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.


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