Burdwan Medical College grants new lease of life to infant

first_imgKolkata: The Burdwan Medical College and Hospital on Tuesday performed a complicated operation to offer a new lease of life to a seven-month-old child by bringing out a small piece of vegetable that had been accidentally stuck in her windpipe. The baby was suffering from asphyxia because of it.The expertise of the ENT department of the hospital ensured that the child suffered minimum pain and no blood loss. The child is stable now and under supervision at the paediatric intensive care unit of the hospital. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAccording to sources, seven-month-old Jessica Dip is the daughter of Jyotiraj Dip and Jyotsnarani Dip, residents of Sainthia in Birbhum. They originally hail from Sambalpur in Odisha. The child had picked up the piece of long bean while her mother was cutting vegetables on Monday morning at around 10 am. She immediately started having breathing problem after putting it in her mouth and was rushed to Sainthia Hospital. But the child’s parents were informed that the hospital does not have the infrastructure to conduct such an operation. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseShe was referred to the Burdwan Medical College and Hospital and as soon as the couple reached Burdwan, the child was admitted at the paediatric department. The case was soon referred to the ENT department. Head of the ENT department at the hospital Ganesh Gayen said: “The child was getting less than 40 percent of her normal oxygen intake with the piece of long bean being stuck in her windpipe. Immediate operation was necessary to save her. We immediately formed a team from various disciplines and conducted the operation to take out the piece of vegetable from her windpipe. The child is now free from danger.” There has been more than one occasion when the ENT team from Burdwan Hospital has successfully performed similar complicated operations. “But the child’s case was complex due to her age,” a senior official of the hospital said.last_img

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