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Former Indian Hockey Team Captain treated for Dengue @JP

Jaiprakash Hospital, Rourkela has been handling and treating Dengue cases very effectively. SDP- Single Donor Platelets & RDP- Random Donor Platelets are available round the clock along with other emergency services and facilities.

Recently, renowned Indian women’s hockey player and former captain of the Indian Women’s Hockey Team Rani Rampal, who was attending a hockey coaching camp at Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium, Rourkela, reported severe indications of dengue. The patient reported complaining of fever, generalized weakness and vomiting. After initial lab investigation reports, she was found to be suffering from Dengue fever with Thrombocytopenia. Thrombocytopenia is a condition that occurs when the platelet count in the blood is too low. The symptoms may include abdominal pain or tenderness, persistent vomiting, mucosal bleeding, lethargy etc.

Symptoms of Dengue Fever

She was admitted under Dr. Chandan Bansal, Senior Consultant in Medicine and Diabetology. The patient was treated with IV fluid, antibiotics, antipyretics and other supportive medications. As the patient suffered from thrombocytopenia, she was transfused with four units of Random Donor Platelets (RDP). Thrombocytopenia in dengue may arise either from decreased production of cells from the bone marrow or from increased peripheral destruction of platelets from peripheral blood, which may lead to life-threatening situations.

Complications of Dengue

Within a week, the vitals of the patient were found to be stable and she was ready for discharge. Dr Chandan Bansal suggested she re-visit the hospital after seven days while dietary advice was recommended by JP’s expert dietician Dr Sagarika Chakraborty. This former captain of the Indian Women’s Hockey Team was given the customary ‘JP Discharge Ceremony’.

Rani was also taken around for a visit to the JP OPD Department by Dr. Chandan Bansal Managing Director and also introduced her to OPD & other staff. She thanked Dr Chandan Bansal, the staff of the hospital, team of doctors and nurses for the help and support provided them for her quick and best recovery and extended her warm wishes to the hospital for its future endeavours.

Rani Rampal taking a round of JP OPD Department with Dr Chandan Bansal, Managing Director

At the time of discharge, she also accepted the request to pose with JP employees for a photo session.

Rani Rampal posing with JP employees

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