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Complex bypass surgery revives brain dead woman

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New Delhi, Sep 20: Doctors at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute here successfully conducted a bypass surgery to revive a woman, who was nearly brain dead with no oxygen supply to the brain and “zero” blood pressure level for 10 minutes, the hospital said on Wednesday.

Saraswati Devi, who had undergone a stenting procedure a few months ago, began experiencing chest pains recently. She was diagnosed to have a worsened cardiac condition, which needed an urgent bypass procedure, said the hospital in a statement.

As doctors at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute were preparing for the surgery, Devi suffered a massive heart attack and her blood pressure level plummeted to zero and could not be revived even after 20 minutes of CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).

However, the doctors hurriedly managed the surgery — from sterilising the surgical site to opening up the chest cavity — in 10 minutes during which the heart beat and blood pressure was zero and the oxygen supply to the organs was also completely cut off.

“We had to work fast as we needed to ensure that the brain does not go without oxygen supply for too long. Medically a person is declared brain dead if the oxygen has not reached the brain for four minutes. In this case, oxygen did not reach the brain for 10 minutes,” said S.N. Khanna, Associate Director (Cardiac Surgery) at the hospital.

While the surgery was successful overall, the doctors feared that due to substantial lag in oxygen supply to her brain, Devi could suffer from severe brain impairment.

“We were extremely apprehensive about the condition the patient would be in when she woke up but there was no untoward damage to her brain functions. It was nothing short of a miracle,” Khanna said.

Devi, 50, recovered well and was discharged from the hospital, the doctor said.

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When will government wake up? ‘Saheb’ asks Congress on Pakistan shelling

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Congress spokesperson on Friday criticised the central government over its failure to tackle ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

Stating an increase in Cease Fire violation by 500 percent in last 44 months the leader added that Jawans and civilians are losing their lives every day. He said that irresponsible and shameful activities by Pakistan are increasing day by day but the government is sleeping and not doing sufficient.

The leader was referring to the ceasefire violation by Pakistan in which two civilians died. In last two days, 4 civilians and 1 Indian soldier lost their lives.

Today again two civilians died and four (were) injured… Saheb (Prime Minister Narendra Modi), when will our government wake up?” asked Surjewala in his Tweet.

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Trump: We’re playing a “very hard game of poker” with North Korea

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President Trump tells Reuters that Russia is “not helping us at all with North Korea,” and that the Russian actions are “denting” progress China is making. He also said North Korea is getting “closer every day” to getting a missile that can hit the U.S.

Putin “can do a lot,” Trump said, “but unfortunately we don’t have much of a relationship with Russia, and in some cases it’s probable that what China takes back, Russia gives. So the net result is not as good as it could be.”

Context: Thursday in Vancouver a group of nations met to discuss nuclear security and North Korea, and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called out both Russia and China for helping North Korea.

On future talks with North Korea: Trump said he’s “not sure that sitting down [with the North Koreans] will solve the problem.”

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Telecom loses 40,000 jobs since 2017, may cull 50,000 more: Report

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Once the most growing sector, Telecom is on the edge as the upcoming six to nine months will be very challenging for it. Almost 50,000 more jobs are assumed to fade away from this sector. Since the start of 2017, the sector has witnessed a loss of 40,000 jobs and the further assumption of another 80,000 jobs may hit the sector very hard.

According to a report by CIEL, human resource services, the rapidly increasing competition between companies has declined their profit margin. The profit margin is one of the main reason behind the emergence of more jobs, although there is always a sense of uncertainty in the sector. The report by the company is based on a survey conducted by 65 technology firms and 100 employees.

“The attrition rate is like to remain high at least for the next two-three quarters and the sector is likely to reduce around 80,000-90,000 people,” the Bengaluru-based company’s chief executive Aditya Narayan Mishra told PTI.

“The telecom industry has lost its lustre and this negative sentiment is failing to attract any talent into the sector. The vacant seats continue to remain vacant with no fresh applications,” Mishra added.

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