MGM Healthcare, Chennai
Doctors at MGM Healthcare in Chennai successfully performed Asias first successful lung transplant surgery on a COVID-19 survivor, on August 27, after the virus had severely damaged the patient’s lungs.
Dr KR Balakrishnan, the chairman and director of heart and lung transplant programme at the MGM Healthcare, told NDTV that the 48-year-old patient, a Gurugram-based businessman, had contracted virus on June 8, due to which his lungs were severely affected by COVID-19 related fibrosis and only a small portion of the lungs was functioning then.
The patient was put on ventilator support on June 20, after he became breathless and his oxygen saturation levelled down. Despite of being airlifted to MGM Healthcare at Chennai from Ghaziabad on July 20, his condition kept on deteriorating. He was later put on ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) support on July 25 for more than a month.
Initially we were in a dilemma when his case was referred to us. But we prioritised the patient’s overall health over anything else. We decided to proceed with the surgery. Our team of doctors and the other support staff took up the challenge and boldly stood by the decision to go ahead with the transplant without thinking about the risk to their own health and safety. We are happy for the patient as the transplanted lungs are working well, said Dr Balakrishnan.
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?Both his lungs are working well now and we have removed ECMO support. His clinical condition is stable, MGM Healthcare Co-Director Dr Suresh Rao informed.
The lungs for the transplant were received from a 34-year-old brain dead man, whose heart, liver, limbs and skin were also donated to various needy in city hospitals.
The man had been declared brain dead by doctors at Gleneagles Global Hospital in Chennai after intracerebral haemorrhage on August 27, hospital sources said.
September 30, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next
Shashi Tharoor is capable of bringing Congress back in power, says Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh
Former MLA and Member of Parliamentary Board, MPCC Dr Ashish Deshmukh speaking about the nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for the post of Congress President on Friday, said, “Dr Shashi Tharoor is a popular Congress MP who has done remarkable work for the nation at the international level. It’s very welcoming thing that the election of Congress President is being done in a democratic manner. This is an important step for decentralisation in the party and the future of Congress is bright. Soniaji and Rahulji Gandhi contributed a lot to strengthen the party.”
Congress leader Deshmukh added, “This is an important step taken by the Congress elites for the elections in a democratic manner so that the party can take a higher flight. Dr Shashi Tharoor has cordial relations with everyone in the party; he has the ability to give a new direction to the party. I believe that he will be able to handle the responsibility of bringing the Congress to power in the country by taking the party forward with new strength. If he seriously deals with issues like unemployment, industry, agriculture, inflation then Congress will have fruitful days. By doing transparent politics, he will definitely convey the thought of Congress to the people at the grassroots level. If you want a rejuvenated, bigger and dynamic Congress party, Dr. Shashi Tharoor is the right candidate. He has the open support of Congress delegates in 12 states and is getting the support of Congress leaders and activists from all over India. He will be elected for sure.”
Deshmukh informed that Tharoor would be visiting Nagpur on October 1 and 2 to hear out all thoughts of Congress delegates.
Nagpur citizens to revel The Raaas Garba next year!
Since The Raaas enchanted and enthralled Nagpur with its quality garba in its first year in 2018, the demand for encore has been reverberating the city. To cater to the huge public demand, the organisers of the king of garbas have decided to continue The Raaas next year on. Like its first year, The Raaas Garba will be presented to Nagpur in association with Nation Next in 2023. Mahesh Kukreja, the key organiser said, “Because of some reasons, we, earlier, thought of giving the event a break.”
He added, “Then COVID-19 struck the world. Now we plan to continue it from next year onwards. While I express my gratitude to Nagpurians to make the event a huge hit, I request the city’s garba revellers to not get fooled as a few garbas are falsely claiming to be The Raaas. We’ll be back next year for sure!”