Bande fought death bravely, but in vain: Doc

“Sub-inspector Mallikarjun Bande never opened his eyes or uttered a word in the past five days. He fought with death bravely but it’s the destiny,” Dr Ranganadham, senior neurosurgeon at the Yashoda hospitals here said on Wednesday.

“His both eyes were dilated, indicating bleak chance of survival and blood pressure was maintained through medication,”  the doctor, who headed a team of surgeons, told mediapersons after Bande succumbed to bullet wounds in the early hours of Wednesday.

Bande was shot in his head from very close range and the pellets were removed during a surgery in a Gulbarga hospital.

Bande’s condition worsened on Tuesday and doctors performed an EEG (electroencephalogram) only to find that he was brain dead. 

His kidneys stopped functioning and blood pressure dropped. Nephrologists were called and a dialysis was performed, but in vain. The doctors then spoke with Bande’s family members and declared him brain dead.

Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge called on injured Assistant Sub-Inspector Udandappa at Global Hospitals here. Udandappa was admitted to Global Hospitals on January 8 in a critical condition after being shot in the lower abdomen during a shootout in Gulbarga. A team of surgeons headed by Dr Kishore V Alapati, conducted a surgery next day.

Dr K Ravindranath, Chairman and Managing Director, Global Hospitals Group, said: “The injury was so severe that a portion of the small intestine had to be removed through the surgery. Udandappa was kept in the ICU. He has responded well to the treatment and we hope to discharge him from the hospital in the next couple of days.” He expressed satisfaction over the medical care provided for Udandappa.

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