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From the CEO’s Desk

Independence day celebrations across Vaatsalya In the beginning of this financial year, we had committed to all of you that our team will focus on engagement of our hospital staff and continuous training. I am proud to

with Padmapriya. All the staff and doctors of Vaatsalya Hospital visited the mess and tasted the food on the day of the inauguration and were very encouraging of this new initiative. In addition, the Nursing team in Mandya was the first batch that underwent comprehensive training in Basic Nursing Skills under the Continuous Nursing Education (CNE) program. Led again by Brigadier Arujah, and supported

Dr. B. N. Prabhavathi Medical Director, inaugurating the Mess at Vaatsalya Hospital, Mandya

announce that this July and August, the Mandya team has launched initiatives to actualize both of these commitments. On the 14th of August 2012, I was proud to be part of the inauguration of the Nursing Mess at Mandya Hospital which will provide timely, fresh and nutritious meals to our hospital staff and to visitors. It is equally commendable that this mess will be run by our own Nursing Staff with Pallavi as the Mess President and Rajalakshmi as the Mess Secretary. The credit of setting up this fantastic facility goes to Brigadier Arujah, who worked tirelessly along

Brig. Arujah, during the training program at Vaatsalya Hospital, Mandya.

by Padmapriya, Zonal Head of Nursing, South Karnataka, all nurses in the hospital study the Historical Background of Nursing, Nursing Process and Critical Thinking, Infection Control Universal Precautions, Safety in Health Care Facilities, Nursing Process Application(s) and Normal Body Defense. The on-rotation training followed by assessment will certainly help us enhance the knowledge of our team and improve our care towards our patients.

Monthly Employee Hotline The Proud Team : Vaatsalya Hospital, Mandya with Dr. Ashwin Naik (CEO), Kislay Anand (Zonal Head, SK) & Brig. Arujah (Head-Nursing Services) after the inauguration of Mandya Mess For online version visit www.vaatsalya.com

Another commitment that we had made in the beginning of

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Dr. Ashwin Naik

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the year was that all employees across the hospitals will have an opportunity to voice their concerns, give suggestions and inputs to the management team on a monthly basis, through an Employee Hotline. I am proud to share that many valuable comments/suggestions have come from all of you during the last two months. The call is scheduled on the last day of the month and all employees can call in from their personal mobiles or hospital number. At this juncture, I would like to highlight two important suggestions which have been made by our team: Fathima K from Vaatsalya Hospital, Gadag was concerned that while biomedical waste was being collected properly by the BMW agency, general waste was not properly stored and disposed off from the hospital. She suggested that we have a dedicated Jumbo Trash Can outside the hospital, (but in the premises) which could be used for this. Fathima’s suggestion demonstrates initiative and responsibility for her work, which was recognized by the management and she was given a special certificate of recognition. Sucharitha from Vaatsalya Hospital, Hanamakonda was happy that the Nursing team was undergoing training and had a well laid out Nursing Manual and recommended that a similar manual be created for the Front office staff along with Training. The management also appreciates her initiative to bring out an important issue and acknowledged the same by giving Sucharitha a special certificate of recognition. -1-


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Snapshots of Change Patient Awareness Program Anantapur: A training program was conducted by Sarojamma, Patient Care Co-ordinator at Vaatsalya Hospital, Anantapur for its patients on 22nd August. This program also involved distribution of Richar-XT tablets to its patients which is sponsored by ALEMBIC Pharma Company.

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Chikmagalur: Vaatsalya Hospital conducted an Eye check up camp on 30th July at Asha Kirana Blind School for more than 80 students. Dr. Rashmi treated the students at the camp which was also attended by Dr. J P Krishne Gowda, Medical Director and Consultant Paediatrician.

Dr. Malla Venkateswara Rao, Medical Director and Consultant Paediatrician, Dr. T Renu Kumar, Consultant Paediatric surgeon were also involved in this camp.

A typhoid immunization booster dose program was conducted on 11th august along with RHISHO (Rural Health India Service Organisation) as event partner. More than 60 people availed the services of the camp.

Contestants during the 3k Marathon

Dr. Malla Venkateswara Rao and Dr. T Renu Kumar during the camp at Parvathipuram Dr. Rashmi during the camp at Asha Kiran

A scene from the patient awareness program at Anantapur.

Bijapur: A health awareness talk was conducted by Dr. Raveendra Madraki, Medical Director, on 8th September for over 20 patients of Vaatsalya Hospital. The talk was about Chronic Kidney Diseases and its prevention techniques.

Anantapur: A general health check up camp was conducted at Pedaballi Village on 1st August which was attended by over 200 people. A n Aarogyashree Mega Health Camp was conducted at Singanamala Village on 20th August. The camp was inaugurated by Dr. K. Sailajanath, Primary

In-house training programs A training program was conducted on 3rd August at Bijapur, on 10th August at Gulbarga and 15th August at Anantapur for the nursing staff by Jagadish, Zonal Bio-Medical Engineer. The program which dealt with Ventilator Management and Defibrilator, was attended by more than 20 nurses in each location

Dr. Jayalakshmi during the camp

A pharmacist from Vaatsalya Hospital Anantapur distributing medicine to a patient during the camp.

Educational Minister, Mr. A. Durgadas, District Collector and Mr. Kona Reddy ADCC Chairman. The first patient was treated by Dr. Sailajanath, Primary Educational Minister. More than 130 patients were treated at this camp.

A snap shot from the training program conducted in Gulbarga People waiting for their turn during the camp in Singanamala.

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Narasannapet: Vaatsalya Hospital conducted a free health check up camp at Satyavaram Village on 12th August. The camp which was conducted by Dr. Jayalakshmi and Dr. Devender was attended by over 300 people who were given free medicines as well.

Vizianagaram: An aarogyasri mega health camp was conducted on 28th August at a local hospital in Parvathipuram. More than 200 patients availed the services of this camp with free medicines also being distributed to the patients.

A free medical camp was conducted for the residents of Tapovana Old Age Home on 26th August to commemorate Mother Teresa’s Birthday. Dr. Golvi Mohan, Medical

Vaatsalya Hospital, Narasannapeta, along with Lions Club, Narasannapet conducted a 3K marathon at Narasannapet on the event of International Sports Day on 29th August. More than 500 students, VIPs and general public along with Dr. Golvi Mohan, Medical Director, Shyam Kumar, Hospital Administrator and Tirupathi Rao, Administrative Officer also participated in this event. Malur: A paediatric camp was conducted on 23rd August by Dr. Aravind at Modern High School, Malur. More than 60 children availed the services of this camp along with their parents.

Dr. Aravind chating with a kid during the camp

World Breast Feeding Week The residents of Tapovana Old Age home being consulted by Dr. Golivi Mohan consulting

Director; Dr. Sandhya, DGO, Dr. Krishna Rao, PHC Medical Officer, Dr. M Yayathi, Dr. Laxman Rao and Dr. Sanyasi Rao participated in this camp. More than 50 people utilised the services of the program.

A nursing staff from Vaatsalya Hospital Narasannapeta giving a Typhoid booster to a kid during the camp.

World Breast Feeding Week was conducted at all our hospitals in the first week of August. 45 expectant mothers attended the meet at Vizianagaram. Over 200 Anganvadi teachers attended the meet at Narasannapeta.

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Proddatur: A free Hepatitis-B screening camp was conducted at Vaatsalya Hospital on 14th August in association with CIPLA. More than 50 people attended this camp, out of which two positive cases were identified and given medication by Dr. Nagadastagiri Reddy, Medical Director, Vaatsalya Hospital, Proddatur.

The Vaatsalya Gulbarga team during the camp.

program was conducted for the students of BLDE Association of Arts & Commerce College for Women. Dr. Korbu addressed the 300 students at the meet and spoke about women’s health and benefits.

Gadag: A free diabetic camp was conducted at Vaatsalya Hospital, Gadag by Dr. Prakash Hugar on 17th August. The camp which was attended by over 50 people was all screened by Dr. Prakash, who also clarified all their doubts and its impact on their health.

Dr. Prakash during a consultation with an attendee at the camp.

Hubli: A health talk on Pain Management was conducted on

Dr. Aravind chating with a kid during the camp

A free health talk was conducted on “Personal and Environmental Hygiene” for the students of Smt.

Students listening to Dr. Sivaram during the awareness program.

Yeddanapudi Venkata Subbamma Municipal Girl High School on28th August. The talk, which was attended by over 500 students of the school, was also followed by a free health check up. Dr. Sivaram, Duty Doctor, along with few nursing staff spoke to the students about Dog bites – Effects and Precaution; Hand Wash and First Aid Tips as well. Hanamkonda: An Orthopaedic and Gynaecology camp was conducted at Aerapalli Village on 16th August. The camp which involved Dr. J V Sathyanarayana and Dr. Trilok was attended by over 100 people.

A glimpse of patient check-up during the camp in Aerapalli, Hanamkonda

Gulbarga: Vaatsalya Hospital conducted a free health check up on 15th August for Senior Citizens in collaboration with Shivaradra Trust, Gulbarga. The camp which involved Dr. Basavanth Patil, Dr. Shivaraj Alshetty and Dr. Azharuddin was attended by over 100 people. Bijapur:

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Attendees listening to Dr. Yuvraj at the program in Hubli

11th August at Vaatslya Hospital. The talk was conducted for Senior Citizens by Dr. Yuvaraj, Consultant Intensivist and Pain specialist, who explained about the different types of pains that are common among senior citizens. He also explained about the solutions for such pain and the new Pain Management Clinic that has opened at the Hospital.

Students listening to Dr. Jyoti Korbu

Lean, Mean, Fit and High Performing Some of my fellow gym-goers aim to improve their fitness, some want to fix a particular pain area, but almost all secretly want to lose weight. The other day someone in the family was whining “What can one do, we put on weight even if we consume nothing but air, it’s the family tendency you see”. Some others put a more scientific sounding spin to it and blame it on poor metabolism. What is metabolism anyway? Simply put, metabolism is the body’s way of converting food into energy, and then using that energy to sustain and build the body. What does our body use energy for? A write-up in the Mayo Clinic website explained it nicely Basal (Resting) Metabolic rate - Even when you’re at rest, our body needs energy for all its “hidden” functions, such as breathing, circulating blood, adjusting hormone levels, and growing and repairing cells. The number of calories our body uses to carry out these basic functions is known as our basal metabolic rate. Energy needs for our body’s basic functions stay fairly consistent and aren’t easily changed. Our basal metabolic rate accounts for about 60 to 75% of the calories we burn every day.In addition to our basal metabolic rate, two other factors determine how many calories our body burns each day: a. Food processing (thermogenesis): Digesting, absorbing, transporting and storing the food we consume

also takes calories. This accounts for about 10% of the calories used each day. b. Physical activity and exercise such as playing tennis, walking to the store, chasing after a dog or any other movement — account for the rest of the calories our body burns up each day. Physical activity is by far the most variable of the factors that determine how many calories we burn each day. To me, physical exercise seems crucial because in addition to contributing to 15-25% of the calorie consumption,it also builds lean body mass like muscles which in turn burn more calories. It may be tempting to blame our metabolism for weight gain. But because metabolism is a natural process, our body generally balances it to meet our individual needs. Unfortunately, weight gain is most commonly the result of eating more calories than we burn, because our body has the tendency

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to store excess food as fat. One’s body works a lot like the engine of a car. It needs food, much like a car engine needs fuel. When one revs

the engine—say, like exercising—one burns more fuel. And when one’s engine is a finely tuned metabolism, it burns its fuel most effectively, and with less waste. That means less fat and greater fitness for one. • What is the food or fuel an organization burns that keeps it running? Money? • Do organizations sometimes burn more cash than required for the same output? Why? • What happens when an organization consumes more money than required? • What is the equivalent of ‘metabolic rate’ for an organization? • Does an organization need additional physical activity? What would that be? • Can an organization survive for long without additional physical activity? So what does it mean to be ‘lean, mean and fit’ as an organization, to be efficient, give the best output for given input? Any thoughts? -3-


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Congratulations

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Employee of the Month for - July 2012

Sendhil Kumar

Lab Technician Vaatsalya Hospital, Anantapur

Bhimashankar

Staff Nurse Vaatsalya Hospital, Gulbarga

Savita Damani

Front Office Executive Vaatsalya Hospital, Bijapur

Vijaya Santhi

Staff Nurse Vaatsalya Hospital, Ongole

Kala Ratnam B

Staff Nurse Vaatsalya Hospital, Vizianagaram

G. Druva Jyothi

Staff Nurse Vaatsalya Hospital, Proddatur

Roopa

Housekeeping Vaatsalya Hospital, Shimoga

Sravan Kumar

Pharmacist Vaatsalya Hospital, Hanamkonda

Karunakshi S

HR Executive Vaatsalya Hospital, Gadag

Cyril Bagalkot

House Keeping Vaatsalya Hospital, Hubli

Sakshi

Guest Editor

I came to Bangalore a month ago. The rains and the cool winds were a delight for my Delhi soul. The weather is invariably the first thing that hits you when you come here. The second (I might be speaking only for fellows up north, here) is that the natives of Southern India, are much less chaotic and loud (I’m yet to figure out why that is but I’m nonetheless welcoming all the change!). The one thing that has really stood out for me in the five weeks that I’ve been at Vaatsalya is that there is no dearth of engaging experiences here. From running hospitals to managing people to testing new technologies to ideating strategies to exploring new businesses, there is so much that is happening simultaneously, all the time. On the whole, the first month at Vaatsalya has been a breath of lovely, fresh air. This past week, I came across the book “Six Thinking Hats” by Edward de Bono. I started reading the book because the author’s name was familiar (- one of the few traps that lead Edward de Bono to spending hours on a book). One of my professors Subject: Psychology in school used to talk about a term Mr. Bono had Publisher: Little Brown and Company coined – “Lateral Thinking” (which means “solving a problem not by traditional logical methods but Year of Publishing: 1985 through a creative or innovative approach”). Mr. Pages: 207 Author:

Narayan Raju

HR Executive Vaatsalya Hospital, Malur

Krupa

Pharmacist Vaatsalya Hospital, Mandya

Zaheera Bathula

Staff Nurse Vaatsalya Hospital, Mysore

D. Latsayya

OT Staff Vaatsalya Hospital, Narasannapeta

Employee of the Month for - August 2012

G Anitha

Front Office Executive Vaatsalya Hospital, Anantapur

Thankamoney

Hospital Aide Vaatsalya Hospital, Chikmagalur

Manasi Nagaraj HR Manager Vaatsalya, Bangalore

Rajinamary Bangalore House Keeping Vaatsalya Hospital, Gadag

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Ganesh

Zonal Head Nursing Vaatsalya, South Karnataka

House Keeping Vaatsalya Hospital, Shimoga

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Dr. Joshila Pattanashetty

House Keeping Vaatsalya Hospital, Gulbarga

Clinical Assistant Vaatsalya Hospital, Bijapur

Mahesh B K

Accounts Executive Vaatsalya Hospital, Tarikere

Mahesh S J

Supervisor Vaatsalya Hospital, Chikmagalur

Bono, in this book, talks of six types of thinking hats and relates them with colors in order to give a perception of each hat before divulging the relation between each hat and its referenced thinking. The White Hat –concerned with objective facts and figures. The Red Hat – suggesting rage and emotions. The Black Hat – pointing to caution and danger. The Yellow Hat – related to sunny and positive thinking. The Green Hat – indicating creativity and new ideas and finally the Blue Hat – which is concerned with organization and control of the other hats – in a calm and cool manner (as the blue sky). The book is an interesting manual on how we can divide our thinking process into the Six Hats – especially when we’re to discuss organizational issues in a group. The Six Hat Theory lays out a clear, methodical and timed process for problem solving. Edward de Bono’s theory is that we cannot be sensitized in different directions at one time and just so – if we (and we generally do) set out to engage in all aspects of thinking at the same time, the results would be only sub- optimal.The Six Hats are a means to allow a thinker to focus on one thing at a time – logic, emotion, ideas, caution, creativity, etc. It also details the technique to switch from one thing to another – as a group. To don the Red Hat – but for its length, the book does present a great roadmap for collaborative thinking!

Spot the 10 differences below Bhanuprakash

Staff Nurse Vaatsalya Hospital, Malur

Sunitha

Front Office Executive Vaatsalya Hospital, Mandya

Geol Mary Philip

Staff Nurse Vaatsalya Hospital, Mysore

G. Ramakrishna

Pharmacist Vaatsalya Hospital, Hanamkonda

Dr. Sampathlaxmi Duty Doctor Vaatsalya Hospital, Hubli

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M Jagadeeswara Rao

Security Vaatsalya Hospital, Narasannapeta

M Yesu

Security Vaatsalya Hospital, Proddatur

K Chandra Sekhar

MRD Assistant Vaatsalya Hospital, Vizianagaram

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