Bullet had entered from neck and exited through eye-socket and skull
Recently a 33-year-old police jawan from Gadchiroli was brought by
Gadchiroli Police in a Critical condition to Nagpur based Orange City
Hospital & Research Institute (owned by Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited)
with history of accidental firearm injury on face and head at Commando
Training Centre. On examination; he had Firearm Entry wound in neck with
exit from eye socket and Skull. Provisional Diagnosis was Firearm Injury on
face with complex multiple facial fractures with Left eye injury with Head
Dr. Darshan Rewanwar- Plastic Surgeon informed that; considering the
urgency, patient was taken for surgery without waiting for Covid-19 RTPCR
test. He underwent 8 hours’ complex surgery by a multi-disciplinary surgical
team of Tracheostomy, Enucleation of Lt. eyeball, Frontal craniotomy with
Duroplasty with fixation, closure of Lt. Frontal orbital defect, tongue &
palate reconstruction, Lt. Upper & lower eyelid reconstruction and closure
of entry & exit wound. Later on during his stay, he underwent multiple
serial complex surgeries for around 5-6 hours.
Multidisciplinary OCHRI Surgeons Namely Dr. Darshan Rewanwar- Plastic
Surgeon, Dr. Palak Jaiswal Neuro Surgeon, Dr. Abhay Agashe- Ophthalmologist,
Dr. Dhananjay Kane- General Surgeon and Dr. Siddharth Saoji- ENT Surgeon
performed varied complex surgeries while Dr. Neeta Deshpande Dr. Smita
Harkare & Dr. Anita Pande provided anesthesia and Dr. Kavita Dhurve assisted
them. At present, he is stable and ready for discharge. Subsequently, he
has been called back for cosmetic reconstruction like artificial eye ball
fixation and scar removal surgeries.
Apart from the Multidisciplinary OCHRI Surgeons; Dr. Rajesh Atal- Critical
Care Physician, Dr. Hemant Waghmare- Physician, Dr. Nishikant Lokhande, Dr.
Manish Agarwal & Dr. Saurabh Jaiswal- TEAM Radiology, Dr. Milind Pande-
Pathologist, Dr. Smita Harkare, Dr. Neeta Deshpande, Dr. Anita Pande – TEAM
ANESTHESIA, Smt.Mansi Andhare- Dietician, Dr. Atul Dekate- Rehabilitation
Specialist, Dr. Sudhir Mahajan- Mental Health Physician and Dr. Ninad
Gawande- Medico-legal Consultant rendered their expertise. Along with OT,
CCU and Ward nursing & paramedical TEAM; 24×7 stationed specialist
Intensivist Cover was provided by dedicated team of Dr. Mohit Gharpure, Dr.
Akshay Burlawar, Dr. Suchita Naik and Dr. Rajashree Kapkar who are leading
clinical assistants Dr. Aves Hasan, Dr. Dhananjay Chafle, Dr. Kushal
Narnawre, Dr. Nilesh Pidhekar and Dr. Akash Jaiswal while Ward team was led
by Dr. Anit Prakash and Emergency response team during admission was led by
Dr. Noorul Ameen.
Dr. Anup Marar- OCHRI Director complimented TEAM OCHRI and said that, “This
gunshot victim whom at first instance all felt will not pull through is
going home today. No words to express the happiness on observing such
realization of our hospital’s mission i.e. Saving lives, Saving families.”
Dr. Usha Nair- RNHPL Director concluded by stating that Society should
understand that total faith on the treating doctors not only helps in
healing bout also generates confidence on the doctor to dare attempt novel
undertakings to save life. “We value the confidence shown on us always by
Maharashtra Police, all energy and major industrial establishments for
referring their burn, accident and severely injured victims to OCHRI for
needful comprehensive care,” she added.
Shri.Sandeep Patil, IPS, Additional Director General of Police (Special
Operations), Maharashtra and Shri.Vivek Masal, IPS, SRPF Commandant who were
personally keeping daily track of the progress of this patient in their
message have applauded TEAM OCHRI for this phenomenal recovery and stated
that society reveres doctors as Gods only because of such miraculous cures.