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KSRTC enters Limca book of records for maximum awards



he Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) till date has received 165 international and national awards for its unique initiatives, and today officially entered the Limca Book of Records. Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy on Thursday said, "This is the first time a State transport corporation in the country enters into the Limca Book of Records". 3


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oday is the day when it all started — the day when this little newspaper - City Kemp launched back in January 2014 with the cover story on Beauty Park taking over by the BBMP from encroachers, at the behest of Minister Ramalinga Reddy. It’s you - the residents, being the ones who made the newspaper possible and kept us going, are our special guests. And today it is a popular newspaper published from Koramangala. Online edition too is becoming popular among the citizens across the city. It’s our pleasure to work on a community newspaper for a community full of so many people with fine passions, admirable skills and high ideals. Our prime thanks go to the readers and subscribers, who are the whole reason for us to continue publishing and we owe a big thanks to the advertisers who carry a rising portion of the costs -Ed


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Chinmaya Vidyalaya Koramangala Khel Milan - 2016 CITY KEMP NEWS


he school ground of Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Koramangala was filled with excitement and enthusiasm on 22nd and 23rd December as the junior and senior school sports day were held in the school premises. Khel Milan, the biennial sports meet is an eagerly awaited event in the school calendar. The days prior to the event, as well as the day itself, were marked by tournaments, matches and various competitions. On both the days, the event commenced with the hoisting of the flag by the chief guests of the day followed by the tradition of lighting the lamp. Saroja Sridharan, the Principal of the school extended a warm welcome on both the occasions. The winners of the tournaments and that of the individual events were honoured by the chief

guests. The valedictory function of both the junior and senior sections were well attended by students, parents, members of management and staff. Snacks was distributed to the students on both the days. Junior Sports Day On 22nd December, the sports day and the valedictory function of the junior section (Nursery to std II) took place in the school ground. The tiny tots enthusiastically participated in all the displays and races. The chief guest, Vickramkanth an International Hockey Player and working for Indian Oil Corportaion was appreciated the laudable performances of the students. Sunandha vividly narrated the events of the day. The march past by the UKG students stole the show. Senior Sports Day On 23rd December, the sports day

and the valedictory function of the senior section (std III to XII) were held in the school premises. The displays by std III and IV were spectacular. The march past by the high school students was a treat to the eyes. The excitement on the ground reached its zenith during the finals of the kabaddi match between Paramhansa house and Vivekananda house. Paramhansa

house with maximum points won the rolling Champion trophy, while Vivekananda house stood neck to neck and was declared to be the Runners up. The chief guest Len Aiyappan, an International Hockey Player and Deputy Manager Air India was appreciated the laudable performances of the students. Hamsapriya was the Master of Ceremony.

Meet Janet Yegneswaran: President-Elect of Rotary Koramangala


eet Janet Yegneswaran: The new President-Elect of the Rotary Club of Koramangala - second womanPresident. At 65 she has been an achiever par excellence. Born in Coorg (Kodagu) the land of coffee, honey and green, she migrated to Bengaluru when she joined HMT. Got married to another star achiever R S Yegneswaran whose name was included in the Limca Book of Records as the person world over - with more than 30 Master Degrees from various universities in a multitude of varied subjects - apart from nearly 10 diplomas. After he passed away in 2005, she

started in his memory, The Rajanet Charitable Trust with the objective of planting trees in and around Bengaluru. Over 60,000 trees to add greenery, help the odious effects of the climate change - can visit website Has won accolades from various sources, has been recognised for her work and funds flowing for her work from overseas. She surely will bring new initiatives, path breaking ideas to our Rotary Koramangala which she takes over to lead from coming July. Let us salute her and wish her well. -R Sriram, former Member Technical, KEB & resident of Koramangala 3rd Block


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KSRTC enters Limca book of records for maximum awards "KSRTC is the first 1 award-winning state trans-

port corporation in the country, as of June 30, 2016. It received 107 international and national recognitions for unique initiatives and good practices within 91 months from 20082016. KSRTC is also the only such undertaking to have won the award of excellence by ministry of urban development, Government of India, a record six times in a row", is mentioned in the certificate issued by the Limca Book of Records. Rajender Kumar Kataria, Managing Director, KSRTC said that the KSRTC has become a model for the rest of the country. KSRTC so far, got 165 National and International awards. From May-2013 to January 2017, in a span of 45 months, KSRTC got 102 National and International awards. *The KSRTC, first time in its history, has reported a gross profit of Rs.114.95 crores during the year 2015-16. Out of the said profit, an amount of Rs.64 crores has been earmarked for the Gratuity fund, with a view to utilize the same for the final settlements of the retired employees of the Corporation. The net profit for the year 2015-16 is Rs.50.95 crores. *The present loan liabilities, earlier which was Rs.314.73 crores during year 2014-15, has been reduced to Rs.153.51 crores, by clearing the loan of Rs.161.22 crores. *The KSRTC, which was earlier purchases fuel from M/s. IOC., for the past 5 decades, has diverted its purchase to M/s. BPCL w.e.f. 1-7-2015. From this and in addition to this 212 depots of the four Corporations will get Automated Fuel Facilities and new fuel bunks, at free of cost. From all these approximately total amount of Rs.358 crores will be saved to all the four Corporations for three years. The Fuel Automation facility will be inaugurated shortly. • Karnataka is the first state in the Country, which commences the city service operations: at Shimoga, Bhadravathi, Chikkamagalore, Ramanagara, Mysore, Chamrajanagar, Chikkamagalore, Tumkur, Davanagere, Mangalore, Puttur, Udupi, Madikeri, Kolar, KGF, Chitradurga, Mandya, Hubli, Dharwad, Belgaum, Bagalkot, Ranebennur, Gadag, Betegere, Karwar, Kumta, Kalburgi, Bidar, Yadgir, Raichur, Koppal,

Hospet, Bellary, Vijayapur, Gangavathi, Sindhnur, Sedam. At present, 1793 city services are operated in 41 cities. • 5273 new buses have been put in to operations for the travelling public from all the four Corporations. • During the present period 2500 buses will be deployed for the rural areas. By the end of 2017, 5500 buses will be deployed from all the four Corporations. • For the first time in the country, 25 Multi axle buses with 100% Bio-Diesel have been inducted. • For the last 3 years, 25454 employees have been appointed from all the four Corporations. • 3826 employees have been appointed under the Provision of 371J. • Swiping machines have been provided at the 110 Counters of KSRTC. • FREE Wi-fi facilities will be provided in all Buses and Bus Stations of the KSRTC/NWKRTC/ NEKRTC. KSRTC:156 Bus Stations, 8317 buses NWKRTC:166 Bus Stations, 4785 buses NEKRTC:136 Bus Stations, 4346 buses Free wi-fi facilities has already been provided at 24 important bus stations of KSRTC. The said facility has been availed by the 35 lakh passengers. • CCTV facilities have been installed at depot/Divisional workshops of the KSRTC and also at 90 bus stations at a cost of Rs.14.95 crores to ensure the safety of passengers and properties of KSRTC, and also the safety of lady passengers. • E-toll facility is being introduced

under the Digital KSRTC. KSRTC is paying toll fees of Rs. 5 to 6 crores, approximately, every month. By the introduction of new ‘e-toll’ system, KSRTC may get concession from10% to 20%. From this, we may reduce the Travelling time and change problem. AWARDS KSRTC received the Govt.of India’s highest honour of Information Technology Award National eGovernance 2016-17 Gold Award Since the inception of this Award for the till date KSRTC is the first state who, won National e-Governance Gold Award (except during the year 2009-10 KSRTC has won Silver National e-Governance award). Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DAR & PG), Govt. of India instituted National e-Governance award to recognize and promote excellence in implementation of e-Governance initiatives. DAR & PG presents National e-Governance Awards every year during National Conference on e- Governance under 12 different categories. During the year, Gold Award has been given under 9 categories. Infrastructure Development: During the current year, theconstruction of a new bus depot at Hosadurga has been completed and commissioned. Construction Bus Depot at Periyapatna, Sulya, Madhugiri and Belur are under progress and will be completed at the end of 2017. The construction of 6 new bus stations at Bilikere, kattemaralwadi, Kalasapura, Challakere, BC Road and Mudigere are completed and commissioned and at Huliyurdurga the works are completed and started functioning.

• An amount of Rs.30.84 crores was transferred from the pool account of Social Welfare Department to the Corporation to construction of training centers at Maluru, Chikkamagaluru and Malavalli and technical skill development centers at Srinivasapura, Chickkamagaluru and Malavalli. The training centers at Chikkamagaluru and Malavalli are inaugurated and commissioned. Tender has been called for the Driver training centre at Holalkere. JnNURM Scheme-2/Amrut • Ministry of Urban Development, GoI had sanctioned 487 city buses to KSRTC under JnNURM scheme. Out of these 487 city buses, purchase order was released for 354 city buses. 133 buses will be deployed within one month. Plan for the Year 2017-18: 11 New Bus Stations: The construction work of Bus stand at Nanjanagudu, Kanakapura, Chunchnakatte, Koppa, Hassan, Chikkaballapur, Arehalli, Hosadurga, Hanur, Keralapur and Chandrashekarapura are under progress. It is planned to operate city Buses in Puttur and Madikeri under State Government’s DULT project. The Corporation has planned to operate Fly Buses to Tirupati, Koymattur and Salum from Kempegowda International Air port. It is planned to recruit 83 class3 Supervisory posts and 1116 non supervisory posts. The completion of construction work of 3 new bus depots at Piriyapatna, Sulya and Belur are taken and upgrading existing depots. The construction work of 15 new Bus stands will be completed and up-graded at Nanjanagudu, Kanakapura, Hassan (TTMC), Hanur, Koppa, Alur Siddapur, Chikkaballapur, Arehalli, Chunchanakatte,, Kodihalli, Besagarahalli, Suttur, Hirisave and KM Doddi. Under JNnurm(UIDSSMT) project the construction of bus depot at Kolar, KGF, Udupi, Shimoga are to be completed. Under DULT the construction of new Bus Stations at Harihara, Kollegala, Udupi, Doddaballapura and Kolar are to be completed. It is planned to construction of staff Quarters at Madikeri, Hassan, Chikkamagaluru, Sakaleshpura, Chitradurga,Tiptur, Suttur, Sulya, Dharmastal, Mudigere, Chikkaballapura and Shantinagar (Bangalore).


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any congratulations to City Kemp and Akshayadeva for successful completion of 4 years. I am following City Kemp since day one and I feel very happy to see a newspaper which is exclusively for the people and by the people. It gives a true coverage of the news without any exaggeration. City Kemp has brought out many ill practices and scams to the surface, where the respective authorities can take up corresponding actions. There is coverage of all the aspects essential for

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Nadasurabhi: Vocal concert on Jan 15 A two day Youth Festival will be held on 18th and 19th February 2017. Thyagaraja and Purandaradasa aradhana will also be held on 19th February.



adasurabhi Cultural Association is organising the monthly concert on Sunday, January 15 at 4.15 pm at the Indian Heritage Academy Hall, 6th Block, Koramangala. It is a grand Vocal concert by Vidwan Bharat Sundar, accompanied by Vidushi H.M.Smitha on theViolin; Vidwan Arjun Kumar on the Mridangam; and Vidwan Ranganatha Chakravarthy on the Ghatam. Bharat Sundar is one of the outstanding carnatic vocalists in the youth brigade. A disciple of P S Narayanaswamy and Dr S Sowmya, he is an A Grade artist of AIR. Brought to limlight by winning the first “Carnatic Music Idol” of a leading TV channel, Bharat Sundar has gone from strength to strength in his musical career. He has won the Outstanding Vocalist Award from Music Academy, Chennai in

2015, in his category. He has been performing extensively in India and abroad. H M Smitha is one of the most sought after young violinists today. She accompanies all leading artists. Arjun Kumar is a disciple of Umayalpuram Sivaraman and a senior mridangam vidwan who has decades of experience accompanying senior artists. An A-Top artist of AIR, Arjun Kmar has

also won the Best Mridangam Artist award from Music Academy, Chennai. Ranganatha Chakravarthy is a well known Ghatam vidwan who balances his own professional career with his passion for music. He is very active in the concert circuits of Bangalore. Youth Festival in February 2017: A two day Youth Festival will be held on 18th and 19th February 2017. Thyagaraja and Purandaradasa aradhana will also be held on 19th February.

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Spoorthi Mahila Sangha: Sankranthi Rangoli Competition Winners Spoorthi Mahila Sangha members actively participated and presented their best. The winners are Seema Murlidhar, Renu Kumari and Reshma Sridhar. Another event was walkathon within the park marked an exitment in members, who were eager to show up their abilities. And the winners are: Leela, Mamatha and Renu Kumari. CITY KEMP NEWS


poorthi Mahila Sangha (SMS) wishes happy New Year and Makara Sankranthi 2017 to all its members. As rangoli is a remarkable happiness and wishes to Sankranthi in traditional manner; SMS had conducted rangoli competition only with dots to its members.. SMS members actively participated and presented their best. The winners are Seema Murlidhar, Renu Kumari and Reshma Sridhar. Another event was walkathon within the park marked an exitment in members, who were eager to show up their abilities. And the winners are: Leela, Mamatha and Renu Kumari. SMS President has congatulated all the winners and the participants. Besides thanks to Parinitha and Chandana for judging the rangoli event.


ajender Kumar Kataria, Managing Director, KSRTC received the award from P.P Chaudhary, Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology, Law and Justice, Govt.of India under the category of "Innovative use of ICT by State Government PSUS / Co-operatives/ Federations / Societies'' during the 20th National Conference on eGovernance and awards. During the award ceremony Palle Raghunatha Reddy, Minister of Information & Public Relations, Information Technology & Communications, Telugu Language & Culture, Minority Welfare& Empowerment, Government of Andhra Pradesh and C Vishwanath, Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Government of India were present.


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Hampi's Virupaksha Temple: The oldest functioning temple of India since 7th Century


dmist huge boulders and crumbling ruins and rocks one can find this beautiful Lord Shiva temple at Hampi. Hampi earlier was called Pampa. Hampi was the capital of Vijayanagar Kingdom. Hampi, gave rise to art and culture, the renaissance of Karnataka's art & culture is deeply rooted out here. This Virupaksha Temple with his consort, Pampa, daughter of Lord Brahma is supposed to be the oldest functioning temple in India which was incepted in the 7th century. Ancient carved inscriptions dating back to 9th century can be found today at this temple premises. This temple complex had individual small shrines of individual worship, they were all grouped into one huge temple complex and monuments were built only between 1336 & 1570 A.D. by the late.Vijayanagar Kings, the Hoysala and Chalukyas. Krishnadevaraya, the Tulva Dynasty King built the mantapas and the temple tower - a 52 metre high 9 tier Gopura. Stone with beautiful carved sculpted edifice of 2 tiers and later the tower progresses to brick and mortar. The top of the temple tower or gopura has bovine shaped horns adding to the belief of the holy cow in Hinduism - temple architecture beliefs and vastu designs of those times. The temple complex has 3 towers, But the east tower is the tallest and the most beautiful one. It's surprising that this temple complex laid buried in the ruins for 400 years and was excavated and resorted only in 1980s! It takes about an hour to visit this temple complex including a visit to the Tungabhandra River bank. A beautiful sight is the temple elephant, Lakshmi blessing pilgrims in exchange of a coin. A boat takes one across the Tungabhandra river to other side of settlement, which is preferred by the foreign tourists. The view from there is spectacular, especially at dusk and dawn. The temple complex today has pillared halls, lamposts, flag posts and a temple kitchen catering to the temple pilgrims. It's believed, it's auspicious to get married here,

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TRAVEL the sanctified blessed place, where Lord Shiva married Bhrama's daughter after her penance. The Tungabhadra River enters the sanctum santorum of the temple and flows out, this is a divine note, during monsoon the temple's sanctum santorum lies submerged in the waters of Tungabhadra. At times this temple is called the underground temple. There are several manifestations of Lord Shiva carved and sculpted on display. The ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu are too present along with scenes of the epic Mahabharata displayed. The best time to visit this Hampi Virupaksheswara Pampapathi temple is November to February. One can see pilgrims involved in a lot of rituals at this place. This Archeological Society of India (ASI) protected property today is a worshiping temple, daily poojas take place each day. This temple complex is open from 6 AM to 6 PM to tourists. Photography is allowed and there's a small entry fee to enter the complex and an additional fee for your camera. ASI property does not permit tripods or film or videography. It's a UNESCO heritage site, one sees a lot of foreign backpacking tourists here, they come here for it's solitude and reasonable cost of staying from Goa. This temple complex is standing free, intact, perfect without the vandalization of the invaders who plundered India in the conquest of wealth, power and religion. This huge temple complex lies on the south bank of Karnataka's famous river Tungabhadra and at the foothills of Hemakutta hills. It's

picturesque. Access to this temple is through a straight one km road called the 'Hampi Bazaar', earlier in the beginning of 14th century, pearls and rubies were sold on this street welcoming foreign traders, today it's just temple souvenirs, eats and local tourist traders. November to February are the best months to visit, summers are unbearably hot! The chariot festival of this temple is in the month of February. And, the divine marriage of Virupaksha and Pampapathi is celebrated during December. The Karnataka government's Tourist department does conducts the Hampi Festival - a dance extravaganza which is an event to look forward to. Aerial views by helicopter rides of Hampi are a beautiful sight. Hampi, is a town in Bellary district of Karnataka, India. Virupaksheswara temple is one of the main temple. Touring around the ruins of Hampi may take you two - three days, around Hampi there are other tourist spots like Aihole, Patadakal, Badami etc., A little further down is Bijapur. The 16th century battle of Talikota, which destroyed the Vijayanagar Kingdom was fought by the Bijapur Sultans and Vijayanagar Kingdom. Talikota battle ended the Vijayanagar Kingdom rule and gave rise to a lot of small independent kingdoms in Karnataka. Around Hampi, there are a lot of luxury resorts and also the KSTDC Mayura group of hotels. Hospet is another town 13 kms from Hampi and has a lot of hotels to stay and eat out here. The railway station is here, so do the state bus stand. It makes sense to stay here. Bangalore to Hospet or Hampi is 350 kms and a 5 hour drive. Nearest airport is Bellary, the flights to this place are infrequent. Visit this place to understand our rich heritage and past. It's better to have your own transport out here. Local transportation are autos, buses and taxis. Here's to happy historic travel. These places attract, photographer's, artists and historians. You need to be fit to walk a lot during these regions. An inexpensive holiday place.

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Rotary Club of Koramangala to celebrate 200 years of bicycle


00 Years of Bicycle - A Mannheim Invention" 18172017. The Bicycle was invented by Karl Drais of Mannheim, Germany. Lucius Alberts from Mannheim has arranged for donation of 8 Bicycles for 8 Alphabets of Mannheim. To celebrate 200 years of Bicycle, Rotary Club of Bangalore Koramangala will be distributinig 200+ Bicycles to the Needy poor farmers, farm workers/hawkers, etc., in remote villages of Rotary Dist.3190. The Donees will be identified and Monitored with the help of Rural Rotary Clubs & NGOs. The Donation will be Rs.5,000/- per bicycle and the bicycles will be distributed at a function at the end of 2017. Project 2. Cyclathon: Rotary Club of Bangalore Koramangala will be cele-

brating 200 years of bicycle invention by conducting a Cyclathon on Sunday 27th August 2017 and one fruit tree sapling will be planted through for every cyclist taking part. They are bringing out the Bicycle Song as a tribute to Karl Drais the inventor of Bicycles. Rotary Club of B a n g a l o r e Koramangala is the first Organisation in India to celebrate 200 years of Bicycle invention * Repair/Renovation of Heritage Government School Buildings in the City. Rotary Club of Bangalore Koramangala will be taking up these projects for the year 2017 and the details are given in the flyers attached. This is apart from the projects Rotary Club of Koramangala does every year like TEACH MISSION :-KannadaEnglish Dictionary Distribution in Govt. Schools. This year we are distributing 800 dictionaries, 600 in urban schools and 200 in Ruralt Schools. - E Learning Kits; -Desk-cum-benches; - Note books; End Polio; Avoidable blindness; Mega Health Camp; Building Comfort Stations; Vocational Training; Women Empowerment; Vocational Training & Awareness Talks; Blood Donation Camps.

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n today’s complex and highly competitive environment it is essential for an organization to have a healthy competition within the team to enhance the performance of the team. It is necessary to have the competition to differentiate top performers from the crowd, this also helps to identify the bottom performers and give them coaching to enhance their performance. The responsibility of a manager is to bring the best from the team by encouraging members to bring out their creativity by providing the suitable environment. These competitions lead the members to spend their energy to work for the survival rather than giving their best for the organizational vision. In such cases members work in defensive mode and they cannot merge their goal with the organizational vision. Such a situation is a major threat, where there are chances of internal breakdown happening at the need of the hour. Often organizations fail to face the sudden turbulence in the market, because of lack of ownership among the members, if the members are busy always protecting themselves, shielding themselves from any threat, they fail to face the external threats of the market. For example, if a member who reports each and every work, prepares a very good report to show his achievements; then either he is in the sense of insecurity or he has to spend energy to protect him from the organizational internal threat. People who are in threat will not be able to bring out their creativity in the work; their potential could not be utilized fully to fulfill organizational vision. Knowledge industry cannot work with the force which is scared to accept the challenges, which dare not to take up the risk. Nothing new and great has ever been achieved without taking risk. Business today is so vulnerable that market and demands are ever changing. One must be free to take up these challenges and turn them into opportunities. It is the responsibility of the manager to create an atmosphere where all his team


members can work up to their potential without bothering about the consequences. It is necessary to have the vision of the complete picture, but too many factors are not predictable and challenges creep up as they proceed with the proj-

Though there is nothing called complete security anywhere, manager must ensure that even the most junior member of the team should also work with equal pride and with same sense of security. ects. One must be out of the insecurity feeling to be innovative so that it becomes easy to accept and tackle the unseen changes in the business environment. Manager to the extent possible should comfort his team mates. Though there is nothing called complete security anywhere, he must ensure that even the most junior member of the team should also work with equal pride and with same sense of security. This will help him to share the burden of suddenness equally, no matter where the designation of the team member stands. Combating the external threat of insecurity in the demanding business environment along with the internal threats in the organization is a major challenge faced by a manager. A successful leader is one, along with whom the team feels comfortable and secured to work with. It is a known factor that the external climate brings lot of threats like market crash, economic imbalances, political climate, which may throw huge challenge to the organization. This may lead to worse situations like losing a job. It is the manager’s responsibility to keep the internal climate of the organization as healthy as he can. The external threat is constant and manager has no control over it. However the internal threat is in his control. Manager must ensure to provide a healthy and rewarding environment for the team..


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Rare surgery on two-month-old Iraqi baby Doctors at Fortis Hospital successfully treat rare congenital disorder ‘Bladder Exstrophy’ on 2 month old Iraqi Baby 10 hour long complex surgery corrected lower urinary tract organ formed outside of body


team of doctors at Fortis Hospital in Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore successfully treated a 2-month-old Iraqi baby who was suffering from ‘Bladder Exstrophy with episadias.’ It is a congenital condition where most of his lower urinary tract organs were formed outside his body. The complex procedure involved a multi-specialty team of doctors which took 10 hours to treat the rare condition. The team of doctors was led by Dr. Mohan Keshavamurthy, Director, Urology & Transplant Surgeon along with Dr. Mohan Puttaswamy, Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgeon and Dr.

Dr. Mohan Keshavamurthy Yogesh Kumar Gupta, Consultant, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). While the child grows in the womb, the internal organs are formed. Consequently, muscles and bones envelop the organs for protection. Baby Ameer Hayder Thaey suffered from Bladder Exstrophy with episadias abnormality where the skin over the lower abdominal wall is not formed properly. The organs are partially formed but the encasing tissues and bones that leaves the bladder exposed. With episadias, the urethra does not form correctly. Babies with this disorder may

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Dr. Mohan Puttaswamy have related problems that affects their urinary system and pelvic bones. The priority was to naturalize the functioning of the bladder by closing the bladder with adequate capacity and urethra with restoration of continuous mechanism. Closure of muscle and skin could have been only completed after the bladder was successfully closed. The muscles were closed over the bladder so it supports the abdominal wall. Dr. Mohan Keshavamurthy, Director, Urology & Transplant Surgeon at Fortis Hospital, BG Road said,

“Ameer was born with his urinary bladder exposed outside of his body due to the incomplete formation of the tissues and bones in the pelvic region. The bladder, muscles and bones had defects which needed to be corrected. So, the procedure for treatment involved following a meticulously planned sealing of the entire bladder and penile area.” Once the bladder is ably supported by muscles, the bones were aligned back together. Finally, the skin was closed in such a way that the bone is in between the skin and muscle, so that the bone can support the bladder. The surgery for episadias, which is a malformation of the penis causing the urethra to be formed on the upper part of the penis, was done by reconstructing the penis by Cantwell Ransley procedure Dr. Mohan Puttaswamy, Reconstructive Orthopaedics Surgeon, said, “We had to create space for accommodating the urinary bladder in the pelvis. This was done by fracturing the bones through a procedure known as osteoto-

my. After fracturing the bones, the baby was put on a fixator to hold the pelvis in place.” Speaking on the recovery of the patient post-surgery, Dr. Yogesh Kumar Gupta, Consultant PICU, Department of Paediatrics said, “Post surgery, Ameer needed utmost amount of care for a swift and healthy recovery. Given the complexity, there was a chance that the kidney may have failed to perform. However, the treatment went smoothly as the baby responded well to the treatment and post-operative care at the PICU. The baby has recovered completely and, now on, will be leading a normal life.” Ameer’s grandfather, said, “When Ameer was born, we noticed that he was passing urine through his belly. We wanted to seek treatment immediately. However, we could not get proper medical care. Once we get to know about expertise of Fortis Hospitals in treating such babies, we immediately came down to the city for treatment.”

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