Being a doctor is all about having a passion to save your patients. Doctors are considered one of the most responsible people we know. Sometimes they have to go beyond their limits for their patients. And in this article, we are going to introduce you to one such doctor from Pune who walked 8 kilometers in 4 hours after the roads of Pune got blocked due to the procession and no vehicle was allowed.
Dr. Sushil Deshmukh is one such example who had done a tremendous job for his patient who was in a critical condition. After the roads got blocked on 9th July due to Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi Procession, Dr. Deshmukh had a patient to save. The condition of Nitin Netaji Raybhan was critical and he was a resident of Lohegaon. Most roads of Pune was shut due to the procession, so he decided to complete the journey by walking the rest distance. The doctor completed 8 kilometers of distance by walking and reached his patient in about 4 hours.
Nitin, the patient was one of the many people who was watching the procession at home along with his family. Everything was going well until, Nitin felt a pain in his abdomen, first, they decided to ignore it but when it was unbearable, they rushed to the nearest hospital at 2:00 am.
The condition of Nitin was worsening with every minute passing. His pain has only gotten worse and he already had a fever and started vomiting. He was diagnosed with Ruptured liver abscess of almost 22 cm. and the puss got burst into his abdomen. This was a very critical condition and he was immediately taken to the ICU. Doctor Sushil Deshmukh was informed about his condition.
The general and laparoscopic surgeon at Vishwaraj Hospital said, “Due to Palkhi, the entire route was blocked, and the procession also had a halt at Loni Kalbhor. I started walking from Hadapsar around 10:00 a.m. to reach the hospital after having parked my car at the Hadapsar flyover. It took me almost four hours to cover a distance of eight km due to the crowd. Fortunately, after I crossed Loni railway station, I stopped a biker who gave me a lift to the hospital.
Along the way, I was speaking to the hospital staff on the phone and instructing them to stabilize the patient and make pre-operative arrangements. I reached around 3:00 p.m. and went straight to the operating theatre. A laparoscopy was performed, and the process took approximately three hours with 700 ml of pus removed. Afterward, the patient had to be put on ventilator support for two days and is now stable.”