Jaiprakash Hospital Rourkela ensures that every patient feels comfortable and at home during their treatment, even celebrating the important days of their lives at the hospital. Recently a 90yrs old veteran social worker from Rajgangpur was brought to Jaiprakash Hospital for her chest infection and complained of shortness of breath and generalized body swelling especially in the upper and lower limbs of the body for one month. She was admitted under Dr. Chandan Bansal, Sr. Consultant Medicine & Diabetology.
The clinical investigation reports revealed that she suffered from Cardiomyopathy, Congestive Cardiac failure, kidney issues etc. Cardiomyopathy is a heart muscle disease that makes it harder for the heart to pump blood to the rest of the body. Cardiomyopathy can lead to heart failure. The symptoms include feeling out of breath, swollen abdomen, an abnormal heart rhythm or chest pain. She was diagnosed with kidney malfunction too because of which she has been kept on a renal diet. The patient was treated with diuretics, antibiotics, antiplatelets, cardio protectives and other supportive medicines.
During the course of her treatment, she confided that she will be completing 90 years of age on Sept 16, 2023. This hint was enough for the JP team to make it a memorable one for this grand old lady with a very interesting background. A cake-cutting ceremony was organized inside the patient’s room along with her family members, taking care of hygiene and hospital norms to the fullest. She also sang 2-3 lines at the request of the hospital’s staff.
Further conversation with this cheerful patient revealed that she had lost her husband early and the responsibilities of bringing up her four children inspired and motivated her to work harder and also became socially active to help the needy in whatever way possible irrespective of their caste, creed or religion. She had donated furniture set to church and temples, donated a part of her land to Anganwadi and was even elected as a ward member in her area during which she helped poor families in their daughters’ marriage. She delightfully mentioned that her father was a railway driver and used to celebrate her birthday every year.
Within a span of ten days, the patient’s vitals were found stable and she was ready for discharge with a review in the OPD dept. after 7 days in the Nephrology, Medicine and Cardiology sections respectively for the continuity of her overall sound health. The patient was pleased and praised the work of nurses and hospital staff and appreciated the way she was made to feel during her course of treatment.