Cure and care during Covid-19 In A Lockdown
Committed to patient’s care and providing quality cardiac care, BM Birla Heart Research Centre remains focused even during the lockdown period. Kanchan Jajodia, was treated at BMB hospital, for cardiac ailment during the lockdown period.
Kanchan Jajodia, a resident of Kolkata, underwent an emergency cardiac surgery at the BM Birla Heart Research Centre, which saved her life. The patient, who lives at Alipore, was treated at BMB hospital, for cardiac ailment during the lockdown period. She had a tough time fighting her cardiac issues, she was wheeled to the hospital late March 2020. She barely thought she would make through as her condition was deteriorating. On top of that with the present lockdown condition, her family members were clueless as how to manage the medical emergency.
They came to BMB and the patient was assessed by Dr. Anjan Siotia and the surgery was further performed by Dr Manoj Daga. The treatment that she received from the health workers reassured her family members as well, the resilience to cure at the hospital was commendable alongside the prevailing lockdown. The patient was very happy with the home like treatment by the medical staff and the doctors.
She said, “I had lost all my hopes of getting better. I had surrendered to my medical condition due to the prevailing conditions. I came to the hospital on ventilators and kept fighting throughout and I am sure that it would’ve been impossible without the admin and the medical fraternity at the hospital.” Their perseverance to get me medically fit is the reason I survived all the hurdles of my medical war during this pandemic situation.”
According to Dr Manoj Daga, Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon “It was an important emergency surgery but the trust of the patient and their relatives in the doctor made us take the leap of faith in the surgery”, said Dr Manoj Daga.
Dr Anjan Siotia, Interventional Cardiology, BMB Heart Research Centre says, “It is a humble request to all, not to hide their symptoms. The patients fear getting infected by Covid-19 at the hospital but the chances of that happening at BMB hospital is extremely low. We are taking stringent measures that will reduce the risk of it to zero. The surgeries are performed only after the cardiac patient is well assessed to proceed further to the cath labs. So, all facilities at our hospitals are open. If you have a cardiac problem, do not hesitate to visit emergency department running 24hrs. They assess the patients, then the patients are admitted if required. Self- medication is impossible for heart ailments, come to us.”
Dr Anjan Siotia believes, that in between the pandemic, we have made sure, the government recommended guidelines are being followed at our hospital and anybody with cardiac problems coming to us are provided with the best quality cardiac care. We ensure the safety of our medical fraternity. Patients are being isolated to lower the risk of cross-infection. The deadly coronavirus COVID-19 has locked down almost all the patients from coming up for their medical check-ups. The chances of things getting worse from here are very high. The fear of Covid-19 has lead slumped major diseases.
Recently, one of the major cancer surgery has been carried out at CMRI, CK Birla Hospitals. The 58 years old patient, S.K. Das, came seeking for medical help terminally ill, said, “I planned on getting treated at Hyderabad after the lockdown ended. Little did I realise, that I was sitting on a ticking time bomb as the disease was not waiting for the lockdown to end and the tumour was exacerbating. I came seeking for help to CMRI, CK Birla Hospitals. Here after consultation with Dr Gulati he explained that if not operated now the liver tumour might not be feasible to operate, it had already gown in size in a months’ time. I took no risk and trusted my doctor. One must listen to the doctors and go to them as and when needed irrespective of the prevailing conditions. It is important to get the right treatment at the right time.”
According to Dr Sumit Gulati and Dr Supriyo Ghatak, Consultant Gastrointestinal Surgeon. “The surgery was a tough call for us but we successfully removed the tumour. We did it on an emergency basis for the best clinical turn out for the patient. The size of the tumour had increased due to lack of medical attention at the earliest stage. We want brave fronts and come up to us to get treated. The lockdown in the country is as indefinite as the cure to the coronavirus, but what can be taken care of, should be taken care of as an individual responsibility.”
Dr Sumit Gulati and Dr Supriyo Ghatak explains that the lockdown in the country is as indefinite as the cure to the virus, but what can be taken care of, should be taken care of as an individual responsibility. “Do not self medicate, do not think that the virus will go on a particular date with the lockdown please adapt to the normal new and seek medical help at the earliest if required”.