5th February 11:26
AWARDS FOR MILESTONES IN CLINICAL SUCCESSES (diabetes crisis kidney stent cholesterol)
Awards for milestones in 'clinical successes'
By Prathima Nandakumar
Times News Network
Tuesday, June 24, 2003
Vadodara - On September 5, 2002, Vadodara witnessed an
industrial tragedy in which twenty GACL workers sustained
severe burns in a blast involving mono chloroacetic acid
However, inadequate information on an antidote, its
availability and dose for treatment compounded the
disaster. But the human experience gathered during the
crisis brought about changes in the WHO, Swedish and
International MCA guidelines.
Clinical success stories help disseminate critical
information that can save lives and the Clinical Success
Baroda Awards (CSB), which were given away for the first
time this year, is in the same spirit -- to share
experiences of rewarding treatments and successful
management of complicated cases.
''We have compiled clinical data of the city to give hope
to patients and guidance to doctors handling similar
cases,'' says Dr Chaitanya S Buch, who has instituted the
Another awardee Dr Suresh Amin says, ''Though a doctor, I
am receiving this award under the patient category. In
1986, I had taken part in a 11-km marathon within six
months after suffering a heart attack (of course, with
constant monitoring by a cardiologist). This award called
'Strong Heart Brave Mind' is an innovative one that aims
to give hope to heart patients and those with high
The award ceremony opened up a whole new world of
interesting medical stories revolving around the city's
best doctors and patients, who put up a brave front when
faced with lifethreatening diseases.
While a 93-year-old person will be awarded for being the
'Eldest Diabetic', a 77-yearold person will given the
'Toughest Diabetic' award for battling multiple
complications like high bloodpressure, obesity, pleural
fluid collection, left kidney infection needing ureteric
stent, artery narrowing in right kidney and diabetes.
The 'Strong Heart Brave Mind' award will be shared by two
patients, Dr Suresh Amin and a 72-year-old person who
climbed 4,500 steps at Girnar, in spite of having
undergone a bypass surgery.
While a 70-year-old survivor of multiple complications
will be given the 'Success in Failures' award, Dr Rajesh
Desai, who has about 4,500 bypass surgeries to his
credit, will get the award for conducting the 'Highest
Number of Bypasses in Gujarat'.
Similarly, three family physicians, Dr Jayesh Jani, Dr
Pragnesh Shah and Dr Ashok Luktuke, will be honoured with
the 'Best Caretaker' award, while Dr D B Vyas will be
awarded the 'Best Industrial Health' award for taking
care of MCA victims during the GACL tragedy.
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