5-month old with heart complication successfully operated upon in AIIMS
The cardiac surgery department of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh, has succeeded in saving the life of a 5-month old girl by surgery. The baby’s heart was not fully developed and the level of oxygen in her blood was falling recurringly.
This critical surgery at AIIMS Rishikesh was conducted by paediatric cardiothoracic surgeon Dr Anish Gupta. He said that the baby from Dehradun, weighing just 4.5 kilogrammes was struggling with a complication due to her heart being half-developed. Her parents went to various hospitals in Delhi for treatment but the expense and lack of facilities had made them hopeless. However, the parents and their little girl found relief and cure at AIIMS in Rishikesh. Dr Gupta said that often children suffering from this type of disease die before the operation. He said that after four hours of complicated surgery and keeping the girl in ICU for two days, she was shifted to the ward on June 18. The girl is now completely healthy and has started drinking milk. The team that performed this complex surgery included surgeon Dr Raja Lahiri, Dr Ajay Mishra of anesthesia department, besides senior nursing officer Keshav Das and Dharmchand among others.
AIIMS director professor Ravi Kant said that the institute’s endeavour is that patients coming to AIIMS hoping for better treatment do not have to return due to lack of money or resources. AIIMS administration is always ready to treat every needy patient, he said.
Thursday, 25 June 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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