Dread not the Red in times of need

BM Birla hospital is setting a benchmark, as our team comprising of doctors, nurses, housekeeping staff, and nonmedical staff not only have been working day in out for the patients but are equally enthusiastic in contributing their bit for the future of the society and the patients by donating blood. A week-long blood donation camp (14 th June to 20 th June 2020) is being organized where the phlebotomist wearing protective gear encourages blood donation. All measures are taken to ensure the safety of the blood donors and the staff who are at the blood bank. All protocols are strictly being followed while blood donation activity is being carried on. A complex cardiac switch surgery was done in an infant of only two weeks by Dr. Manoj Daga, complex open-heart surgery and valve replacement were done by Dr. Ratan Das on an elderly patient who was tested COVID negative. Another interesting case was done by Dr. Sabyasachi Pal Pacemaker was implanted in a haemophilia
patient taking all precautions. The requirement of blood during cardiac surgery is a very important factor, within this pandemic situation we have been able to save more than seventy-five lives while conducting complex cardiac surgeries. Maintaining social distance and fear of coming to a hospital has created a situation where the stock of blood is not sufficient for conducting surgeries. Hence blood donation is an important factor to save lives.

Speaking on the situation, Dr. Lopita Bhattacharya, HOD blood bank, BM Birla Heart Research Centre explained “1% of the blood donation by the people in our country, is the minimum to meet the nation’s basic medical need for blood. There has been a remarkable requirement for blood and blood components ever since the spread of the pandemic. The implementation of social distancing and abatement of blood donation had worsened the situation. There has always been a basic urgent need for blood services to move quickly in response to trauma cases, to ensure blood sufficiency for cardiac surgery, emergency surgeries, cancer treatment, and hereditary disorders like thalassemia and other ailments. This internal blood camp will maintain the basic COVID New normal, ensuring both safeties of the medical fraternity and patients as well as further embarking new standards for self-

This initiative has once again ensured that BMB a super specialty cardiac center is committed to providing quality cardiac care to its patients and ensures a safe environment with unmatched clinical excellence. During the peak time of the lockdown, we at BM Birla Hospital, have operated on a patient with this medical condition successfully. The perseverance of our medical staff reflects the good health of our patients.  We’ve also made virtual medical assistance available for our patient's convenience. Their good words are what keep us motivated through the tough times. Our team at BMB Hospital is working for the health and goodwill of our patients. We are constantly at the service for building a healthier society and a world. In these tough times, we stand united and strong to keep in check the health of our patients come-what-may.

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