Chennai doctors perform Asias first successful lung transplant surgery on COVID-19 survivor
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.
BREAKING: Gadkari again receives death threat calls from same caller
In a rather shocking incident amid the high security C20 conference in Nagpur, the Public Relations Office of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari again received two death threat calls today morning (March 21). According to the information received, once again there have been threatening calls received in the name of a criminal named Jayesh Pujari alias Jayesh Kantha.
Employees of the senior BJP leader’s office alerted Nagpur Police and security has been beefed up outside the office in Khamla and the leader’s residence on Wardha Road. However, cops are yet to ascertain whether the call was actually made by the same person who had issued death threats to Gadkari in January.
On January 14 this year, an unidentified extortionist, claiming to speak on behalf of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, threatened to kill Gadkari in an explosion if he didn’t pay him ₹100 crore.
The caller threatened Gadkari though a phone call on the landline number of his Public Relations Office (PRO) at Khamla in Nagpur (around one kilometre away from his residence) at 11:25 am, 11:32 am, and 12:30 pm.
The employees of the office alerted the police after the threat call, where in the caller also threatened to blow up Gadkari’s office. Nagpur Police immediately beefed up the security outside Gadkari’s office and residence.
It was later revealed that a notorious gangster named Jayesh Pujari had threatened to kill Gadkari by allegedly making the three threat calls illegally using a cellphone while he was lodged in Belgaum Jail at Karnataka.
In 2016, Pujari had even escaped after breaking the jail. The gangster, in the past too, had threatened several senior officers and other people in a similar manner.
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Arush Chitre wins Open Group, Shraddha Bajaj bags first spot in Girl Group
Arush Chitre in Open Group and Shraddha Bajaj in Girls Group annexed the title of the Nagpur District Under-17 Open and Girls Chess Championship organised by Chess Association Nagpur on 19th March 2023 in association with GH Raisoni Sports and Cultural Foundation and Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation at Vivekanand Hall at Shraddha House in Nagpur.
Arush Chitre, seeded second, improved his position to achieve the title scoring 6.5 out of 7. Ayush Ramteke also scored 6.5 points but was placed second based on their tie-break score.
In the Girls Group, second seeded Shraddha Bajaj took the top spot with 4.5 points out of 5 Rounds. Fifth seeded Swanandi Sole followed her to take second place in the merit list with 4 points out of five.
Arush Chitre and Ayush Ramteke shall represent the Nagpur District in Open Group and Shraddha Baja and Swanandi sole shall represent Nagpur District in Girls Group in the Maharashtra State Under 17 FIDE Rating Chess Championship to be held at Buldhana from 14th April 2022 to 16th April 2023.
Prizes were distributed at the hands of Swapnil Ahirkar Joint Secretary NCP Business Cell Maharashtra, Social worker & Director Ahirkar Group of Nagpur. Bhushsan Shriwas, Secretary, Chess Association Nagpur and Chief Arbiter Deepak Chavan were present on the dais. Top five finishers in Open and Girls Group got the trophies while medals were given to top two in under 15,13,11,09,07 category.
Deepak Chavan, Chief Arbiter successfully conducted the event assisted by SNA Sagar Sakhare, SNA Prayas Ambade and Prathamesh Machave.
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RCNV holds Rotaract meet with RI Friendship Exchange Team from Mexico
Rotary Club of Nagpur Vision – RCNV – held a Rotaract meet with RI Friendship Exchange Team from Mexico at Jhulelal Institute of Technology on 10th March. Various Rotaract Clubs from Nagpur were present for the meet.
The students gave a traditional welcome to the team . The JIT Rotaractors showed their beautifully crafted Rotaract wall . This was followed by the visit at the science lab. The Rotaractors were addressed by PDG Rtn Shabbir Shakir, Mexican team leader Rtn Fernando, Rotaract Geraldine, JIT head Ms Madhavi, President Shivani Sule and Rtn Jaishree Chhabrani.
The Rotaractors were thrilled to meet the team and exchanged letter heads with the Mexican team . The Hi tea was interactive and the Management gave a memento to each. Rt Ann Mona Mulchandani worked hard and coordinated the wonderful arrangements at the college.
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