Unity Hospital, celebrated the 65th Republic Day and commemorated its 35th year in existence as a Quality Healthcare Services provider in the region, at its modern 250 bed tertiary care facility at Falnir, on the 26th of Jan. Shri Ananthakrishna, Non-Executive Chairman, Karnataka Bank presided over as the Chief Guest. Dr. C.P. Habeeb Rahman (Chairman), Mr. Ajmal M.Habeeb (Managing Director) and Mr. Ashfaq M.Habeeb (Executive Director) shared the dais on this great occasion.
Dr.C.P.Habeeb Rahman in his presidential address stated, "Performance excellence and Integrity are the key factors that have helped Unity to maintain its leadership stand for the last 35 years in the region"
Marking the occasion, Shri Ananthakrishna and the Leadership team honored 9 doctors: Dr. K R Shetty, Dr. K V Devadiga, Dr. C R Kamath, Dr. C R Ballal, Dr. P K Usman, Dr. Nalini Pai, Dr. Krishnamurthy, Dr. A V Shetty and Dr. Hussain Kunhi, for their service excellence in the field of healthcare in the region. Dr.C.R.Kamath in his response to being honored, said, “Unity is a 5-star hospital without 5-star charges” and wished Dr. C.P.Habeeb and his two dynamic sons the very best for the future of Unity Hospital.
The Chief Guest, Shri Ananthakrishna, said, “Pursuit of Happiness should be a fundamental right in India”. He recognized the senior doctors for their ethics in healthcare and respected their ideas as they still remain the pillars of the healthcare domain.
Senior employees of the organization were recognized for their contribution. Sr. Jayashree – 35years, Sr. Jayamma - 30years and Mr. Dinesh, Mr. Raman and Mrs. Chandravathi for completion of 25 years at Unity.
Mrs.Amina Rahman, the members of the Unity Family, the well-wishers and Unity’s beneficiaries were present on the occasion.
The foundation of Unity Hospital, a 250 bed tertiary care facility, was laid in 1978. The hospital’s emphasis and goal is to provide compassionate, ethical, accessible and high-quality care that meets the expectations of the clients. The specialties include Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cardiology & Cardiothoracic Surgery, Orthopaedic & Joint Replacements, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Nephrology & Urology, Oncology & Oncosurgery, Gastroenterology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Radiology, Maxillofacial Surgery and Critical Care departments. Unity’s Ultra Modern Operation theatres are the best in India with an international standard CSSD unit.
Birth Defect of Aorta Causing high pressure was corrected without surgery for an 18-year-old girl recently at Unity Hospital, said Dr. Paul Varghese at a press conference held in Mangalore on Monday, November 5, 2012.
Explaining details of the procedure, Dr. Paul Varghese, Interventional Cardiologist said that an 18-year-old girl with uncontrolled blood pressure and pain in both legs with even mild effort, due to severe coarctation of the aorta has undergone treatment at Unity Hospital on October 14. A tight band like constriction of the major artery arising from the heart was cured following a three hour long intricate procedure without surgery.
The procedure was carried out by the cardiac team headed by Dr. Paul Vargheese and the anaesthetic team led by Dr. Chethana Anand. The blood pressure returned to normal and she was discharged without any medication on the third day. The procedure was completed percutaneously without leaving any outward scars, an important consideration in this girl of marriageable age.
The procedure costing 1.2 lakh was done at a heavily subsidised rate as part of a camp for patients with birth defects of the heart conducted by Unity Hospital. Both children and adults with septal defects and patent ductus arteriosus (holes in the heart) were successfully treated with percutaneous procedures during the camp.
Answering questions, Dr. Paul Vargese said that the procedure is very intricate and has to be done with precise expertise. He explained the procedure with images of the recent case of the young girl. There are only few health centres doing this procedure in the country and Unity is among them with the infrastructure and equipment to do it. Unity Management is extending this facility at a very concessional cost to a few poor children.
Dr. Kishore Shetty, Neurosurgeon and Spine Surgeon, talked about Ozone Disc Therapy for pain in the spinal cord. Explaining the treatment, he said that the Oxygen-ozone therapy is a simple procedure that exploits the biochemical properties of a gas mixture of oxygen and ozone in lumbar disk area. It could help to relieve pain and have a normal life within hours of treatment. The cost of the Ozone Therapy is less than Rs 10,000 only.
Dr. Sanjay Shahri and Dr. B Sachidanand Rai, Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon were present on the occasion.
Mangalore, Jun 2: Mohammed Usman, one of the eight lucky passengers who survived the tragic air crash here on May 22, was discharged from Unity Hospital here on Tuesday June 1. Chairman &Medical director of the hospital, Dr C P Habib Rehman, bid him adieu, besides wishing him well, in the presence of Dr Mahabalesh Shetty, Dr Ashfaq Mohammed, Dr Sanjay Shahari, Dr Sachchidanand Rai and some relatives of Usman.
Usman, who is from Karkala, has put up his family in the city for educating his children. His children, Rashid Minhas, Saud and Saif, are studying in the city. “None of the other passengers were known to me. When the aircraft crashed and broke into two pieces, I leapt out, started walking away from the site, and later saw two other co-passengers walking behind me. Till I was discharged from the intensive care unit of the hospital, I continued to believe that almost all the passengers had survived the crash,” he explained. He said that he could contact his wife, Shahin Begum, over phone immediately after the crash, by borrowing a mobile phone from some locals whom he met while coming out of the crash site, and that his wife, in turn, contacted a taxi driver known to the family. The driver in question, Koosappa, immediately conveyed information to Unity Hospital, reached the spot and he could reach Unity Hospital at around 6.40 am, he added.
Usman said, he has lost his passport, visa and other documents in the crash, and that the officials of Air India have promised all help in securing necessary documents to enable him to work in Dubai again. He expressed hope that by the time he gets two months rest as per the advice of the doctors, these documents will be ready. Usman, who has been working in Dubai since the last 29 years, had worked earlier for two concerns, before getting employment in DCFC Shipping, Forwarding and Transporting Company Dubai, 19 years ago, where he continues to work even now.
A gulf national Mr. Abdul Lodha, 78 year old from Dubai underwent Total Knee replacement surgery at Unity Hospital.
Dr. B Sachidanand Rai, consultant Joint replacement surgeon examined Mr. Lodha and advised Total Knee replacement (TKR) surgery for him. Mr. Lodha successfully underwent TKR surgery and he is very happy with the outcome.
Unity Hospital an ISO 9001:2008 certified hospital is fully equipped with Laminar Airflow Theater & all the necessary equipment for total joint replacement.
The center has performed more than 50 joint replacements in the last 6 months including Total shoulder joint replacement surgery for a Nigerian patient.
A patient with liver cirrhosis and a large tumor in the liver was referred to unity hospital for treatment. The patient was inoperable and not fit for surgery.
A team of doctors led by onco–surgeon Dr. Jalaluddin Akbar, Dr. Krishna Prasad, Dr. Karthik Uchila, Dr. Devdas Acharya & Dr. Rajkumar decided on a novel approach known as hepatic chemo embolisation using the advanced Cathlab of Unity hospital. In this procedure anti–cancer drugs were directly delivered to the cancer in the liver. This advanced technology, which was mainly used for stenting in heart attack treatment, was made use of, in this patient for the first time in Mangalore.
This procedure is safe and very effective. Healthy tissues & organs are spared, thereby helps to prolong life or sometimes cure the disease. The patient can be sent home in a day after the procedure.