PUNE: A doctor is always considered to be an angel. And when doctors like Dr Aashish Arbat save the precious life of a farmer from Jalgaon, the trust of a society on its doctors sees a manifold increase.
The farmer, Jagannath Warke (58) was going on his two-wheeler, when he was hit by a truck. The result was an almost fatal accident in which Warke received serious injuries.
However, there was a miracle thanks to Dr Arbat, an orthopaedic surgeon at Apollo Spectra Hospital, Pune. He said, “Warke was brought to Pune from Jalgaon as an emergency case. The patient had multiple injuries all over the body.”
“He had a head injury and more than 15 fractures. He had lost two to three litres of blood. Human body contains around 5.6 litres blood. He had very low blood pressure and hardly any pulse. We took a day to stabilise him before deciding on our next plan,” said Dr Arbat.
He said the patient was brought in a critical condition where his chances for survival were very slim as he had multiple wounds along with numerous fractures.
“Some investigations including X-rays and CT scans were done, which revealed eight major fractures, two in the pelvic region, five on right side elbow, wrist, thigh and knee and crushed injuries. In such a condition, surgery becomes a challenge to fix all bone fractures when there is muscle lost. But we managed to fix everything,” said Dr Arbat.
He added that after one month of care at Apollo Hospital, the patient went home walking. “Pune and Mumbai see maximum number of road accident deaths. On an average, two persons die every day in road accidents in Pune. Road discipline and traffic rules should be followed strictly,” said Dr Arbat.