Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) on Friday created history by being the first govt medical college in India to succesfully carry out thrombolysis on a patient with stroke in a mobile van. Thrombolysis, also known as thrombolytic therapy, is a treatment to dissolve dangerous clots in blood vessels, improve blood flow, and prevent damage to tissues and organs.

Acknowledging the achievement, AMCH principal cum chief superintendent Dr Sanjeeb Kakati said that the procedure was carried out inside the mobile van within three hours of the patient suffering acute stroke. The facility is developed under a ICMR Stroke project. 

The case was treated by an ER team led by neurologist Dr Binod Sharma, Dr Anupam Dutta and his team of stroke nurses under the leadership of Dr Sanjeeb Kakati.

“AMC has created history today by succesfully carrying out the 1st thrombolysis within 3 hours of the event of acute stroke and CT done in a Mobile Stroke Van. This is the first instance of a government medical college to carry out the procedure. The Mobile facility is ICMR funded and unique to medical colleges of entire Eastern India. The
Mobile Stroke Van has an in-built CT scanner, telemedicine and provision of prompt Thrombolytic Therapy. This has given the ability to diagnose and treat a patient with stroke at the doortep if detected within four and half hours,” Dr Kakati said.


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