Deenanath Mangeshkar transforms 3 lives with cochlear implants

-to conduct a free consultation camp from 4th – 9th June 2018-

Around 360 million people which are 5% of the world’s population suffer moderate, severe or profound hearing loss. Almost 9% which is 32 million of these are children under the age of 15 years. Unfortunately up to 5 of every 1000 infants are born with or develop disabling hearing loss in early childhood. It is also proven that a child with hearing loss cannot develop speech and language abilities. This hampers the child’s learning at school, college and limits future professional opportunities.

Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital recently performed cochlear implant surgeries on three children less than two years of age with profound hearing loss and have helped them transform their lives. The children who have been operated are from Pune, and Latur

The cochlear implant team at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital included surgeons Dr Shabbir Indorewala, Dr. Vikram Oak and Dr Nilanjan Bhowmik, audiologist Nitish Kumar, habilitationists Ms. Vrushali Desai and Mr Govind Rajopadhye and a cochlear implant coordinator, Rewa Indurkar.

The hospital has planned a FREE screening camp from 4th till 9th June 2018. There will be free counselling sessions for parents whose children need help. At the hospital, parents get an opportunity to meet experts from different medical disciplines such as surgery; audiology and habilitation.

A cochlear implant is the only solution that can benefit children with severe or profound hearing
loss. Unlike hearing aids, which simply amplify sound, a cochlear implant system bypasses the
parts of your ear that no longer work properly and delivers sound in the form of electrical signals
to the hearing nerve.

Dr, Vikram Oak & Dr Nilanjan Bhowmik, cochlear implant surgeons, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital said while sharing their thoughts on the matter “There is definitely an urgent need for universal new-born screening in India. Universal new-born hearing screening can identify hearing loss in babies at birth. This makes early intervention possible thereby reducing the trauma of hearing loss. Medical technology has given birth to a great innovation in the form of a cochlear implant that can now restore one’s hearing ability and can totally transform the life of the hearing impaired person.”

“Early identification and treatment of hearing loss is crucial to the development of normal speech amongst young children. It opens the door to integration of these children into mainstream society” said Mr. Nitish Kumar, audiologist, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital.

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भारताचे माजी पंतप्रधान स्व.राजीव गांधी यांच्या पुण्यतिथी निमित्त्य पुण्यातील शिवदर्शन चौक येथील राजीव गांधी अॅकॅडमी ऑफ इ लर्निंग मध्ये स्व.राजीव गांधींच्या पुतळ्यास पुष्पहार अर्पण करून श्रद्धांजली वाहण्यात आली. या प्रसंगी उजवीकडून प्रकाश अरविंद,सुरेश कांबळे,जयकुमार ठोंबरे,पुणे शहर जिल्हा कॉंग्रेस कमिटी सरचिटणीस अमित बागुल,गोरख मरळ इत्यादी.

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पक्ष्यांसाठी ५००० मातीची भांडी

उन्हाळ्यातील अनुकरणीय उपक्रम
उन्हाळ्यात कडक उन्हामुळे अंगाची लाही लाही होत असताना थंडगार पाणी मिळाल्याचा आनंद अवर्णनीय असतो.हाच आनंद पक्ष्यांना मिळावा व रणरणत्या उन्हात फिरताना त्यांना थंडगार पाणी मिळावे यासाठी पुणे शहर जिल्हा कॉंग्रेस कमिटीचे सरचिटणीस अमित बागुल यांच्या पुढाकाराने मातीची ५००० भांडी तयार करून पक्षी प्रेमी नागरिकांना ती मोफत देण्याचा उपक्रम सुरु करण्यात आला आहे.यासाठी विशिष्ट प्रकारची मातीची पसरट भांडी मुद्दाम तयार करून घेण्यात आली असून गेली ५ वर्षे त्यांचा हा उपक्रम चालू आहे.नागरिकांचा देखील यास मोठा प्रतिसाद लाभत आहे.याबद्दल समाधान वाटत असून आत्तापर्यंत २५०० हून अधिक मातीची भांडी नागरिकांना देण्यात आली आहेत.ज्या पक्षीप्रेमी नागरिकांना अशी मातीची भांडी हवी असतील त्यांनी अमित बागुल संपर्क साधावा असे आवाहन अमित बागुल यांनी केले आहे.

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Pune’s Shabnam Asthana honoured with the International PR achievers award at the 12th International Achievers Summit hosted in Dubai (UAE)

The Indian Achievers Forum a 20 year old International networking platform enhancing business opportunities by uniting global achievers on the same platform,
recently organised the 12th International Achievers Summit on Global Business Opportunites at Hotel Crowne Plaza Dubai. The focus of the summit was
to provide a platform for Indian companies to discuss possibilities of Business engagement with companies in the Middle East. The highlight of the summit was
the felicitation of global achievers who have done exemplary work in their respective fields. The Chief Guests for the evening were H.E Abdulla Al Saleh
(Undersecretary for Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economy UAE) and H.E Suhail Mohd Al Zarooni (Chairman Al Zarooni Foundation and Suhail Al Zarooni
Group of Companies Dubai).

Pune-based Shabnam Asthana, Director, Empowered Solutions, bagged the prestigious International Achievers Award for Public Relations. Speaking on the
occasion Shabnam said she was overwhelmed by the recognition given to her at this wonderful global platform and was optimistic of excellent business
opportunities in the future between the two countries. “Dubai has been very warm and welcoming and accorded excellent hospitality to all the winners.
The Indian Achievers Forum has done brilliant work in organising this event”.

The event was well attended and concluded successfully with a turn out of dignitaries – Sr.leaders, diplomats, and various prominent personalities, which
included Sunil Shastri, Akula Venkata Ramana, Dr Minnie Bodhanwala, Narengbam Samarjit Singh, Dr. Sudipta Narayan Roy, Mr K.N Jayaraj, Suresh G Panicker
and Dr. Sundeep Kochar.

Pic caption (L to R) :
H.E Abdulla Al Saleh, Shabnam Asthana, Shri Sunil Shastri, H.E Suhail Mohd Al Zarooni Pune’s at the 12th International Achievers Summit hosted
in Dubai (UAE), recently.

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