Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Discharge from hospital

The 14 patients that were admitted to Murshid Hospital & Health Care Centre on 26th October will have been with us for a month. Although they have been taken care of as best as we could, for a few it is time to be discharged.

  • Wounds of few patients have healed and are free of infection. They are ready to leave. Others will take another week.
  • A few will take longer. The stump of a lady amputee has healed and measurements have been taken to arrange an artificial limb. She is undergoing physiotherapy and psychiatric care.
  • One patient has been a source of concern. Mr Ameer Khan was admitted with an amputated right leg and the wound was severely infected. He has diabetes mellitus with microvascular complication. Recently he developed silent anterior wall myocardial ischaemia with (L) ventricular failure and chest infection. It was complicated by cardiac arrhythmia. Appropriate anti ischaemic treatment was started along with antibiotic. Sinus Rhythm has been restored. He is making satisfactory progress on the cardiac front but the wound is still infected. He is shifted to Isolation Room and is being followed by Orthopaedic Surgeon and Cardiologist.
    He will need further stay for 2 – 4 weeks.

Post of messages here have reduced as patients are being kept at maintenance level.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Day after Eid

It was a quiet day. Dr Bhawany, aenesthetist MHHCC helped OT staff conduct dressings of four patients. Hajira Bibi, Bed # 21 is ready for rotation flap by Dr Tahir Shafi, Consultant plastic surgeon on Mon Nov 7. Similarly, patient whose wounds are healing will undergo ORIF next week.

On Monday, Nov 7 all Conultants will conduct a Grand Round and decide further action and issue an interim report.

One more patient was reported to have been admitted at MHHCC on Nov 4. He is stated to be from the same village as patient on Bed # 26, Ameer Khan. Details provided by his attendant and referring person will be recorded on Monday.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Pre Eid Surgeries & Visits

Dr Sabeen, Resident Plastic Surgeon, AKUH performed a major skin graft on Ms Parveen of Bed # 37, attended to dressings of two patients who had been operated upon two days ago by Dr Tahir Shafi, Consultant Plastic Surgeon & Dr Fazal, Resident. Satisfactory progress was noted. Patient Hajira's dressing was done and it is expected that she will be operated upon by Dr Tahir Shafi insha Allah on Monday, Nov 7.

Dr Maqsood, Ortho Consultant, Dr Arif Naqvi and OT Staff of MHHCC performed ORIF & fixed plates to Khursheed Bibi of bed # 35.

Rotary Club Karachi East President, Mr Hasan Sait and Mrs Rukhsana Jaffer, Inner Wheeler visited MHHCC by prior arrangement at 11:00am. They spoke to the attendants collectively and expressed their sympathies with them. Subsequently they met the patients individually and offered Eidi gifts to them.

TV One, Karachi Programme Director of the Breakfast Show, Shehla Naqvi, arrived early afternoon with the crew, asked patients and attendants about their welfare, recorded their messages and also interviewed MHHCC staff. She donated two wheel chairs to immobilized patients.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Consultants make rounds

Although Consultants are available on call during the Eid holidays, and some surgeries are even planned then, all Consultants visited their patients to ensure their progress is satisfactory. MHHCC staff is extending exemplary service beyond the call of duty. Recognizing the special circumstances, attendants of the patients are being looked after at the hospital. Friends and volunteers visit them and provide necessary support.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Rotary Club & TV One plan visits

President of a Rotary Club and TV One Breakfast Progrmme crew are planning to visit the patients admitted at MHHCC to express their solidarity with the victims of NWFP & AJK.

Meantime, procedures are performed and patients are recuperating.