग में डॉ. कुमार केशव, सहायक प्रोफेसर, आर्थोपेडिक्स द्वारा बेसिक लाइफ सपोर्ट पर प्रशिक्षण दिया गया और उसके बाद डॉ. प्रतीक सिंह बैस, एसोसिएट प्रोफेसर, एनेस्थेसिया विभाग द्वारा वायुमार्ग और श्वास के तत्काल प्रबंधन पर विचार-विमर्श शामिल था। तत्पश्चात एनेस्थिसियोलॉजी विभाग के एसोसिएट प्रोफेसर, डॉ वंश प्रिये द्वारा सीपीआर के प्रदर्शन किया गया। डॉ अमित कुमार, सहायक प्रोफेसर, अस्थि रोग विभाग द्वारा मस्कुलोस्केलेटल चोटों का प्राथमिक प्रबंधन विषय पर विचार व्यक्त किये गये। उद्घाटन समारोह के दूसरे भाग में डॉ. कुमार केशव, सहायक प्रोफेसर, हड्डी रोग विभाग द्वारा स्वागत अभिभाषण दिया गया। इसके बाद डॉ आर हर्षवर्धन द्वारा दर्शकों को संदेश दिया गया, जिसमें उन्होंने सभी के लिए बीएलएस प्रशिक्षण के महत्व पर जोर दिया। एटीसी प्रमुख प्रो राज कुमार ने सड़क दुर्घटनाओं को रोकने के लिए सुरक्षा नियमों का पालन करने के महत्व पर विचार व्यक्त किये। संस्थान के डीन व कार्यकारी निदेशक, प्रो अनीश श्रीवास्तव ने मुख्य भाषण दिया।

कार्यक्रम की विशिष्ट अतिथि डॉ. अर्चना सिंह, सहायक पुलिस आयुक्त, छावनी, लखनऊ थीं, जिन्होंने सड़क सुरक्षा के महत्व और सड़क दुर्घटनाओं को रोकने के उपायों पर विचार-विमर्श किया। कार्यक्रम का समापन ऑर्थोपेडिक्स के एसोसिएट प्रोफेसर डॉ. पुलक शर्मा के धन्यवाद ज्ञापन के साथ हुआ। कार्यशाला में 100 से अधिक प्रतिनिधियों ने भाग लिया, जिनमें संकाय सदस्यों , रेजिडेट चिकित्सको, पैरामेडिकल स्टाफ और विद्यार्थियों ने प्रतिभागिता की।

Department of Endocrine Surgery, SGPGI organized a live workshop on robotic and open thyroidectomy which was transmitted in 3D to the audiences on 22nd and 23rd of July. The theme of the conference was to train the post-graduates and young endocrine surgeons on "How to perform a safe thyroid surgery using modern technological tools- intra-operative neuromonitoring for identifying the nerve of voice and Indo-cyanine green angiography" for identifying the parathyroid glands.

The first day commenced with an hour of video based lectures by eminent endocrine surgeons. This was followed by live operative surgery workshop. The first case was a case of open Total Thyroidectomy performed by Dr. Deepak Abraham from CMC, vellore. He also demonstrated the techniques of intra-operative neuromonitoring which helps to ascertain the preservation of recurrent laryngeal nerve during surgery. The second case was a robotic thyroidectomy done via trans-oral route by Dr. Surender Dabas from New Delhi. Dr. Dabas demonstrated the trans-oral route of surgery which is considered as the true scarless surgery. The third again was a robotic thyroidectomy (Trans-axillary route) which was done by Dr. Jagdishwar Goud from Bengaluru. The last session was again a video based lecture session the speakers for which were Dr.Pooja Ramakant from KGMC,Lucknow and Dr. Alok Gupta from Medanta Lucknow.The Chief guest for the inaugaration was Dr. R.K. Dhiman, Director, SGPGIMS. The other eminent personalities present in the inaugration were Dr. Aneesh srivastava, Dean, SGPGIMS, Dr. Vivek Bindal, Regeant, Clinical Robotic Surgery association of India, and Dr. Amit Agarwal, Head of department of endocrine surgery,Nodal officer, SGPGI robotic surgery program. All in all the day was a full academic feast for the attendees.

The Highlight of the last day was hands on robotic simulation training to the attendees of the conference. The surgeons really enjoyed having their hands on the robot as it was a new learning experience for them. The live surgery demonstrated was a challenging case of a multinodular goitre for which total thyroidectomy was done by Dr. Anand Mishra, Head of Department,Endocrine Surgery, KGMU,Lucknow. He also demonstrated the use of intra-operative nerve monitoring and Indo-cyanine green angiography in the above surgery. Prof. Amit Agarwal,Head of Department,Endocrine Surgery, SGPGI spoke about how to setup their robotic surgery practice and to provide benefit of this approach to most of their patients. The delegates were enlightened by his thoughts and knowledge of the subject and also learned about the various approaches for robotic thyroidectomy. Earlier, the day started with video-based lectures by eminent endocrine surgeons, Dr. Smitha rao from Mangalore, Dr. Dhritiman Maitra from Kolkata, Dr. Vivek Aggarwal from New Delhi and Dr. Roma Pradhan from RML hospital, Lucknow. They spoke on the various aspects and procedures of thyroid surgery. The workshop ended with an assurance that many such live workshops will be conducted in SGPGIMS in future too.

Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow for the first time since its inception organised the inauguration of Academic Session 2022 today at Shruti Auditorium for Ph.D./D.M./ M.Ch/M.D/ PDF/ PDCC and academic coursesrunning under College of Medical Technology and College of Nursing.

Professor Balram Bhargava, Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research&SecretaryDHRgraced the function as Chief Guest. Professor BalramBhargava is an outstanding cardiologist, one of the foremost leaders in biomedical innovation, public health, medical education and medical research.

The program started with customary lamp lighting and invoking the blessings of MaaSaraswati, the Goddess of learning. Director, SGPGI, Professor R K Dhiman introduced the distinguished guest and thanked him for gracing the occasion. He stated that the purpose of this activity is to develop deep bonds among the fraternity. He then emphasized the purpose and significance of the pin-up ceremony. He said the ceremony would impart a deep sense of pride and belongingness to the Institute.

He elaborated upon the achievements and awards received by Prof. Bhargava. He listed a few significant awards, including the prestigious PadmaShri. He also referred the cover page of the Times Magazine, in which Prof. Bhargava was highlighted as the 'Man of the week.' The Academic Report of the institute was presented by Professor Rajkumar, Dean, SGPGI. He summarized the progress of the institute in last32 years. SGPGI stands 6th in Asia for our super specialist services.

In these 32 yrs, 34 academic departments have been started with 250 faculty members. Various medical and paramedical courses have also been started. College of Medical Technology and College of Nursing are our latest additions. Several advanced courses, including MSc in molecular Imaging, have been started. Our Apex Trauma center and Hospital Administration are geared-up to start new courses.

"On the research front,more than 6000 publications with good citations have been published in these 32 years which is an outstanding achievement, he said."

This was followed by the "Pin-up ceremony" of 306 students who joined the institute under various academic courses.( detailed report enclosed).Dr Shalini Singh, Sub Dean(Students affairs and training) conducted the pin up ceremony of newly inducted students.

The keynote address was delivered by Professor BalramBhargava which was very inspiring and motivating for resident doctors. Addressing the students he said, 'This is your karmabhumi, and you will cherish your moments here. In the coming years, we should strive to become Hub for Medical research and Medical tourism."

He then emphasized the need for Ethics in Medical Practice. He said Medicine is an art, and not a business. He explained the joy of Medicine, and the true meaning of Medical professionalism. He elaborated on the characteristics of a physician and elements of professionalism.

While he emphasized the need for Ethics in Medical Practice, he focused on the importance of patient-physician relationships, informed consent, confidentialityand issues in emergency medicine.

As a token of respect, a memento was presented to the Chief Guest by the Director Prof Dhiman. Vote of thanks was proposed by Let.Col.VarunBajpai, ExecutiveRegistrar, SGPGI.

As everybody rose to the National Anthem, the program ended with high tea.

The newly constructed Clinical Neurophysiology lab at SGPGI was formally inaugurated on 6th July by the Hon'ble Deputy Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh, Shri Brijesh Pathak ji.

This lab has the facilities for various investigations required for patients suffering from disorders of brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles. Video Electroencepahogram is used for the diagnosis of epilepsy. Electromyography and Nerve conduction tests are used for diagnosis of nerve and muscle diseases. Transcranial magnetic stimulation is used for management of various headaches and other painful conditions. Transcranial Doppler is used to diagnose obstruction in the flow of blood in intracranial arteries. These investigations are specialised tools handled by experts trained over years.

The Deputy Chief Minister also inaugurated a 1000 LPM (litre per minute) capacity oxygen PSA plant which was donated to the institute by NGO ' Doctors For You'. The expenditure for supply and installation will be borne by the NGO. This plant works on PSA ( Pressure Swing absorption) technique, by which 93% to 94% of pure oxygen is obtained from air. Then it is transported to the patients admitted in hospital through central pipe line system.

Director Prof R K Dhiman welcomed the Hon'ble guest and thanked him for gracing the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Hon'ble minister appreciated the work culture at SGPGI to treat every patient with utmost care and empathy. He equates medical institutes with temples and doctors as 'GOD'. "At times, availability of beds may be a problem here, but empathic attitude towards patients can reduce their woes and pain. Beds are being increased in phased manner, he said."

He assured the staff for timely resolution of their grievances. As a token of honour, a memento was presented to the minister by the Director. Dr Rajat Jain, President, 'Doctors for You' NGO which has donated the PSA oxygen plant was also felicitated with memento by the Director.

Chief Medical Superintendent, Professor Gaurav Agarwal proposed Vote of thanks. The program was attended by Heads of Department, faculty members, nursing and technical staff, administrative staff and other members of SGPGI family.

Ribs are an important source of graft material for bony reconstruction. The rib grafts are used for reconstruction of nose, commonly where the rib provides a stable support for reshaping the nasal shape. Besides this rib grafts are also useful for reconstruction of ear where the rib cartilage provides the framework for the ear.

Taking out the rib is always a challenging and delicate operation where the surgeon has to operated very close to the lungs and there is always the risk of injury during surgery to the lungs. Many techniques are currently practiced for taking out the rib graft but the disadvantage of all these techniques is that after the rib has been taken out from the rib cage there is a large gap that is left behind in the thoracic cage. This large gap makes the rib cage vulnerable to external injury and also may hamper in the respiration of the patient if a large piece of rib is taken or multiple ribs are taken.

A US based company has introduced the Matrix rib fixation system where after the taking of the rib grafts, the defect left can be bridged with the help of very specialized plates and screws. These plates are made of titanium and are specially bent and curved to mimic the shape of the ribs. These plates are very useful to cover the defect left behind after taking out the rib graft.

Such a rib plasty system was used for the first time at SGPGI in a girl with ear deformity. This girl had a lop ear which is a condition in which the upper part of the ear gets folded on the lower part of the ear leading to a unsightly deformity which is quite odd looking and also covers the ear hole.

The rib graft was used to provide support to the corrected ear and was found to be useful in maintaining the corrected position of the ear.

The technique of taking out large parts of the rib without interfering with the function of the remaining ribs opens up new avenues for a large number of patients who have to undergo resection of ribs for making or improving the appearance of many important parts of the face.

The technique of plating the rib requires special training and experience and cannot be performed by inexperienced surgeons. It involves operating on the rib while the patient is under anaesthesia but the chest cavity is continuously moving with the breathing of the patient. It involves drilling holes in rib which is not stationery but is constantly in movement and is therefore tricky and requires utmost care and precision. Moreover due to the presence of the underlying lung there is constant risk of the power drill puncturing the lung during the process of rib drilling. This requires high degree of precision as the lung is quite close to the undersurface of the rib.

Reconstruction of ear was successfully accomplished in this girl from UP who is twelve years old. This opens up lots of possibilities for not only patients who undergo rib reconstruction but is a boon for those patients who have a rib fracture. Traditionally patients with rib fractures are offered no surgical treatment and they have to wait patiently for 4-6 weeks with just chest strapping and wait for the fracture to heal. In this treatment there is a lot of pain even after the chest strapping. The new technique of rib plating overcomes all these problems and can be very useful in patients with chest trauma having single or multiple fractured ribs.

These implants are 1.5 mm in thickness and come with special instruments for plate cutting, bending and contouring. Rib defects of any length and magnitude can be reconstructed with the help of these implants. The plates are specially coloured for right and left side rib reconstruction and have special drill bits to ensure that during drilling the lung is not punctured. The implants are 100% biocompatible and can remain in the body for indefinite period without causing any harmful effects.

The introduction and successful use of rib plasty system at SGPGIMS, Lucknow has opened up opportunities for a large number of patients who require the use of rib grafts for different types of reconstructive surgery for nose, ear or even skull reconstruction and this system is a very important asset and armamentarium in the hands of the plastic surgeon.

The operation lasted four hours and the operating team consisted of

Chief Surgeon: Prof. Rajiv Agarwal, FRCS

Chief Anaesthetist: Dr. Sanjay Kumar

Dr. Divya Srivastava

Resident : Dr. Bhupesh Gogia

Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, celebrated 21 st June as International Yoga Day with ardour & amp; zeal on large scale. This year, the task of organising International Day of Yoga has been entrusted with Department of Hospital Administration under the aegis of Dr. R.Harsvardhan, HoD, Hospital Administration, who has a profound and intuitive reconciliation with the spiritual realm.

This day was modelled encompassing the opening remarks by Dr. R.Harsvardhan, HoD, Hospital Administration, & Dr. R. K. Dhiman, Director, SGPGIMS who enlightened the importance of yoga to Health Care Workers followed by the yoga session by the yoga team from ISHA Foundation. The primary purpose of staging such an event was to raise awareness among continuously pressured & overworked healthcare professionals about the various benefits of yoga as some meditation can empower them to persevere peacefully in the face of the most challenging aspects of their job. One may see substantial improvements not only in their professional life but also in other dimensions of life in terms of being tranquil, joyous & healthy.

The distinguished luminaries who graced the occasion include Dr. R. K. Dhiman, Director,SGPGIMS, Dr. Aditya Kappor, CMS (Acting), SGPGIMS, Dr. V. K. Paliwal, MS, SGPGIMS, Dr. R.Harsvardhan, HoD, Hospital Administration, SGPGIMS, followed by the Yoga Team from ISHA Foundation, Lucknow Center (An organisation by Sadguru).

The International Day of Yoga was organized by Residents, Deptt. of Hospital Administration, SGPGIMS under the guardianship of Dr. R. Harsvardhan, Dr. V. K. Paliwal, Dr. Aditya Kappor by putting forth their best efforts to make this a memorable and significant occasion.Dr. R. K. Dhiman, Director, SGPGIMS was forthright in their guidance & support.

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"Open Challenge Program 3.0 (OCP 3.0) is announced. Isca

Objective is to promote start-ups in the field of Medical Devices/Electronics,

Who can apply-(Type of company)-

  • Start-ups should be incorporated as a
  • Private Limited Company (as defined in the Companies Act, 2013) or

  • Registered partnership firm (registered under section 59 of the Partnership Act, 1932) or

  • Limited Liability Partnership (Under Liability Partnership Act 2008)

  • The date of registration/incorporation should not exceed 10 years.

    Annual turnover

    The annual turnover of the start-up should not exceed Rs. 100 crores for any financial year since its incorporation. The parent entity should not have been formed by splitting up or reorganizing an already existing business.

    An entity working towards the innovation, development, or improvement of products, processes, or services or if it is a scalable business model with high potential for job creation or wealth creation.

    Terms

  • Start-ups have to operate from MedTechCoE Incubation Facility at STPI Lucknow COE at SGPGI.

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  • The need to inculcate good communication skills in staff was strongly felt to minimize friction with patients and their attendants which occur due to poor communication and lack of coordination. In this regard, a training program was initiated on 14th February to sensitize the staff for better communication in SGPGI.

    Another program in the series was organized by the department of Public Relations on 4th June at Dr. Hargobind Khurana Auditorium, (Lecture Theatre 1) which was attended by Receptionists, Junior Reception Officers, Public Relations Officers, Medical Social Workers, Nursing Staff and Data Entry Operators of Reception desk, Registration Counter, OPD bays and Wards.

    Speaking on the occasion, Professor R K Dhiman, Director, SGPGI, underlined the importance of communication skills in hospital and said that the training programs can reinforce these attributes to be inculcated in hospital staff. He reiterated the need to treat every patient with respect and empathy irrespective of his or her social, economic, educational status.

    CMS, Professor Gaurav Agarwal expressed the need to have better communication skills in order to understand patient?s perspective and their emotions. Speaking on the occasion, he said that the patients who come to the hospital are in distress and should be properly attended. The patient being sick can loose temper, but the staff attending them should neutralise the friction by their generous and polite behaviour.

    Medical Superintendant, Professor V K Paliwal expressed his views on ?Listening Skills. He very effectively explained the need to listen actively and differentiated between hearing and listening citing interesting examples. "Empathizing with the patient is also an important part of active listening? he said.

    "How important is the effective communication in hospital" was elaborated by Mrs. Kusum Yadav, Public Relations Officer. She explained the importance of verbal and non verbal communication and elaborated how softer tone of voice, correct body language and compassion could act as a balm for grieved patients and their attendants.

    The session ended with an interactive session which was beautifully moderated by Dr R Harshvardhan, HOD, Hopital Administration where problems faced by the healthcare workers on job were shared with the panelists and solutions were offered. The program was attended by around 112 staff of the institute.

    A Memo of Understanding was signed today between Sanjay Gandhi PGI, Lucknow and Post Graduate Institute of Child Health, Noida to share intent in teaching, training, skill building and research in the area of Bio medical research and Basic Sciences.

    The MOU was signed by Prof R K Dhiman, Director, SGPGI and Professor Ajay Singh, Director, PGICH.Both the institute will work in the areas of joint research projects, organising seminars and conferences, training of post graduate students as per norms, faculty interactions between two organisations and collaborative efforts in social outreach programs.

    Theme: "Tobacco: Threat to our enviornment"

    Tobacco use is now a well-documented threat to global health. It kills more than 8 million people a year, including around 1.2 million deaths from exposure to second-hand smoke1, and is currently the world's single biggest cause of preventable death. Tobacco use is linked to at least 20 cancer types and the leading preventable cause of cancer by a wide margin. Indeed, tobacco products cause some 2.4 million deaths globally every year, almost a quarter of all deaths due to cancer (10 million).

    Tobacco use is a major issue that impacts all communities and impedes the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. It has direct harmful effects on its consumer's health, but it also affects the country's economy, environment, women's health and childhood labour. World No Tobacco Day is an annual awareness day taking place on 31st May every year. It was designated by Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1987 to raise awareness of the harms caused by tobacco products to people, public health, communities and the environment. World No Tobacco Day aims to draw attention to the business practices of tobacco companies to capture generations of consumers and their interference in policy decisions that undermines effective tobacco control. The theme of World No Tobacco Day 2022 is "Protect the environment", highlighting that, throughout its lifecycle, tobacco pollutes the planet and damages the health of all people. Keeping in mind the same, the Department of Hospital Administration, SGPGIMS, had organized An Awareness Program on World No Tobacco Day, 2022 to celebrate World No Tobacco Day, a flagship event of World Health Organization (WHO) on 31st May, 2022 at SGPGIMS Campus from 06:30 AM to 06:00 PM.

    The program weaved in three parts - the first part consisted of Walkathon from Hobby Centre to Main Gate, SGPGIMS which was Flagged off by Director & CMS, SGPGIMS, Second part consisted of a number of Role Plays by the students of the College of Nursing, SGPGIMS, at Registration Counter, New OPD Building, SGPGIMS. Lastly a scientific session, which garnered delegates across the Faculty, Residents, Nursing staff, Nursing undergraduates, Medical Technology undergraduates & members of various unions in SGPGIMS.

    The program began at 06:30 AM with the commencement of the Walkathon. Thereafter, to create awareness against Tobacco abuse, several Role Plays were performed by nursing students which potrayed ill effects of tobacco and its relationship with cancer. The inaugural of the scientific session began at 05:00 PM with a Welcome note & Opening remark by Dr. R. Harsvardhan, HoD, Hospital Administration followed by a deliberation on COTPA Act: It's Implications. Dr. Gaurav Agarwal, CMS, SGPGIMS elaborated on how Tobacco is the Silent Killer in the 21st century. Dr. R. K. Dhiman, Director, SGPGIMS emhasized on the importance & need of Saying No to Tobacco: Commit to Quit. The scientific session commenced with a talk by Dr. Ajmal Khan, Addl. Prof., Deptt. of Pulmonary Medicine on Tobacco & it's implications on Lung Health. Overcoming Addiction: Guidance towards a Tobacco Free Life was expounded by Dr. Prerna Kapoor, Consultant Physician, GH, Dr. Puneeta Lal, Prof., Deptt. of Radiotherapy, deliberated on the topic of Oral Cancer. Healthy Food, Healthy Living: Sustaining a Tobacco Free Life discussed by Dr. V. K. Paliwal, MS, SGPGIMS. The event concluded with the vote of thanks by Mrs. Shabana Khatoon, Principal, CoN, SGPGIMS.

    Over 150 delegates attended the awareness program, which was instrumented through the endeavors of Dr. R. K. Dhiman, Director, SGPGIMS, Dr. Gaurav Agarwal, CMS, SGPGIMS, Dr. R. Harsvardhan, HoD, Hospital Administration. This year, the theme focuses on the impact of tobacco on the environment and aims to expose efforts by tobacco companies to "greenwash" their reputation by marketing themselves as environmentally friendly, keeping in line with the theme, the program aims to create awareness about the dangers and ill-effects of tobacco and nicotine products among the healthcare workers in the institute.

    1. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/tobacco
    2. https://www.uicc.org/what-we-do/thematic-areas-work/tobacco-control/world-no-tobacco-day

    An unusual case of old myocardial infarction (Heart attack) with multivessel coronary artery disease (many blockages in arteries supplying the heart) was successfully treated in the cardiology department at SGPGIMS, Lucknow. A 52-year-oldmale patient, belonging to the lower socio-economical class,was admitted in the MICU with history of old extensive anterior wall myocardial infarction in 2014. Outside coronary angiography was done which revealed 100% blocked left anterior descending (main) artery. But due to financial constraints, patient was not able to get the angioplasty (ballooning) of the artery and was getting medical treatment with off and on chest pain (angina). In February 2022, he had sudden onset prolonged resting chest pain with profuse sweating, diagnosedas Inferior wall Myocardial infarction (second heart attack), admitted in a critical condition to cardiology medical intensive care unit(MICU) at SGPGIMS under the care of Professor Dr Satyendra Tewari. After routine investigation, coronary angiography was performed, and itrevealed chronic totally occluded left anterior descending (main)arterywhich was blocked for the last 8 years and critical stenosis of the right coronary artery with poor pumping capacity of the heart. Since the patient was very sick, Professor Tewari decided to openright coronary artery firstwhich was opened up with the balloon and stented successfully.Since the left side of the heart shows viability, so patient was taken up to open the chronic totally occluded (CTO) left anterior descending (main)artery which was 100% occluded for the last 8 years. The difficulty was to locate the site of the blockade.With the use of advanced imaging that is,IntraVascular UltraSound technique (IVUS), the site of chronically occluded blockade was located with the use of ultrasound guided catheter which has a high-resolution camera at the tip which helps in accurately locating the site of the blockade. By the help of extra stiff wires which was passed through the blocked artery and gradual ballooning and successful stenting of the chronic total occluded artery was done. The intervention team comprise of Dr Roopali Khanna, additional professor in the cardiology department. Dr Roopali Khanna helped in intravascular ultrasound imaging (IVUS) which requires lot of experience and precision in locating the site of the chronic totally blocked artery which was present for the last 8 years. Patient was discharged in a stable condition after two days.The head of the department Professor Dr Aditya Kapoor advocates the use of high technology procedures specially Rota ablation,IVUS imaging, Optical coherence tomography andFFRin most of the complex coronary interventions. Professor Dr Aditya Kapoor said that all these high technology equipments are very well available in the department which are not only expensive but also present in a very few centers in the country. Dr Satyendra Tewari informed that these complex coronary interventions are being done routinely in the cardiology department. Dr Satyendra Tewari emphasized that even patients from low socio-economic status can avail of these technological advances through government-aided financial schemes.As patient was financially poor,our respected directorProfessor Dr R K Dhiman had helped the patient in arranging the finances in a very short time. The director Professor Dr R K Dhimancongratulated the team for the success of the high technology supported intervention.

    Dr Dhiman, Director, SGPGI, today inaugurated a revamped state of the art Library. The library is completely digitized, and all resources are available 24x7x365 days within and outside the campus and the services are also accessible via mobile.

    The institute now has the "Discovery Services" and it is the only institute in the state to have this facility,SGPGIhas also tied up with the prestigious 'British Medical Journal, UK' forthe publication of articles and case reports by its faculty and students in BMJ Open access journals without payment of any APC charges. They have also subscribed to advanced clinical tools and resources namelyClinical Key, BMJ, UpToDate and Ovid Collections for the benefit of faculty members and students.

    This is one step towards theInstitute wanting to provide optimal care to their patients by improving quality, reducing cost, and enhancing the patient experience.The Library is center point of any research Institute and this new digital library will help us to Standardize care across all clinicians, Reduce variability in care, Enable safe patient care, drive appropriate drug use and prescribing behavior, decrease medical errors, stop unnecessary diagnostic testing, shorten length-of-stay, lower mortality rates, exposure to latest research, Information development, scientific and technological progress and will provide window to publish latest research from the Institute. The Library resources will help Faculty and students with valuable insights and perspectives on trends and possible futures in healthcare.

    Dr Arun Srivastava, Professor, Neurosurgeryand in-charge of Library informed that the clinician of the future, like today's clinician, will be knowledgeable and skilled across a range of competencies, from clinical to digital and will be a partner in health rather than illness. Thesenew facilities are expected to increase the research output and the ranking of the institute. The present Library will consist of more than 1000 e-Journals, 1100 ebooks, Learning Tools and evidence-based clinical decision support tools at the point of care to answer even the most complex questions using artificial intelligenceand the best evidence based clinical practices can be applied to patients to receive standardised and better care. In the digital age, there is a shift from focusing on illness towards total health, to a patient-centric, digital approach to wellbeing and SGPGI is moving in the direction.

    Worldwide, over 1.4 million patients suffer from healthcare associated infections (HAIs) at any time. HAIs have tremendous implications in terms of associated mortality, morbidity, adverse patient outcomes, increased cost of treatment, and social impact1. The WHO guidelines on hand hygiene in healthcare (2009) suggests that hand hygiene is the single most important measure for prevention of Healthcare Associated Infection. When a health facility's "quality and safety climate or culture" values hand hygiene and infection prevention and control (IPC), it results in both patients and health workers feeling protected and cared for. As a part of a major global effort to improve hand hygiene in health care, led by WHO to support health-care workers, World Hand Hygiene Day is celebrated on 5th May every year. The theme for World Hand Hygiene Day, 5th May 2022, is focused on recognizing that the betterment of a facility's climate or culture of safety and quality can be brought about by cleaning our hands. Keeping in mind the same, SGPIMS Hospital Infection Control Committee (SHICCOM) organized An Awareness Program on World Hand Hygiene Day, 2022 to celebrate World Hand Hygiene Day, a flagship event of World Health Organization (WHO) on 5th May, 2022 at H. G. Khurana Auditorium, SGPGIMS from 08:00 am to 11:00 am.

    The program was weaved in two parts - the first part consisting of an activity session wherein a Rangoli/Poster Making Competition will be organized, and a scientific session, which garnered delegates from across the Nursing staff, Nursing undergraduates, Medical Technology undergraduates and other equal stakeholders in the Infection Prevention and Control cycle.

    This program began at 8:00 am with the commencement of the activity session. The inaugural of the scientific session commenced at 09:30 am with a welcome note & opening remark of Dr. R. Harsvardhan, Member Secretary, SHICCOM & HoD, Hospital Administration followed by a deliberation by Dr. Gaurav Agarwal, Chairman, SHICCOM & CMS, SGPGIMS on how Hand Hygiene Saves Lives. Dr. R. K. Dhiman, Director, SGPGIMS emhasized on the importance of Hand Hygiene at Point of Care, stressing on the importance of adhering to the Five Moments of hand hygiene in daily clinical practice. The binannual newsletter of SGPIMS Hospital Infection Control Committee (SHICCOM) wasl also released following which, the scientific session commenced with a talk by Dr. Amit Goel, Addl. Prof., Deptt. of Gastroenterology on the Prevention & Management of Needle Stick Injury. Annually, there are approximately 300,000 surgical site infections, which accounts for 17% of all HAIs and substantial evidence suggests that Hand hygiene improvement can prevent up to 50% avoidable infections acquired during health care delivery and generate economic savings on average 16 times the cost of implementation2. In this context, Operating Room Protocols were explained by Sis. Ancy Jayaraj, In - Charge., OT Complex, ATC, Dr. Richa Mishra, Addl. Prof., Deptt. of Microbiology deliberated on the topic Blood culture collection: Best Practices, Best Outcome.

    This program began at 8:00 am with the commencement of the activity session. The inaugural of the scientific session commenced at 09:30 am with a welcome note & opening remark of Dr. R. Harsvardhan, Member Secretary, SHICCOM & HoD, Hospital Administration followed by a deliberation by Dr. Gaurav Agarwal, Chairman, SHICCOM & CMS, SGPGIMS on how Hand Hygiene Saves Lives. Dr. R. K. Dhiman, Director, SGPGIMS emhasized on the importance of Hand Hygiene at Point of Care, stressing on the importance of adhering to the Five Moments of hand hygiene in daily clinical practice. The binannual newsletter of SGPIMS Hospital Infection Control Committee (SHICCOM) wasl also released following which, the scientific session commenced with a talk by Dr. Amit Goel, Addl. Prof., Deptt. of Gastroenterology on the Prevention & Management of Needle Stick Injury. Annually, there are approximately 300,000 surgical site infections, which accounts for 17% of all HAIs and substantial evidence suggests that Hand hygiene improvement can prevent up to 50% avoidable infections acquired during health care delivery and generate economic savings on average 16 times the cost of implementation2. In this context, Operating Room Protocols were explained by Sis. Ancy Jayaraj, In - Charge., OT Complex, ATC, Dr. Richa Mishra, Addl. Prof., Deptt. of Microbiology deliberated on the topic Blood culture collection: Best Practices, Best Outcome.

    A live demonstration of correct technique of Donning & Doffing of PPE was demonstrated by Mr. Dhikhil C. D., Quality Nurse Coordinator, Deptt. of Hospital Administration. COVID- 19 Protocols were discussed by Dr. R. S. K. Marak, Prof., Deptt. of Microbiology. The activity session was judged by the team of internal and external jury members comprising of Dr. Praveena Dhiman, Jt. Director, Department of Medical Health and Family Welfare, U.P., Dr. Jyotsna Agarwal, HoD, Microbiology, RMLIMS & Dr. V. K. Paliwal, MS, SGPGIMS who also give away the prizes to best three in each category. The event concluded with the vote of thanks by Dr. Richa Mishra, Additional Prof., Deptt. of Microbiology.

    Over 150 delegates attended this awareness program which has been instrumented through the endeavors of Dr. R. K. Dhiman, Director, SGPGIMS, Dr. Gaurav Agarwal, Chairman, SHICCOM & CMS, SGPGIMS & Dr. R. Harsvardhan, Member Secretary, SHICCOM & Head of the Deptt., Hospital Administration. This year's theme for World Hand Hygiene Day is focused on recognizing that we can add to a facility's climate or culture of safety and quality through cleaning our hands but also that a strong quality and safety culture will encourage people to clean hands at the right times and with the right products keeping in line with the theme, the program aims at prioritizing clean hands in healthcare delivery.

    1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6245375/

    2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4718372/

    SGPGI celebrated International labour Day on 1st May in a unique way by screening all the females present at "Shramik Suvidha Shivir" which was organised at Raj bhawan to mark the day.

    With the blessings of Hon'ble Governor, Uttar Pradesh Smt Anandi Ben Patel and the able guidance of Director SGPGI. Professor R K Dhiman and CMS Professor Gaurav Agarwal, a breast screening camp was organised by the team of SGPGI Breast & Cervical Cancer Awareness and Early Detection Program (BCCAEDP) at from 8 AM to 1 PM at the expansive manicured lawns of Raj bhawan.

    The theme of the day was pink, a color synonymous with breast cancer awareness. All the members of team which carried out the screening camp sported pink T-shirts, pink caps and pink face masks, highlighting not only the need for breast cancer awareness but also keeping in mind the COVID norms. The venue was beautifully decorated with banners emphasizing the importance of breast cancer early detection and awareness.

    Smt. Anandi Ben Patel, Hon'ble Governor of UP inspected the registration counter, pre education desk and examination cubicles of breast cancer screening area. She was accompanied by Hon'ble Deputy Chief Minister, UP and Cabinet Minister,, Medical education, Medical Health and family welfare Shri Brijesh Pathak, Cabinet minister, Labour, Employment and Coordination, Shri Anil Rajbhar, ACS to Governor Shri Mahesh Gupta, DM, Lucknow, Shri Abhishek Prakash and other dignitaries.

    Hon'ble Governor reiterated the need to make health services accessible to all particularly to the underprivileged.

    Professor R K Dhiman emphasized the need to spread awareness in females for early detection of breast and cervical cancer.

    More than a hundred women were registered in the camp and were informed about breast self examination, early symptoms and clinical examination through information brochures and audio visual media. Some 96 of them were examined by a team of enterprising nurses, doctors and administrative staff led by Dr. Gaurav Agarwal. A few women were found to be having some suspicion of cancer, who would undergo further tests and necessary treatment, as per instructions from the Honorable Governor.

    In the end, the Honorable Governor Ma'am encouraged all members of the team by gifting them a token of her affection and appreciation in a simple ceremony held in Raj Bhawan.

    In order to sensitize the police personnel about their crucial role in organ & tissue donation especially in case of deceased organ donation in general & in traffic accidents in particular, SOTTO, UP, organised an awareness session on 'Role of Police in Organ & Tissue Donation'.

    The session was held on 23rd April, 2022, at the Police Headquarters, Lucknow, where police officers of Lucknow, as well as all the districts where transplant centres are located joined the session, offline or though respective district NICs.

    The session began with a welcome note & opening address by Dr. R. Harsvardhan, Nodal Officer, SOTTO - U. P. &HoD, Hospital Administration, SGPGIMS, followed by address from stalwarts from both the fields namely, Sri PiyushAnand, I.P.S., ADGP- GRP, Govt. of U. P., the Special Guest of the session, Guest of Honor, Dr. R. K. Dhiman, Director, SGPGIMS & the Chief Guest of the program, Sri MukulGoel, I.P.S., DGP, Govt. of U. P. The scientific session included deliberations on the Statutory Obligations & Role of SOTTO: Tour D'Horizonby Dr. R. Harsvardhan, Nodal Officer, SOTTO - U. P. &HoD, Hospital Administration, SGPGIMS, wherein the work being done by SOTTO - U. P. & the road ahead were deliberated upon, followed by a talk on Organ Donation: Gift of Life by Dr. R. K. Dhiman, Director, SGPGIMS wherein he elucidated upon the organ failure & it's causes, organ transplantation & the basics of organ & tissue donation. . Dr. Narayan Prasad, HoD, Nehrology, SGPGIMS reflected on the Current Status of Deceased Organ Harvesting in India thereby emphasizing the gap in deaths occurring in India & the conversion of the deceased into potential donors & also endeavored to explain the concepts of Brain Stem Death, Circulatory Death & subsequent Organ Harvesting coupled with a case based approach towards explaining the role of police in organ donation coordination. The Legal Aspects of Organ & Tissue Donation were deconstructed by Dr. ArunanshuBehera, HoD, General Surgery, PGIMER, Chandigarh wherein the Roles & Responsibilities of Police as provisioned in Transplantation of Human Organ & Tissues Act & Rules as well as the management of Medicolegal Cases & creation of a Green Corridor were explicitly elaborated upon.

    The concluding remarks & vote of thanks were delivered by Dr. R. Harsvardhan, Nodal Officer, SOTTO - U. P. &HoD, Hospital Administration, SGPGIMS. The awareness session aimed to increase the knowledge of the police personnel about their role in organ donation so as to augment the deceased organ donation rate in the State of Uttar Pradesh. The awareness session was organized under the stewardship of Prof. R. K. Dhiman, Director, SGPGIMS who has extended his guidance & support for the conduction of the session & has been forthright in spreading awareness about organ & tissue donation.

    The department of Anaesthesiology, SGPGIMS, Lucknow organized the FCCS Provider & Instructor Course - 7th Edition on 23 - 24 April 2022 (Saturday / Sunday) of Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), USA Approved Course at Prof Soma Kaushik Auditorium, A -block, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, UP, India.

    The course was led by FCCS Consultant: Prof. Kundan Mittal who taught initial management of any unstable/ sick patient in ICU.

    FCCS Course Director Dr. Simant Kumar Jha, taught the management of acute respiratory failure.

    Prof. Sandeep Sahu, taught Airway and breathing management.

    The inauguration of Course was done on 23rd April at 11 am by Director Prof R K Dhiman, Dean Prof.Aneesh Srivastava and Prof. SP Ambesh, HOD, Anaesthesiology, SGPGIMS, at Prof Soma Kaushik Auditorium, SGPGIMS. Around 60 doctors from all over India and 15 faculty of course was present.

    The FCCS Curriculum is intended to introduce principles important in the initial care of critically ill/injured by healthcare providers in first 24 hrs presentation in hospital by early stabilization and till definitive cause of problem identified and establish.

    In today's pandemic time of COVID era this course is more important that cover the knowledge and skill to initial ICU management of critical ill or severe ill patients.

    Other Topics Covered; Electrolytes & Metabolic Disturbances, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Airway Management, Critical Care in Pregnancy, Cardiopulmonary/Cerebral Resuscitation, Diagnosis & Management of Shock, Diagnosis & Management of Acute Respiratory Failure, Life Threatening Infections, Basic Neurological support, Mechanical Ventilation, Special Considerations, General Paediatric Versus Adult Patient, Monitoring Blood Flow, Oxygenation, Acid & Base Status, Ethical Considerations During Acute Care, Trauma & Burn Management, Mechanical Ventilation (Basic & Advanced),Electrolytes & Metabolic Disturbances, Skill Stations: Airway Management, CPR, Trauma

    The department of Nephrology is organizing a two days 8thAdvance Course In Renal Nutrition And Metabolism, a scientific activity of "Society Of Renal Nutrition And Metabolism, on 22nd and 23rd April 2022 at Renaissance Hotel , Lucknow. The course is being attended nephrologists, physicians and dieticians. There are more than 800 delegates from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, England and USA.with 200 delegates being present in person. The course is dedicated to prevention of malnutrition in CKD. The 1st day of the course deliberated on what we need to knowChronic kidney disease, preserving residual renal function and hospital acquired malnutrition, assessment of nutritional status in patients with chronic kidney disease and prevent progression of diabetic kidney disease. The focus was on how to retard progression of kidney disease. The ACRNM 2022 was inaugurated by director SGPGIMS Prof RK Dhiman, . Official journal of society "Journal of renal nutrition and metabolism was released by the chief guest.and the Society of renal nutrition and metaboilsm' prayer was release and recired by Prof Anita Saxena.

    Liver donor, Mrs. Karimun, who gave a life (liver) to her sister, Ms. Sahiba, expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the all the doctors, transplant coordinator and all the staff involved with her surgery. She mentioned that she is leading a healthy life and is able to do all the daily routine activities without any difficulties. Mrs. Karimun mentioned that she is feeling much healthier than she was before surgery.

    In order to create awareness about Healthy liver and to sensitize the patients about liver diseases, State Organ & Tissue Transplant Organization, Uttar Pradesh & the Department of Hospital Administration, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, in collaboration with Departments of Hepatology, Gastroenterology & Surgical Gastroenterology, under the guidance of Professor R.K. Dhiman, Director, SGPGIMS, had successfully organized an Awareness session onthe occasion of World Liver Day i.e. 19thApril, 2022 at Gastroenterology OPD, 4thFloor, New OPD Block, SGPGIMS.

    The program commenced with the Inaugural Session, wherein the Opening Remarks was provided by Dr. R. Harsvardhan, Nodal Officer, SOTTO - U. P. & HoD,Hospital Administration, SGPGIMS, followed by a welcome Note by Dr. Amit Goel,Additional Professor, Gastroenterology.

    The scientific session began with a talk by Dr. U.C.Ghoshal, HoD, Gastroenterology, on the topic 'Hepatitis: All that you need to know'. Dr. Ghoshal discussed Hepatitis & the importance of vaccination in preventing Hepatitis.

    The program was taken forward by a deliberation by Dr. Anita Saxena, Professor, Nephrology on Role & Importance of Diet in Prevention of Liver Diseases. Dr. Anita emphasized on the role of healthy diet & ways to prevent diseases by following right diet.

    Prof. Gaurav Aggarwal, CMS, SGPGIMS enlightened the gathering regarding Facilitiesfor the Patients with Liver Disease available in SGPGIMS. Dr. Gaurav elaborated about the world class facilities available in our institute.

    The said program was followed by the deliberation of Prof. R. K. Dhiman, upon the Role of Diet, Exercise & Alcohol vis-a-vis Liver Diseases. Director sir, discussed the significance of following healthy lifestyle & motivated the gathering to brisk walk for at least 40 minutes or cycling for 30 minutes daily. He stressed the need to maintain a healthy life style because life is not sustainable with a damaged liver.

    The program was then taken forward by the talk of Dr. R. Harsvardhan, Nodal Officer, SOTTO - U. P. & HoD, Hospital Administration, SGPGIMS, who canvased the Patient Welfare Schemes in Hospitals including AB-PMJAY,RAN and many more. Dr. Harsvardhan enlightened the gathering about how to avail benefits under such schemes and discussed the eligibility for the same.

    Prof. Rajan Saxena, HoD, Surgical Gastroenterology & CHBDT, SGPGIMS discussed about Liver Transplant: Myths & Facts. Dr. Rajan, discussed the liver transplantation being done in SGPGIMS and expressed the importance of liver donation, being a liver recipient himself.

    The Awareness session was followed by Felicitation of the Liver Donor, Mrs.Karimun, by Prof. R. K.Dhiman and all the other dignitaries.

    Liver donor, Mrs. Karimun, who gave a life (liver) to her sister, Ms. Sahiba, expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the all the doctors, transplant coordinator and all the staff involved with her surgery. She mentioned that she is leading a healthy life and is able to do all the daily routine activities without any difficulties. Mrs. Karimun mentioned that she is feeling much healthier than she was before surgery.

    The Department of Cardiology at Sanjay Gandhi PGIMS added another feather in its cap of achievements by performing the first case of Rotablation using the ROTAPRO system by the radial route last week.

    Rotablation is a highly specialized technique of treating cases of coronary artery disease which have extensive calcium deposition in the arteries of the heart. It involves insertion of a small rotating drill like catheter inside the heart vessels under fluoroscopic guidance. The catheter then cuts the calcium, thus facilitating easy insertion and adequate expansion of coronary stents.

    The procedure was performed on a middle aged female with diabetes and hypertension who had chest pain for last 6 months. Her coronary angiography revealed dense calcium deposits in the major artery of the heart (the left anterior descending artery ie the LAD).

    Prof Aditya Kapoor, Head of Department of Cardiology, elaborating the procedure said that in such cases, the plaque in the artery become extremely rigid and hard and a simple angioplasty balloon cannot completely open the artery. Hence it was decided to use rotablation to optimally manage this case using the rotational burr that generally rotates up to speeds of 250,000 revolutions per minute (rpm, typically 140,000-165,000 rpm are used).

    Prof Satyendra Tewari said that the ROTAPRO system which has all in-built controls now directly in the operator?s hands on a digital console (as opposed to older systems which had foot operated control panels), makes the procedure more user friendly.

    Dr Roopali Khanna, Addl Prof, mentioned that since calcified coronary arteries represent a technical challenge for conventional angioplasty, advent of ROTAPRO means that this technology can be extended to a wider spectrum of patients, hence offering them the benefit of this technology.

    Dr Ankit Sahu, Asst Prof, who was part of the interventional team that performed the procedure, also opined that doing such procedures by the hand (radial route) helped in earlier mobilization of patients and is likely to reduce vascular complications.

    In this case, the patient was discharged 1 day after the successful procedure. Director, SGPGI, Professor R K Dhiman congratulated the team for the outstanding work.

    The Department of Neurology, SGPGI organised an awareness programme on "World Parkinson's Day" on 11th April at Lecture Theatre 1 to create awareness about the disease.

    World Parkinson Day is celebrated all over the world to mark the birth anniversary of Dr James Parkinson who gave the first description of this disease. Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the central nervous system which is caused by the loss of nerve cellsin the brain which causes dopamine level to drop leading to the symptoms of Parkinson's. Parkinson's disease often starts with a tremor in hands and legs and gradually progresses to slow body movement and stiffness in limbs and loss of balance. About 0.1% population of India suffer from Parkinson disease.

    Genetic and environmental factors, pollution, exposure to insecticides may be responsible for this condition. In majority of cases, when its reasons are not known, it is called Idiopathic Parkinson disease.

    To disseminate information about the disease, the awareness program was organized in hybrid mode. The inaugural session started with invocation to Goddess Saraswati followed by welcome address by Professor Sunil Pradhan, Head, department of Neurology. Dr Pradhan threw light on the medical literature available in our ancient veda on Parkinson's disease. He said that Charak Samhita and Atreyan Samhita have mention of the symptoms, reasons and treatment of Parkinson's disease which was described by Dr. Parkinson years later in 1817.CMS, SGPGI, Professor Gaurav Agarwal emphasizedthe need to have more such awareness programmes in the future. Guest of Honour, Dr. Navneet Kumar, former Principal, Kannauj Medical College and GSVM, Kanpur addressed the gathering. Speaking on the occasion, he said, that Parkinson's disease is an ancient disease and some ancient herbs to treat the disease have some contents which are similar to modern medicines.

    Speaking on the occasion, Director SGPGI, and Chief Guest of the programme Professor R K Dhiman congratulated the department for organizing the awareness program and emphasized the need to have such programs more often.

    This was followed by price distribution to the winners of Parkinson day contest in which patients with the disease participated in various activities and were given 1st, 2nd, 3rd and consolation prizes. All the guests participated in signing on the Parkinson's wall made with posters with motivational messages for people suffering from Parkinson's disease.

    The second half of the programme was devoted to lectures on every aspect of Parkinson's disease. Elaborating the extent of problem in India, Prof. Sunil Pradhan said that around ten lakh people from India are suffering from Parkinson's.

    Causes of Parkinson's disease were explained by Dr Navneet Kumar. Family history, environmental factors, no physical activity may be reasons for this disease.

    Dr. Sanjeev Jha, Professor, Department of Neurology, shared his personal experiences dealing with patients with Parkinson's. "Positivity and endurance arethe keyword to overcome any issue or ailment," he said. A doctor should have empathy towards such patients and should share their grief.

    Prof & Head, Department of Neurosurgery, Professor Rajkumar spoke on role of Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson's disease. He said that when the side effects of the medicines appear and when the effectiveness of the medicines decrease, then comes the role of surgery.

    Dr. Ruchika Tandon, Department of Neurology along with the resident doctors demonstrated exercises which would be helpful in decreasing stress and reducing the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. She also had a music video for motivating people suffering from the disease.

    Professor V K Paliwal proposed the vote of thanks. The programme ended with high tea.

    Cardiologist in SGPGI has performed pacemaker implantation in a severely obese patient weighing 150Kg . The procedure was performed in a 61-year-old male who had complete heart block. Patient is a resident of Lucknow and presented to SGPGI emergency 5 days back with complaint of breathlessness. On evaluation he was found to have low pulse rate and was advised pacemaker implantation. Looking at his weight, patient was high risk for the procedure. Dr Roopali Khanna, Additional Professor in the Department of Cardiology in SGPGI, told that there are several challenges in performing the procedure in obese patients. Due to obesity and fat tissue, it becomes difficult to puncture the vein in the neck through which pacemaker leads need to be inserted. Normally 5cm length needle is used to puncture but due to his weight and big body built, a special larger needle was used to puncture the vein.Occasionally, localization of vein by ultrasound can also be helpful. These techniques can help to tackle the problems faced for these type of patients, Dr Satyendra Tewari informed. Dr Aditya Kapoor, Head, Department of Cardiology told that very few cases of pacemaker implantation in morbid obese are reported worldwide.After successful procedure, the patient is also able to walk and has been discharged from the hospital within 2 days.

    Department of Microbiology, SGPGI ,GADVASU ( Guru Angad Dev veterinary and Animal Sciences University Ludhiana, indian Viroligy Society and American society for Microbiology jointly organised a online CME on Covid I9 on 26th March.

    Speakers from USA, France and India discussed on various issues related to corona virus variants, it's effect on patient symptoms, how it effects diagnosis, upcoming vaccine, lesson learnt from previous waves and possibility of fourth wave were also discussed.A pannel discussion on Covid 19:A sucess story was also organised. Director SGPGI Prof RK Dhiman inaugurated the event ,CMS Dr Gaurav Agarwal, organizing Secretary and HOD Microbiology Dr Ujjala Ghoshal Faculty Incharge Research Prof UC Ghoshal were present. Secretary Indian virology society Dr shailendra saxena, Organizing secretary and Dean GADVASU Dr. Yashpal Malik were present online.

    More than 1000 participants from different parts of the world including USA Russia , WestIndes and various parts of India actively participated

    Births and Deaths are the two most important vital events that define life of an individual and the right to be counted at both ends of the life spectrum is equally essential for social inclusion. Not only do they describe the legal existence of an individual, registration of these events is a source of basic vital data of the population to which they belong.

    Civil Registration is a driver for accessing fundamental rights. It was in 1969 that a Central Act known as the Registration of Births and Deaths (RBD) Act, 1969 was enacted to overcome the then prevalent diverse legal provisions for registration of births and deaths in the country. The Act unified the system of registration throughout the country and made registration of births and deaths compulsory. It also defined the procedures, machinery, principles, personnel and penalties connected with the enforcement of the Act.

    To ensure that the registration of Births and Deaths is carried out in the country as per the RBD Act, it should be necessary that persons engaged with the registration work are fully conversant with the provisions in the Act and the Rules made there under from time to time. It is the responsibility of the officer in charge or any person authorised by her/him to report the births and deaths that occur in hospitals, nursing homes, health centres etc. to the Registrar of Births and Deaths of the concerned area. Health care workers who have attended or were present at the time of birth or death are duty bound to notify the concerned Registrar about the occurrence of the event.

    Department of Hospital Administration, SGPGIMS, under the aegis of Dr. R. Harsvardhan, Registrar, Birth & Death & Department Head, also an expert in the legal field has organised a State Level Seminar on Registration of Birth & Death Act: Principles & Practices, on 26th March, 2022, Saturday in H. G. Khurana Auditorium, New Library Auditorium Complex, SGPGIMS.

    The sessions of this one-day seminar were modelled after those of legal provisions for Registration of Births and Deaths in the country. The main objective of the said program was to augment the knowledge & practical application of RBD Act for all Faculties/Doctors, Residents, Staff Nurse & Staff/Stakeholders of Birth & Death Registration who are dealing with such official obligations under Registration of Births & Death Act on daily basis.

    Dr. R. Harsvardhan, HoD, Hospital Administration, SGPGIMS provided a welcome message and a summary of the programme, and deliberated upon the legal dimensions of the act.

    Dr. Gaurav Agarwal, CMS, Hospital Administration, SGPGIMS, explained the importance of death certification & vital events record. He also briefed the audience regarding maintaining records of all the life events.

    Ms. Sheetal Verma, I.A.S., Director & Joint Registrar General Civil Registration System in her opening session talked about the Electronic Medical Records: The Way Forward. She apprised the audience with her administrative expertise about the usage of latest technology in expediting the government processes through eMR

    Prof. R. K. Dhiman, Director, SGPGIMS, addressed the gathering & explained about Medical Records: Clinician's Perspective & enlightened the assemblage for perpetuating the need of medical records.

    Following that, there was a lamp-lighting ceremony by Prof. R. K. Dhiman, Ms. Sheetal Verma, Dr. Gaurav Agarwal & Dr. R. Harsvardhan.

    The scientific session initiated by addressal of Ms. Sheetal Verma deliberating on, The Registration of Birth & Death Act: 1969 and Uttar Pradesh Birth Death Registration Rules- 2002 & about the Roles & Responsibilities of Civil Registration Functionaries. The program was carried forward by Dr. Gaurav Pandey, Assistant Director, CRS, D.C.O., U.P who explained regarding the Procedure for Filling Up Various CRS Forms: An Eagle's Eye. The program progressed with the talk of Mr. Anupam Singh Somvanshi, Deputy Director, IT, D.C.O., U. P. who gave an Introduction to CRS portal : An Overview. Dr. Akanksha Patel, State Consultant, UNICEF, U.P. introduced about Medical Certification of Causes of Death (MCCD) and gave her expert advice on the necessity of certification. Dr. Sharvari Mhapankar, Liaison Office, Tata Memorial Centre (CCE), further explained by showing Case Studies on Error in MCCD.

    The State Level seminar was organized by the PG students of the Deptt. of Hospital Administration, SGPGIMS under the guardianship of Dr. R. Harsvardhan, by putting forth their best efforts to make this a memorable and significant occasion. Prof. R. K. Dhiman, Director, SGPGIMS & Prof. Gaurav Agarwal, CMS, SGPGIMS were forthright in their guidance & support.

    Department of Neurosurgery, SGPGIMS Lucknow successfully organized Head Injury awareness day at Apex Trauma Centre (ATC), Lucknow on 23rd march, 2022. The program was chaired by Prof. R K Dhiman, Director, SGPGIMS, Prof. Raj Kumar Chief of ATC, and HOD Department of neurosurgery, SGPGIMS. The theme of the program was "more than my brain injury", based on the theme of world brain injury awareness month, a Brain injury association of America (BIAA) initiative. More than 100 school children from Kendriya Vidyalaya activelyparticipated this program.

    Prof R K Dhiman briefed about the possible sequelae of the spectrum of brain injuries with the importance for proper timely management. He expressed the need for community participation in addition to the health care facility for timely treatment, and rehabilitation of brain injury patients. Prof. Raj Kumar taught the school children about the importance of road safety measures and expressed his concerns about the ever-expanding number of brain injury patients, with India leading in the number of brain injury patients accounting for up to 20% of all brain injury patients of the world. Even the head injury rates have been alarmingly increasing in the city with about ` 30% increase in head injury related deaths over 3 years. He gave a clear message that prevention is the only cure for this brain injury "epidemic". He also emphasized along with the necessity of inclusion of road safety measures and sports injury prevention measures in the school curriculum.

    In addition, prof Aneesh Srivastava, Dean SGPGIMS, prof Gaurav Agarwal CMS, SGPGIMS also interacted withthe school children to instil awareness and concern regarding head injury among the young audience. School children from different age groups enthusiastically participated in the speech competition on the brain injury awareness theme "more than my brain injury" and were distributed prizes for the same by the chief guests. The apex trauma centre (ATC) where the program was conducted is steadily evolving as a state-of-the-art centre of Uttar Pradesh in a step wise manner. It is equipped with advanced 24 X 7 emergency care facility, ICUs/HDUs

    A 'CME cum TB Adoption & Nutrition Program for Children was organized at SGPGIMS to commemorate World TB Day. Under the guidance of Director RK Dhiman, the program was organized by Dr. Richa Mishra Additional Professor in Microbiology, Dr. AlokNath, HOD Pulmonary Medicine, &Dr.Prerna Kapoor, Physician.

    The program comprised of an Inaugural Session followed by adoption of children and scientific sessions. The main objective of the event was to create awareness about the disease and adopt children affected with TB.

    Padamshri Dr. DigambarBehra, former Dean & Head of Pulmonary Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh was the Guest of Honor and delivered a talk on Multi-drug resistant Tuberculosis. Director R.K.Dhiman stressed on the importance of eliminating TB by 2025 and appreciated as well as wholeheartedly supported the initiative of adopting children diagnosed with TB. Chief Medical Superintendent, Dr. Gaurav Agarwal also discussed the importance of TB in the context of COVID.BC Roy awardee Dr. Rajendra Prasad discussed a few interesting cases of drug resistant TB. Prof. Surya Kant, HOD, Respiratory Medicine at KGMU highlighted the challenges faced in ending TB by 2025. State TB Officer, Dr.Santosh Gupta discussed the importance of the contribution of the government and the support provided by the National Tuberculosis Elimination Program.

    Members of the SGPGI family who came forward to adopt children were Prof.Amita Agarwal, Prof. Shubha Phadke, Prof. PunitaLal, Prof. PritiDabadghao, Prof. Vinita Agarwal, Mr.Sanjay Jain, Ms. Bhawna Arya, Ms. DeepaKhaitan, Dr. Moinak Sen Sharma. They will monitor the treatment of these children as well as provide them with nutritional support.

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    The Department of Hepatology was established on the 16th of February, 2021, the first such department to be functional in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Over the past year, the department has been made fully functional with active out-patient services and in-patient services along with a fully functional Liver Intensive Care Unit and commencement of liver transplantation services. As the department completes its 1st year since inception, it celebrated its 1st foundation Day on the 16th of February 2022. The celebration was marked by an online webinar focussing Alcohol Related Hepatitis which is one of the key challenges in liver disease both in India and globally. The webinar was graced by eminent globally renowned speakers from USA as well as national stalwarts in liver disease. The department endeavours in the coming years to deliver state of the art services for all patients with liver disease and cater to the population of Uttar Pradesh as well as adjoining states.

    SGPGIMS discharged its liver transplant recipient on 11th March 2022.This successful attempt was the first since the last attempt in January 2019, and after the establishment of the first Department of Hepatology in the State of UP in February 2021.

    The recipient, an 18 years old girl from Gorakhpur suffering from Autoimmune Liver Disease, received the left lobe of liver from her elder sister aged 26 years - a healthy mother of 4 children.

    The transplant was performed jointly by a team of SGPGIMS and the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), New Delhi on February 12, 2022. SGPGIMS Lucknow and ILBS New Delhi had signed a collaborative MOU in 2021.

    The team from SGPGIMS consisted of Hepatologists Prof. RK Dhiman, Dr. Akash Roy and Dr.. Surender Singh. The SGPGIMS surgical team included Prof. Rajan Saxena, Prof. RK Singh, Dr. Supriya Sharma, Dr. Rahul and Dr. Ashish Singh, besides 9 senior residents. The Anesthesiology and critical care team included Prof. Devendra Gupta, Dr. Divya Srivastava, Dr. Rafat Shamim, Dr. Tapas Singh, and 8 Senior Residents. The Radiology Team included Dr. Rajnikant and his team of senior residents. Pathology support was provided by Dr. Neha Nigam and Microbiology support was provided by Prof. RSK Marak, Dr. Richa Mishra and Dr. Chinmoy Sahu.

    The ILBS team, led by Prof. V Pamecha, included 6 members.

    The operative procedure lasted about 15 hours.

    The donor was discharged on postoperative day 10 after an uneventful course. The discharge was delayed by 4 days due to social reasons. The recipient is being discharged today in a fully independent state.

    The success of this transplant is largely due to the un-inhibited administrative support provided this time by the Director, Prof. RK Dhiman, and the finance and material management Departments, which was responsible for speeding up procurement of equipment in a very short time.

    SGPGIMS shall now be offering Liver Transplantation Services on a routine basis. The total cost of the procedure, both the Donor and the Recipient, was less than Rs. 15.0 lacs - all supported by the different Governmental Schemes.

    Professor Gaurav Agarwal and well supported by Medical Superintendent Dr V K Paliwal.

    A memorandum of understanding was signed by the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow today. Director, SGPGI, Professor R K Dhiman and Director, IIM, Professor ArchanaShukla signed the MoU in presence of all the members of coordination committee from both institutions at a simple ceremony held at SGPGIMS this evening.

    Welcoming everyone to the MoU signing, Prof. Gaurav Agarwal, Chief medical Superintendent, SGPGIMS told about the background and the need of having the MOU. Prof. Arunabha Mukhopadhyay, Dean (Programs) IIML gave a brief account of the IIML perspective of collaboration with SGPGIMS. Speaking on the occasion, Director, SGPGI Prof. R K Dhiman said that efficient management and good administration is the fundamental need of any institution, particularly for those which are dealing with public. SGPGI looks forward to improve its healthcare management with the expertise of IIM. Prof. Archana Shukla, Director IIML said that officers in all spheres public service need to equip themselves with management skills. She said that IIML will help SGPGI collaborative short term course in management for doctors of all levels of seniority. Directors of both the institutes expressed confidence in each other's competencies in drawing an effective, useful collaboration of mutual benefit, and for the benefit of the society.

    Both the premier Institute in their specific field will work together to collaborate in research and development in the field of mutual interest. It will enhance the ways of using information technology in healthcare management, using telemedicine applications in public health care management for remote locations and taking operations management issues.

    The IIML students and researchers of management and business administration will also be exposed to the healthcare systems at SGPGI, and would benefit from the telemedicine expertise of SGPGI.SGPGI will draw on the expertise of IIML in terms of general and hospital administration, material and inventory management, financial management, record keeping, EMR to advise SGPGI towards making SGPGI systems more efficient and patient friendly.

    This MOU shall remain in force for a period of 10 years from the effective date.

    On the occasion of "The World hearing day" the neuro-otology unit of SGPGIMS, Lucknow organized a public awareness programme, named as the "3rd SUNO SUNAO" on 3rd march,2022. The theme for this year was "To hear for life, listen with care". The event was presided by the Director of SGPGIMS, Prof R K Dhiman. Prof Dhiman stressed on need for prevention of hearing loss and early diagnosis and management of hearing loss .He appreciated the Cochlear Implant program being run in institute and pledged all the support for taking it ahead. The CMS of SGPGIMS, Prof. Gaurav Agarwal addressed the gathering and stressed the need for hearing loss detection and rehabilitation and need for making the hospital campus less noisy with awareness between patient and health care workers. Prof. Awadhesh Kumar Jaiswal, acting Head of Neurosurgery department addressed the gathering and explained about the amount of work done by the Neuro-otology unit and book launched by Department on Adult hearing loss. The event also conducted a "Video award session" on awareness about hearing loss, which was participated by school children, and specially abled children who underwent hearing rehabilitation with Cochlear Implant.

    Senior faculties of various departments of SGPGIMSalso participated in the awareness programme and shared their unique clinical insight and experience regarding hearing loss in their field of expertise. Dr. Kirti M Naranje from department of Neonatology, Dr Alok Nath from department of Pulmonary Medicine, Prof. Narayan Prasad from the department of Nephrology, General Physician Dr Prerna Kapoor, Paediatrician Dr P Bhattacharya, Prof. Banani Poddar from the department of critical care medicine, Prof.Preeti Dabadghao from the department of Endocrinologywere among the senior doctors who participated in the event and stressed the importance of hearing preservation and awareness regarding hearing loss. The awareness programme was attended by more than 70 people in the offline mode and more than 50 people via the online mode.

    A special patient information booklet for Adult and Elderly patients explaining the hearing loss, preventable steps and curative aspects was released in Hindi.

    The Neuro-otology unit , headed by Dr Amit Keshri has a team of dedicated senior-residents, audiology & speech therapy professionals and operation theatre staff for compressive management of hearing loss. The Unit runs the success full cochlear implant programme, though which more than 400 cochlear implants have been done till date. The unit provides care for all types of hearing loss seen in all age groups paediatric as well as adults.

    World Encephalitis Day 2022, was celebrated in SGPGIMS on 22th February with various awareness programs. The Programs was organized by Department of Hospital Administration in association with College of Nursing lead by Community Health Officer Trainees (CCHN).

    The IEC activity was coordinated by Dr Rajesh Harsvardhan, Head, Department of Hospital Administration, Mrs Shabana Khatoon, Prinicpal College of Nursing and executed by Dr K D Singh, SR Hospital Administration, Dhikhil, Quality Nurse Coordinator and Mr Auchitya Sharma, Teaching Staff College of Nursing.

    The myriad of activities conducted were inaugurated by Dr Vineeta Mani, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, SGPGIMS. In her oration, she reiterated the warning signals of Encephalitis, especially Japanese Encephalitis and how Community Health officers can suspect the possibility of disease, so that they can refer such patients to higher centres for immediate and prompt treatment. This will reduce the death rate due to Japanese Encephalitis in the state of Uttar Pradesh. She was instrumental in explaining how a patient can seek help if possible encephalitis is presented in the family or friends. She also requested everyone to spread awareness about encephalitis as most of the people in Uttar Pradesh are still unaware of the disease and its treatment.

    Subsequently, Mrs Ritija Singh, Ex CNO of Post Graduate Institute of Child Health, Noida & Sister In-charge, Neurology Department explained about various nursing modalities used in the care of encephalitis patient. She also explained about what to anticipate and how to prevent the complications in both children and adults with Encephalitis Attack.

    Next, Mrs Shabana Khatoon, Principal, College of Nursing, SGPGIMS addressed audience and shared what nurses can do to spread awareness regarding Encephalitis in general public. A health educational video prepared by Community Health Officer trainees were also released by her.

    Following this, Mr Yadidiya, Assistant Professor, Specialist in Community Nursing gave glimpse of various challenges faced by common people and how CHO and Nursing Students can help to come out of these challenges.

    Dr K D Singh, Senior Resident Department of Hospital Administration explained about Encephalitis variations in the state of Uttar Pradesh and how community preparedness can reduce the disease burden & mortality in the state by the efficient intervention of Community Health Officers.

    Dr Amarjeet Mitra, Junior Resident, Department of Hospital Administration, conducted a question and answer session for the students and public regarding the Encephalitis. This session helped to solve many myths about the disease.

    The display of IEC materials like banners and ply cards for the public was carried out in front of PMSSY building. The students of B.Sc Nursing and CHO Trainees interacted with the public and cleared all their concerns. This was conducted under the supervision of Mr Vinod Gupta & Mrs Bhumika Singh, Teaching Staff College of Nursing SGPGIMS.

    A BrainWalk was organized to spread the awareness regarding encephalitis from the PMSSY Building to College of Nursing through New OPD Building and New Emergency & Nephrology Building was carried out with slogans about Encephalitis. The entire students of Bsc Nursing, CHO Trainees, PG-HA, Teaching and Non Teaching Staffs participated in this event. This was witnessed by the bystanders waiting for OPD in these areas. The comments from public were very encouraging.

    The program ended with vote of thanks by Dhikhil C D, Quality Nurse Coordinator & Trainer for CHO students, Department of Hospital Administration, SGPGIMS.

    World Cancer Day was celebrated by Department of Hospital Administration in association with College of Nursing on 4th February 2022, with myriad of awareness activities organized and executed with the active involvement of CCHN trainees(Community Health Officer) in Community Health Centre, Mohanlalganj, Lucknow and Outside of NLC building (Covid Vaccination area), SGPGIMS.

    The program was organized by Dr R Harsvardhan, HoD Hospital Administration, Mrs Shabana Khatoon, Principal, College of Nursing, Mr Vinod Kumar Gupta, Teaching staff & Mr Dhikhil C D, Quality Nurse Coordinator, DoHA, Deptt. Hospital Administration.

    In morning session at Community Health Center(CHC), Mohanlalganj, Lucknow the awareness program was Inaugurated by Dr Jyothi, Medical Superintendent, CHC Mohanlalganj. She elaborated up on the facilities and options government provides for prevention of cancer to general public and how general public can wisely utilize the same for prevention and treatment of cancer. Subsequently the program had Oration on common cancer among male persons and its preventive strategies by Mr Anuj Kumar Mishra ,CHO trainee. This was followed by oration on Common cancer in females how to prevent it by Neelam Chaurasiya, CHO Trainee. Later the awareness program had Role play/Drama on Importance of Prevention, Early diagnosis and treatment of Lung Cancer written and directed by CHO trainees. The drama was enjoyed by general public and they interacted with team clearing their concerns and doubts.

    In the evening session at SGPGIMS, the awareness program was carried out at outside of NLC Building where Covid Vaccination drive is going on. The program was inaugurated by Dr KD Singh, Deptt. of Hospital Administration, SGPGIMS and he gave extensive oration on World cancer Day Theme 2022 "World Cancer Day:Closing the care gap". Following that display of Play Cards on cancer prevention was carried out for spreading awareness on cancer prevention targeting public who were waiting for jabs. In addition to this Organ Donation Awareness by SOTTO team, Deptt Hospital Administration also spread awareness which was a cherry on cake.

    Communication plays a very important role in our day to day life in putting the information across. Effective communication ensures mutual understanding among us which minimizes chance of misunderstanding. In a professional surrounding, the better we communicate, the more credibility we have with our colleagues, juniors and seniors. Clarity & brevity of communication and active listening are the traits which can be learnt through practice.

    The need to inculcate good communication skills in our staff was strongly felt to minimize friction with patients and their attendants which occur due to poor communication and lack of coordination.

    A workshop on "Communication Skills" was organized by the department of Public Relations on 14th February at Dr. Hargobind Khurana Auditorium, Lecture Theatre which was attended by Receptionists, Junior Reception Officers, Public Relations Officers, Medical Social Workers, Nursing Staff and Data Entry Operators of Reception and Registration Desk.

    Speaking on the occasion, Professor R K Dhiman, Director, SGPGI, underlined the importance of communication skills in any hospital in order to understand patient's perspective and their emotions and in this way extending all possible help to them. Losing temper can cause physical and mental stress to the staff also as nobody wants unpleasantness. As we all have to work for longer time in hospital, it is all the more important to stay physically, mentally and emotionally fit. He added that showing compassion is vital in communication as compassion can help in making the environment congenial.

    Medical Superintendant, Professor V K Paliwal expressed his views on "Listening Skills". He very effectively explained the need to listen actively. Differentiating between hearing and listening he said that ability to receive information, interpret and generate the appropriate response is listening. Communication skills include active listening where one has to be present, patient and positive while listening to the patient. "Empathizing with the patient is also an important part of active listening" he said.

    "How important is the effective communication in hospital" was elaborated by Mrs. Kusum Yadav, Public Relations Officer. She explained the 7 Cs of effective communication i.e. Clear, Concise, Concrete, Correct, Coherent, Complete and Courteous.

    Explaining further she said, "Effective Communication Skills in Healthcare prepare us to know the social determinants of the patients and their attendants and thus creating synergy by coordinating with different departments. Proper coordination with every related department will minimize their problems." People differ in their needs for communication. Some want to be listened to. On the other hand, others want explanations for everything they are going through. Healthcare professionals must listen and communicate accordingly. She explained the importance of verbal and non verbal communication in an interesting manner citing various examples. The workshop was attended by around 75 staff of the institute.

    Conventional open thyroid surgery leaves a scar in the neck which is considered undesirable by young women, girls & boys. Robotic surgery provides aesthetic and cosmetic surgery & does not leave a scar in the neck; instead it leaves scar near the arm pit which is hidden within the clothes. Trans oral method involves approaching &removing the gland through the mouth; hence there is no scar in the body. It is a scar-less surgery. This operation was performed in SGPGI by Prof Amit Agarwal, Head of Department of Endocrine Surgery & In-charge SGPGI Robotic Surgery program on a 35- year- old patient who did not want a scar in the neck. The surgical team consisted of Dr. Amit Agarwal, Dr. S. Dabbas, Dr. Vikram, Dr. Yuvraj Devgan. The anesthesia team was led by Dr. Dr. Sujeet Kumar, Additional Professor, Anaesthesia, along with Dr. Kapil, Dr. Sanchit and Dr. Abhishek.

    To the best of our knowledge this procedure has been performed for the very first time in our country.

    Director, Dr. R.K. Dhiman who has been very supportive of the Robotic Program in SGPGI congratulated the team of Doctors for this achievement.

    Chief Secretary Shri Durga Shankar Mishra visited SGPGI on Wednesday, 12th January 2021. Speaking on the occasion, he said he has seen the Institute being constructed in front of him and was proud of presiding over it. He said all the medical colleges of the state consult SGPGI doctors for any kind of serious disease. He said SGPGI doctors get several opportunities to serve other institutes but they remain committed to their state. He said the state government would always support SGPGI. He also interacted with the heads of the departments. Also present on the occasion were Principal Secretary, Health, Shri Alok Kumar and SGPGI director Prof. RK Dhiman..

    Cardiologist in SGPGI has performed balloon dilatation of heart valve through neck veins which is a rare procedure. The procedure was performed in a 25-year-old lady who had marked narrowing of left heart valve. This procedure is commonly done through leg veins. Procedure through the leg vein was not possible in this patient due to abnormal leg veins and hence she needed an open-heart surgery.

    Dr Roopali Khanna, Additional Professor in the Department of Cardiology in SGPGI, accepted the challenge and admitted the patients. Dr RoopaliKhanna along with her anesthetic colleague Dr AmitRastogi, took a daring decision to perform this procedure through the neck veins which need an exceptional experience and expertise. Till date, only a few cases have been done in the world through the neck veins. Her team successfully resolved the mitral valve narrowing with balloon dilatation and avoided a high risk and costly surgery for a young lady. After successful procedure, the patient is also to walk and is about to discharge from the hospital within 1 day.

    The newly constructed Emergency Medicine and Renal Transplant Centre, SGPGI was dedicated to the people of state today by the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. The centre houses a host of advanced facilities under one roof.

    The inauguration ceremony took place in the CV Raman auditorium of Lecture theatre, SGPGI. After the lamp lighting ceremony, Prof. R K Dhiman, Director, SGPGI, presented a detailed report of the facilities of the centre. The kidney transplant present center will enhance the capacity of the dialysis twice to 110 dialysis stations from the existing 55 stations, clinical beds from 62 to 97, critical care Nephrology from 8 to 11 beds, and there will be two operation theaters dedicated for Intervention Nephrology to cater to estimated 50,000/- patients of end stage kidney disease requiring dialysis &kidney transplant in UP.

    The New Emergency medicine is built to cater to above 01 Lac Emergency patients per year. This is a 07 Fold increase in number Emergency beds from the current 30 beds to 210 beds. It will have multiple (20+) Emergency Care segments, including a dedicated Radiology wing with MRI/CT/Ultrasound/DSA/X-Rays. (Report attached).

    He expressed his gratitude and thankfulness to the government of UP for extending full support in completing the target within record time.

    Shri Suresh Kumar Khanna, Cabinet Minister, Medical Education, Parliamentary affairs and Finance congratulated Professor Dhiman and his team in completing the target in spite of the deadly two waves of Covid 19 pandemic. Speaking on the occasion, he said that SGPGI has followed its predecessors in bring laurels to the entire nation by excelling in patient care, research and academics.

    Hon'ble Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath blessed the august audience with his kind words. He lauded the efforts put up by the team of SGPGI for excellent management of Covid19 pandemic without being affected by the criticism, which was also a part of this difficult journey. He also shared his intensive and extensive planning and research work done to eradicate the Japanese Encephalitis from eastern UP particularly Kushinagar district which could only be done with the interdepartmental coordination. He also announced the sanctioning of Rs. 500 crore for Advanced Pediatric Centre as upcoming project of SGPGI.

    Shri Kaushal Kishore, State Minister for Housing and Urban Afairs, Government of India, Shri Sandeep kumar Singh State Minister, Medical Education, Shri D S Mishra, Chief Secretary, Government of UP, were also present on this occasion.

    Shri Alok Kumar, Principal Secretary, Medical Education, Govt of UP, proposed vote of thanks.

    Year 2021

    The Research Cell of SGPGI under the leadership of Prof R K Dhiman, Director of the institute and the Dean, Professor Aneesh Srivastava today held its second research day. This time the response from the faculty and students was overwhelming. Around 240 papers were presented today, of these close to 100 were from faculty members of the institute and rest were from students. 22 awards were given on Foundation day, 12 to deserving faculty members and 10 to excelling students.

    External oration was given by Prof Ananya Das, Professor of Medicine, Creighton University. USA. He passed DM, Gastroenterology in 1993 from SGPGI. He gave his presentation on how to sustain Research quality and tempo. He said that India is doing well in clinical research, but is still lagging behind USA and China. One of the reason behind this the lack of motivation among faculty and researchers, India has to look into its policy . There is no lack of aptitude for research among Indian researchers.

    Prof Sudipto Mukhopadhyaya, from IIT, Kharagpur elaborated on India needs Hybrid Research i e. Medical research and Engineering research. He said that India needs to produce devices and get these indigenous devices patent. Then only India can stop importing these devices and use self -made and affordable devices.

    This was followed by a talk by Dr Gaurav Agarwal, Professor, Endocrine and Breast surgery on " less is more" evolution of frugal sentinel lymphnode biopsy for breast cancer".He was awarded with Prof S R Naik in the year 2020 for his research.

    Then Dr Sangam Rajak, S S Agarwal awardee of the year 2020 elaborated on his basic sciences lab work.

    The program concluded with Vote of thanks proposed by Dr C P Chaturvedi, Assistant Faculty Incharge,Research cell.

    In order to create awareness about organ donation & subsequently to augment the organ donor pool of Uttar Pradesh, State Organ & Tissue Transplant Organization, Uttar Pradesh & the Department of Hospital Administration, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, under the guidance of Professor R. K. Dhiman, Director, SGPGIMS, had successfully organized a webinar on Stakeholders Obligation cum Prize Distribution [Awareness Campaign on Organ & Tissue Donation: Be a Miracle Maker] on the occasion of the 12th Indian Organ Donation Day i.e. 27th November 2021.

    The program commenced with an Inaugural Session wherein Opening Remarks & Welcome Note was provided by Dr. R. Harsvardhan, Nodal Officer, SOTTO - U. P. & HoD, Hospital Administration, SGPGIMS & Prof. R.K. Dhiman, Director, SGPGIMS, respectively. Shri Alok Kumar, IAS, Principal Secretary, Deptt. of Medical Education, Govt. Of U. P. delivered a talk on the topic 'Organ & Tissue Donation: Need of the Hour' followed by a deliberation by Shri R. K. Tiwari, IAS, President, SGPGIMS & Chief Secretary, Govt. of U. P. on the Importance of Organ & Tissue Donation: Government Perspective. Shri Suresh Kumar Khanna, Hon'ble Minister, Departments of Finance, Parliamentary Affairs & Medical Education, Govt. of U. P. will emphasize on the topic - Organ & Tissue Pledging: Time to Create a Movement. The keynote address of the webinar was provided by Smt. Anandiben Patel, the Hon'ble Visitor, SGPGIMS & Hon'ble Governor of U. P.

    The inaugural session was followed by an Awareness Session for students who participated in the Awareness Campaign on Organ & Tissue Donation which was conducted by SOTTO - U. P. across 23 schools in Lucknow every Saturday between 4th to 25th September.

    The said awareness campaign had consisted of an awareness session & a 2-stage poster making competition for students participating in the awareness session. The stage - I of the Poster making Competition was organized in the respective Schools on each Saturday from 04th September, 2021 to 25th September, 2021 after the Awareness Session concluded. The campaign aimed to increase awareness among Students across schools of Lucknow regarding Organ & Tissue Donation, consequentially boosting the Organ Donation Pool by educating the youth about the benefits of organ donation. The stage-I of the poster making competition received 249 entries from the students of the participating schools & the assessment of the posters was conducted on 30th September 2021 by a panel of esteemed judges from across a wide spectrum of eminent personalities of Lucknow, which included-

    1. Mrs. Anita Bhatnagar Jain, IAS, Former Addl. Chief Secretary, DoME, U. P.

    2. Prof. Shubha Phadke, HoD, Medical Genetics, SGPGIMS, Lucknow

    3. Prof. Punita Lal, HoD, Radiotherapy, SGPGIMS, Lucknow

    4. Dr. R. Harsvardhan, Nodal Officer, SOTTO - U. P. & HoD, Hospital Administration, SGPGIMS, Lucknow

    5. Mr. Hari Mohan 'Madhav', Journalist, Sahara India

    6. Mr. Rajan Shripad Fulari, Assistant Prof., Faculty of fine Arts, Lucknow University

    A total of 65 participants were selected & were informed through mail & telephonic conversation.

    The Awareness Session & Stage - 2 of the 'Poster Making Competition Captioned with Slogan' was conducted on 9th October, 2021 and the 65 students selected for the stage-2 of the competition participated wholeheartedly.

    The assessment of the posters was done by the jury on 15th November. The winners were selected & were felicitated after the Awareness Session during the Webinar that was conducted on 27th November. The Awareness Session was comprised of:

  • Motivational Video on Organ & Tissue Donation
  • Talk on Organ Donation: A Gift of Life by Prof. R. K. Dhiman Director, SGPGIMS
  • An Interactive session was conducted with students on the topic 'Myths & Realities' by a wide diaspora of panelists - Prof. Rajan Saxena, HoD, Surgical Gastroenterology & CHBDT, SGPGIMS, Prof. Narayan Prasad, HoD, Nephrology, SGPGIMS & Dr. R. Harsvardhan, Nodal Officer, SOTTO - U. P. & HoD, Hospital Administration, SGPGIMS
  • The awareness session concluded with the prize distribution to the winners of the poster making competition
  • The awareness session for students was followed by an Awareness Session: Role & Activities of Registered Organ & Tissue Retrieval Centers and Transplant Centers wherein Prof. Vipin Koushal, Nodal Officer, ROTTO, PGIMER, Chandigarh deliberated about Organ & Tissue Awareness Campaign: Structure of a Model Campaign. The Documentation, Reports & Returns: Prescriptions by MoHFW, NOTP & NOTTO and their Structured Format was explained by Dr. Vasanthi Ramesh, Ex Director, NOTTO. Prof. Raj Kumar, HoD, Neurosurgery & In-charge, ATC discussed about Brain Stem Death Declaration: How to Go About It. The HoD of Urology & Dean of SGPGIMS, Prof. Aneesh Srivastava, provided us with an overview of the Fundamentals of Organ Harvesting & Preservation. Dr. Anil Kumar, Addl. DDG, DGHS, MoHFW, GoI, emphasized on the Role of Transplant Coordinators.

    The closing address of the webinar was provided by Prof. Gaurav Agarwal, CMS, SGPGIMS. The webinar aimed to increase awareness on legal & administrative aspects of organ & tissue transplantation, conduction of awareness campaigns to sensitize people regarding organ donation, importance of conducting organ donation pledge drives & felicitation of the winners of the poster making competition who have shown their commitment to the cause of organ donation by participating in the awareness campaign organized by SOTTO - U. P.

    The webinar was organized under the stewardship of Dr. R. Harsvardhan, Nodal Officer, SOTTO - U. P. & HoD, Deptt. of Hospital Administration, SGPGIMS who was also the Program In-charge of the webinar. Prof. R. K. Dhiman, Director, SGPGIMS who is also the Patron of the Webinar, extended his guidance & support for the conduction of the webinar & has always been forthright in spreading awareness about organ & tissue donation.

    The keynote address of the webinar was provided by Smt. Anandiben Patel, the Hon'ble Visitor, SGPGIMS & Hon'ble Governor of U. P.
    Shri Suresh Kumar Khanna, Hon'ble Minister,Departments of Finance, Parliamentary Affairs & Medical Education, Govt. of U. P. emphasize on the topic
    Shri R. K. Tiwari, IAS, President, SGPGIMS & Chief Secretary, Govt. of U. P. : Importance of Organ & Tissue Donation: Government Perspective.

    On the occasion of WORLD DIABETES DAY, Department of Endocrine Surgery , SGPGIMS organized walkathon today to create awareness about this disease in the campus.

    It was blessed by the presence of Director Prof. R. K Dhiman, CMS Prof. Gaurav Agarwal & Prof. Gyan Chand. It was well attended by Faculty, Dieticians, Senior Residents and Students of the institute.

    The purpose of activity was to increase awareness for diabetes and to disseminate information about its complications when not managed and controlled .

    Prof. Dhiman addressed the gathering and emphasized on healthy life style, healthy diet and healthy relations to control the diabetes. He also stressed on weight management to put sugar in control.

    Prof Gaurav Agarwal stressed on the disciplined eating and physical behavior.

    Dr. Gyan chand informed about the complications of diabetes including cardiac, neural, ophthalmic and vascular complications.

    He informed about the *Diabetic * foot care including ideal footwear and foot care.

    Dietician Mrs. Shilpi added more on diet to prevent the diabetes including balanced diet, use of fibers in meal and fresh fruits and vegetables.

    Every year, about 6 million people die from injuries across the world. In India alone, it is estimated that 1 million people die and 20 million are hospitalized every year due to injuries. To cope with this alarming statistic, Trauma centre is a crucial need of the hour especially in the most populous state of India - Uttar Pradesh.

    Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow (India), established under the State Act in 1983 is one of the premier Institute of Medical Sciences in India which has always made unprecedented contribution in the field of medical science in the form of medical services, education and research facilities. Keeping up with its reputation of providing healthcare services par excellence, the Apex Trauma Centre was commissioned at SGPGIMS on 31-07-2018 & it also operated under the name of Rajdhani Corona Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic providing tertiary level healthcare facilities to patients suffering from COVID-19. The recommissioning has been designed in a way that within a short span of time it can be converted again to Rajdhani Corona Hospital, if circumstances so warrant.

    With the COVID-19 situation in India seemingly under control, the Apex Trauma Centre Hospital has been made ready for resuming service to trauma patients. Living up to the meaning of its name, Apex Trauma Centre is committed to handling various types of trauma emergencies. Under the guidance of Prof. Raj Kumar, HoD Neurosurgery & In-charge, Apex Trauma Center, the Re-commissioning of the Apex Trauma Center was declared on 8th November 2021, by Director, Prof. R. K. Dhiman. To begin with we are commissioning 36 beds at ATC. The recommissioning is being done in a phase-wise manner.

    Dr. R. Harsvardhan, HoD, Hospital Administration, SGPGIMS & Dy. Medical Superintendent, Apex Trauma Centre gave the opening address which was followed by the lamp lighting ceremony by Prof. R. K. Dhiman, Director, SGPGIMS, Prof. Raj Kumar, HoD Neurosurgery & In-charge, Apex Trauma Center, Dr. Aneesh Srivastava, Dean, SGPGIMS & Dr. Gaurav Agrawal, Chief Medical Superintendent, SGPGIMS.

    Prof. R. K. Dhiman, Director, SGPGIMS, addressed the gathering and congratulated & encouraged all the Doctors & Staff of Apex Trauma Centre & also advised them to perform their duties with full devotion and dedication and be well-equipped to handle any emergency situation they may have to face as part of their duty. He also emphasised upon the goals that ATC should aim at, in upcoming years.

    Prof. Raj Kumar, HoD Neurosurgery & In-charge, Apex Trauma Centre, shared his invaluable experience and enlightened the gathering about enormity of the importance of commissioning of Trauma Centre in the wake of loss of lives, due to road traffic accidents. He also told that major causes of death in our country is Coronary (heart), Car & Cancer ! Prof. Gaurav Agrawal, Chief Medical Superintendent, SGPGIMS extended his moral support for challenges, if any, towards ATC. Dean was very proactive in sharing his vision for conceptualising & phasic commissioning of teaching programs at ATC. The function concluded with the vote of thanks by Dr. R. Harsvardhan, HoD, Hospital Administration, SGPGIMS & Dy. Medical Superintendent, Apex Trauma Centre.

    The inaugural ceremony was organized by Residents of the Deptt. of Hospital Adsministration. Prof. R. K. Dhiman, Director, SGPGIMS & Prof. Raj Kumar, HoD Neurosurgery & In-charge, Apex Trauma Centre were forthright in their guidance & support.

    Burns is a very common problem in our country and every medical practitioner of any specialty has seen and treated such patients. On an average, about 7 million people get burn injuries every year out of which 1.5 to 2.0 lac die or get crippled due to the severity of burns. Burn injuries are on the rise in our country due to illiteracy and poverty with people not aware of the safe practices for cooking food.

    Specialized centers for treatment of burns are few in the country considering the large number of patients suffering from burn deformities. Most of the centers exist in metro cities and very few are in smaller cities. The number of plastic surgeons is also disproportionately in few thousands when we see the large number of patients of burns in lacs. It is thus clear that the vast majority of burn patients do not reach the plastic surgeon and are treated by general surgeons and general practitioners.

    National Academy of Burns India Mid Term Video CME 2021 was organised by the department of Plastic Surgery, SGPGI to educate the medical practitioners treating burns about the latest trends and also the basic steps in managing a burn patient

    This CME was organised from 6-7 November 2021 in a hybrid mode. Several leading international and national faculty gave presentations in the form of operative videos for the benefit of participants.

    Dr. Mark Fisher a leading burn surgeon from USA spoke on reconstruction of axillary contracture, management of ulnar nerve compression and treatment of hand contractures. Dr. AnjayKhandelwal from USA presentedhis views on how to save severely burn patients. Dr. GoranZovic from Zambia spoke at length on burn surgery in Zambia. In addition to this several national faculty including Dr. Keswani from National Burns Centre, Navi Mumbai, Dr. Vinita Puri from Mumbai, Dr. Shalabh Kumar from Safdarjung Hospital, Dr Veena Singh from AIIMS Patna alsoshared their experiences.Dr. Rajiv Agarwal, the organising chairman of this CME spoke on Role of integra in burns and treatment of absent nipple and areola in burns.

    Director SGPGI, Prof. R.K Dhiman inaugurated the CME. He has been instrumental in supporting the department of plastic surgery and burns. The department was able to start MCh course in Plastic Surgery under his guidance and vision. Dr. SanjeevUppal from Ludhiana was the guest of honour.

    A booklet on first aid in burns was released on this occasionwhich describes the initial steps in the management of acute burns.

    A series of day long activities were taken place today to create awareness about breast and cervical cancer and its early detection to conclude a month long breast health programmes.

    SGPGI in association with Pedalyatri a leading cycling enthusiasts group organized a cyclothon to create awareness about early detection and treatment of breast cancer. About 80 cyclist assembled at Governor house wearing pink t-shirts carrying message of Early Detection and Treatment of Breast Cancer and with pink balloons tied to their bicycles.

    Governor, UP, Hon'ble Smt. Anandi Ben Patel addressed the gathering. She expressed her concern for women health in our country and said that women themselves need to take care of their health as their care translate into the care of entire family and society. She informed that same kind of awareness program related to women health were initiated by her in Gujrat also.

    Thereafter, the rally was flagged off by the Governor. Cyclist were led by President Rajesh Kumar Verma, Cardiologist of SGPGI Prof Sudeep Kumar, Vice President Vaibhav Rastogi, Secretary, Anand Pandey and Dr Ajoy Tewari. Around 25 female cyclists were requested to ride in forefront. Among ladies Ms Pushpa Verma, Riya, Prathishta, Reeta Maurya, Aishwarya Murya, Saloni Seth took part in cyclothon.

    This rally went to Rumi Darwaz to increase the awareness where ladies took pledge for regular self examination. All other male colleagues cheered and took pictures. Later this rally continued to SGPGI hobby center covering all the central area of city.

    A Walkathon was also organized under the aegis of SGPGI Breast Health Program, as part of the "Walk to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness" on this day.

    The event was flagged off by Director Prof R K Dhiman, Dr Praveena Dhiman (W/o Dr RK Dhiman), Prof Gaurav Agarwal ( professor of endocrine and breast surgery Sgpgi) and the team of Breast & Cervical Cancer Awareness and Early Detection Program (BCCAEDP) at 7 AM from the Hobby Centre, SGPGI. More than 150 fitness enthusiasts from all cadres of the SGPGI family including faculty members, students, nursing and technical staff and their families participated actively in this health initiative. The theme of the day was pink, a color synonymous with breast cancer awareness. All the attendees were given pink T-shirts, pink caps and pink face masks, highlighting not only the need for breast cancer awareness but also keeping in mind the COVID norms.

    Carrying banners emphasizing the importance of breast cancer detection and awareness, the walkers completed a 6 km loop around the campus. They were joined at the Hobby center by nearly 70 avid cyclists from the Lucknow Pedalyatri group.

    All the walkers and cyclists were felicitated with mementoes.

    In the afternoon, a breast examination training session was organised at Mohanlalganj block. Community health workers, ASHA, Anganwadi and ANM actively participated in the training program.

    Director, SGPGI Professor R K Dhiman emphasised the need for awareness and early detection of the disease.

    Once they are trained, these ASHA workers will go door to door and take leadership role to screen all women in 35 to 65 for breast and cervical cancer over the next 2 yrs so that anyone would not be missed. Others Members of BCCAEDP included Dr Shagun Mishra, Prof Namita Mohindra were also present.

    Smt. Anandi Ben Patel, Hon'ble Governor of UP blessed the participants virtually and informed that screening programm for breast and cervix was initiated at Governor house and 50 women were screened by SGPGI team.

    Professor Gaurav Agarwal, CMS, SGPGI,,Tehsildar Rajesh Vishwakarma, ADO Pradeep Kumar and Superintendent, CHC, Mohanlalganj, Dr Jyoti Kamle also graced the occasion.

    Around 100 community health workers participated in the training program.

    We invite you to Walk or Ride to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness on 31st October 2021, organized under the aegis of SGPGI Breast Health Program, and the SGPGI faculty club.

    Join with us for a good cause.

    Please register your interest to participate in the event by the link given below:

    https://forms.gle/gtdnEyDY3bNvFCWY9

    Attractive Mementos will be given ONLY to registered attendees

    Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC) of Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences has successfully completed the survey National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) and has been awarded NABH accreditation. SGPGIMS is one of the few in the country and the only center in UP to get this accreditation. SGPGIMS, IEC performs as per the National guidelines and the Drug and Clinical Trials Rules of the Govt. of India. This has been possible with the support from the Director, Prof R K Dhiman and efforts of allincluding Chairman, Dr Chandishwar Nath, Member Secretary Prof Vinita Agrawal, members of the committee and the staff of Bioethics Cell, SGPGIMS.

    Prof Vinita Agrawal, Member Secretary, informed that SGPGIMS has one of the oldest IEC which was constituted in 1988. With the contribution of all including previous chairman, Late Prof BN Dhawan, the IEC has maintained a rich tradition of following guidelines and upholding the interests and safety of participants. About 350 projects including clinical trials are reviewed each year. The IEC, SGPGIMS has also received international recognition and has been awarded consecutively three times with the prestigious award from International Forum for Ethical Review Committees in Asia and the Western Pacific Region (FERCAP) in 2011, 2015 and 2018.

    The IEC has its own SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures). The members of IEC are aware and trained to follow the guidelines for proper functioning of the IEC.

    Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana is a national public health insurance fund of the Government of India that aims to provide free access to health insurance coverage for low-income earners in the country. The AB-PMJAY scheme has been successfully implemented at SGPGIMS under leadership of Prof. R.K. Dhiman, Director & under guidance of Prof. Gaurav Agarwal, CMS, SGPGIMS.

    Govt of U.P. while commemorating three years of successful implementation of ‘Universal Health Coverage’ scheme, Ayushman Bharat in the state of Uttar Pradesh under which primary health care, specified secondary and tertiary health care benefits are provided has awarded SGPGIMS for its unparalleled contribution in the implementation of AB-PMJAY

    SGPGIMS has been awarded by Hon’ble Cabinet Minister, Medical and Health, Family Welfare, Shri Jai Pratap Singh where in Dr R. Harsvardhan, Nodal Officer Ayushman Bharat, received the award for SGPGIMS on the occasion of 3rds anniversary of Ayushman Bharat on 26.09.21 for effective implementation of services of Ayushman Bharat at SGPGIMS during an event organized by SACHIS.

    Nodal Officer of AB-PMJAY, SGPGIMS, Dr R. Harsvardhan, stated that more than 1700 beneficiaries is have been benefitted under Ayushman Bharat at SGPGIMS in last one year and he also suggested to include medical unspecified package as well as rare surgery/procedure being performed frequently at SGPGIMS and they must be included in upcoming HBP 2.1 to get broad coverage & benefit to ensure Universal Health Coverage.

    Ayushman Bharat Team of SGPGIMS consist of Prof. Gaurav Agrawal, CMS, Dr R. Harsvardhan, HoD, Hospital Administration, Dr Saurabh Singh, Dr K.D Singh,(Senior Resident, Deptt of Hospital Administration), Dr Lata Tripathi, Dr Pallavi Mehra, Dr. Dinank Patel (PG-HA), further Arogya Mitra Mr. Saurabh Verma and Mr. Anshu Verma have contributed remarkably to provide services under Ayushman Bharat at SGPGIMS. Apart from them the officers Sri D.C. Shrivastava, Mr. Vivek Sahgal & Mr R.C. Bajpayee, from Hospital Account, SGPGIMS play key role in fund management while Mrs Manju Verma, supervises main AB-PMJAY Counter at PMSSY Block, SGPGIMS.

    Prof R. K. Dhiman, Director expressed his satisfaction over the achievement and said that SGPGI will continue & do its best in expanding coverage of beneficiary under AB-PMJAY scheme

    The department of Cardiology, Sanjay Gandhi PGIMS, along with UP Chapter Cardiological Society of India, organized a 5 KM walkathon on 26th September 2021 at the SGPGI campus. The event was flagged off by Prof Satyendra Tewari, President UP-CSI, Prof Aditya Kapoor, Head, Dept of Cardiology, Prof Sudeep Kumar, Secretary, UP-CSI, Prof Anil Agarwal, Head, Dept of Anesthesiology, Prof Rajan Saxena, Head, Dept of Gastrosurgery, Prof Gaurav Agarwal, CMS, Dr Naveen Garg, Dr. Roopali Khanna and Dr Ankit Sahu, faculty, Department of Cardiology. Nearly 75 faculty members along with their family members attended this "Walk For Your Healthy heart" event which was held to mark the World Heart Day that falls on 29th September 2021. Cardiovascular diseases including heart attacks and hypertension are the most common cause of death globally as well as in India and their rising numbers especially in the younger population is a cause for concern. Important modifiable causes of these diseases, which people can themselves change, are: lack of exercise, smoking, and an unhealthy diet. Since the theme of the World Heart day this year is "Use Heart to Connect" its important we connect with our own hearts, and make sure that we are fuelling, nourishing and nurturing our hearts to the fullest. Events like the SGPGI Walkathon help increase awareness about maintaining a fit lifestyle by including heart-healthy physical activities like walking, jogging, running etc. in one's daily regime and also pay attention to a balanced and wholesome diet.

    Awareness Campaign on Organ Donation: Be a Miracle Maker organized by SOTTO - U. P. & Deptt. Of Hospital Administration, SGPGIMS, conducted today on 18-09-2021, across various Schools of Lucknow, via online mode through zoom app.

    More than 300 students from various branches of CMS & St. Agnes participated in the event.

    World Patient Safety Day is to be observed annually by Member States of WHO, on 17 September. The Day is firmly grounded in the fundamental principle of medicine - the Greek dictum "primum non nocere" which means, "To do no Harm". The overall objectives of the Day are to enhance global understanding of patient safety, increase public engagement in health care safety, and promote global action to prevent and reduce avoidable harm in health care.

    Globally, as many as 4 in 10 patients are harmed in primary & outpatient healthcare & it is well ascertained that 80% of the harm is preventable. In India, nearly 5.2 Million people die due to inadvertent patient safety incidents, which displays the glaring deficiencies in healthcare services in respect to patient safety.

    In order to scale up efforts & ensure progress toward increasing patient safety in India, the Patient Safety & ADR Monitoring Cell, under the aegis of Deptt. Of Hospital Administration, SGPGIMS organized a Patient Safety webinar on the WHO Patient Safety theme for 2021: Safe Maternal & New-born Care- 'Act now for a safe & respectable childbirth!'

    The program comprised on inaugural session & the scientific session based upon the theme for World Patient Safety Day 2021, "Safe maternal and new-born care". Dr. R. Harsvardhan welcomed all the delegates & speakers following which Prof. Gaurav Agarwal, CMS, SGPGIMS deliberated on what lies ahead for patient safety in India & ways of developing a positive safety culture in hospitals. To minimise mistakes & follow protocols & checklists to eliminate errors in patient care. The importance of providing The delegates were sensitized to the importance of patient safety by means of a video exhibiting the same. Prof. R. K. Dhiman, Director, SGPGIMS, discussed on how hospitals can play a key role in making healthcare safer, factors to consider while providing treatment to prevent unavoidable harm to patients by healthcare professionals & enhancing the quality of care. He also stressed on the importance of 'Global action on patient safety' the resolution passed by World Health Assembly in 2019.

    Dr. R. Harsvardhan, HoD, Deptt. of Hospital Administration, explained the concept of Patient Safety stating how the Pareto Principle must be followed in trying to minimize the harm done to patients. Further, elaborated on the National Patient Safety Implementation Framework (NPSIF) which aims to improve patient safety at all levels of health care across all modalities of health care provision, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow up within overall context of improving quality of care and progressing towards UHC (Universal Health Coverage) in coming decade in India.

    Dr. R. Harsvardhan, HoD, Deptt. of Hospital Administration, explained the concept of Patient Safety stating how the Pareto Principle must be followed in trying to minimize the harm done to patients. Further, elaborated on the National Patient Safety Implementation Framework (NPSIF) which aims to improve patient safety at all levels of health care across all modalities of health care provision, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow up within overall context of improving quality of care and progressing towards UHC (Universal Health Coverage) in coming decade in India.

    Clinical Risk Assessment- concerned with improving the quality and safety of health-care services by identifying the circumstances and opportunities that put patients at risk of harm, with special reference to surgical practices in healthcare settings was deliberated over, by Prof. Richa Lal, Ex-HoD, Pediatric Gastrosurgery. SGPGIMS. Special emphasis was given to the WHO Patient Safety Checklist & its implementation. Dr. Mandakini Pradhan, HoD, Maternal & Reproductive Health, SGPGIMS highlighted the significant burden of risks and harm women and new borns are exposed to when receiving unsafe care during childbirth. Dr. Anita Singh, Addl. Professor, Neonatogy, SGPGIMS emphasized on the adoption of some of the best practices that can prove beneficial in preventing avoidable risks and harm to newborn during childbirth & reduction of neonatal death & stillbirths. Dr. Jai Prakash, Senior Principal PvPi, GoI, discussed about the importance of reporting & monitoring of adverse drug reaction as a way towards medication safety. The program concluded with the concluding remarks by Dr. V. K. Paliwal, Medical Superintendent, SGPGIMS.

    The main objective of the program was to accelerate the actions necessary for ensuring safe and respectful childbirth & improve present knowledge of ADRs & Pharmacovigilance among healthcare professionals & to strengthen the trend of reporting ADRs to regional pharmacovigilance centres.

    The Webinar was organized by Patient Safety Cell & ADR Monitoring Cell under the aegis of Dr. R. Harsvardhan, HoD, Department of Hospital Administration, SGPGIMS. Prof. R. K. Dhiman, Director, SGPGIMS was forthright in his guidance & support.

    A total of 1196 delegates registered for this significant webinar on Patient Safety.

    National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was approved by the MI-IRD and launched by Honorable Minister of Human Resource Development on 29th September 2015. This framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country under various categories. The Ranking parameters broadly cover "Teaching, Learning and Resources," "Research and Professional Practices," "Graduation Outcomes," "Outreach and Inclusivity", and "Perception".

    National institutional ranking framework India Ranking 2021 was declared at 12:00 noon on 09th September, 2021 by Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon'ble Minister of Education, Govt. of India. Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow participated in NIRF Ranking 2021 in Medical Institute category & was ranked 5th in the country & Ist in Uttar Pradesh with the score of 72.45, which is more as compared to the NIRF India Ranking 2020 score (70.21). The difference between the score obtained by Rank 4 & Rank 5 medical institute is 1.17 in the NIRF India Ranking 2021. SGPGIMS has retained its 5th Rank this year also despite increase in number of medical institutions applying for NIRF India Ranking each year.

    The initiative was taken by Quality Cell, Department of Hospital Administration under able stewardship of Institute Administration.

    e-office application is being commenced at SGPGIMS from 01-Sep-2021. SGPGIMS is a tertiary care medical centre and a leader in using technology for transparency and accountability. This application will enhance to make SGPGIMS working more digital and effective. e-Office application is being deployed at SGPGIMS as part of Uttar Pradesh Government digital initiative through Uttar Pradesh Electronics Corporation (Nodal agency for e-office in the State of Uttar Pradesh).

    The inauguration of e-office at SGPGIMS was done by Prof.R.K.Dhiman, Director, SGPGIMS in gracious presence of Mr.Rishirendra Kumar, IAS, Special Secretary, IT and Electronics and Managing Director, Uttar Pradesh Electronics Corporation Limited. Govt. of Uttar Pradesh. Prof.Gaurav Agarwal, CMS, Prof. Rajneesh K Singh, JDA, Prof. Uttam Singh (HOD , BHI), Mr. Praveen Kumar, Consultant Policy (UPLC), Mr. Surya Kumar Patnaik, Officer In-charge and Scientist, STPI, Mr. A.K.Singh Sr. AO, SGPGI and others dignitaries were also present on the occasion. Mr.Rishiendra Kumar assured to extend every possible help to SGPGI to run e-office application.

    The salient features of e-office application:

    e-office application has been designed and developed by National Informatics Centre, Government of India. The application is a digital workplace solution. SGPGI has presently enrolled 482 users in e-office system who will work on this application. The users have been provided training for working on e-office by Department of Biostatistics and Health Informatics, SGPGI. No new files will be opened physically, all letters/meeting notices, office orders, circulars will be issued and circulated on e-office, e-files and letters can be tracked and their status is known at all times. This will transform the work culture at SGPGIMS and will make most of the working paperless. The deployment of this application will help the institution to use the manpower available for more productive work.

    Our vision is to achieve a simplified, responsive, effective and transparent working of all Departments/Sections for patient welfare and excellence through e office.

    SGPGI celebrated the culmination of education of meritorious students in a poignant convocation ceremony today in Shruti Auditorium. Convocation acquired a new meaning this time as the Hon’ble President of India , H.E. Shri Ram Nath Kovind graced the occasion as the Chief guest.

    Hon’ble Smt. Anandiben Patel, Governor, Uttar Pradesh and Visitor SGPGI, presided over the function.

    The function was also graced by hon'ble Smt. Savita Kovind ji, the first lady, cabinet minister for medical education, finance and parliamentary affairs Shri Suresh Khanna Ji, state minister for medical education , technical education & finance Shri Sandeep Singh Ji and chief secretary, Government of UP and President, SGPGI.

    The Convocation ceremony was organised in hybrid mode keeping in mind Covid 19 protocol. Only senior faculty members were invited physically along with the various dignitaries who graced the occasion alongwith degree and award recepients. Rest of the faculty members and Institute office bearers and degree recepients families joined via video conferencing. After the arrival of the academic procession with traditional grandeur, every one rose to the National anthem.This was followed by customary lamp lighting and invoking the blessings of Ma Saraswati, the goddess of learning .The hon’ble Governor Smt. Anandiban Patelji declared the convocation formally open.

    Shri R K Tiwari, Chief Secretary, Government of Uttar Pradesh and President, SGPGI welcomed the distinguished guests. Director, Professor R K Dhiman presented the progress report of the institute.

    This was followed by felicitation of the dignitaries. Prof SR Naik Award, Prof S S Agarwal Award and Prof R K Sharma Award were conferred upon the deserving winners by the Hon'ble President Of India. Smt Anandiben Patelji addressed the learned gathering. She congratulated award winners and recipients of degrees and said that they should never lose humanitarian touch as they have a social responsibility towards mankind.

    The Chief Guest, Hon’ble Shri Ram Nath Kovind blessed the students with his inspiring and kind words. He said that an Institute is not known only for its building and structure, but the consistent efforts of its staff in the field of research, patient care and teaching add to its recognition. He applauded our scientists for developing indigenous vaccines against Covid 19. Shri Sandeep Singh ji proposed the vote of thanks. The convocation ceremony ended with distribution of degrees to the passout students.

    It was another milestone in the history of Kidney transplantation at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India. The department of Renal Sciences (Nephrology and Urology) at SGPGIMS added another feather in the cap of SGPGIMS, by doing ROBOTIC Kidney Transplantation of the Recipients. This is the first such surgery in the history of state of Uttar pradesh also. The lucky recipient is a 42-year-old female, resident of Barabanki who was diagnosed to have End Stage Renal Disease in 2019 in department of Nephrology by prof Narayan Prasad. She had been on maintenance hemodialysis since April 2019. Her mother agreed for the donation of a kidney to her daughter. She underwent work up for ABO compatible renal transplant for the immunological matching, which was perfectly fit and all matching were within acceptable limits, hence the transplant surgery was planned. The patient consented for the Robotic assisted Transplantation and Prof Aneesh Srivastava, the HOD of the department of Urology and renal transplantation and Dean of the institute very meticulously planned for the Robotic Surgery on 06th Aug 2021. The robust team of surgeons from the department carried out the procedure under the guidance and leadership of Prof Aneesh Srivastava. Dr.Rajesh Ahlawat ,a visiting surgeon and mentor for the event played a great role for the successful completion of the surgery. The Anaesthesia team under the leadership of professor anil agrawal and professor sandeep sahu were a great support for transplant surgery.

    The day of 6th August 2021 become the page in the history of SGPGIMST by doing the first ROBOTIC Kidney Transplantation. The director of the institute, Prof R K Dhiman, was very keen to observe this day of the robotic surgery. The great academician and dynamic director has always been very keen to develop new treatment and techniques at SGPGIMS. More than 200 robotic surgeries have been performed by now in last two years despite all odds of COVID related issues.

    The team of Nephrologists led by Prof Narayan Prasad was happy to see the brisk urine output post transplantation, and well settled recipient. The surgery was a huge success and the patient had a good post operative recovery. Professor Aneesh Srivastava and the team of urologists are extremely exhilarated and excited about the beginning of a new chapter with this latest state of the art technology .It must be mentioned here that professor Aneesh srivastava has mentored transplant programs in many medical colleges and other Govt. Institutions of the country including AIIMS Jodhpur, Rishikesh and other upcoming AIIMS. He is constantly supporting the Transplant programs in the RML Institute and the Command hospital of Lucknow for several years.

    The Robotic renal transplant is a recent state of the art technique in the field of minimal invasive surgery which offers high precision to the surgeon and speedy recovery for the transplant recipients at some extra cost. This technique is extremely useful in overweight recipients, which could be challenging when done as an open technique. The robotic assistance provides easy access to place the transplant kidney in the abdomen with a very small incision and minimal post-operative pain as compared to the conventional transplant surgery. The incidence of fluid collection around the transplanted kidney which could occasionally be a menace is practically not seen with this technique.

    The director congratulated the transplant team of urology, Nephrology , anesthesiology and other supporting departments and enthusiastic highly skilled paramedical staff of the institute for their untiring efforts and being a strong pillar to the patient care services.

    BJP national president JP Nadda along with Chief minister Yogi Adityanath and party’s national general secretary (organisation) BL Santhosh visited former UP CM Kalyan Singh at SGPGI on Thursday and enquired about the health of the veteran leader. UP deputy CMs Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma also accompanied the senior leaders. Nadda and Santhosh specially flew down to Lucknow to meet the ailing leader who was admitted to the ICU of SGPGI last week.

    Nadda said: “Since the time the news about Kalyan Singhji’s ill health came, I felt that I must visit him. Even the Prime Minister Narendra Modi is concerned about him. I am happy to learn that he is stable and responding well to the treatment and hope that he recovers fast and returns to public life soon.

    Nadda added that he spoke to the doctors at SGPGI at length and realised that the line of treatment was the best that can be given to the former CM and former governor of Rajasthan. “I am sure that he is in safe hands,” the BJP chief said.

    Earlier, an official statement from the institute said that the condition of Kalyan Singh was better.

    “The condition of Kalyan Singh, who is admitted in ICU of Critical Care Medicine, is improving. He is haemo-dynamically stable. The veteran leader has started responding to the commands and tried to communicate with the staff engaged in his care,” SGPGI director Prof RK Dhiman said in a statement.

    A Memo of Understanding was signed between Prof. R K Dhiman, Director, SGPGI and Prof. Harish, Dean, Research, IIT, Kanpur today on 29th June, 2021 for collaboration in Telemedicine and Heath Care Robotics. Through this MoU, SGPGI, Lucknow and IIT Kanpur agree to collaborate an R& D set up for promoting telemedicine aided by ICT and 5G that would revolutionize smart health care. Customized healthcare systems in the form of mobile vans will be made available to rural areas while smart Kiosks will be established within smart city framework to take care of medical emergencies.

    Many parts of our country are still isolated and hard to reach and have limited health care facilities. Even in the urban and semi urban settings, smart health care facility is the need of the hour. This MoU will pave the way for collaboration between a clinical centre and an engineering centre. IIT, Kanpur is setting up a Centre of Excellence in Telemedicine and Healthcare Robotics to develop technologies that can provide such healthcare facilities as needed by our population.

    SGPGI has rich experience in Telemedicine. The school of Telemedicine and Biomedical Informatics established in the year 2006 has rendered exemplary services in teaching and training of health care personnel and providing health care services to the inaccessible areas. With 20 years of experience of SGPGI in application-oriented telemedicine research, development and deployment, the collaboration will bring in a synergistic eco system to speed up the digital application in healthcare and capacity development.

    Current Corona pandemic has made telemedicine technology very popular and useful tool to bridge the gap between care providers and citizen. So there is a need to develop indigenous technology platform and systems in large scale which can be affordable.

    This Collaboration is going to yield immense benefit to the society.

    SGPGIMS under the directives of Hon’ble Minister of Medical Education, Finance and Parliamentary affairs, Government of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Suresh Khanna ji, has been conducting seminars on various aspects of healthcare and medical ethics. Another program in the series was conducted through Video conferencing on “COVID Vaccination: Challenges and Education for Vaccine Hesitancy” on June 26th 2021, from 12.30 to 1.30 pm. The session aimed to understand why there is still hesitancy among masses for vaccination as people are deciding not to get the COVID vaccines until more people have had them. Vaccine hesitancy can affect people of all ages and waiting too long to be vaccinated allows the virus to continue spreading in the community, with new variants emerging. Through the webinar, the need to educate people to inoculate themselves was stressed upon.

    Director, SGPGI, Professor R K Dhiman, welcomed the speakers. Speaking on the occasion, Prof.Dhiman explained the need to get vaccinated to be fully prepared to face the third wave. “The message should be disseminated to the public also to get themselves inoculated and to maintain Covid appropriate behavior,” he said.

    Prof Afzal Azim, Executive Registrar, introduced the speakers to the participants.

    The webinar started with an educative talk by Lt. Gen.Dr. BNBM Prasad, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, KGMU on Government 's perspective on Covid 19 vaccination He said that the all the four types of vaccines are safe and effective and have very mild side effects. As health care professionals, we all have to spread the message to get vaccinated to contain infection as any pandemic has repeated waves. This can be controlled only by dedicated vaccination program.

    Second lecture was on myths and facts about COVID 19 vaccination by Prof. Vikas Agarwal, Department of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology. Dr Vikas cleared many myths related to the concept of vaccination. He said that one myth related to vaccine is that it is too fast to be safe, but the fact is that all the safety issues were taken care of and was approved by multiple independent regulatory panels. It is a general perception that once infected with Covid 19, vaccination is not needed. But fact is that in that case also, one must get vaccinated as per protocol ( after 14 to 16 weeks ) because targeted vaccine response may boost immune response. He also clarified that vaccine does not give covid 19 infection because none of the vaccines uses live virus. Pregnant women and lactating mothers can take vaccines. Vaccine cannot reduce the transmission of Covid 19, but with vaccination one would have lesser complications of disease.

    The challenges, nursing staff faced in vaccination was shared by Ms. Neelam Khokhar, Deputy Nursing Superintendent, SGPGIMS. She elaborated on the vaccination program of SGPGI which started on 16th January and from there it took off very well.

    Dr. Roopali Khanna, Department of Cardiology, SGPGIMS spoke on the importance of educating people to get them vaccinated. She said that she had to allay the anxiety and hesitancy of the people to get them vaccinated. People with fever, cold, cough, bleeding disorders are not advised to go for vaccination. People with co morbidities like diabetes, renal disorder must vaccine themselves. There may be minor symptoms of vaccination like headache, mild fever or malaise, but in case of high grade fever or seizures, one must contact the doctor.

    Ms. Indu kumari, Lab Technician, Department of Gastroenterology, SGPGIMS, presented a lay person’s perspective on covid vaccination. She cleared the doubts of common people related to vaccination.

    Lastly, Dr. Sonali Verma, Senior Resident, Department of Endocrinology deliberated upon CAB: COVID Appropriate Behavior which could act as a social vaccine and is the need of the hour in our country. "Maintaining 6 feet distance, wearing mask and gloves, using sanitizers, washing hands with soaps frequently form covid appropriate behavior. Habitual offenders must be warned to follow the guidelines as they can be instrumental in bringing the third wave. Sharing any unverified information related to vaccination on social media must be avoided," she said.

    The session was conducted and moderated by Prof Vinita Agrawal, Faculty Incharge, Bio Ethics cell, SGPGI. The participants joined the program from within the institute and from 52 medical colleges of UP via video conferencing.

    The comments from the audience were very encouraging. 219 participants joined the program from within the institute and 52 medical colleges of UP via video conferencing.

    11 June 2021

    Shri Alok Kumar, Principal Secretary, Medical Education, Government of UP, took stock of the progress of various upcoming projects at SGPGI today. He visited the construction site of Emergency Medicine and Renal Transplant Departments and was briefed about its phased development. This was followed by the round of Liver Transplant Unit and Hepatology department. He also took round of post Covid clinic and post Covid mucormycosis ward. Shri Alok Kumar was also updated about Operation Theatres, Critical Care Medicine, Post Operative Unit, Medical Intensive Care Unit and Dialysis.

    Later, he was formally introduced to all the Head of the Departments virtually through Telemedicine facility. The Principal Secretary expressed satisfaction over the pace of development of these upcoming facilities and hoped that with this extension of services,SGPGI would be able to serve a large number of patients requiring emergency care.

    Director, SGPGI, Professor R K Dhiman, Dean Dr, S K Misra, Joint Director, Professor Rajneesh Kumar Singh, Chief Medical Superintendant Prof. Gaurav Agarwal,, FIE Dr. Aditya Kapoor and Chairman OPD Dr. Sushil Gupta accompanied him during the rounds

    Institute Celebrated 72nd Republic Day.

    SGPGI celebrated 72nd Republic Day with utmost zeal and enthusiasm today. DIrector, Professor R K Dhiman hoisted the tricolour on plaza in front of limited gathering due to social distancing at the backdrop of Covid 19 pandemic. Addressing the gathering, Director said that as on 26th January 1950 the constitution of India was implemented and country progressed by following it. In the same way, we should also strive hard to excel in the field of patient care, research and medical education by following certain rules and regulations of the institute. Last year was the year of struggle against Covid 19. With our firm determination and hard work, we overcame this disease in a way and now we only have aprox 27 patients in Rajdhani covid Hospital. Now we should again develop it as a non covid facility. Elaborating upon the work done for last 6-7 months ,he said that issues related to the staff eg recruitments and cadre restructuring, ACP/ DPC /MACP are being taken care of, budget for the library is also being increased from 3.5 crores to almost 10 crores, 2 MOU have already been signed. 1st is between STPI, department of IT and Infotech and SGPGI which will enable us to make medical equipments at home. IInd is between Tele ICU and Power Grid Corporation of India which will facilitate the supervision of all the ICUs to be started in 22 medical colleges of UP. He also gave vision of the upcoming projects :

    • Organ donation(SOTTO)
    • Advanced diabetes centre
    • Upcoming Emergency Deptt
    • Renal transplantation complex
    • Centre of excellence for infectious diseases and vaccine development
    • New unit of Pediatric Endocrinology
    • Gama knife stereotactic radiosurgery

    On this occasion, 20 staff of the institute were also felicitated for their exemplary work and contribution towards patient care. Joint Director, Administration Professor Rajneesh Kumar Singh and other faculty members also present on this occasion. The program ended with the patriotic songs sung by the staff.

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    The Director SGPGIMS, Prof RK Dhiman, inaugurated and launched the facility of smart card and digital Kiosk system in the Central library for its users. During the inauguration Prof. Sunil Pradhan Chairman Library Committee, Prof SP Ambesh Chief Librarian, various members of Library committee and staff of the SGPGI library were present. The Chief librarian presented the smart card to the Director and demonstrated the operation of digital kiosk. A new facility of drop-box has also been made available. This is the first library in the state of Uttar Pradesh where digital RF ID cards are issued to its members. Now the members can self-checkout and check-in the books and journals. The security system of the central library is also RF ID enabled so that no item of library can be taken out without digital check-out. The library is being updated with important digital resources (Clinical Key, ERMed, Up-todate, Discovery and complete BMJ Resources) so that the members can have the access to online journals and books inside the hospital and campus. The digitalization will help in improving the research and academic activity in SGPGIMS, Lucknow.


    Year 2020

    SGPGI celebrated the culmination of education of 194 students in a poignant Convocation ceremony, on Saturday. In the Lecture Theatre Complex, which was both traditional and meaningful. Wearing traditional academic regalia and walking up the stage is the dream of every student. Due to Covid pandemic, the occasion was observed in “hybrid” mode. A select number of guests only attended physically, all the other guests joined via videoconferencing. The program started in the customary manner with the arrival of the Academic procession and welcoming the Dignitaries and guests, all those present at the venue and those connected via Zoom.The blessings of the Goddess Saraswati were invocated with Saraswati Vandana and Lamp lighting. The program started with welcoming of guests by Shri Rajendra kumar Tiwari, Chief secretary. UP and President, SGPGI. He welcomed all the dignitaries on dias and elaborated the institute's progress in various disciplines. H.E Smt. Anandiben Patelji, Hon’ble Governor of U. P presided over the function and conferred the degrees to 194 students who had successfully completed their DM/Mch/PhD/MD/PDCC and BSc (Nursing) training. The Governor blessed the audience with her words of wisdom. She stressed the need to have intensive research program in order to make treatment of various diseases available and affordable. She appreciated the idea of inviting school children to attend and see the grand ceremony of University Convocation for their encouragement. School-children who were invited to be a part of the convocation programme so that they get inspired to take up Medicine as a career were given gifts and nutritional hampers by the Governor. Honoris Causa degree was conferred upon Dr. Gagandeep Kang FNA, FASc, FNASc, FFPH, FAAM, FRS. Dr Kang is a clinician scientist, presently working as a Professor in the Division of Gastrointestinal Sciences at the Christian Medical College, Vellor. She is the first woman Indian scientist to be inducted as Fellow of Royal Society. Dr. Mammen Chandy, Director, Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata graced the occasion as Chief Guest . Padamshree Dr Chandy,was CIBMTR 2014 Distinguished Service Award Recipient.He was the recipient of DSc , Honoria Causa Jadavpur University, Kolkata 2018 and DSc , Honoria Causa Amity University, Kolkata 2019. His talk focused on “Future of Medicine”.His excellent oratorial skills enthralled the audience. He said thatthere is nothing beautiful to leave something good for the humanity. Covid times have taught good things too: Zoom and Hybrid meetings, humanity rising to meet crisis, specially role of Health care workers and emphasis on building health infrastructure. With vaccine being rolled out, we may see better times. He further said that some failure in life is inevitable and teaches us more than success can. Professor R K Dhiman, Director, SGPGIMS, presented the Institute report for the last one year in his speech.He talked about Covid preparedness of SGPGI and tackling Covid head on with medical expertise, manpower and infrastructural changes. RCH (Rajdhani Corona Hospital)was set up as a stand alone facility ,Virtual ICU sessions ,Regular rounds over ZOOM with multispeciality inputs to improve patient outcome, HCW training and sensitization,Training of 52 other medical colleges in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Screening stations at SGPGI ,Holding area for Non covid patients needing admissions-were all highlighted.At the same time,non covid work too went on and was mentioned as well as the contribution of all the Departments ,in these tough and demanding times.SGPGI did not shy away from its social responsibilities. 6 children undergoing treatment under the NTEP (National TB elimination program )of the Government were adopted by SGPGI doctors and staff as per the brainchild of Madam Hon’ble Governor. Prof S R Naik award for outstanding research investigator for the year 2020 was given to Prof. Udai Chand Ghoshal, Professor, Department of Gastroenterology. Prof S.S Agrawal award for Excellence in Research was given to Dr P.V Sai Saran, Department of Critical Care Medicine. Prof. R.K.Sharma award for Best DM and MCh. Student:The Best DM student award went to Dr. Hafis Muhammed V.K, Department of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology .The Best MCh. student award was bagged by Dr. Valiveru Chakrapani Ramya, Department of Endocrine Surgery . Shri Suresh Khanna, Honourable Minister of Finance, Parliamentary Affair and Medical Education, Government of Uttar Pradesh, also addressed the gathering. He congratulated Dr. R.K Dhiman for presenting a very bright and optimistic report of the institute. He said that once one gets into medical profession, he or she can get satisfaction only through service. Dean, SGPGI, Prof S.K Mishra proposed the vote of thanks. The program ended with the National Anthem and the academic procession leaving the Lecture theatre.

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    First Alumni Day 13 December 2020 Our esteemed Alumni-The Guest Speakers

    The meeting started with an invited talk by one of the earliest Alumni of this Institute. Prof. Amarender Puri.

    Dr. Amarender Puri, former Professor and Head, Department of Gastroenterology, G.B. Pant Hospital, Delhi and currently the Director of the Department of Gastroenterology, Medanta - the Medicity Hospital, Gurugram. Dr. Puri spoke on his journey as Luminal Gastroenterologist.

    The second speaker was Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari. He is currently the Chairman of the Department of Urology, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, USA. Dr. Tiwari spoke on the changing landscape of Prostatic Cancer and introduction of Robotics into this field.

    The third speaker was Dr. M. Naveed a Consultant Geneticist at Dubai, and an adjunct faculty at Dubai Medical College. He has contributed immensely the field of Thalessemia, and he spoke on the progress made in the field of Thalessemia.

    Our last speaker of the evening was Dr. K. Nagaraju who is presently the Chair of the Department of Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences at Binghamptom University, New York, USA. He enlightened on muscular disorders during his talk

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    In this pandemic of Covid 19 the regular training of healthcare workforce is an essential factor for the better health of patients and medical staff. Based on Hub and Spoke model, SGPGIMS is providing training to 52 medical colleges, health care workers and paramedical staff under the aegis of Extension of Community Health Outcomes (ECHO) programme. This training consists of 11 modules related to outbreak, transmission, symptoms, sample collection, standard precautions, creation of Covid 19 facility, quarantine of patients and HCW, hospital management etc.

    The Course Director is Prof R. K. Dhiman, Director, SGPGIMS and Co-Director is Prof R. K Singh, Head, Department of Emergency Medicine, SGPGIMS and Nodal Officer, Rajdhani Covid Hospital. Honorable Minister Shri Suresh Khanna ji, Minister of Medical Education, Finance & Parliamentary Affairs, Government of Uttar Pradesh inaugurated this unique teaching platform, a need of the hour.


    Medical treatment of the sharply rising number of COVID-19 positive patients has placed tremendous strains on health care resources, particularly the management of patients admitted to L3 facilities. The demand of specialist health-care workers is also increasing for managing critical aspects of the COVID treatment. This is important to manage critically ill patients, and to improve survival. Accordingly, it is imperative to undertake a targeted capacity building program to train, and to refresh, health care workers in their skills for the management of critically ill COVID patients, including in respect of oxygen therapy, ABG analysis, ventilator operations, SGPGIMS COVID-19 Management Protocol etc.

    Till date seven such programs have been organized by the Department of Anesthesiology under the leadership of Dr Anil Agarwal, Professor and Head Department of Anaesthesiology in the last one month and a total of 159 Faculty members and residents across different specialties including, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Surgical Gastroenterology, Immunology, Radiology, Transfusion medicine, Orthopedics, Endocrinology, Endocrine Surgery, Maternal and reproductive health have been trained. Dr Sujeet Gautam Additional Professor Anaesthesiology and nodal officer Capacity Building Program, informed very soon Department of Anesthesiology is also starting similar programs on a regular basis for nursing staffs being posted in RCH.


    Ethics in Medical Practice is an area which is very dear to the Hon'ble Minister of Medical Education, Finance & Parliamentary Affairs, Government of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Suresh Khanna ji. He has emphasized on creating awareness about it and its being adopted in routine clinical practice by all the health care professionals of the State. SGPGIMS has initiated a series of programs on Medical Ethics, under the leadership of the Director, Prof. RK Dhiman. Each session centers around a topic related to the pandemic, is attended by SGPGI employees and their families and participants from 52 Medical Colleges of the State of Uttar Pradesh. The programs are organized and steered by Prof. Soniya Nityanand, Executive Registrar and Prof. Vinita Agarwal, Faculty I/C Ethics Cell


    On the initiative taken by Honourable Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Smt. Anandiben Patel to adopt underprivileged children suffering from tuberculosis, Sanjay Gandhi PGI organised a program to initiate the process and help connect the children and those who volunteered to adopt. This program was jointly organised by Dr Richa Mishra, Addl. Professor, department of Microbiology, SGPGI, Dr. Alok Nath HOD, department of Pulmonary Medicine and Dr. Prerna Kapoor, Physician and Nodal Officer, National Tuberculosis Eradication Programme unit, SGPGI at Telemedicine auditorium, on 28 Sep. 2020. Dr Prerna Kapoor welcomed the guests present on the occasion. Chief Guest of the function, Dr Suryakant Tripathi, HOD, Respiratory Medicine, KGMU and UP state task force, highlighted the benefits of Nikshay Poshan Yojana launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

    Financial incentive of Rs. 500 per month is given to each notified tuberculosis patient for duration for which the patient is on anti TB treatment. This scheme is registered under direct benefit transfer. Dr RK Dhiman, Director, SGPGI appreciated and thanked those, who came forward to be guardians to ensure proper treatment and nutrition monitoring so that the children can be completely cured and lead a healthy life. He also emphasized the need to continuously and rigorously work towards the target of completely eradicating tuberculosis from India by 2025 as per the national TB goal.


    The inaugural edition of series of Symposia on "Medical Ethics" planned on instructions and guidance from Honorable Minister for Medical Education, Finance and Parliamentary affairs, Govt of UP Uttar Pradesh Sri Suresh Khanna ji was organized at SGPGIMS Lucknow on Thursday 11th June 2020. The theme of this symposium was "Tele-educational program on Medical Ethics in the time of Covid-19 Pandemic".

    Owing to the compulsions of social distancing, when no large congregations could be held, the inaugural ceremony involved only a handful of dignitaries and invited guests in person, which included Honorable Minister Medical Education, Finance and Parliamentary affairs, Govt of UP, Sri Suresh Khanna ji, Dr Rajnish Dube, Additional Chief Secretary, Medical Education, Government of UP, Dr. KK Gupta, Director General Medical Education, Dr Shaleen Kumar, Director Super-specialty Cancer Institute, Principal ,Era Medical College, Officers, Heads of Departments, and Faculty members of SGPGI. A large number of doctors, nurses, and resident doctors from SGPGI and various medical institutes and medical colleges of Uttar Pradesh participated in the symposium from remote locations, using the video-conferencing platforms and the telemedicine network

    As the world celebrated the 13th Rare Disease Day on 29th February 2020, the department of medical genetics, SGPGIMS in collaboration with Lucknow chapters of Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) and National Neonatology Forum put together a memorable event to salute the spirit of patients and their families and enlighten society on rare diseases and advances in its treatment, aptly on a rare day which comes every leap year! Head of the department Dr S R Phadke , our forever crusader for all diseases rare welcomed the Director, the chief guest and all delegates and uplifted the morale of the patients, their caring families and treating doctors. The event started with light hearted games for the children coordinated by Dr Mayank & Dr Neha. Children from Asha Jyoti School charmed the audience with their dance performances. The chief guest for the event Dr Charulata Deshpande, Consultant geneticist from Central Manchester University Hospital, UK apprised the attendees on novel therapies. Words of blessings and support by Prof R K Dhiman brough grace to the program. Dr Amita Moirangthem held a stimulating panel discussion on the role of Exome sequencing in Newborn screening, early intervention and disability prevention.

    The campus woke up early to the crack of dawn on Sunday, 16th February .All roads led to the Sports Meet 2020 in Type 4 park. The ground had been perfectly shaped up for the occasion with trimmed grass, levelled soil and etched running tracks. As the sun shone brilliantly, the children tossed their jackets, chugged their morning milk and rushed for the event. Faculty put on yellow jerseys and white caps to showcase their talents on the sports field. The "fun and fitness" events ranged from slow bicycle race to Lemons and Spoons to Couples three-legged race,100 metre sprint, family relay-race and garland race. The girls won the keenly contested tug of war event, quietly but surely reminding the brawny men once again that their might was not everything. Light-hearted fun and frolic was the theme of the day. Refreshments, energy drinks, hot aloo-khasta, crunchy oozing jalebis, bananas and healthy sprouts were wiped clean by the hungry athletes