STATE TIMES NEWS KATRA: Simrandeep Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, today awarded certificates of commendation to three medical officials posted at Bhawan Medical Unit/ Dispensary of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine for their outstanding handling of a rare medical condition. The medical team comprising of Dr Rohit Bakshi (Medical Officer), Manish Padha (Medical Assistant) and Rajinder Singh (Nursing Orderly). It is pertinent to mention here that on 9th June 2019, a young male pilgrim, in his early twenties presented himself in the Bhawan dispensary with symptoms of severe chest-pain with abdominal discomfort, back and joints pain and vomiting. From initial symptoms, the medical team followed the line of cardiac anomaly, which was ruled out after noticing absolutely normal blood pressure and saturation in patient. Since patient suffered from acute discomfort which could have turned fatal, the medical team proceeded the treatment on the lines of auto-immune disease involving blood vessel, which might involve inflammation of blood vessels. The patient responded very well to the line of treatment followed by the Medical team and he was stabilised in 30-45 minutes. Since this happened to be a rare condition and first such manifestation in the patient, the Medical team immediately got in touch with parents of the patient, who were not travelling with him, and explained the diagnosis based on symptoms. The medical team got in touch with the Shrine authorities and ensured safe return of the pilgrim to his home under active medical supervision. The pilgrim was travelling with his two friends. The Chief Executive Officer on Friday visited Bhawan Medical Unit and appreciated the maturity and responsiveness of the entire team led by Dr Bakshi. He hoped that the Medical staff will continue to provide excellent emergency services to the patients 24X7. It is worth mentioning here that there was heavy rush of Yatra on 9th June, 2019, with a count of nearly 42000 pilgrims. The total number of pilgrims treated in the seven dispensaries of the Shine on 9th June were over 2100 with the Bhawan dispensary alone handling around 456 cases. The routine cases reported to the Shrine dispensaries are of the nature of acute gastroenteritis, viral/ bacterial infections, cardiovascular cases, respiratory cases, injury cases etc.
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