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Delhi hospital performs first scar-less surgery in India

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Surgeons, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Uzbekistan, Toshikinov Doniyor, congenital heart defect, Doniyor, Cardiovascular Surgery, scar-less surgery in India, 18-year-old boy

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New Delhi: Surgeons at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute here performed the first scar-less surgery in India on an 18-year-old boy from Uzbekistan who developed a congenital heart defect. In a scar-less surgery, the incision given on the patient’s chest is almost invisible as it is in the fold of the areole, just beneath the nipple.

Toshikinov Doniyor suffered from pain in the left chest for over two years, and was diagnosed with atrial septal defect — a birth defect of the heart in which there is a hole in the wall (septum) that divides the upper chambers of the heart (atria). The condition results in blood shunted also into the right atrium besides going into the left ventricle.

A hole can vary in size and may close on its own or may require surgery. In due course, and without timely intervention, the condition could accelerate to pulmonary hypertension leading to failure of the right side of the heart, doctors at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute said.

As a result of this, Doniyor showed breathlessness while walking or climbing stairs, pain in the chest, and inability to walk for a long time or long distances, skipped heartbeats and swelling of legs, feet, or stomach area. As the doctors in Doniyor’s country could not offer him a scar-less or a minimal invasive surgery with a minimal scar, he flew to India for the treatment.

“The challenges in using minimal invasive instruments were putting heart ports, visibility into the area of treatment, and adopting peripheral bypass to conduct the surgery,” said Yugal Mishra, Director (Cardiovascular Surgery) at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute. The youth has been discharged from the hospital and is doing fine, Mishra said.
 

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West Bengal governor says he ‘felt insulted’ at Durga Puja carnival

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Kolkata: The rift between West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee widened on Tuesday after the former alleged that he felt insulted at the Durga Puja carnival organized by the TMC government in the city.

He, however, did not mention the reason for feeling humiliated at the event. According to sources, Dhankar was not happy with the sitting arrangement at Friday’s carnival, organized by the TMC government to showcase some of the big-ticket pujas.

An emotional Governor said he “felt insulted at the carnival. I am deeply hurt and disturbed. The insult was not to me but to every people of West Bengal. They will never digest such as insult. I am a servant of the people of West Bengal. Nothing can deter me from performing my constitutional duties,” with his voice literally trembling.

“Speaking out of my injured heart” the Governor said “for four hours or more I was there and your press coverage was totally blacked out…This is unheard of. You will never find it anywhere else. Someone told me it was reminiscent of the Emergency.”

He further said “I will be there despite the insult because I have to recognize the talent of the people of West Bengal. I have to suffer for them, I will suffer. If I have to suffer more insults, more affronts…This bad taste in my mouth has been created by people who perhaps do not have the mindset and the large heart that people of West Bengal have…I appreciate this discourteous approach by the government for the first servant. I’m sure they’ll do soul searching and make amends.”’

The fourth edition of the event, the brainchild of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, was attended by her ministerial colleagues, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, members of different consulates among other dignitaries and tourists.

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