Guwahati: A doctor of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi saved the life of a man stuck in a flooded area in Assam through video-conferencing. He was suffering from acute liver failure.
According to the hospital, “About a fortnight back one man’s pharmacist friend made a distress call to Dr Ushast Dhir, Consultant in Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and Liver Transplant, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.”
Mofisur Rehman wanted to help his friends Lalchand Biswas. He informed the doctors that the patient was drowsy and was having difficulty in breathing. He made a quick medical consultation through a video conference session.
As there was no mobile signal in the area, the patient was immediately shifted to a small boat with network coverage. The entire video conferencing took place in the boat itself. As Mofisur had a degree in pharmacy, he was able to understand the medical terms. He was also able to help with the injections which the patient required. Biswa’s condition was stable within an hour.
Rehman obtained Dr Dr Ushast Dhir’s number through a patient in Guwahati. As all the hospitals in the vicinity were closed, he had to make the distress call.