Rescued from Jaws of Death like Wound, thanks to Aakash Healthcare

picNew Delhi :The gaping chest wound from a fatal fall looked like veritable jaws of death.  Death seemed a fait accompli. The readings of teenage boy from Nagaland did not add up to any hope of rescue. But, thanks to Aakash Healthcare‘s team of doctors, nothing less than a miracle happened! They snatched him from the jaws of death! It also revealed the human face of the hospital as costs were collected from crowd funding.

The 17 year old boy read like an absolute death. When he was brought to the hospital with 15 by 6 inches gaping chest wound, his life indicators was abysmal- Hemoglobin- 1.9, platelets – 45 thousand and an untraceable BP.

Demonstrating penchant for taking on challenge head on and unwavering commitment to saving lives, the top of the line medical professionals of Aakash Healthcare Super Specialty Hospital, Dwarka, New Delhi, pulled off a miracle of sort by saving the boy the like of which is rarely witnessed in medical world. The boy had a fatal fall causing a gaping wound from sternum to back. Add to it, multiple lacerated wounds over leg and thigh and hemorrhagic shock.

The teenage boy, who is a resident of Vishwas Park, South West Delhi and hails from the North Eastern state of India, Nagaland, sustained these injuries when he fell from the third floor of the building he lived in. He was brought to the hospital by the local police personnel.

The boy was in critical condition when he was brought to the hospital’s Emergency Department at 6:15 AM on 31st August 2023. The critical condition of the boy necessitated immediate and full medical intervention. The medical team, under the leadership of Dr.Aashish Chaudhry, Managing Director of Aakash Healthcare, sprang into immediate action. The teen was in a poor medical state with unrecordable low blood pressure owing to extensive blood loss from the chest and thigh wounds. His coagulation profile was grossly deranged (Hb 1.9, platelets 45,000), further adding to the complexity of the case.

Sharing details of the surgery, Dr. Chaudhry said, “Our multidisciplinary team, including Dr. Nikhil Yadav, Director & Sr. Consultant, Laparoscopic & General Surgery, Dr.Amrish Kumar, Sr. Consultant, Cardio Thoracic Surgery and Dr. Pallav Kumar, Sr. Consultant & Head, Neuroanaesthesia & Neurocritical Care, operated tirelessly for four gruelling hours to save the boy. The team performed a complex surgical procedure, including a thoracotomy with lung laceration repair, pleural cavity lavage, and ICD insertion, and repaired multiple lacerations over the right leg. This collaborative effort was instrumental in stabilising the patient’s condition.”

Following the successful surgery, the patient was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit where his condition continued to stabilise further. Though the patient remained sedated and under mechanical ventilation, his vital signs were carefully managed. The insertion of a chest tube (ICD) effectively managed chest drainage, and the patient remained afebrile with adequate urine output. Since the operation, the patient has continued to recover under close observation of the medical team in the hospital.

The positive outcome in this challenging case was greatly influenced by the extraordinary dedication and diligence of the medical team. Upon the patient’s arrival in the emergency room in the wee hours of the morning, the medical and administrative team immediately sprang into action, recognizing that time was of the essence in saving a life. Their relentless focus was centred on the single goal – to save the teenage boy’s life exemplifying the ethos that every moment saved is a life saved.

Expressing his satisfaction with the successful outcome of the case, Dr. Chaudhry said, “This remarkable achievement underscores our commitment to delivering exceptional care and saving lives through teamwork and medical expertise. We feel satisfied and delighted that our efforts to save the life of the teenage boy were successful. We are determined to continue our commitment to saving lives through our dedication and by providing the highest quality healthcare.”

The entire incident revealed the humane aspect of healthcare as the orphaned young staying with his aunt had the treatment costs covered by crowdfunding with nurses contributing the majority of the costs, resulting in free care for the patient.

Team Aakash continues to provide the highest level of care to ensure the young patient’s recovery and rehabilitation.

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