Alertness of colleagues helps save co-worker’s life at St George Hospital

Santosh had ignored the uneasiness at first but by evening his condition worsened and he was hospitalised at St George. He became unconscious and doctors were not able to identify the reason

Alertness of colleagues help save co-workers life at St George Hospital

The alertness of staff at St George’s Hospital has saved a life of their own colleague. Santosh Kalmakar has been working at St Georges since 13 years. On July 20 after coming to work he started feeling uneasy. Later investigations show that his arteries supplying blood to the heart were narrowed. He was taken to J.J. Hospital in the right time where the treatment was carried out. The prompt action saved Santosh Kalamkar’s life.

Alertness of colleagues help save co-workers life at St George Hospital
Santosh Kalmakar

Santosh had ignored the uneasiness at first but by evening his condition worsened and he was hospitalised at St George. He became unconscious and doctors were not able to identify the reason. Dr Madhukar Gaikwad, Medical Superintendent of St George’s Hospital visited Santosh and after reviewing the situation urgently contacted Dr Tatyarao Lahane Dean J.J. Hospital in order to shift Madhukar in J.J. Hospital. At 3 a.m., Santosh was transferred to J.J. Hospital. The investigation showed that the arteries which supply blood to heart were narrowed. Santosh Kalamkar has treated accordingly.

While talking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Madhukar Gaikwad said, “I rushed to the hospital as soon as I was informed about his health. We didn’t have enough resources in St George’s Hospital to diagnose his problem. So, I informed Dr Tatyarao Lahane about the situation. So accordingly, we shifted him and he was put on medication,” he said.

Fifteen days ago, St George’s Hospital administration found itself at the receiving end when one of its staff members passed away due to cardiac arrest on duty.