Tripura healthcare is gradually reaching new heights and building faith among the common people. Now, pacemaker implantation is possible in the state's prime referral health facility- Agartala Government Medical College and GBP Hospital.
Recently, the doctors have successfully implanted a pacemaker in the heart of an 82-year-old patient in the newly set up Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS) and Interventional Radiology (IR) unit of the hospital.
Dr. Kanak Narayan Bhattacharjee, consultant of the CTVS department, along with his surgical team has inserted the pacemaker in one-hour time. The patient got admitted to the ICU (Medicine) of the hospital with a complaint of heart-related complications.
After a thorough examination, the doctors have spotted a blockage in the patient's heart and decided to implant a pacemaker. The patient has already been discharged from the hospital in good health condition.
According to a government press release, a plan has been put in the pipeline for introducing Angioplasty, Coronary Bypass Surgery and Open Heart Surgery in the AGMC and GBP hospital.
The CTVS and IR department commenced its journey in the hospital on July 13, this year. More than 300 heart patients have availed OPD services in the new department so far. Besides, 59 operations have been performed in the Cath Lab.
On the other hand, a critical surgery performed by the medical team in the AGMC and GBP Hospital saved the life of a 26-year-old pregnant woman by removing a 19-kg tumor from her ovary last month.
The eight-month-old pregnant woman, who belongs to an economically backward family, was recently admitted to the Agartala Government Medical College and GBP hospital with multiple complaints.The eight-month-old pregnant woman, who belongs to an economically backward family, was recently admitted to the Agartala Government Medical College and GBP hospital with multiple complaints.
The woman was unable to sleep, sit and walk properly. She also had complications in eating foods. As a result, her health condition had deteriorated to a critical stage.
Finally, after examination, the doctors had identified a tumor in the patient's ovary that developed to a huge size within 15 days.
Dr. J.L. Baidya and Dr. Sumit Das of Obstetrician and Gynecology Unit-II in the hospital along with their team performed this critical surgery and saved the life of the woman.
After post-surgery treatment, the woman reached her home in good health. She along with her family extended gratitude to the doctors and other health staff of the state.
Meanwhile, the two successful surgeries within a gap of a few days would definitely give a fillip to the state's healthcare as well as play an effective role in building faith among the people.
As the things are now changing fast in the public health system, it is becoming strong medical support for the people since the majority of the state's population is dependent on government facilities for healthcare.