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Department : Anaesthesiology News Type : general-news
  • 29
  • Oct'13

Tertiary Care Centre

Sri RajaRajeswari Medical College has made its bench mark as a tertiary care and referral centre. Many cases mishandled in the private nursing homes are referred to RajaRajeswari Medical College, which are managed well with our state of the art Intensive care unit, operating rooms and the diligent work of all our doctors. The availability of our Intensivists, Anesthesiologists, Gynaecologists, Blood Bank services and Laboratory services round the clock has come as a blessing to the patients who reach our hospital in critical conditions.

Recently, a 36 year old patient, and mother of two young daughters named Mrs. Farida who was operated in a private nursing home in Chandra Layout for caesarean section reached our intensive care unit in a very critical condition as she had developed severe bleeding after the caesarean and a hysterectomy. When the patient had no pulse or blood pressure she was referred to our institute. Patient was in shock and DIC and our team headed by Dr.Rangalakshmi, Professor and Head of Critical Care and Dr. Madhumala, Duty Anesthesiologist, along with postgraduates in Anaesthesiology resuscitated the patient with 12 units whole blood, 4 units RBCs, 17 units FFPs, 10 units platelet concentrates and 3 unit cryoprecipitates, given preoperatively, which were made available by our state of the art, 24 Hrs Blood Bank.

The surgical team headed by Dr. Sailakshmi and Dr. Suhasini, Professors in OBG and Dr.Vishma, Duty Obstetrician and Gynaecologist , along with Dr. Shivanand, Cardiovascular Surgeon took the immediate and bold decision to reopen the patient due to her deteriorating general condition.

Intraoperatively it was found that due to the improper application of suture which was applied during hysterectomy in the private nursing home patient was in such a grave condition. Around 3 litres of blood was found in the abdomen.

Immediately the corrective surgery was done and the damage further controlled. Patient was stable after the surgery but developed acute renal failure due to prolonged blood loss and low BP. After daily dialysis for 5 days patient gradually regained her kidney function.

Today, she is a happy mother with her newborn, thanks to all the doctors, nurses, blood bank officers and laboratory & dialysis services.