Skip to main content

Lesson from Kerala floods : Human activities, climate change has disastrous effects on environment

  Lesson from Kerala floods : Human activities, climate change has disastrous effects on environment   Sagaya Fernando Mumbai: 19 October 2021   Overexploitation of natural resources and haphazard development by humans has led to climate change, resulting in long-lasting consequences on the environment. This is increasing health hazards and natural disasters, and more, day by day. The torrential flooding being witnessed recently in the state of Kerala in India is a prime example of this, say many experts.   This is not the first time that Kerala, a state of 34 million people, has been devastated by floods. It saw the worst floods in a century in 2018 when severe rains caused flash floods and landslides, killing nearly 500 people and leaving a million homeless. The following year, more than 125 people were killed in flash floods and landslides across the state. More than 50 were killed in August last year after landslides struck the hilly Munnar region.   The latest spell of torrential

Doctors in India operate inside woman’s womb to save baby from malformed twin

Doctors in India operate inside woman’s womb to save baby from malformed twin


Sagaya Fernando
Mumbai: September 3, 2018

Doctors at Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow in India, carried out a very rare and complicated surgery inside the womb of a 26-year-old woman to save the life of a healthy foetus from its malformed twin. The malformed foetus without a heart was drawing more blood from its healthy twin, pushing it to the brink of a heart failure.
Ankita Pandey, the mother, from Ambedkar Nagar in Uttar Pradesh state was diagnosed of a tumour in her uterus while into the fifth month of her pregnancy. Only when an ultrasound scan was done did the horror being played inside the womb came to the fore.

“This was Ankita’s second pregnancy. She was diagnosed with a tumour inside her uterus. She came to us in June when she was five and a half months into the pregnancy. While doing a scan we found she was carrying two foetuses, one being normal and the other one having a heart and partially formed. In medical terminology, the foetus not having a heart is called an ‘acardiac twin’. In this case, the abnormal twin was growing inside the womb as it was getting blood supply from the healthy twin. The healthy one’s heart was not only pumping blood supply to itself but also to the abnormal twin. What was happening here was that the normal twin was supplying more blood to its abnormal twin than to itself. We detected that due to this, the normal twin was showing signs of heart failure,” said Dr Mandakini Pradhan, the head of the Maternal and Reproductive Health Department at SGPGIMS, who led the team of doctors who conducted this rare surgery.

She added, “What’s more, the twins were sharing a single placenta and a single sac, posing a significant risk to the normal twin if tried to do any chemical intervention. So we did a medical procedure called radiofrequency ablation (RFA). In this procedure, a unique medical needle-like device is used to pass on medium frequency alternate current to the tissues supplying blood to the abnormal twin, thereby burning the targeted tissues and stopping the blood supply. This saved the healthy baby from suffering a heart failure.”

“It was quite a complicated procedure and we had to take utmost care as it would have not only affected the normal twin but also caused pre-term labour in the mother, and we would have lost both of them,” said Dr Pradhan.

“After the normal twin recovered, the pregnancy was regularly monitored till the mother developed labour pain and a cesarean section was conducted on August 30, in the ninth month of the delivery. The mother and baby are doing fine now,” added she.

Such cases are very rare, and medical journals report they are found one in 7 lakh pregnancies worldwide, while it is even rarer in India, said Dr Pradhan.


  1. I just love this! I make a lot of baby blankets to give away to the new moms in my area, and this is perfect and easy to adjust to either gender or gender neutral colors. Thank you so much!
    pop up sales
    sales pop by autoketing

  2. I'm interested in articles you have posted. They are my cup of tea. Articles are very useful to read if readers want to get some tips. I wait for your posts everyday. Thank you for sharing helpful information.

  3. It could be a luck to find your posts. I really like them because they are useful and interesting. I don't know where I can find posts like these. Your posts are unique and awesome. I'm happy if you upload more and more. Thanks a lot!
    currency converter free online
    currency converter box

  4. I'm interested in your writing. They are worth reading. I want you to share more pieces of writing because they are useful and great. It's very kind of you to upload these articles.
    Discount master
    Product discount app

  5. What do I say about your posts? I love them. I read them everyday and always wait for new ones. I am very happy because I have something interesting to read. Hope you can upload more and more.
    Free shipping bar
    Shopify free

  6. Thanks for sharing the best information and suggestions, I love your content, and they are very nice and very useful to us. If you are looking for the best Care After Laser Ablation, then visit Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic. I appreciate the work you have put into this.

  7. Nice reading, I love your content. This is really a fantastic and informative post. Keep it up and if you are looking for Laser Ablation then visit Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Doctors remove 1 kg hairball from 6-year-old girl who weighed only 14 kgs

Video Link :- Sagaya Fernando Mumbai: 18 September 2018 In a very rare medical case, doctors in India removed a lump of hairball weighing 1 kg and about a meter long from the stomach of a 6 year-old-girl who was suffering from trichophagia along with wheat allergy. The girl from Dad village on the outskirts of Ludhiana city in Punjab, India, was diagnosed with wheat allergy in April this year.  “Her parents brought her to me in the last week of August with severe abdominal pain and a lump in the stomach. They also informed that she has been eating her hair, which in medical terms is called trichophagia,” informed Dr Daljit Singh of Anmol Hospital, Ludhiana, who conducted the surgery. He further added, “She was very underweight and weak for her age. Though she was 6 years old, she weighed only 14 kilograms.” “We got an ultrasound test done which showed some mass in her stomach. Because of her history of e

In a rare surgery, underdeveloped fetus removed from a 20-days-old infant in India

In a rare surgery, underdeveloped fetus removed from a 20-days-old infant in India Story by Sagaya Fernando Mumbai:  March 14, 2018 In a rare case of foetus in foetu, a 20-days-old infant underwent surgery for removal of an underdeveloped foetus at Shalby Hospital in Ahmedabad – the capital of the state of Gujarat in India. The infant’s parents took him to the hospital on February 28 with an abnormal swelling in his abdominal area. Medical examinations revealed that the child had been suffering from the rare medical condition called retroperitoneal mature teratoma or foetus in foetu. The rare condition is defined as the presence of one of the twins in the body of the other. This condition occurs in one in five lakh cases and, only around 200 such cases have been recorded in medical history so far. Gastrointestinal Hepatobiliary Consultant and Liver Transplant Surgeon Dr. Bhavin Vasavada conducted the surgery. He said that the CT scan was showed the rare co

Snake rescuer bitten by venomous cobra lives to tell the tale

"Snake rescuer bitten by venomous cobra lives to tell the tale" For video click here:-  > Sumesh Rajan Mumbai: August 21, 2018 A snake rescuer in India almost paid with his life when a venomous cobra snake bit him while he was rescuing it. 35-years-old Tushar Patel of Dharampur town in Valsad district of Gujarat is lucky to be alive to tell his tale after being bitten by the venomous snake which he mishandled during the rescue. “For the past 14 years, I have been rescuing snakes in and around Dharampur. Till now I have rescued over 5000 snakes. Spectacled Cobra, Krait, Bamboo Pit Viper, Saw Scaled Viper and Russel’s Viper are some of the most poisonous snakes found in our area. On July 25, I got a call from workers in a scrap godown in Valod Faliya close to my house, about a Spectacled Cobra lurking there. I found the Cobra slithering near a parked car and was rescuing it when it suddenly bit me on my right ha