Assam Medical College and Hospital creates history
By Avik Chakraborty
Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) on Friday created history by being the first government medical college in India to successfully carry out Thrombolysis on a patient inside a mobile van.
The patient aged about 65 years from Dibrugarh was taken to the casualty department of the medical college and a CT scan was conducted inside the mobile van.
Thrombolysis, also known as thrombolytic therapy, is a treatment to dissolve dangerous clots in blood vessels, improve blood flow, and prevent damage to tissues and organs.
AMCH principal cum chief superintendent Dr Sanjeeb Kakati said the procedure was carried out inside the mobile van within three hours of the patient suffering acute stroke. The facility is developed under the ICMR Stroke project.
“AMC has created history today by successfully carrying out the 1st thrombolysis within 3 hours of the event of acute stroke. This is the first instance of a government medical college to carry out such a procedure. The Mobile facility is an ICMR funded and unique to medical colleges of the entire Eastern India,” said Dr Kakati.
Dr Kakati added the Mobile Stroke Van has an in-built CT scanner, telemedicine and provision of prompt Thrombolytic Therapy. This gives the ability to diagnose and treat a patient at their doorstep if detected early.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)
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