Sunday, 3 May 2020

Couple Discharge from Alchemist Hospital after Defeating COVID-19


Panchkula, April 30: Amidst rising cases of Covid-19 in tricity, here is a good news from Panchkula on Thursday as husband and wife who was tested positive for COVID-19 and was hospitalised in Alchemist Hospital, Panchkula has been recovered.
Residents of Sector 15, Panchkula, Sonia Mahajan (44) was admitted on April 15 followed by her husband, Ajay Mahajan (48) on April 16 both have been discharged from Alchemist Hospital, on Thursday
During hospitalisation Ajay’s condition was stable but Sonia was having breathing problem and was given oxygen intermittently.
They were treated under the observations of Dr Suneet Kumar, Senior Consultant Internal Medicine and Dr Achint Narang, Senior Consultant and incharge Critical Care at Alchemist Hospital, Panchkula.  
The two test reports came negative. Now both would be home quarantined for 14-days and would keep updating about their health on Aarogya Setu App.
The couple thanked doctors and nursing staff of Alchemist Hospital for their compassionate care and helping them defeat Covid-19. They said that one should report if he or she suffers from any symptoms of Covid-19. One should not fear and come forward to treat the virus that can be defeated with a health expert’s guidance and a strong will power to recover from it.   
Alchemist Hospital came forward to cater to Covid-19 patients in Panchkula. There are 23 beds in newly set up Covid-19 ward with a team of 32 staff including Doctors, RMOs, nursing staff, Housekeeping and helpers  respectively. The hospital deputed 4 ventilators for Covid ward to tackle the emergency cases.
Dr Suneet Kumar said that we as a society need to understand this illness and fight back in a scientific way. There is a lot of scare in people’s minds- we just need to come out of it.
Dr Achint Narang advised that everyone in society should follow Physical Distancing, frequent hand washing, Namaste (not handshake) and to use a face mask while going outside. We just need to accept it. Let's be more positive and definitely, we will win the battle.

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

HPV vaccine can significantly reduce the risk of cervical cancer


Women usually ignore their health issues due to their busy schedule but sometimes this ignorance creates big problems for their health. One of the most common health problem in women is cervical cancer. It occurs most commonly in women above the age of 30 years. Mostly the disease gets diagnosed at a very late stage because of a lack of awareness especially amongst the rural population. In India Cervical cancer is the second most common malignancy in females. The main cause of cervical cancer is a long-lasting infection of certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV).

Dr Aparna Sharma Sr. Consultant, Obstetrics & Gynaecology Alchemist Hospital said that cervical cancer is the biggest cause of death in women. Risk increases with age. Screening of cancer of the cervix is done by a cervical pap smear. Colposcopy and biopsy help in diagnosis. If diagnosed early, the patient has a good survival rate.

Dr. Ibha Sr. Consultant, Obstetrics & Gynaecology Alchemist Hospital said that cervical cancer is one of cancer that is preventable. Dr. Ibha said that there are four preventable measures for cervical cancer i.e screening, vaccination, avoid smoking and safe sex. Regular screening helps to find abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix at the earliest stage. Screening includes the PAP test and the HPV test.
She added that screening is not 100% accurate, so women should report symptoms such as unusual vaginal bleeding or discharge and pelvic pain. The second preventive measure is vaccination. HPV vaccination can significantly reduce the risk of cervical cancer. HPV vaccination protects against HPV Type 16 and 18, the two Types that causes more than 80% of cervical carcinoma cases. She said that two doses of HPV vaccines should be given to all girls at the age of 11 to 12years, over six months. It can be given as early as 9 years of age. If the girl age is 15 and above than three doses should be given. Women can still get the vaccine until they are 45 years. She emphasized that it is important to attend or get your cervical screening test even if you have been vaccinated for HPV.

Dr Kanwarneet Singh Consultant Surgical Oncology told that Carcinoma cervix is the second most common cancer in women in India. Women in India present in late stages due to sense of shame and taboo attached with these cancers, which makes treatment difficult. Cervical cancer is one of the preventable cancer. Prevention can be vaccination of young females against HPV, screening and treatment of precancerous lesions and education about sexual health.
Cervical cancer is cancer that starts in the neck of the womb (the cervix).
Cervical cancer is when abnormal cells in the lining of the cervix grow in an uncontrolled way and eventually form a growth (tumour). Cervical cancer usually affects women between 30 and 50, but younger women are also at risk.

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Alchemist doctor removed 8.6 kg fibroid from woman's uterus


In a challenging surgery, the Alchemist doctor removed an 8.6 kg fibroid from the uterus of a woman. Dr. Aparna Sharma, Sr. Consultant, obstetrics & gynecology and Dr. Harsh Garg, General Surgeon Alchemist Hospital Panchkula with the team has performed the surgery.
The patient came to the hospital with a complaint of pain abdomen with gaseous distension. Ultrasound revealed large fibroid in the uterus.
Dr. Aparna told that fibroids commonly occur in the women of reproductive age and these fibroids are a type of benign, or noncancerous, tumor of the uterus. These fibroids can be small or grow so big that they form a bulky mass that can enlarge the uterus.
 Hysterectomy has been done. The patient discharged in stable condition.

Couple Discharge from Alchemist Hospital after Defeating COVID-19

Panchkula, April 30: Amidst rising cases of Covid-19 in tricity, here is a good news from Panchkula on Thursday as husband and wife w...