Year 2022

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.



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 Parkinsons 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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Date : 26 March 2022 | Time : 09 am to 02 pm
Jointly Organized by: Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana
Indian Virologist Society (IVS)
American Society of Microbiologist (ASM)

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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.

विश्व गुर्दा दिवस के उपलक्ष्य में, नेफ्रोलॉजी विभाग, एस.जी.पी.जी.आई. लखनऊ द्वारा जागरूकता अभियान के तहत कार्यकम का आायोजन सी.वी रमन सभागार, लाइब्रेरी बिल्डिंग, एस.जी.पी.जी.आई. में 10 मार्च 2022 दिन गुरूवार को प्रातः 10.00 बजे किया गया। इस कार्यक्रम का उद्घाटन संस्थान के निदेशक प्रो0 आर.के. धीमन द्वारा किया गया। इस कार्यक्रम में डीन प्रो0 अनीश श्रीवास्तव, मुख्य चिकित्सा अघीक्षक प्रो0 गौरव अग्रवाल, प्रो0 आदित्य कपूर एवं अन्य संकाय सदस्य, एस.जी.पी.जी.आई. के कर्मचारी एवं अधिकारी गण तथा मरीजो एवं उनके रिश्तेदारों ने भाग लिया। इस जागरूकता अभियान में लगभग 500 लोगों ने भाग लिया।

इस अवसर पर एक पोस्टर प्रतियोगितया का भी आयोजन किया गया। जिसमें संस्थान के अधिकारियोें/कर्मचारियों के बच्चों/मरीज व उनके रिश्तेदारो एवं संस्थान के बाहर के लोगों ने बढ़-चढ़ भाग लिया है। सभी पोस्टरों का आंकलन संस्थान के चिकित्सकों के द्वारा किया गया। इस प्रतियोगिता में 70 लोगों से भाग लिया गया। चयनित पोस्टरों को पारितोषित किया गया।

जन मानस में गुर्दा रोग की जानकारी के लिए इस कार्यक्रम को जूम के माध्यम से आन लाइन, फेसबुक एवं यूट्यूब पर इस कार्यक्रम को प्रचारित किया गया।

गुर्दा रोग के इस जागरूकता अभियान में नेफ्रोलाजी विभाग के समस्त चिकित्सकों द्वारा एक मूवी के माध्यम से मरीजों एवं रिष्तेदारों को बीमारी होने पर, इससे बचाव, उपचार, निदान एवं रहन-सहन पर जानकारी दी गयी।

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.

संजय गांधी पीजीआई मे 26 फरवरी एसोसिएशन आफ एनएस्थीसिया एंड ओटी टेक्नोलॉजिस्ट के तत्वाधान में, द्वितीय नेशनल कॉन्फ्रेंस TECHNOCON 2022 का उद्घाटन संस्थान के निदेशक प्रोफेसर आर के धीमन के द्वारा किया गया। इस अवसर पर मुख्य चिकित्सा अधीक्षक प्रोफ़ेसर गौरव अग्रवाल, विभागाध्यक्ष प्रो एस पी अंबेश व ऑल इंडिया एसोसिएशन ऑफ एनेस्थीसिया एंड ओटी टेक्नोलॉजिस्ट के महामंत्री श्री फिरोज आलम उपस्थित थे। कार्यक्रम की अध्यक्षता श्री एन के चौरसिया जी द्वारा की गई। इस कार्यक्रम में देश भर से आए हुए लगभग 200 प्रतिनिधियों ने भाग लिया।यह प्रतिनिधि लगभग 10 विभिन्न प्रदेशों जैसे तमिलनाडु, चंडीगढ़, महाराष्ट्र, पश्चिम बंगाल, बिहार, दिल्ली, छत्तीसगढ़, मध्य प्रदेश तथा उत्तर प्रदेश से आए थे। प्रतिभागी नई विधाओं को सीखने और ऑपरेशन थिएटर में संक्रमण से बचाव और नए उपकरणों की प्रदर्शनी मे शामिल हुए। जूम ऐप के माध्यम से लगभग 200 से अधिक टेक्नोलाजिस्ट इस कांफ्रेंस में शामिल हुए।

इस अवसर पर निदेशक महोदय ने एनेस्थीसिया और ओ टी टेक्नोलॉजिस्ट के द्वारा कोविड 19 महामारी के दौरान दिए गए योगदान की भूरी भूरी प्रशंसा की। इन कठिन विषम परिस्थितियों में विभागीय तकनीकी अधिकारियों द्वारा जो उपकरणों का विकास और निर्माण किया गया, उसकी भी उन्होने सराहना की। साथ ही नई विधाओं में उनको प्रशिक्षण के लिए और और नई खोज और टेक्नोलॉजी विकसित करने के लिए प्रेरित भी किया। उन्होंने आश्वासन दिया कि संस्थान के स्तर से उनके इस अभियान को और बढ़ावा दिया जाएगा।

प्रोफेसर गौरव अग्रवाल ने , एनएसथीसिया टेक्निशियन के द्वारा ऑपरेशन थिएटर में दिए गए दिए जा रहे योगदान जी चर्चा की और भूरि भूरि प्रशंसा की। उन्होंने आश्वासन भी दिया कि तकनीकी संवर्ग के हितों का संवर्धन किया जाएगा।

संस्थान के मेडिकल ऑफिसर श्री धीरज सिंह के पुष्पराज द्वारा वीडियो लैरिंगोस्कोप को कम लागत में और हर जगह आसानी से काम आने के लिए बनाने व श्री सुनील प्रकाश वर्मा तथा श्री चंद्रेश कश्यप कश्यप द्वारा बनाए गए इको प्रोब होल्डर की निदेशक महोदय ने सराहना की।

फिरोज आलम, ऑल इंडिया एसोसिएशन आफ एनएसथीसिया एंड ओटी टेक्नोलॉजी के महासचिव ने अपने वक्तव्य में काउंसिल के गठन की प्रक्रिया पूर्ण होने पर संतोष व्यक्त किया और इसे जमीनी रूप देने के लिए उन्होंने आगे की कार्यवाही के लिए निदेशक महोदय और सीएमएस महोदय से संस्थान स्तर पर इस को आगे बढ़ाने की बात भी की।

श्री राजीव सक्सेना ने अपने संबोधन में एनेस्थीसिया के टेक्नोलॉजिस्ट द्वारा निभाई गई भूमिका, दक्षता व कुशलता पर विशेष जोर दिया तथा आगे की चुनौतियों का सामना करने के लिए उनके उच्चतर प्रशिक्षण हेतु संस्थान प्रशासन से अनुरोध भी किया।

कांफ्रेंस के दौरान श्री धीरज सिंह के द्वारा बनाया गया वीडियो लैरिगोस्कोप , इन्स्टरुमेनट ड्रायर तथा टयूब होल्डर का प्रदर्शन भी किया गया और प्रशिक्षकों ने उससे प्रशिक्षण भी प्राप्त किया। श्री सुनील प्रकाश वर्मा ने सांस की नली को डालने में सहायक होने वाली तकनीक पर व्याख्यान दिया।

किस प्रकार ऑक्सीजन की बचत करके एनएस्थीसया को मेंटेन रखा जा सकता है, इस पर पीजीआई चंडीगढ़ से आए श्री विशाल सिंह ने अपने विचार रखे।

ह्यूमन मैनेकविन जो कि मानव रोबोट की तरह व्यवहार करते हैं, उन पर चिकित्सीय या तकनीकी लापरवाही से किस प्रकार बचा जा सकता है, इसका उल्लेख प्रोफ़ेसर देवेंद्र गुप्ता ने अपने व्याख्यान में किया। कोविड महामारी में आई सी यू मे उपकरणों के अलार्म पर भी व्याख्यान पीजीआई चंडीगढ़ से आए हुए नरेश कुमार ने दिया। संजय गांधी पीजीआई लखनऊ के चंद्रेश कश्यप ने सिंगिंग वेंटीलेशन की तकनीक का प्रदर्शन किया।

रामचंद्र हॉस्पिटल, चेन्नई से आए हुए प्रतिभागियों ने पोस्टर प्रतियोगिता में हिस्सेदारी की ।

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.

संजय गांधी स्नातकोत्तर आयुर्विज्ञान संस्थान, लखनऊ में आज देश का 73 वां गणतंत्र दिवस पूरे उत्साह और उमंग के साथ मनाया गया। संस्थान के निदेशक प्रो आर के धीमन ने परंपरागत तरीके से ध्वजारोहण किया। राष्ट्रगान के पश्चात उपस्थित संकाय सदस्यों और कर्मचारियों को संबोधित करते हुए उन्होंने पिछले एक वर्ष की उपलब्धियों का लेखा जोखा प्रस्तुत किया। उन्होंने कहा कि पिछले दो वर्ष कोरोना महामारी से संघर्ष करते बीते और इस पर हमने विजय भी प्राप्त की। उन्होंने संस्थान परिवार के सभी सदस्यो चिकित्सक, सीनियर रेजिडेट, नर्सिंग स्टाफ, टेक्नीशियन, सफाई कर्मचारियों और अन्य सभी स्टाफ की भूरी भूरी प्रशंसा की और इसके लिए उन्हें हृदय से धन्यवाद दिया। उन्होंने कहा कि आप सभी के सहयोग से हम तीसरी लहर का भी सामना कर पाएंगे। निदेशक महोदय ने मुख्यमंत्री योगी आदित्यनाथ जी द्वारा हाल ही में लोकार्पित किए गए 7 प्रोजेक्ट का भी उल्लेख किया। इसमें इमरजैंसी मेडिसिन और गुर्दा प्रत्यारोपण केंद्र के विषय में उन्होने बताया कि इसमें कुल 558 बेड्स होंगे, जिसमें से 210 बेड्स इमरजैंसी मेडिसिन विभाग के लिए हैं। इमरजेंसी बेड्स में 7 गुनी बढ़ोतरी से आकस्मिक सेवाओं में निसंदेह सुधार आएगा। उन्होंने पलमोनरी मेडिसिन विभाग में एडवांस ब्रोंकोस्कॉपी लैब के विस्तार एवं नवीनीकरण के विषय में भी जानकारी दी। उन्होंने एडवांस पीडियाटिक सेंटर का भी उल्लेख किया, जिसकी घोषणा उत्तर प्रदेश के मुख्यमंत्री माननीय योगी आदित्यनाथ जी द्वारा की गई थी।

निदेशक महोदय ने कहा कि हमारे राज्य की जनसंख्या का 40% बच्चे हैं। अतः बच्चों की बीमारियों से संबंधित एक पृथक विभाग की आवश्यकता थी। इस एडवांस पीडियाट्रिक सेंटर में 23 विभाग होंगे, जिसमें 125 संकाय सदस्य और 185 सीनियर रेजिडेंट की भी नियुक्ति की जाएगी। इस प्रकार बच्चों के लिए एक समानांतर अस्पताल होगा, जिसमें उनसे संबंधित सभी बीमारियों के लिए एक ही केंद्र होगा। उन्होंने एडवांस डायबिटिक सेंटर के विषय में भी जानकारी दी, जिसमें डायबिटीज से संबंधित हर बीमारी के लिए एक ही छत के नीचे समस्त उपचार सुविधाएं होंगी। उन्होंने (एसटीपीआई ) सॉफ्टवेयर टेक्नोलॉजी पार्क ऑफ़ इंडिया व इनफार्मेशन टेक्नोलॉजी के साथ पीजीआई के हुए समझौते (MOU) का भी जिक्र किया जिसके अंतर्गत ventilator, infrared thermometer, monitor संस्थान में ही बनाये जायेंगे। हब और स्पोक मॉडल पर आधारित टेली आई सी यू के विषय में भी उन्होंने कहा कि पीजीआई और उत्तर प्रदेश के 6 मेडिकल कॉलेजो के बीच में 200 बेड्स का टेली ICU भी एक बड़ी उपलब्धि है। संस्थान में ई ऑफिस के द्वारा कार्य प्रारंभ किए जाने पर प्रोफेसर उत्तम सिंह को बधाई दी।

उन्हें सूचित किया कि संवर्ग पुनर्गठन का कार्य पूर्ण हो चुका है। पहली GB से 15 कैडर और दूसरी जी बी से 27 कैडर का पुनर्गठन हुआ। आने वाले 1 माह के अंदर इससे संबंधित सभी कार्यवाही पूर्ण कर ली जाएगी। इस कार्यक्रम में सामाजिक दूरी बनाए रखकर कुछ सीमित संख्या में लोगों ने भाग लिया। अन्य सभी सदस्य zoom मीटिंग द्वारा इस कार्यक्रम में शामिल हुए।

इस अवसर पर संस्थान के 12 कर्मठ सदस्यों को उनके उत्कृष्ट व उत्तम कार्य निष्पादन के लिए निदेशक द्वारा सम्मानित किया गया।

इस अवसर पर संस्थान के मुख्य चिकित्सा अधीक्षक, प्रोफेसर गौरव अग्रवाल, संयुक्त निदेशक, प्रशासन, प्रोफेसर रजनीश कुमार सिंह व अन्य संकाय सदस्य भी उपस्थित थे। देश भक्ति गीत के साथ कार्यक्रम का समापन हुआ।

Director Prof. R.K. Dhiman

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

भारत सरकार के इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स और सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी एवं कौशल विकास तथा उद्यमिता विकास मंत्री श्री राजीव चंद्रशेखर द्वारा आज SGPGI में स्थापित मेडिटेक सेंटर ऑफ एंटरप्रेन्योरशिप का उद्घाटन किया गया।मेडिटेक CoE मेडिकल इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स और स्वास्थ्य सूचना विज्ञान में सॉफ्टवेयर टेक्नोलॉजी पार्क ऑफ़ इंडिया की एक पहल है। इस उद्यमिता केंद्र से मेडिकल इलेक्ट्रॉनिक और स्वास्थ्य सूचना के क्षेत्र में तकनीक आधारित स्टार्टअप्स को बढ़ावा मिलेगा। साथ ही यह केन्द्र स्टार्टअप्स की सफलता के लिए आवश्यक माहौल तैयार करने हेतु विपणन और वित्तीय सहायता भी प्रदान करेगा। इस अवसर पर बोलते हुए संस्थान के निदेशक प्रोफेसर आरके धीमान ने कहा की संजय गांधी पीजीआई ने सदैव ही इस बात की आवश्यकता को महसूस किया है। हमारे यहां बहुत ही योग्य चिकित्सक हैं, जो सदैव ही नवीनतम विचारों के साथ रोगी सेवा को उन्नत करने में योगदान दे सकते हैं। यह केंद्र उपलब्ध मेडिकल टेक्नोलॉजी के भारतीय समाधानो को भी कम लागत में विकसित करने में सहायता करेगा, जिससे सरकार के आत्मनिर्भर भारत के मिशन को पूरा किया जा सकेगा।(

किसी भी संस्थान के लिए स्थापना दिवस एक ऐसा दिन होता है, जब संस्थान अपनी उपलब्धियों को याद करता है और इस विकास यात्रा को सतत जारी रखने की प्रतिज्ञा दोहराता है। संजय गांधी स्नातकोत्तर आयुर्विज्ञान संस्थान ने भी अपना 38वा स्थापना दिवस आज पूरे हर्षोल्लास के साथ मनाया। उत्तर प्रदेश के मुख्य सचिव व संस्थान के अध्यक्ष श्री राजेन्द्र कुमार तिवारी इस समारोह के मुख्य अतिथि थे । इस अवसर पर संस्थान के निदेशक प्रोफेसर आर के धीमन ने उपस्थित सम्मानित अतिथियों का स्वागत किया और संस्थान की विगत एक वर्ष की प्रगति का लेखा-जोखा प्रस्तुत किया। संस्थान के डीन प्रोफेसर अनीश श्रीवास्तव ने समारोह के व्याख्याता पद्मश्री प्रोफेसर रवि कान्नन का औपचारिक परिचय दिया। डाक्टर कान्नन ने असम के सुदूर क्षेत्रों में सामुदायिक स्वास्थ्य के क्षेत्र में disease prevention के लिए किए गए अपने प्रयासों विशेषतया कैंसर रोगियों की स्क्रीनिंग और निदान के लिए आशा कार्यकर्ताओं के प्रशिक्षण को विस्तार से समझाया।

इस अवसर पर बोलते हुए डाक्टर कान्नन ने कहा कि स्वास्थ्य हमारी राष्ट्रीय संपत्ति है और यह हमारा मौलिक अधिकार भी होना चाहिए। यह हमारा राष्ट्रीय दायित्व है कि अपने सभी नागरिकों के स्वास्थ्य का संवर्धन किया जाए। उन क्षेत्रों में जहां यातायात के साधन नहीं है, बीमार व्यक्ति को अनेक कष्टों का सामना करना पड़ता है। ऐसे क्षेत्रों में संरचनात्मक कार्यक्रम व जनमानस में विश्वास निर्माण के लिए अनेक मापदंड अपनाए जाने चाहिए ।

आज इस अवसर पर संस्थान परिवार के अनेक सदस्यों को विभिन्न श्रेणियों में चिकित्सक (DM, MCh, MD ), स्टाफ नर्स व तकनीशियन को उनके योगदान के लिए उत्तर प्रदेश शासन के मुख्य सचिव व संस्थान के अध्यक्ष श्री राजेंद्र कुमार तिवारी द्वारा सम्मानित किया गया।

संस्थान में सर्वोत्कृष्ट शोध कार्यों के लिए 22 पुरस्कार भी दिए गए।

इस अवसर पर अंग दान दिवस पर "अंग और ऊतक दान पर जागरूकता अभियान" के अंतर्गत SOTTO द्वारा आयोजित पोस्टर प्रतियोगिता के विजेता बच्चों को भी सम्मानित किया गया।

इस अवसर मुख्य सचिव श्री राजेंद्र कुमार तिवारी ने संस्थान के सभी सदस्यों को स्थापना दिवस समारोह की बधाई दी। उन्होंने कहा 38 वर्ष के युवा संस्थान में विकास की अपार संभावनाएं हैं और हमें निरंतर उन्नति के शिखर को छूना है। उन्होंने सभी पुरस्कार विजेताओं को शुभकामनाएं दी और कहा कि यह संख्या प्रति वर्ष बढनी चाहिए ।

उन्होंने डॉक्टर कान्नन के आउटरीच कम्युनिटी प्रोग्राम की भूरी भूरी प्रशंसा की और कहा कि ऐसे ही कार्यक्रम हमें भी समुदाय और ब्लॉक स्तर पर क्रियान्वित करने चाहिए, जिससे बड़े संस्थानों पर बढ़ते भार को कम किया जा सके।

प्रमुख सचिव चिकित्सा शिक्षा उत्तर प्रदेश शासन श्री आलोक कुमार ने भी उपस्थित जनसमुदाय को संबोधित किया। उन्होंने भारत के संदर्भ में न्यूनतम लागत के साथ उत्कृष्ट चिकित्सा को अपनाने पर बल दिया।

कोविड प्रतिबंधों के कारण सीमित संख्या में अतिथियों को आमंत्रित किया गया था। संस्थान के अन्य सभी संकाय, रेजिडेंट और स्टाफ वीडियो कॉन्फ्रेंसिंग के द्वारा इस समारोह में शामिल हुए। संस्थान के डीन प्रोफेसर अनीश श्रीवास्तव द्वारा धन्यवाद ज्ञापित किया गया। समारोह का समापन राष्ट्रगान के साथ हुआ।

संस्थान के स्थापना दिवस समारोह के अनेक कार्यक्रम प्रातः से ही प्रारंभ हो गए थे। अस्पताल में भर्ती रोगियों को फल और शुभकामना कार्ड वितरित किये गए। इस अवसर पर संस्थान के ब्लड बैंक द्वारा स्वैच्छिक रक्तदान शिविर का भी आयोजन किया गया, जिसमें अनेक लोगों ने रक्तदान किया। संस्थान में नियमित रक्तदान करने वाले स्टाफ श्री डी के सिंह,धर्मेश कुमार, सतीश चन्द्रा इस रक्तदान शिविर में शामिल हुए। मुख्य चिकित्सा अधीक्षक प्रोफेसर गौरव अग्रवाल ने भी रक्तदान किया।

साथ ही वृक्षारोपण कार्यक्रम भी संपन्न हुआ, जिसमें नवीन पार्किंग क्षेत्र में मौलश्री, प्लूमेरिया, नीम और कांजी के लगभग 50 पौधे लगाए गए। साथ ही गेस्ट हाउस परिसर में भी बोगनवीलिया और चितवन के लगभग 30 पौधे रोपित किए गए।

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.

आज अंतराष्ट्रीय दिव्यांग दिवस पर संजय गांधी पी0जी0आई0 में संस्थान के PMSSY ब्लाक के निकट एक Kiosk (गुमटी) का उद्घाटन किया गया जिसे दिव्यांग जनों द्वारा संचालित किया जायेगा। इस Kiosk में दिव्यांग जनों द्वारा बनाये गये हस्तशिल्प उत्पाद व बेकरी के पैक्ड खाद्य पदार्थों का विक्रय किया जायेगा।

IIT रूड़की के पूर्व विद्यार्थी श्री विकास गुप्ता द्वारा स्थापित 'दिव्यांग: एक उम्मीद’ संस्था के द्वारा यह प्रयास किया गया कि दिव्यांगजनों को समाज की मुख्यधारा से जोडा जाये व उनके लिए रोज़गार व उद्यम के नये अवसर प्रदान किये जायें।

यह ज्ञात हो कि भारत में लगभग 2.67 करोड़ लोग दिव्यांगों की श्रेणी में आते हैं जिनमे से 1.5 करोड़ पुरूष व 1.18 करोड़ महिलायें हैं। यह आकड़ा सम्पूर्ण जनसंख्या का 2.21 प्रतिशत है इस श्रेणीं में वे सभी लोग आते हैं जो किसी न किसी प्रकार की दृश्य, श्रवण, वाचन व्याधियों अथवा किसी भी प्रकार की मानसिक अक्षमता से पीड़ित हैं। भारतीय संविधान में दिव्यांग जनों के अधिकारों के संरक्षण व उनके कल्याण हेतु नीति निर्धारित की गई है।

भारतीय संविधान की इसी व्यवस्था के अनुरूप व उ0प्र0 की राज्यपाल माननीया आनंदी बेन पटेल, के निर्देशों के अनुपालन में आज संस्थान के निदेशक प्रो0 आर0के0 धीमन द्वारा इस Kiosk का औपचारिक उद्घाटन किया गया।

इस अवसर पर बोलते हुए उन्होंने कहा कि दिव्यांग जनों ने प्रत्येक क्षेत्र में अपने आपको साबित किया है। वे किसे से कम नहीं, यह हाल ही के ओलंपिक खेलों के परिणाम से परिलक्षित हुआ है। उन्होंने कहा कि इस दिशा में उनके कल्याण हेतु संस्थान द्वारा और भी प्रयास किये जायेंगे।

इस अवसर पर संस्थान के मुख्य चिकित्सा अधीक्षक प्रो0 गौरव अग्रवाल, चिकित्सा अधीक्षक प्रो0 वी0के0 पालीवाल, डा0 सुशील गुप्ता व डा0 नारायण प्रसाद भी उपस्थित थे।

इस उद्घाटन कार्यक्रम का आयोजन अस्पताल प्रशासन विभाग के अध्यक्ष डा0 राजेश हर्षवर्धन के द्वारा किया गया।

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:

    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.

    देश के प्रधानमंत्री माननीय श्री नरेंद्र मोदी द्वारा आज डिजिटल लिंक के माध्यम से संजय गांधी स्नातकोत्तर आयुर्विज्ञान संस्थान को 1000 लीटर क्षमता का PSA ऑक्सीजन प्लांट भेंट किया गया। इस आक्सीजन प्लांट से वर्तमान में पी एम एस एस वाई ब्लॉक को ऑक्सीजन की आपूर्ति की जाएगी। नवीन इमरजैंसी ब्लॉक के क्रियान्वित होते ही इस ऑक्सीजन प्लांट द्वारा वहां निर्बाधित ऑक्सीजन आपूर्ति प्रदान की जाएगी। भारत सरकार द्वारा पी एम केयर्स फंड से उत्तर प्रदेश में 127 आक्सीजन प्लांट स्थापित किये गये हैं, जिनका वर्चुअल लोकार्पण आज प्रधानमंत्री जी के कर कमलों द्वारा किया गया। इसके पूर्व उत्तर प्रदेश सरकार के वित्त, चिकित्सा शिक्षा व संसदीय मामलों के मंत्री माननीय श्री सुरेश खन्ना जी द्वारा फीता काटकर ऑक्सीजन प्लांट का विधिवत उद्घाटन किया। इस अवसर पर प्रदेश के चिकित्सा शिक्षा राज्य मंत्री श्री संदीप सिंह और राज्य मंत्री, स्वतंत्र प्रभार, श्रीमती स्वाति सिंह भी उपस्थित थे। संस्थान के निदेशक प्रोफेसर आर के धीमन ने उपस्थित अतिथियों का स्वागत किया। माननीय श्री सुरेश खन्ना जी ने प्रधानमंत्री द्वारा चलाई गई जन कल्याण योजनाओं की भूरी भूरी प्रशंसा की। इस अवसर पर संस्थान के मुख्य चिकित्सा अधीक्षक प्रोफेसर गौरव अग्रवाल, चिकित्सा अधीक्षक प्रोफेसर वी के पालीवाल व अन्य संकाय सदस्य भी उपस्थित थे।

    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.

    संजय गांधी स्नातकोत्तर आयुर्विज्ञान संस्थान में आज सायं नवीन डायग्नोस्टिक ब्लॉक वरेजिडेंट डॉक्टरों हेतु भोजनालय भवन का लोकार्पण किया गया। उत्तर प्रदेश सरकार के चिकित्सा शिक्षा, वित्त व संसदीय मामलों के मंत्री माननीय श्री सुरेश खन्ना जी के कर कमलों द्वारा इन दोनों सुविधाओं का उद्घाटन किया गया। इसके साथ ही माननीय मंत्री द्वारा एडवांस डायबिटिक सेंटर का भी शिलान्यास किया गया, जिससे एडवांस ऑप्थामालॉजी भवन के तीसरे और चौथे तल पर निर्मित किया जाएगा, जहां मधुमेह के रोगियों को एक ही छत के नीचे सभी संबंधित व्याधियों के उपचार की सुविधा प्रदान की जाएगी जैसे आंख की जांच एवं डायबिटिक फुट का उपचार भी इसी केंद्र में किया जाएगा। संस्थान परिसर में डॉक्टरों के लिए भोजनालय भवन का उद्घाटन किया गया, जो प्रातः 7:00 बजे से रात्रि 12:00 बजे तक खुला रहेगा। रेजिडेंट डॉक्टरों के लिए बने दो मंजिला भोजनालय भवन में 188 व्यक्तियों के बैठने की सुविधा प्रदान की गई है, जिसमें भूतल पर 76 व्यक्तियों व प्रथम तल पर 112 व्यक्तियों के लिए भोजनालय का प्रावधान है। द्वितीय तल पर रसोई भंडार कक्ष की व्यवस्था की गई है। न्यू डायग्नोस्टिक ब्लॉक के भूतल एवं बेसमेंट में ट्रांसफ्यूजन मेडिसिन विभाग द्वारा अपनी निम्नलिखित सेवाएं प्रदान की जाएंगी।

  • अत्याधुनिक रक्तदान सुविधा
  • Donation apheresis platelets,प्लाज्मा फेरेसिस एंड कन्वलर्सेंट
  • पोस्ट डोनेशन क्लीनिक
  • अस्थि मज्जा स्टेम सेल प्रत्यारोपण के लिए रक्त किरणों के लिए स्थान
  • आधान संचरित संक्रमणों की जांच के लिए उन्नत प्रयोगशाला
  • स्नातकोत्तर की परीक्षण के साथ-साथ राष्ट्रीय एड्स नियंत्रण कार्यक्रम के लिए संगोष्ठी एवं शिक्षण कक्ष
  • स्नातकोत्तर के परीक्षण के साथ-साथ राष्ट्रीय एड्स नियंत्रण कार्यक्रम के लिए प्रशिक्षण प्रयोगशाला
  • उन्नत मॉलिक्यूलर प्रयोगशाला
  • रक्त भंडारण के लिए कोल्ड रूम की सुविधा
  • विभागीय भंडार
  • प्रथम तल पर पैथोलॉजी विभाग की एडवांस मौलिक्यूलर पैथोलाजी लैब व विभाग का सेमिनार कक्ष बनाया गया है। दूसरे व तीसरे तल माइक्रोबायोलॉजी विभाग का को प्रदान किया गया है जहां दूसरे तल पर पैरासाइटोलॉजी, माइकोलॉजी व टयूबरकुलोसिसलैब का कार्य होगा। तीसरे तल पर पूर्ण समर्पित कोविड लैब होगी जहां कोविड संबंधित परीक्षण लगाए जाएंगे। संस्थान में इन सभी सुविधाओ का लोकार्पण करते हुए माननीय मंत्री श्री सुरेश खन्ना जी ने कहा इन सब सुविधाओं के साथ संस्थान निरंतर प्रगति करेगाऐसी हम सब आशा करते है, किंतु हम यही चाहते हैं कि संस्थान के प्रत्येक डाक्टर और स्टाफ का रोगी के प्रति व्यवहार अत्यंत सौहार्दपूर्ण और ममत्व से भरा हो। साथहीइसऊंचाईपरपहुंचनेकेबादसंस्थानअपनीप्रगतिकोसंभालपाएऔरउसेबरकराररखपाए, ऐसीभीहमआशाकरतेहैं। इस अवसर पर उत्तर प्रदेश सरकार की राज्यमंत्री (स्वतंत्र प्रभार) श्रीमती स्वाति सिंह जी, राज्य सरकार के राज्य मंत्री चिकित्सा शिक्षा व प्रशिक्षण श्री संदीप सिंह जी,संस्थान के निदेशकप्रोफेसरआरकेधीमन, अपर निदेशक श्रीमती शुभ्रा सक्सेनाएवंमुख्यचिकित्साअधीक्षकप्रोफेसरगौरवअग्रवाल भी उपस्थित थे।

    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.

    संजय गांधी स्नातकोत्तर आयुर्विज्ञान संस्थान में देश का 75 वां स्वतंत्रता दिवस पूरे उत्साह और उमंग के साथ मनाया गया। संस्थान परिवार के मुखिया डॉ राधाकृष्ण धीमन ने परंपरागत तरीके से ध्वजारोहण किया। राष्ट्रगान के पश्चात उपस्थित संकाय सदस्यों और कर्मचारियों को संबोधित करते हुए उन्होंने कहा की स्वतंत्रता दिवस मनाने का आशय यह है कि हम उन सभी शहीदों को हृदय से याद करें, जिनके कारण आज हम स्वतंत्र हैं ।साथ ही उन सभी जवानों को हृदय से धन्यवाद दें जो सीमा पर तैनात हैं और उन्हीं के कारण हम आज अपने कार्य क्षेत्रों में पूरी क्षमता के साथ काम कर पा रहे हैं। उन्होंने टोकियो ओलंपिक का जिक्र करते हुए कहा कि 7 पदक लेकर हम एक राष्ट्र के रूप में गौरवान्वित हुए हैं। इसी प्रकार हमें अपने स्तर पर अपने संस्थान के स्तर पर अपना सर्वोत्कृष्ट योगदान देना है। उन्होंने कोरोना 19 की दोनों लहरों से लड़ने व इस पर विजय प्राप्त करने में संस्थान परिवार के हर सदस्य के योगदान की प्रशंसा की और और उन्हें हृदय से धन्यवाद दिया । इस कार्यक्रम में सामाजिक दूरी बनाए रखकर कुछ सीमित संख्या में लोगों ने भाग लिया। अन्य सभी सदस्य zoom मीटिंग द्वारा इस कार्यक्रम में शामिल हुए।

    निदेशक महोदय ने उनके कार्यभार संभालने से लेकर आज तक के डेढ़ वर्ष की उपलब्धियों का लेखा जोखा प्रस्तुत किया, जिसमें रोगी सेवा, शोध और शिक्षण तीनों स्तंभों पर चर्चा की। उन्होंने कहा की स्वास्थ्य कर्मियों के कोविड संक्रमित होने पर HCW सर्विलांस समिति का बड़ा उत्तम प्रबंधन रहा। माइक्रोबायोलॉजी विभाग ने लगभग 20 लाख RTPCR टेस्ट किये, जो प्रशंसनीय है। साथ साथ गैर कोविड क्षेत्र में भी उल्लेखनीय कार्य हुआ। उन्होंने कहा कि आज हम कोविड 19 की तीसरी लहर के लिए भी पूरी तरह से तैयार हैं। सी सी एम विभाग की अध्यक्ष प्रो बनानी पोद्दार और पीडियाट्रिक न्यूनेटालॉजी विभाग की अध्यक्ष डॉक्टर कीर्ति के सहयोग से 100 बिस्तरों के पीडियाटिक आई सी यू की व्यवस्था भी की जा रही है। पिछले 8 महीने से चल रही टीकाकरण मुहिम भी प्रशंसनीय है। शोध के क्षेत्र में उन्होंने संकाय सदस्यों और रेजीडेंट चिकित्सकों को ने बधाई दी और बताया कि अभी तक 6000 शोध पत्रो का प्रकाशन हुआ है।

    उन्होने संस्थान की एक और बड़ी पहल का उल्लेख किया और बताया कि 1 सितंबर से फाइलों के त्वरित निस्तारण और उनके उचित प्रबंधन के लिए e ऑफिस का प्रारंभ किया जाएगा, जिसके लिए सारी तैयारियां की जा रही हैं। उन्होंने कहा कि स्टाफ अपना पूरा सहयोग और समर्थन दे, इसके लिए उनके कार्य करने का वातावरण भी सौहार्दपूर्ण होना चाहिए। अतः उनके लिये किये गये संवर्ग पुनर्गठन में भी कई प्रयासों के बाद सफलता मिली है और लगभग 15 संवर्गो के लिए पुनर्गठन की प्रक्रिया पूरी हो गई है। शेष बचे संवर्ग का पुनर्गठन भी शीघ्र ही किया जाएगा। स्टाफ के लिए नई भर्ती की प्रक्रिया भी चल रही है।

    निदेशक महोदय ने कई मेमो ऑफ अंडरस्टैंडिंग का भी जिक्र किया जिसमें Telemedicine, SGPGI के द्वारा शुरू किए गए Tele ICU Project भी शामिल हैं, जिसके द्वारा उत्तर प्रदेश राज्य के पुराने छह मेडिकल कॉलेज आगरा, झांसी, कानपुर, गोरखपुर, मेरठ और लखनऊ को आईसीयू केयर के लिए टेलिमेडिसिन के द्वारा जोड़ा जाएगा। उन्होंने किडनी प्रत्यारोपण के लिए रोबोटिक सर्जरी की तरह अन्य विभागों में रोबोटिक सर्जरी को आरंभ करने का आश्वासन दिया। उन्होंने बताया कि केंद्र सरकार ने डिपार्टमेंट ऑफ जेनेटिक्स को "सेंटर ऑफ एक्सीलेंस फॉर रेयर जेनेटिक्स डिजीज"के लिए एक्नॉलेज किया है। यह संस्थान के लिए अत्यंत हर्ष का विषय है। निदेशक महोदय ने बताया कि इस वर्ष नवम्बर तक इमरजैंसी मेडिसिन विभाग की भी शुरुआत हो जाएगी और बहुत शीघ्र ही संस्थान में एडवांस डायबिटिक एंड एंडोक्राइन सेंटर और एडवांस ophthalmology सेंटर भी कार्य करना आरंभ कर देगा।

    उन्होंने कहा कि उत्तर प्रदेश की माननीय राज्यपाल महामहिम श्रीमती आनंदी बेन पटेल के दिशा निर्देशों के अनुसार मोहनलालगंज तहसील को स्तन और सर्वाइकल कैंसर के बारे में जन जागरूकता के लिए चिन्हित किया गया है। इस अवसर पर संस्थान के 14 कर्मठ सदस्यों को निदेशक द्वारा सम्मानित किया गया। इस अवसर पर संस्थान के मुख्य चिकित्सा अधीक्षक प्रो गौरव अग्रवाल, संस्थान के संयुक्त निदेशक (प्रशासन ) प्रोफेसर रजनीश कुमार सिंह व अन्य संकाय सदस्य भी उपस्थित थे।

    समारोह का समापन सांस्कृतिक कार्यक्रम के साथ हुआ।

    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.

    उत्तर प्रदेश की राज्यपाल माननीय आनंदीबेन पटेल द्वारा प्राप्त दिशा निर्देशों के अनुसार संजय गांधी स्नातकोत्तर आयुर्विज्ञान संस्थान की महिला सशक्तिकरण समिति द्वारा महिलाओं को उनके स्वास्थ्य, शिक्षा और अधिकारों की दिशा में जागरूक करने के लिए जागरूकता कार्यक्रम का आयोजन किया गया। इस कार्यक्रम का उद्देश्य गांवो, ब्लॉक स्तर पर प्रत्येक महिला को अपने अधिकारों, शिक्षा व स्वास्थ्य के विषय में जागरूक करना था। इस कार्यक्रम को वर्चुअली आयोजित किया गया, जिसे मोहनलालगंज,निन्दूरा व देवा ब्लाक से जोड़ा गया। कार्यक्रम में मुख्य विकास अधिकारी, बाराबंकी, सुश्री एकता सिंह, खण्ड विकास अधिकारी, मोहनलालगंज, श्री अजीत सिंह एवं निंदूरा और देवा ब्लॉक के सामुदायिक स्वास्थ्य केंद्र के चिकित्सकों ने प्रतिभागता की।

    कार्यक्रम का प्रारंभ संजय गांधी स्नातकोत्तर आयुर्विज्ञान संस्थान के निदेशक प्रोफ़ेसर आर के धीमन द्वारा स्वागत अभिभाषण से हुआ। प्रतिभागियों का स्वागत करते हुए उन्होंने कहा कि महिला सशक्तिकरण आज के समय की आवश्यकता है। महिलाओं को उनकी प्रगति और उन्नति के सभी अवसर मिलने चाहिए। वर्तमान समय में ओलंपिक खेलों में भारत की तरफ से महिलाओं की प्रतिभागिता अचंभित कर देने वाली है क्योंकि प्रत्येक महिला खिलाड़ीे ने कांस्य, रजत पदक लेकर भारत को सम्मान दिलाया है।

    प्रोफेसर विनीता अग्रवाल, अध्यक्ष, महिला सशक्तिकरण समिति ने प्रतिभागियों का परिचय और अभिवादन किया। उन्होंने बताया कि संजय गांधी पीजीआई इस तरह के जागरूकता कार्यक्रम आयोजित करता रहा है और हमारा प्रयास है कि ये कार्यक्रम सुदूर गांवो और कस्बों तक पहुंचे। बाराबंकी की मुख्य विकास अधिकारी सुश्री एकता सिंह ने कहा कि बेटी का जन्म कोई बोझ न होकर एक स्वागत योग्य कदम होना चाहिए। सरकार ने महिलाओं के कौशल विकास, रोजगार के लिए कई कल्याणकारी योजनाएं भी चलाई हैं। उन्होंने इन योजनाओं के विषय में विस्तार से बताया। खंड विकास अधिकारी, मोहनलालगंज श्री अजीत सिंह जी ने भी अपने ब्लॉक में चल रही कल्याणकारी योजनाओं से प्रतिभागियों को अवगत कराया।

    तत्पश्चात संस्थान की इम्यूनोलाजी विभाग की अध्यक्ष प्रोफेसर अमिता अग्रवाल ने महिलाओं में 'रक्त अल्पता को रोकने हेतु समुचित पोषण' विषय पर व्याख्यान प्रस्तुत किया। उन्होंने कहा कि कुपोषण, भोजन में लौह तत्व और फोलिक एसिड की कमी व कृमि रोग ही मुख्य कारण हैं, जिनके कारण महिलाओं में एनीमिया की समस्या उत्पन्न होती है। उन्होंने कहा कि भारत में बालिकाएं, गर्भवती महिलाएं व स्तनपान कराने वाली 50% महिलाएं एनीमिया की शिकार हैं। इसका मूलभूत कारण यही है कि भारत में ग्रामीण परिवेश में सामान्यतः महिलाएं पूरे परिवार को खाना देने के पश्चात भोजन करने बैठती हैं और अधिकांश स्थिति में उनका भोजन अपर्याप्त होता है। चूंकि महिला पूरे परिवार की धुरी होती है, इसलिए उसे पूरे परिवार को संभालने के लिए स्वयं के स्वास्थ्य का ध्यान रखना अत्यंत आवश्यक है। डाक्टर अग्रवाल ने अच्छा और पर्याप्त भोजन जिसमें अनाज, दालें व सब्जियां प्रचुर मात्रा में हों, पर बल दिया। सामुदायिक स्वास्थ्य केन्द्र, देवा की डाक्टर सुनीता वर्मा व सामुदायिक स्वास्थ्य केंद्र, निंदूरा की डाक्टर कनौजिया ने भी समान विचार व्यक्त किए कि उनके सामुदायिक स्वास्थ्य केंद्र में आने वाली गर्भवती महिलाओं में अधिकांशतः महिलाएं रक्त अल्पता की समस्या से ग्रस्त होती हैं। उन्होंने कहा कि समय पर किया गया संतुलित और पोषक आहार रक्त अल्पता की समस्या को कम कर सकता है।

    दूसरा महत्वपूर्ण व्याख्यान वरिष्ठ स्त्री रोग विशेषज्ञ डाक्टर अंजू रानी द्वारा प्रस्तुत किया गया, जिसमें उन्होंने किशोरियों और युवतियों को मासिक धर्म के समय स्वच्छता और सफाई के .विषय में जानकारी दी। उन्होंने कहा कि प्रत्येक महिला और पुरुष को यह समझना होगा की माहवारी स्त्री स्वास्थ्य से संबंधित एक सामान्य व स्वभाविक प्रक्रिया है और यह बताती है कि बालिका किशोरावस्था में प्रवेश कर चुकी है। चूंकि रक्त संक्रमण का एक प्रभावी स्रोत है, अतः माहवारी के समय पूर्ण स्वच्छता का ध्यान रखना अनिवार्य है।

    इस पूरे कार्यक्रम के आयोजन में श्री मनीष चंद्र, खंड विकास अधिकारी, बाराबंकी की महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका रही। कार्यक्रम का सफल संचालन महिला सशक्तिकरण समिति की अध्यक्ष प्रोफेसर विनीता अग्रवाल द्वारा किया गया। कार्यक्रम का अंत प्रतिभागियों से संवाद और उनकी प्रतिक्रियाओं के साथ हुआ। लगभग 4000 प्रतिभागी इस ऑनलाइन वर्चुअल कार्यक्रम के साथ जुड़े।

    आज संजय गांधी स्नातकोत्तर आयुर्विज्ञान संस्थान में एसोसिएशन ऑफ इंडिया एंड ओटी टेक्नोलॉजिस्ट यूपी के तत्वाधान में National Association and operation theatre Technologist day कोविड-19, प्रोटोकॉल के तहत सादगी से मनाया गया। इस कार्यक्रम में मुख्य अतिथि संस्थान के मुख्य चिकित्सा अधीक्षक डॉ गौरव अग्रवाल तथा एनेस्थीसिया विभागाध्यक्ष प्रो एस पी अंबेश विशिष्ट अतिथि के रूप में मौजूद थे।

    इस अवसर पर एसोसिएशन के जनरल सेक्रेटरी श्री राजीव सक्सेना ने वर्तमान परिपेक्ष्य में एनेस्थीसिया और ओटी टेकनोलॉजिस्ट के द्वारा निभाई गई महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका से संबंधित कार्यों का बयौरा दिया। उन्होंने भविष्य में एनएसथीसिया और ओ टी टेक्नोलॉजिस्ट कैडर को और अधिक मजबूत बनाने की आवश्यकता पर अपने विचार रखे।

    संस्थान के सीएमएस प्रोफेसर गौरव अग्रवाल ने राजधानी कोविड हॉस्पिटल में एनेस्थीसिया टेक्नोलॉजिस्ट के द्वारा निभाई गई भूमिका की भूरी भूरी प्रशंसा की। प्रोफेसर एसपी अंबेश ने एनेस्थीसिया टेक्नोलॉजिस्ट ने ओटी तथा एनेस्थीसिया टेक्नोलॉजिस्ट के महत्वपूर्ण रोल के बारे में बहुत बारीकी से बताया। उन्होंने कहा कि टेक्नोलॉजिस्ट के द्वारा जूम ऐप के माध्यम से शिक्षा व ट्रेनिंग का कार्य किया गया जो निसंदेह सराहनीय था।

    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.

    आज संजय गांधी स्नातकोत्तर आयुर्विज्ञान संस्थान में संपूर्ण कोविड प्रोटोकाल का पालन करते हुए अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग दिवस मनाया गया।संस्थान के लेक्चर थियेटर में योग कार्यक्रम का आयोजन किया गया, जिसमें संस्थान के कार्यकारी निदेशक प्रोफेसर एस के मिश्रा, मुख्य चिकित्सा अधीक्षक प्रोफेसर गौरव अग्रवाल, चिकित्सा अधीक्षक प्रोफेसर वी के पालीवाल व अन्य संकाय सदस्यों के साथ-साथ संस्थान परिवार के लगभग 100 सदस्य भी उपस्थित हुए। योगाचार्य श्री कृष्ण पाल के नेतृत्व में उनके सहयोगियों श्री जे पी सिंह एवं सुश्री अमृता सिंह द्वारा उपस्थित लोगों को योगाभ्यास कराया गया। इस कार्यक्रम को वर्चुअल भी प्रसारित किया गया। अंत में निदेशक महोदय ने योगाचार्य और उनके सहयोगियों को पुष्प गुच्छ एवं अंग वस्त्र देकर सम्मानित किया।

    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

    संजय गांधी स्नातकोत्तर आयुर्विज्ञान संस्थान में आज पोस्ट कोविड क्लीनिक का शुभारंभ हो गया। संस्थान के निदेशक प्रोफेसर आर के धीमन ने फीता काटकर क्लीनिक का विधिवत उद्घाटन किया। इस अवसर पर संस्थान के मुख्य चिकित्सा अधीक्षक प्रोफेसर गौरव अग्रवाल, चिकित्सा अधीक्षक डॉ वी के पालीवाल, ओ0 पी0 डी0 चेयरमैन प्रोफेसर सुशील गुप्ता, प्रोफ़ेसर प्रभात तिवारी भी उपस्थित थे। अस्पताल प्रशासन द्वारा पोस्ट कोविड रोगियों के ऑनलाइन परामर्श के लिए एक पूर्ण समर्पित फोन नंबर जारी किया गया है। रोगी 0522 2496090 नंबर पर फोन करके पोस्ट कोविड समस्याओं के लिए विशेषज्ञ से परामर्श कर सकते हैं और यथोचित मार्गदर्शन भी प्राप्त कर सकते हैं। आवश्यकता प्रतीत होने पर चिकित्सक उन्हें क्लीनिक में तिथि के अनुसार बुलाएंगे। साथ ही संस्थान के स्वास्थ्य कर्मियों और उनके आश्रितों को तथा उन सभी अन्य रोगियों को, जो राजधानी कोरोना अस्पताल से डिस्चार्ज हुए हैं और जिन्हें कोविड नेगेटिव होने के पश्चात भी कुछ संबंधित समस्याएं हैं,उन्हें भी पोस्ट कोेविड क्लीनिक में नेगेटिव RTPCR रिपोर्ट के साथ देखा जाएगा। यह क्लीनिक सोमवार से शुक्रवार प्रात 9:30 बजे से अपराहन 1:00 बजे तक और शनिवार को प्रातः 9:30 बजे से अपराहन 12 तक चलेगी।

    संजय गांधी स्नातकोत्तर आयुर्विज्ञान संस्थान में आज विश्व पर्यावरण दिवस के अवसर पर वृक्षारोपण किया गया। संस्थान के निदेशक प्रोफेसर आर के धीमन और मुख्य चिकित्सा अधीक्षक प्रोफेसर गौरव अग्रवाल ने वृक्षारोपण किया। राजधानी कोविड अस्पताल और संस्थान परिसर में भिन्न भिन्न स्थानो पर अशोका, लागीफोलिया, ओलियंडर और टी एम सी प्रजाति के 101 पौधे लगाए गए। पर्यावरण संरक्षण की दिशा में प्रत्येक वर्ष संस्थान प्रशासन द्वारा जगह-जगह वृक्ष रोपित किए जाते हैं , जो न केवल आखों को सुकून देते है, अपितु यहां आने वाले रोगियों और उनके संबंधियों को स्वच्छ और स्वस्थ वातावरण प्रदान करते हैं।

    Program on Management and Treatment of Mucormycosis in COVID-19

    A virtual program on “Case Based Teachings” on Covid Associated Mucormycosis was organized on 27th May 2021 with experts from SGPGI, Lucknow and KGMU, Lucknow which was shared with 52 medical colleges of UP. 422 participants attended it from various Medical colleges of UP.

    Prof. R K Dhiman, Director, SGPGI welcomed the participants and speakers. Addressing the participants, he emphasized on identification of at risk cases and clinical setting and host factors which leads to Mucormycosis. In depth discussion on correct dosage of steroids for Covid pneumonia was discussed for judicious use of steroids.

    Lt General (Dr) Bipin Puri, Vice Chancellor, KGMU highlighted on medical therapy and proper control of underlying host factors along with irrigation of surgical cavity with Amphotericin B and early diagnosis and aggressive management.

    Dr Amit Keshri, Additional Professor, Neuro-otology, SGPGI, presented the 2 cases of Mucormycosis, which were managed by Multidisciplinary team at SGPGI. All aspect of case including the History, Examination, radiological finding, microbiology reports and antifungal therapy including the Surgery was discussed in details.

    Prof Hardeep Malhotra, Department of Neurology, KGMU highlighted the radiological findings in various stages of Mucormycosis and involvement of orbit and brain in Mucormycosis and nuances in the management of these lesions.

    Dr R K Singh, Professor and Head, Emergency Medicine, SGPGI elaborated on various Antifungal drugs and their dosage and side effects and use in clinical setting and duration of therapy and does and don’ts in Antifungal treatment duration.

    Prof Himanshu, Department of Medicine, KGMU presented a case managed by KGMU Mucormycosis unit of KGMU and esteemed panelist discussed it extensively.

    Dr Alok Nath, Professor and Head Dept of Pulmonology, SGPGI elaborated on the involvement of lungs in fungal infections and on Various Antifungal and Antimicrobial therapy for Mucormycosis. She said that vision loss should be documented and examination of pupils and ocular movements should be done.

    Dr Rungmai S Marak, Professor, Microbiology, SGPGI, explained the various findings in mycology on the specimen she processed in the lab on theses patients with Mucormycosis, sampling technique and tissue processing and culture.

    Dr Apjit Kaur, Professor and Head, Ophthalmology, KGMU spoke on management of orbital lesions in Mucormycosis and elaborated on intra-orbital Amphoterecin B protocol for saving the eye from exentration.

    To summarize, the “Case based Teachings” gave participants an insight management of Mucormycosis in clinical setting and highlighted the use of Multidisciplinary team in management of this complex diseases by medical and surgical therapy.

    The session was attended by 422 participants and more than 90 questions were asked by them, with many of them appreciated the case based discussion session. Prof R K Dhiman stressed on case presentation from various medical colleges in next session on Wednesday and to discuss the problem faced if any and take opinion of experts in a complex case at hand.

    Management and treatment of Mucormycosis in COVID-19

    Mucormycosis is an uncommon opportunistic invasive fungal infection which occurs in immunosupressed patients. Uncontrolled diabetes is the most common risk factor for acquiring this infection. These fungal spores are prevalent in the air and on decomposed debris and gain entry into sinuses and lung by breathing contaminated air. Patients of COVID-19 with uncontrolled Diabetes, undergoing treatment with steroids are at heightened risk of Mucormycosis.

    A virtual program was organized today on 15th May on "management and treatment of Mucormycosis" on zoom platform which was shared with 52 medical colleges of UP. Prof. R K Dhiman, Director, SGPGI welcomed the participants and speakers. Addresing the participants, he said that a Microbiologist, ENT specialist, Ophthalmologist and Diabetologist play a very important role in diagnosing and treating patients with Mucormycosis. So a multidisciplinary approach is paramount to its successful management.

    Dr R K Singh, Professor and Head, Emergency medicine , SGPGI elaborated on the types of Mucormycosis, its prevention and early diagnosis. Though several types of mucormycosis exist, Rhino-Orbital-Cerebral (ROC) Mucormycosis is the most common and most aggressive form in Diabetic patients. High index of suspicion for early diagnosis is essential to its effective management and optimal outcome. Prolonged antifungal therapy along with early aggressive surgical intervention by trained ENT specialists are urgently needed. Prevention is the key to management, he said.

    Dr Amit Kesari, Professor, Neurootology, SGPGI, said that patients with high blood sugar and high ferritin are at high risk of Mucormycosis. Microbiologist and Radiological evaluation and ENT examination can diagnose it in early stage. MRI can show the blood vessel which is being invaded. Any ENT Surgeon can perform the surgery in first or second stage I.e. nasal cavity or sinus.

    This was followed by an interesting talk by Dr Rachna Agarwal, Professor, Opthalmology, SGPGI, who elaborated on the involvement of eyes in this fungal infection. She said that vision loss should be documented, examination of pupils and ocular movements should be done for early diagnosis. Early surgery should be done and it can also be done in all the medical colleges by trained Ophthalmologists. Dr Rumi S Marak, Professor, Microbiology, SGPGI, explained the need and techniques of blood sampling and tissue biopsy for diagnosing Mucormycosis.

    This was followed by an educative talk by Dr Subhash Yadav, Professor, Endocrinology, who elaborated on the treatment modality of patients with uncontrolled blood sugars in managing this deadly fungal infection. To summarize, it was needed to do identification of at-risk patients, stricter glycemic control, judicious use of steroids in COVID, wearing of mask at all times by patients, improved air quality index within hospital, optimal manpower, screening for it at time of admission and during hospital stay as well as during follow up can help mitigate this threat.

    The session was attended by 546 participants. 176 questions were asked by them. Participants have demanded the repetition of the session. The session will be repeated again on Wednesday 19th may in case based discussion mode.

    राजधानी कोरोना अस्पताल में लिक्विड ऑक्सीजन प्लांट का उद्घाटन

    संजय गांधी स्नातकोत्तर आयुर्विज्ञान संस्थान के राजधानी कोरोना अस्पताल में अब बिना बाधा के ऑक्सीजन सप्लाई उपलब्ध रहेगी। इसके लिए राजधानी कोरोना अस्पताल में लिक्विड ऑक्सीजन प्लांट लगाया गया है। इसका उद्घाटन आज संस्थान के निदेशक प्रोफेसर आर के धीमन द्वारा किया गया ।

    अभी तक राजधानी कोरोना अस्पताल में सिलेंडर सिस्टम से ऑक्सीजन सप्लाई दी जा रही थी, जिसमें लगभग 600 सिलेंडर प्रतिदिन की खपत हो रही थी। अब 20000 लीटर क्षमता के इस लिक्विड ऑक्सीजन प्लांट से, जिसे लिंडे इंडिया लिमिटेड द्वारा स्थापित किया गया है, मरीजों को पर्याप्त मात्रा में ऑक्सीजन उपलब्ध हो पाएगी और ऑक्सीजन का पर्याप्त स्टॉक भी बना रहेगा।.

    SGPGI Department of Hepatology Started.

    The department of Hepatology was formally inaugurated by the Honourable Minister, Medical education, Finance and Parliamentary affairs, Government of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Suresh Khanna Ji today evening at liver transplant unit, SGPGI.

    The programme started with the invocation of goddess Saraswati followed by lamp lighting. Professor R K Dhiman, Director, SGPGI addressing the august gathering said that it is a big achievement to have Department of Hepatology as it is the first one in the state of UP. His further said that we need to have a sustainable liver transplant program.

    Shri Alok Kumar, Principal Secretary, Medical Education while expressing his views said that we need to have such a health care system in Uttar Pradesh that no one residing in U P has to go to other states for treatment under compulsion. He also said that the state government is always there to support the institute in terms of aid , but the institute has also to think of certain ways of self sustainability. Professor Shiv Kumar Sarin, Director, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi, addressed the audience through video conferencing. He spoke on the need to have a full-fledged department of hepatology in the state of Uttar Pradesh as the burden of liver disease due to hepatitis B and C, alcohol and fatty liver is enormous in Uttar Pradesh. Fatty liver leads to diabetes, hypertension, gallstones and cancer liver. The collective efforts of department of gastroenterology, surgical gastroenterology and hepatology will lead to comprehensive program for the prevention and the treatment of chronic liver disease.

    This was also emphasized by Honourable Minister Shri Khanna Ji. He also laid emphasis on treatment with empathy and compassion. He also said that he would like to see SGPGIMS as the best in patient services, medical education and research. Professor Rajan Saxena, Head of the Department, Centre for Hepatobiliary Disease and Transplantation proposed the vote of thanks. The program ended with the national anthem.

    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