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“Through The Eyes Of A 2-Month-Old”

“Through The Eyes Of A 2-Month-Old”

a critical-care ambulance. Doctors performed the surgery soon after Fickle was admitted and for the next few hours her condition improved. But on June 4, her heart rate fell. Thereafter, she passed away on the same day . The doctors in Kolkata said that she could have survived had she arrived a few days earlier.

After her death, her family decided to donate all her organs but only her corneas could be collected. “We followed procedure and screened people who were scheduled to receive corneas in the next few days. Finally , we narrowed down on the two, who would benefit the most. Sin ce the corneas were from an infant, they were in perfect shape. The boy who received the cornea on Tuesday suffers from a congenital eye defect and had already undergone a surgery,” said Samar K Basak, director and founder member of Disha and medical director of the eye bank.Doctors had to be careful as the twomonth-old corneas were extremely tender. The corneas were grafted by the Basak, the senior most surgeon. Basak appointed by the Cornea Society of America and Sight Life International as one of the five surgeons worldwide for cornea skill transfer -heaved a sigh of relief after the surgeries. “We couldn’t afford any slip-ups with such good tissues.Hopefully , everything will go well for the two recipients,” added the surgeon.

Government wants job-oriented courses in private colleges

Sneha Kumari & Vedant Karia | TNN | Jun 10, 2017, 01.10PM IST

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KOLKATA: Education minister Partha Chatterjee wants private professional colleges to include job-oriented and vocational training in their curriculum to help students in their careers. The minister hoped this will help institutions retain students from other states like Bihar and Jharkhand.

“Colleges must provide quality education. It will help them compete at national and international levels. Colleges will also have to approach companies and convince them of campus recruitment. They must also have proper infrastructure and all the necessary information about the faculty and management must be given to the government, in order to run in sync with us,” said the minister.

The minister was speaking at the inauguration of a fourday pre-counselling event for eadmissions organized by the Association of Professional Academic Institutions, West Bengal (APAI, WB) at Netaji Indoor Stadium on Friday .

“Guardians should be able to interact with colleges directly. It will also keep them informed,” said Arup Das, a guardian. According to Abhijeet Dey , assistant faculty member of pharmacology and toxicology: “While the response was good today , we expect a spike over the weekend.”

BP Poddar Institute of Management and Technologyprofessor Arijit Saha felt such interactions will help institutions get a better understanding of a guardian’s requirement.

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Through the eyes of a 2-month-old

Jayanta Gupta | TNN | 6 hours ago

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KOLKATA: The corneas donated by a twomonth-old child from Bhubaneswar, who passed away at a private hospital in Kolkata on Sunday , have been successfully grafted. While one of the recipients is a nine-year-old boy , the other is a man in his 40s. Both were in the wait list for corneas at the Prova Eye Bank, a unit of Disha Eye Hospitals. The corneas were grafted on Tuesday and Wednesday .

Two-month-old Fickle suffered from a congenital heart disease. Her parents had shifted her to Kolkata on June 3 in a critical-care ambulance. Doctors performed the surgery soon after Fickle was admitted and for the next few hours her condition improved. But on June 4, her heart rate fell. Thereafter, she passed away on the same day . The doctors in Kolkata said that she could have survived had she arrived a few days earlier.

After her death, her family decided to donate all her organs but only her corneas could be collected. “We followed procedure and screened people who were scheduled to receive corneas in the next few days. Finally , we narrowed down on the two, who would benefit the most. Sin ce the corneas were from an infant, they were in perfect shape. The boy who received the cornea on Tuesday suffers from a congenital eye defect and had already undergone a surgery,” said Samar K Basak, director and founder member of Disha and medical director of the eye bank.

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