By writer to timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Trichy: Arun Kumar, 26, from Pudukottai, who was affected by renal failure, needed to go to the hospital thrice per week to endure dialysis. Nonetheless, he’s presently in a position to endure the method within the consolation of his residence by means of steady ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), with the assistance of the docs in Pudukkottai Authorities Medical Faculty.
CAPD is a conveyable kind of dialysis that makes use of handbook luggage containing peritoneal dialysis fluid. A workforce of docs comprising nephrologist Dr Saravana Kumar, Urologist Dr Latha, and anesthesiologists Dr Saiprabha and Dr Balasubramaniam was constituted after Kumar was admitted on June 15.
Dean of the hospital Dr A L Meenakshi Sundaram stated this system was accomplished for the primary time in Pudukkottai district. Underneath spinal anaesthesia, a tube was inserted and glued within the peritoneal cavity of the affected person’s stomach. This tube receives the dialysis fluid and retains it within the peritoneal cavity for six hours.
Throughout this course of, the physique waste enters the dialysis fluid by a course of referred to as osmosis. Following which, the fluid drains out by means of the identical tube.
The affected person is suggested to observe the process thrice day by day. Nonetheless, this doesn’t cease him from taking part in regular actions together with workplace work. Kumar was discharged on Tuesday.
“The affected person needn’t go to the hospital ceaselessly and that is very useful throughout the pandemic. It could value round Rs 1,000-1,200 per day. Nonetheless, it was accomplished freed from value for this affected person underneath the chief minister’s complete medical health insurance scheme,” added the dean. The division of nephrology has 30 dialysis machines working in three shifts. Quickly, a separate dialysis unit can be put in in Authorities Ranees isolation hospital to assist Covid-19 sufferers affected by renal failure. tnn