Report by Orissadiary correspondent, Bhubaneswar: All eyes are now focused on Odiya Doctor Ramakanta Panda who ">
Report by Orissadiary correspondent, Bhubaneswar: All eyes are now focused on Odiya Doctor Ramakanta Panda who is going to perform a bypass surgery on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday.
Cardiothoracic surgeon Ramakanta Panda has performed high-risk heart surgeries on more than 2,200 people, but tomorrow a nation of a billion people will await the display of his surgical skills on his most high-profile patient yet.
Panda from the Asian Heart Institute, Mumbai, will lead a joint team from the AHI and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences to perform the coronary artery bypass graft on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Mr Panda, presently working as the vice chairman of the Mumbai based Asian Heart Institute, has performed at least 700 bypass surgeries in his 13 years of career.
The Oriya doctor and his team have an envious record of conducting at least one lakh bypass surgeries. Over the years, he has waived fees for hundreds of economically handicapped patients and he is involved in charitable work in his home state Orissa where he obtained his MBBS degree.