Tripura doctors perform critical Heart Surgery, save child's life

The patient, Uday Rudra Paul from Lembucherra in Teliamura sub-division was admitted at the GBP hospital with complaint of fever and cough.

The medical team of Govind Ballabh Pant (GBP) hospital, the prime government healthcare facility in Tripura, saved the life of a six-year-old child by performing a critical Heart Surgery.
As the patient was covered under Ayusham Bharat scheme, the surgery was performed at free of cost. According to official sources, the child was doing well after the surgery.
The patient- Uday Rudra Paul from Lembucherra in Teliamura sub-division was admitted at the GBP hospital with complaint of fever and cough.
The twelve-member medical team included cardiac anaesthesiologist Dr. Manimoy Debbarma, cardiac intensivist Dr. Surajit Paul, perfusionist Sujan Sahu and surgical assistant Sudipta Mandal.
During medical examinations at Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery and Interventional Radiology (CTVS-IR) department, the doctors revealed that the child was living with a heart disease.
Uday Rudra Paul
Image: Uday Rudra Paul
It was found that that there was 'single atrium with total septal defect' in the heart of the patient. There were three chambers instead of four following which the child had been facing difficulties.
Finally, the medical team led by cardiac surgeon Dr. Kanak Narayan Bhattacharjee recently performed the critical heart surgery and created the fourth chamber in the heart of the patient. The surgery took almost six hours.
The twelve-member medical team included cardiac anesthesiologist Dr. Manimoy Debbarma, cardiac intensivist Dr. Surajit Paul, perfusionist Sujan Sahu and surgical assistant Sudipta Mandal.



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