Monday, July 01, 2013

CMC Ldh:Greets her doctors on doctors day

Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 2:41 PM
Cherubic Angel with Heart Disease from the valley
A happy baby Rakina (in black kurta) with the Director of CMC – Dr Abraham G Thomas and Dr HS Bedi wishing them a Happy Doctors Day
Ludhiana, 01 July, 2013:(Shalu Arora and Rector Kathuria): The lovely angelic child – Baby Rakina – aged 2 years – daughter of Mr Mohd Hanif and Mrs Noorbano of Srinagar – had a major heart surgery at the Christian Medical College and Hospital Ludhiana. She was discharged in a healthy condition and was doing well. Today – on Doctors Day – 1st July 2013 – she and her parents decided to come specially and thank all her treating doctors on Doctors Day. She brought special sweets for all the staff from the valley.

Mohd Hani and Noorbano thanked the CMC & H Institute and all its doctors who took such good care of their baby.  It may be mentioned here that Rakina had a major heart defect (large hole in the heart) which was damaging her heart and lungs. Rakina was not growing according to their age and would get recurrent infections. She would land up in the emergency room of the hospital in J & K time and again. The parents were told that Rakina needed an early heart surgery. However Mohd Hanif – a labourer was unable to collect the money required. He was then were referred to Dr Harinder Singh Bedi – Head of Cardiac Surgery at the CMC and H Ludhiana. On investigation it was realized that only a major open heart surgery could save Rakina as her heart was close to its terminal condition. Dr Bedi who has had advanced training in the treatment of such cases at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children in Australia said that if untreated the lungs of such children get damaged beyond repair . In co-ordination with the Director–Dr Abraham G Thomas and Dr Jugesh Chattwal Prof and Head Paediatrics – it was decided to perform the high risk case under the Gift of Life scheme funded by the CMC Alumni USA and the UMSF USA. A major heart surgery was done wherein Rakina’s body was placed on a heart lung machine, the heart stopped and put on ice and the hole in the heart repaired .By Gods grace – Rakina’s heart recovered immediately. The other members of the team during the marathon surgery were Dr S Garg, Dr Melchi, Dr Allen, Dr Anish, Dr  JaiPrakash, Dr Aradhana, Dr Shipra, Dr Neethu, Dr Amritha, Dr Pearl and Dr Rakhi. The delicate control of the heart lung machine was done by Mr William and Mr Jairus.

Dr Abraham G Thomas – Director of CMC said that on Doctors Day the Faculty & Heart Team of CMC & H rededicates itself to  look after patients  with the humility , selflessness and compassion for which CMC is so well known . Dr Bedi told that it was very gratifying when such patients do well with major open heart surgery. The smiling face of the patient and her family is the greatest satisfaction for any doctor. Dr Bedi said that the greatest compliment he has received so far was when Noorbano said that the Heart Team took care of Rakina with motherly love.

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