Fistula Managers Available
Our Mission :
To Provide best rehabilitation to every
We dedicate this website to Ms.C.A.SAROJA who is
our Guru, friend, Philospher and chief motivator.
Member World council of Entero Stomal Therapists South East Asian
Retired Nursing Superintendent Government Stanley Hospital, Chennai,
We also thank Mrs. K. GNANAMBAL who provided us
the necessary financial support.
Brief Introduction about Ms.
C.A. Saroja :
A gold medalist in nursing during her academic
career and won various awards for outstanding contributions in the
fields like Peadiatric Nursing, Surgical Nursing, Enterostomal Therapy,
Hospital Administration, Midwifery and Special Subjects.
Awards won by her are :
* State second merit (surgery)
* Hiralal Narang award 1983 (for ostomates service)
* Wisdom award in 1994.
She has published various publications on subjects
like , Ostomates, Role of ET, Urostomy Care, Vegetarianism, etc.,
Papers published :
Stoma site selection, Stoma therapy and quality
of life, Importance of stomal site marking, Stomal complications
and its preventions, Ostomy appliances, Problems of ostomates, Role
of ET, Rehabilitation of ostomates, Activities of stoma clinic,
Management of stoma, Surgical emergencies and its management, Ideal
stoma, Geriatric nursing, Ostomy management in children etc.
Book : Stoma
management and its care.
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Foreword from Ms.C.A.Saroja.
Ostomy surgeries were performed by surgeons in
south India in early 1950s. There were no proper appliance, Medical
history says that patients (Ostomates) were using bulky pads and
bandages, tins and cups to collect the effluent. This made them
to be isolated from their own family members, because of effluent
leakage and odour. They were cut off from the society.
I would like to bring one incident happened during
my student Nurse period in the year 1959 to 1961. I had come across
to attend on a patient with Colostomy (Transverse) for obstructive
symptoms. No appliance was available. His body was covered by news
paper and placed him in the veranda on a mat very near to the Latrine.
The whole area was in a bad odour. No one likes to near him. His
wife and relatives used to visit him in the evening hours, by closing
their Nose and stand far away from him for few minutes and go away.
Flies all over him and in the surrounding places too. This incident
made me to think seriously and pathetically, hence it was my long
term dream to provide better Ostomy care and proper appliances to
the Ostomates to lead a normal life so that they can move freely
by attending all social functions. At that time the appliance supply
is inadequate and people were not aware where it is available.
Now two volunteers named Mr.
R. Sundararajan and Mr. R. Krithivasan have come forward
to help the needy people on a humanitarian basis. Visiting the patient
at the hospital and at home, the consulting charges are based on
the socio-economical status of the Ostomates.
They are providing information about Ostomy care,
appliances with the help of PROWESS CARE products. Its main objectives
are to give counselling through arranging Ostomy visitor (Rehabilitated
person leading normal life is an example) to encourage the fellow
patient. They provide proper appliance at affordable cost. They
attend on patients in pouching system at the patient’s doorstep.
Hence patients and their family members can gain knowledge and deliver
better service to the society.
Today the advancement in techniques has tremendously
improved and people in different countries are keen in understanding
the facts through website. This website is the small beginning and
definitely will expand its service in an elaborate way in the globe.
This web site provides basic information on Ostomy care. It answers
some of the frequently asked questions by patients (FAQ’s).
Thanks to Mr. R. Sundararajan and Mr. R. Krithivasan
who have taken much effort and interest on this matter. Hope this
will improve still more in a better way with new knowledge and information
on Ostomy care and appliances from time to time.
Sugesstions and feedback are always welcome for
the improvement of this website.
I wish their success in this field which will enable
the Ostomates to utilize the services continually.
ABOUT MRS. ANJALI PATWARDHAN
It is my immense pleasure to exhibit my “Guru”
Mrs. Anjali Patwardhan was the only one Entero-stomal therapist
in India in the year 1975. She under went training on Entero-stomal
therapy at Ohio-USA under the leadership of Dr .Robert Turn Bull
M.D. and Mrs. Norma Gill ( rehabilitated Ileostomate) who is named
as an Entero-stomal therapist. Mrs. Anjali Patwardhan was positioned
at TATA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL – MUMBAI as a teacher in Entero-
stomal therapy course in collaboration with SNDT University MUMBAI.
Mr. Hiralal Narang (founder of Entero-stomal therapy school) and
Mr. Ramakant Shah (founder president of OSTOMY ASSOCIATION OF INDIA)
were the pioneers to establish the training course at Tata Memorial
Hospital. Mumbai. I was the second batch of Entero-stomal therapy
Trainee in 1982 Oct – 1983 January. At the time she was the
only one Lecturer among the other professionals. She is not only
the lecturer; she is the guide, adviser, recorder, examiner and
evaluator. She is very kind towards the Ostomates. She maintained
interpersonal relationship with other deportments which enable her
to achieve the goal.
Her maintenance of co-operation and co-ordination
with every one from lower level to top level administration is exemplary.
She attended meetings seminars, conferences in India and abroad
as well. She conducted the APETNA Conference in the year November
2007 at Tata Memorial Hospital Mumbai. Delegates from different
countries attended the conference. It is a mile stone in her career.
Though she is retired from the institution according
to the rules and regulations, she serves continually to the needy
people. I have a great respect on her as my “Guru” we
both will exchange our ideas from time to time regarding this growth
of Ostomy care.