Guwahati: A doctor from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, saved the life of a liver patient stuck in a flooded area in Assam via video conferencing. The man was suffering from acute liver failure.
The hospital informed that about two weeks back, Dr. Ushast Dhir, Consultant in the Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and Liver Transplant, received a distress call from a pharmacist with a sick friend.
The pharmacist, Mofisur Rehman wanted to get his friend, Lalchand Biswas, help. He informed the doctors that the patient was drowsy and was experiencing difficulty in breathing. He made a quick medical consultation through video conferencing.
Finding no mobile signal in the area, the patient was shifted to a small boat with network coverage. The entire video call proceeded in the boat itself.
Mofisur was able to understand the medical terms as well as administer injections to Biswas since he has a degree in pharmacy.
Biswas's condition improved and he was stable within an hour.
Rehman found Dr Ushast Dhir's number through a patient in Guwahati. As all the hospitals in the vicinity were closed due to the heavy floods, he had to make the call.