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Delhi hospital performs first scar-less surgery in India



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

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute

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.


To bring Covid-19 test equipment CM Yogi Adityanath allow state aircraft to be used.



Looking at the corona epidemic,chief minister Yogi Adityanath has authorised the use of state aircraft for bringing medical equipment from other states to UP.

This is the first time in history of UP that a state aircraft has been used for such a purpose. In Covid-19 pandemic, with most modes of transport closed, there have been occasions when medical equipment is required urgently in the state.

Therefore the CM decided to hand over the use of the state aircraft to the health department.Before this the aircraft has already been used on two occasions and will be sent to Goa on June 9 to bring back a consignment of Truenat machine are being used for detection of Covid-19 as they are able to give the test result in one to one and a half hours. The machines are therefore being used before conducting emergency surgeries as patients need to be cleared of Covid-19 before any medical procedure,”said an official.

The CM has said that each district should have a Truenat machine.
This is the first time that the state aircraft is being used for transportation of medical equipment.The aircraft had earlier been sent to Bangalore and Goa to bring medical equipment. On June 1, the aircraft was sent to Goa to bring 21 Truenat machines.On April 7, the aircraft was sent to Bangalore to bring 150 A-star fortitude kits.

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