Mangaluru: Rare heart surgery gives new life to 18-month-old child

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September 24, 2020

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Mangaluru, Sep 24: 18-month-old girl child with severe congenital heart disease has undergone Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection (TAPVC) repair at Indiana Hospital and Heart Institute, Mangaluru. The treatment was successfully performed in the last week of July 2020.

The child arrived at the hospital with issues of severe breathlessness and failure to gain weight. At the time of admission, the child was barely weighing 5 kg, which is comparable to the weight of a two-month baby. She was diagnosed with Supra Cardiac type of TAPVC, a rare condition in which blood vessels that drain the lungs (pulmonary veins) are connected abnormally to the heart. This disease causes oxygen-poor blood being distributed all over the body, causing severe breathlessness, bluish discolouration of the body and severe failure to thrive.

Following the family’s consent, TAPVC repair was performed last week. In this procedure, the abnormal venous connection was repaired in an open chest procedure. According to hospital authorities, it is one among the rare open cardiac surgeries done in children in Dakshina Kannada and neighbouring districts.

The procedure took about three hours to complete and the child got discharged after a week with great relief in her symptoms. Dr Yusuf Kumble, managing director and chief interventional cardiologist, Dr Ali Kumble chairman and HOD, paediatrics, Dr Abhishek neonatologist, Dr Siddharth V T cardiac surgeon, Dr Madhan cardiac anaesthetist and Dr Arun Varghese paediatric intensivist, were part of the procedure.

The family was of very poor financial background and did not even possess BPL card. Hence the managing director of Indiana Hospital and Heart Institute, Dr Yusuf Kumble issued a cheque of Rs. 1.5 lac for surgery from Indiana Fathima Health Foundation, a Trust set up to help the poor and needy people. This helped in meeting the cost of treating the child and providing financial relief to the helpless family.

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October 22,2020

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Mangaluru, Oct 22: Former MLA and Congress leader from Mangaluru, Mohiuddin Bava, on Wednesday claimed that he had received a threatening phone call after he visited the Gurupura Ambika Annapoorneshwari temple.

Bava alleged that he received a call from one Anil from Mumbai who threatened him for visiting a Hindu temple, saying, "It's not the Nehru period; it is the Modi period. A beef-eater and Muslim should not visit the temple and make the temple unholy."

The Congress leader filed a complaint with the Surathkal Police Station.

Bava had visited the temple on Sunday after he was invited by the temple priest for the "Kopparige" Pooja.

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October 20,2020

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Bengaluru, Oct 20: Veteran CPI-M leader Maruti Manpade died at a private hospital in Solapur, Maharashtra, on Tuesday, due to COVID related complications.

Manpade,65, is survived by wife and two sons.

According to sources close to him, he was suffering from COVID-19 for the last two weeks and was recently shifted to a private hospital in Solapur from Kalaburagi.

Associated with the Communist Party of India (Marxist), he was known for his fight for the cause of farmers and agricultural labourers in the state, especially in the Kalyana Karnataka region.

Even during COVID times, Manpade worked towards highlighting the sufferings of the poor and needy.

Communist Party of India (Marxist) in its Facebook post said, "Red Salute Comrade Maruti Manpade."

Manpade was serving as the Vice President of Karnataka Prantha Raitha Sangha, affiliated to All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) when he died.

Condoling the death, the party remembered that he was at the forefront of the struggles for land rights and against social oppression in Karnataka.

He organised the MGNREGA workers and Panchayat workers and was also the President of Panchayat Workers' Association.

He also played an active role in organising Devadasi women for their liberation, it said, adding that he emphasised the need for crop based organisations.

Remembering Manpade as the voice of Dalits, farmers and labourers, Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan said he was pained to know about the his demise due to COVID-19 infection.

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October 15,2020

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Bengaluru, Oct 15: Karnataka's recoveries at 8,841 outnumbered 8,477 new Covid cases on a single day on Wednesday.

"With 8,841 discharged in the last 24 hours, 6,20,008 patients have recovered across the state till date, while 8,477 fresh cases rose the Covid tally to 7,43,848, including 1,13,538 active cases," said the state health bulletin on Thursday night,

However, 85 patients succumbed to the infection during the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 10,283 since the pandemic broke in the state on March 8.

Bengaluru registered 3,788 fresh cases, taking its Covid tally to 2,97,193, including 65,268 active cases, while 2,28,462 recovered so far, with 3,520 discharged in the last 24 hours.

Of the 939 patients in the intensive care units (ICUs) across the state, 352 are in Bengaluru hospitals, followed by Dharwad 80, Ballari 75, Hassan 51, Kalaburagi 47 and Chamarajanagara 43.

Out of 1,04,811 tests conducted on Wednesday, 30,977 were through rapid antigen detection and 73,834 through RT-PCR.

"Positivity rate reduced to 8.09 per cent, while the case fatality rate stood at 1 per cent," the bulletin added.

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