Surgical Technology Learning Centre

Remember the first time you started applying sutures to a patient during internship……….

The feeling u had at that time…..
I am sure many would remember the guy who taught them suturing or who had helped them suture first time……
and eventually you managed to apply the sutures and did so many of them during surgical internship posting.

But you were never sure as how precisely you were doing suturing or how much improvement you needed in it.
Well this story seems to be a thing of past with new Surgical technology Learning Center coming up at GMCH.

If u have some interesting story on your first suturing ,do write in theĀ  comment section…..

Here are few pics of new demonstration station ……..
Pics courtesy : Dr.D.R.KOHLI

Medical Intern -part 1

Well everyone has his golden days and if u ask a doc abut this period he would blindly tick on internship period

it is a period of fun ,learning,practical experience basically it welcomes u out from the medical school to the outer world

well i have had my own experiences in this period which have really made me better person i suppose

well hereby i recall an incident of my surgery posting


Wise men say you should hear everyone but follow your mind

but we supposedly ignore that

it was in mid November 2007 in morning emergency posting and as usual full of patients

and i was writing some prescriptions when some stinky smell started coming

i looked at sister but she too was amazed her eyes saying “how the hell do i know that”

after a few mins smell started increasing but we couldn’t make out a source until ward boy realized a man sitting at the entrance of emergency

he called hm in ,he could barely walk so we got him a stretcher and i was to examine him

with a raw smile coming from my senior doc i knew my job it was to open his stinking bandages on his arm

i can tell they must have been at least week old black smelly withered with tits coming along a packed house of bacteria u may call

i gathered strength but it was my “lucky” day the masks supply of hospital just finished !!!!!!

well it happens every third day if u see patients rush to gmch

i started opening it and smell grew worse

finally i did it and what i found was a greenish gangrenous arm with something applied on it and mass was stinking with probably every bacteria of world partying there

finally i asked him what he had done and to my surprise man was applying vanaspati or Desi ghee on his arm since last six months

i just confirmed it again and response was affirmative

but why i asked he told some weight had fallen over his arm and his neighbors advised to apply it

i asked why he didn’t visit a doc

well reply was as expected they charge a lot of money , i didn’t have time

i remember none of ward boys or sisters came to my rescue during my interaction with him they were all silent pretending to having busiest moment of their lives

my SR was too busy outside in other patients but when i called him in he too was amazed

he was at loss of words i must say

finally guy was admitted and his limb removed next day in OT

but believe me for next whole week i had that smell in my nostrils

i can still smell it today if u don’t believe me just think of applying ghee on hair and go without washing for 5 -6 months and u can imagine smell i suppose

god save these ignorant people who trust others than doctors

well this experience made me realize a practical point of what over trust in others can lead too

if in practical man would have thought what he was doing i believe he would not have lost his arm

but he was lucky to be saved