Hyderabad, June 23 (IANS) A policeman in Telangana saved a youth's life by pumping his heart when his heartbeat had stopped after a road accident.The first aid provided by the cop helped revived the heartbeat of the 21-year-old, who was then shifted to a hospital.The incident occurred on Tuesday in Karimnagar town. M.A. Khaleel, working as a police constable in One Town police station, came to the rescue of M.D. Abdul Khan after the latter was knocked by a motorbike.Khan, who was walking on the road, fell unconscious. Realising that the victim's heartbeat has stopped, Khaleel performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). He kept continuously pumping Khan's heart. After few minutes, the youth regained his heartbeat. The cop then called an ambulance and got him shifted to a hospital.The video of the cop's heroic effort went viral on social media on Wednesday. Netizens showered praise on him.Director General of Police M. Mahender Reddy also praised the constable. "Dear Khaleel, the way you have responded to save him deserves every bit of appreciation. Keep up the excellent work," he tweeted.Karimnagar Police Commissioner Kamalasan Reddy also appreciated the constable's effort and recommended his name for a life saving award.--IANSms/vd
Panaji, May 13 (IANS) The Indian Air Force ferried 323 oxygen concentrators and other medical equipment to Goa, which has been facing oxygen shortage over the last few weeks, which has caused the death of 26 patients on Tuesday alone.A statement issued by Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik's office said that the oxygen concentrators and medical equipment were flown to Goa at the request of the state government."In view of the growing corona infestation in Goa and the growing stress on the medical system, the Goa government on Wednesday evening called on Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik and asked for help. Naik took immediate steps in that direction and today Air Force aircraft arrived in Goa with 323 oxygen concentrators and other medical equipments," the statement said."All the states, including Goa, are facing this major epidemic. Oxygen scarcity has been a headache for the government. The need for oxygen is increasing day by day. The Union government is making every effort to meet the demands of the states," the statement quoted Naik as saying. Naik is a Lok Sabha MP from the North Goa parliamentary constituency.--IANSmaya/ash
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Dr. S.N. Jha, senior ophthalmologist and his team with Sir Ganga Ram Hospital recently did a life-changing rare double cornea transplant on a 25 year old road accident patient.Patient's eyeball along with cornea were ruptured at the time of accident. His eye was grossly damaged with bleeding inside all layers of eye as well as retina. The impact of the accident was such that his retina got detached from its place and there was collection of blood behind retina. The patient was just able to see light. According to Dr, S.N. Jha, Head of Vitreo-Retinal Unit & Vice Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, "Due to extensive damage to both cornea as well as retina, this was a challenging surgery requiring multi disciplinary approach involving both corneal and retinal surgeons. The biggest problem was retina could not be visualised during surgery due to opaque cornea. To overcome this problem, we replaced the damaged cornea with the artificial plastic cornea (Keratoprosthesis), to visualise and facilitate surgery for Retina. As the retina was extensively damaged, it took us more than 4 hours to make the retina fall in its natural place. After successful retinal reattachment, the plastic cornea was replaced with natural donor cornea taken from the cadaver donor. This challenging Double Corneal Transplant and Retinal Reattachment surgery was performed on April 15, 2021. Very few selected centres perform this kind of surgery. The team under the leadership of Dr. S.N. Jha consisted of Dr. Anita Ganger for Corneal Transplant and Dr. Anil Solanki for Vitreo-Retinal surgery. According to Dr. Anita Ganger, Corneal Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, "Our aim was twofold. First to restore the shape of the eyeball which otherwise would have shrunk and could have caused immense psychological trauma to the young patient due to cosmetic blemish. Second was to bring back as much vision as possible." Both surgeries have been successful and we hope to have vision back in days to come. The most important message is that the success of the surgery in such cases depends on timely arrival of the patient before irreversible damage to eye. --IANS san/dpb
पणजी| कर्नाटक में सड़क दुर्घटना में गंभीर रूप से घायल होने के एक महीने बाद, केंद्रीय रक्षा राज्य मंत्री श्रीपद नाइक को बुधवार को यहां के एक सरकारी अस्पताल से छुट्टी दे दी गई। राज्य के सर्वोच्च स्वास्थ्य सुविधा, गोवा मेडिकल कॉलेज के डीन डॉ. शिवानंद बंडोदकर ने पत्रकारों से कहा कि नाइक के घाव अच्छे से ठीक हो गए हैं और वह संसद के बजट सत्र में भाग लेने की स्थिति में हो सकते हैं, जोकि एक ब्रेक के बाद मार्च में आयोजित किया जाएगा।
बंडोदकर ने केंद्रीय मंत्री के छुट्टी के समय संवाददाताओं से कहा, "वह अच्छी तरह से ठीक हो गए हैं। उनकी जांघ की हड्डी का फ्रैक्च र भी ठीक हो गया है। उन्हें आराम की जरूरत है, जिसे वह घर पर कर सकते हैं।"
शीर्ष स्वास्थ्य अधिकारी ने कहा, "हम एक बार एक्स-रे करेंगे और उसकी स्थिति की जांच करने के बाद, हम उन्हें (संसद में भाग लेने के लिए) अनुमति देने पर विचार करेंगे। उनके स्वास्थ्य को ध्यान में रखते हुए, वह इसमें शामिल हो सकते हैं, लेकिन हम केवल एक्स-रे जांच के बाद ही कुछ कह पाएंगे।"
नाइक अपनी पत्नी और एक सहयोगी के साथ 12 जनवरी को कार से उत्तर कन्नड़ जिले में एक प्राइवेट विजिट पर जा रहे थे। इस दौरान उनकी कार यल्लापुरा के पास पलट गई। दुर्घटना में उनकी पत्नी और एक सहयोगी की मौत हो गई।
नाइक को अस्पताल से बाहर निकालते समय पत्रकारों से बात करते हुए, केंद्रीय मंत्री के बेटे सिद्धेश ने प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी, रक्षा मंत्री राजनाथ सिंह, मुख्यमंत्री प्रमोद सावंत को उनकी सहायता के लिए धन्यवाद दिया। (एजेंसी)
यह अंग्रेज़ी में भी पढ़ें► Union MoS Defence Shripad Naik Discharged a Month After a Road Accident
More than a month after he was hospitalized with serious injuries following a road accident in Karnataka, Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik on Wednesday was discharged from a top government hospital.
Speaking to reporters, Dr. Shivanand Bandodkar, dean of the Goa Medical College, the state's apex health facility, said that Naik's wounds had healed well and he may be in a position to attend the budget session of Parliament, which is scheduled to reconvene after the ongoing break, in March.
"He has healed well. His thigh bone fracture is also healing. He needs rest, which he can take at home," Bandodkar told reporters at the time of the Union Minister's discharge.
"We will conduct an x-ray sitting again and after examining his condition, we will consider permitting him (to attend Parliament). Considering his health, he may be able to attend it, but we will be able to say only after examination of his x-ray then," the top medical official said.
Naik was traveling by car along with his wife and an aide in the north Kannada district as part of a private visit when his car overturned near Yallapura on January 12. His wife and an aide died from injuries received during the accident.
Speaking to reporters while escorting Naik out of the hospital, the Union Minister's son Siddesh thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant for their assistance.
"Everyone has helped us a lot. I want to thank the Prime Minister and Defence Minister, other Union Ministers and party officials, Chief Minister and Health Minister and all party workers, because of whose support and blessings we were able to overcome this phase," Siddhesh Naik said.
Also, Read in Hindi► श्रीपद नाइक को सड़क दुर्घटना के एक महीने बाद अस्पताल से मिली छुट्टी
The Ministry is planning to come up with an improved mechanism that will immediately inform the police and ambulance services in case of accident. Arrangement of an ambulance equipped with Global Positioning System to ferry victims to nearest hospital will be ensured.Similarly, the Ministry is also working on several new schemes to prevent road accidents, in tandem with engineering institutes like Indian Institutes of Technology and National Institutes of Technology across the country.Giridhar Aramane, Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, said that work is underway for an emergency response mechanism for road safety. "Immediate treatment will be possible for those injured in road accidents if the police, ambulances and hospitals are connected through a single network. It will also help in relief and rescue work."The Ministry is working on real-time information exchange as well as cashless treatment of the injured, he said, adding that talks are underway with the Health Ministry in this regard. According to the official data, after the strict implementation of the Motor Vehicle Act in September 2019, a significant decline of over 3.86 per cent has been noticed in the number of accidents across the country. In 2019, a total of 4,49,002 road accidents took place in which 1,51,113 people lost their lives. The Ministry believes that apart from other measures, fear of hefty fines deterred people to violate traffic rules. However, India is still among the countries where the road accidents are high. Currently, the Ministry is working on the Integrated Road Accident Project with the help of the World Bank. According to the Ministry officials, the cashless treatment scheme will greatly benefit the affected families. Sources said that after the launch of the scheme, treatment of up to Rs 2.5 lakh will be free for accident victims.--IANS<br>nnm/khz/tsb