First ever thrombolysis performed at SDH Magam: DHSK

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SRINAGAR: A 60-year-old female was admitted on Tuesday in Emergency Room (ER) of sub-district hospital (SDH) Magam and diagnosed as a case of Anterior Wall MI (Heart Attack), an official statement issued by the DHSK said.
The Directorate of Health Services Kashmir (DHSK) said the patient was managed and intervened as per the protocol and thrombolysis was performed successfully.
The patient was stabilised and referred to SMHS Hospital where the patient is reportedly doing good, the statement said, adding that the team which performed thrombolysis included Dr Nasir Shamas (Consultant Physician), Bashir Ahmad, Shabir Ahmad, and Abdul Rashid (ER Paramedic Staff). The “Save Heart Initiative” launched by the Directorate on 21December 2017 envisages to cover all major peripheral hospitals including SDHs in network of peers with cardiologists Dr Imran Hafeez and Dr Irfan Bhat wherein managing of cardiac emergencies will be established before referring them to major city hospitals, the DHSK statement said.
The initiative focuses on upgrading cardiac emergency skills of medical officers posted across Kashmir division.
Director Health Services, Kashmir Dr Saleem ur Rehman has appreciated the hospital administrator Dr Tahir Sajad, cardiologists and the ER Team.