Doctors at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi (SMVD) Narayana Super Speciality Hospital in Katra has once again proved their clinical excellence by performing 2 complex surgeries in a span of 3 hours and saving two precious lives.
A 32-week pregnant woman belonging to a far flung area was brought to the Emergency Department of SMVD Narayana Super Speciality Hospital in an unconscious state due to fall from height at her home. She was urgently evaluated and found to have a large brain clot on left side of the brain with mass effect, by Neuro Surgeon Dr Mahander Pall who decided to go for her brain surgery.
The patient was also evaluated by Gynaecologist Dr Sheemu Shoukat and was found to be in preterm labour with breech presentation. As the patient was in an unconscious state, Dr Mahender Pall, Senior Consultant Neuro Surgery along with Dr Sheemu Shoukat of Gynae decided to go with the LSCS along with craniotomy and try to save the mother and child. Emergency LSCS was performed by Dr Sheemu.
The baby was very critical without any respiratory efforts since mother was unconscious and anesthetized. The baby was resuscitated without delay and transferred to Neonatal Care Unit and put on ventilator support. After 4 days of ventilator support, 5 days of oxygen support and continuous close monitoring by NICU team, baby’s condition gradually improved and was discharged after 19 days without any neurological deficit.
Mother remained in ICU on ventilator for 3 days after which,she was not speaking along with right sided weakness. She was managed by Dr Mahender Pall and Dr Sheemu Shoukat and discharged after 19 days. Dr Anand Yelne, (Consultant Paediatrics) managed the baby in Neonatal ICU and successfully discharged.
Elaborating about the case, the doctors said that these conditions are rare and critical, since the patient had reached the hospital in the right time and right clinical decisions were taken promptly, their lives were saved. “The woman in the last follow up has improved fully. She can walk with no weakness and speech has become normal and the baby was also fine,” they added.
Persons with negative report exempted from testing at Lakhanpur
District administration Kathua has ordered exemption from covid testing of persons having negative RTPCR report at Lakhanpur.
“As per communication received from Divisional Commissioner Jammu, it is hereby ordered that all passengers entering J&K carrying the covid RT-PCR negative report for the test conducted during the last 48 hours may be allowed hassle free movement without subsequent testing at Lakhanpur as well as railway station, Kathua,” reads the order issued by District Magistrate Kathua and Chairman DDMA, Rahul Yadav.
Yadav told Greater Kashmir that people with covid negative report of not more than 48 hours, will be allowed to enter into J&K through Lakhanpur without them being subjected to subsequent covid testing.
Today, 6500 people were tested for covid19 on their entry at Lakhanpur, he informed.
Portion of bridge washed away due to heavy rain
A big portion the bridge over Pai Nallah on Simbal Choa – Dera Baba road was damaged due to heavy rainfall, following which vehicular traffic on the road was closed.
One side of the bridge at village Bhabar, about 20 km from Reasi, has caved in. This bridge connects Dera Baba Banda Bahadur with Reasi.
According to Bodh Raj, former Sarpanch of the area, closure of the bridge because of damage has caused immense problem for the locals. “Condition of the roads from Simbal Chuha to Dera Baba Banda Bahadur and from Bhabar to Kundra is very dilapidated. The road from Bhabar to Kundra is in bad condition. Five kilometers of road is in bad condition which needs proper attention from the administration, he added.
People of the area have to the District Administration and DDC Chairperson to look after the matter and got the damaged part of the bridge repaired at the earliest so that vehicular movement is restored as early as possible.
DC Jammu issues new timings for opening shops
District Magistrate Jammu Anshul Garg has issued guidelines for opening of Shops/ Establishment in district.
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