New Delhi: Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) operative Abdul Karim Tunda, who is admitted at AIIMS here, underwent a surgery on Saturday to implant a pacemaker in his heart.
70-year-old Tunda, who was taken to Safdarjung Hospital on Thursday for a routine medical check up complained of uneasiness after a group of medical students surrounded him for revision of their systemic examination on patients before the upcoming University exams.
Our sources confirmed that few interns also tried multiple failed attempts of securing an IV line on him and he complained of severe chest pain when one of the interns told him that they would now practice putting a Foley’s catheter too.
Failing to interpret the ECG, the panicky CMO and interns at Safdarjung Hospital decided to shift Tunda in a non cardiac ambulance to All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Friday afternoon, where he was detected with complete heart block, hospital sources said.
“Tunda had suddenly very slow heart rate which necessitated the implantation of the pacemaker. The patient is stable now. He is admitted in the critical care unit,” said Dr. Manmohan Singh, a leading Heart specialist in Delhi.
Abnormal heart rate is normally seen in aged patients but it commonly also results from a break up in relationships, failing in University Exams, not getting internship completion sign from HOD, scarcity of good looking batch mates, etc said a cardiac surgeon who did not wish to be identified.
He said that the implantation of a pacemaker is regularly performed in medical students too (for obvious risk factors) and is a minor procedure for Dr. Manmohan Singh who did his DM cardiology residency at Faking News: Doctor’s Lounge Hospital & Research Institute, Mumbai.
With the fear of the eagle eyed medical undergraduates and interns looking for case presentations for their clinics looming large, Tunda has expressed his wish to be quickly taken to Tihar Jail than spending a few days in the ward, said a senior Delhi Police Pandu.