Doctors are sure God sent. In India, they are often regarded as next to Him and rightly so. A recent incident that happened in Russia is testimony that the medical professions take their ‘Hippocratic Oath’ very seriously and try their level best to provide medical aid to patients.
In a heartwarming gesture, a team of dedicated doctors stayed back to complete an open-heart surgery on a patient even though the hospital was in flames.
RUSSIAN DOCTORS COMPLETE SURGERY AS HOSPITAL BURNS
LOOK: Doctors and nurses stayed behind to complete an open heart surgery at a burning clinic in Blagoveshchensk, Russia on April 2.| 📷Press Service of the Governor of Amur Region/Russian Emergencies Ministry/Handout via Reuters pic.twitter.com/MdGSKNukId
— Inquirer (@inquirerdotnet) April 3, 2021
According to a report by DNA, the fire broke out on the roof of the Amur State Medical Academy’s cardiology center in Blagoveshchensk shortly after the complicated heart bypass surgery began.
Since the doctors were in no mood to leave the patient in a vegetative state, the firefighters also joined them to save the patient’s life. They used fans and electric ventilators to keep the smoke out of the operation theatre and made sure it was supplied with electricity.
Surprisingly, the group of eight doctors and nurses completed the operation in two hours and soon evacuated the blazing hospital. However, it took more than two hours to extinguish the blazing fire.
“There’s nothing else we could do. We had to save the person. We did everything at the highest level. It was a heart by-pass operation,” said lead surgeon Valentin Filatov.
According to reports, 128 people were immediately evacuated from the hospital and no one was hurt. After the successful surgery, the patient was transferred to another regional hospital for further treatment.
“The clinic was built more than a century ago, in 1907, and the fire spread like lightning through the wooden ceilings of the roof,” the ministry said adding that the cause of the fire is yet to be determined.
“A bow to the medics and firefighters,” said a local regional governor.
Here’s the video:
Seriously, hats off to these courageous medics.