MPH treats H1N1 pneumonia patient
Muscat, December 24, 2009
Muscat Private Hospital (MPH), a leading private medical facility in Muscat, recently successfully treated a middle-aged woman diagnosed with H1N1 pneumonia complicated by secondary bacterial infection.
“The patient was treated for pneumonia and H1N1 infection, with severe shock and hypoxia,” explained Dr K G Rajan, senior consultant internal medicine physician, MPH.
“Despite the severity of the illness and prolonged use of life support, we are happy to announce that the patient has survived. The successful recovery of this patient should motivate and facilitate better health care planning and clinical management for complex cases all over the Sultanate. We at MPH feel proud that we were able to diagnose and check the spread of the disease in a timely manner,” he added.
Damian Hiser, acting hospital director, MPH, said: “Due to the tireless commitment and dedication of our medical and nursing staff, the patient recovered completely and was discharged after 18 days of treatment in our critical care unit coupled with mechanical ventilation and rehabilitation.”
“Pneumonia is the most common complication in severe H1N1 cases and a frequent cause of death, along with secondary bacterial infections. It is necessary for people to recognise this, and take suitable preventive and corrective measures,” Hiser concluded. – TradeArabia News Service