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23 Mar 2018, Edition - 983, Friday


  • Reports have emerged that China has transferred a highly-sensitive missile technology to Pakistan
  • TDP reaches out to TRS, AIADMK, asks for their help in pushing for no-confidence motion in the Parliament.
  • Mallapuram, Kerala: 22 year old stabbed to death by her father on the eve of wedding; family opposed her wedding to the man
  • Kerala Professor Jouhar Munavvir booked over his derogatory remarks against women
  • Social activist Anna Hazare begins hunger strike in the national capital demanding Lokpal and better solution for farmers’ issues
  • Ballia, Uttar Pradesh: 15 year old ends life after police did not act seriously on her complaint about harassment by 5 men.
  • Bolt and Dortmund are both sponsored by Puma and the event was hence considered more of a publicity stunt
  • CM Naidu speaks to his MPs, tells TDP MPs to ‘keep fighting, don’t stop till A.P gets justice’, TDP keeps up pressure on centre
  • Mohammed Shami cleared by BCCI | Cricketer gets clean chit by Anti-corruption unit
  • Airtel scored the lowest score at 3.2 Mbps in Kanpur, while the lowest score by Idea Cellular was reported to be 2.6 Mbps in Bhiwani


Sri Ramakrishna deploys rare technique to remove chest swelling

Covai Post Network

Sri Ramakrishna Hospital here has successfully removed aneurysm, a balloon like swelling in the chest of 56-year old woman.

She had back ache and left arm pain for last few months and X-ray showed a large swelling in the left side of chest, almost fully compressing the left lung. CT scan revealed a large balloon like swelling and a rupture could lead to instant death, according to a hospital statement today.

Since the patient was having continuous back pain, indicating an imminent rupture, a curative procedure had to be done urgently and surgeons decided to carry out a ‘endovascular aneurysm repair’ where a graft is inserted via the blood vessel into the groin with a small incision using image guidance technology.

The graft has markers inbuilt and is mounted on a catheter which is slowly advanced into the large artery.

Interventional radiologist Dr P Muthurajan and cardiac expert Dr S Thiagarajamurthy were in the forefront for this procedure.

The high graft price makes the advanced procedure very costly. However, the patient was eligible to the CM insurance scheme for those in the poor socio economic class, the statement added.