Jamshedpur, Aug. 5: Everywhere Naresh Prajapati went, he was refused jobs. But one surgery and his life seems to be changed for the better.
With an open heart surgery, Brahmananda Narayana Hrudayalaya, a unit of Devi Shetty's Narayana Hrudayalaya, scripted a new chapter in the city's medical history.
A team led by senior cardiac surgeon Perwaiz Alam and Vikash Toshniwal, a specialist in cardiac anaesthesia, conducted the surgery on Naresh (24) on July 31.
"It gives us immense pleasure to say that the open heart surgery was a success. The patient, who comes from a poor family, had a hole in his heart. He was refused employment due to his serious cardiac complications. When we discussed the matter with Dr Devi Shetty he asked us to perform the surgery free of cost," Alam told The Telegraph.
The patient thanked the hospital for gifting him a life free of complications. "The surgery would have cost me Rs 1.3 lakh and I tried to raise funds. When I did not succeed, the hospital administration said it would waive the cost," said Naresh, who will be released from the hospital on Friday.
The hospital had also achieved another milestone by successfully performing a coronary angioplasty on Mohammad Masih Alam on June 21 headed by consultant cardiologist Dilip Kumar.
The super speciality hospital, located in Tamolia in the outskirts of the city, has been set up at a cost of Rs 35 crore. Facilities including cardiac and general operating theatres, cardiac catherisation laboratory, specialised out patient department for cardiac treatment, intensive care and dialysis units are available.
In the second phase Rs 50 crore will be spent for coming up with kidney transplant, neuro surgery and joint replacements facility. The 200-bed hospital has set a target to perform five heart surgeries and 15 cardiac catherisation a day.
"The hospital was set up to fill the void in cardiac treatment in the region. The hospital will look after the common people and provide them with high-tech medical facilities at affordable cost," said Mono Bindu Bhattacharjee, the managing trustee of Brahmananda Seva Sadan, which joined hands with Narayana Hrudayalaya to establish the hospital. Source:www.telegraphindia.com