Dr Paribaha Mukhopadhyay, a junior doctor at the Nil Ratan Sarkar (NRS) Medical College & Hospital in Kolkata, is ‘recovering well’, said doctors on Monday, 17 June.
Mukhopadhyay had sustained injuries to his skull after doctors at NRS were attacked on 10 June, allegedly by locality members of a patient who died at the hospital.
Paribaha’s skull was dented in the front after a brick hit his head.
A medical bulletin issued by the Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata, where Paribaha is being treated for the head injury, gave updates about his recovery.
The bulletin also stated that while he continues to have some anxiety-related symptoms, “all parameters including the CT scan of the brain show no additional problems.”
News of Paribaha’s Health Circulating on Social Media
Since the incident at NRSMCH on 10 June and Paribaha’s subsequent admission to the hospital, multiple accounts of the nature and extent of his injury have been circulating on social media.
One particular post which has been widely shared claims the injury is to his pre-frontal cortex and will prevent Paribaha from pursuing a surgical career.
The post was written by Souparno Adhikary, a biochemist who used to work at the Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata. It has been shared over 400 times.
The Quint reached out to Souparno, who, in turn, said that he had reached out to “doctors from other institutions who know the subject matter”. He further explained that the pre-frontal cortex is responsible for memory, cognition, mood, intelligence, personality, locomotor movement and speech.
He said that he consulted with neuropsychiatrists who stated that Paribaha will have to be treated for ataxia, short-term memory loss, decision-making problems and probabl epileptic seizures as well.
However, The Quint would like to clarify that while these are the medical symptoms associated with pre-frontal cortex injuries, doctors treating Paribaha have not confirmed that he is displaying any or all of them.
The Quint has also reached out to the Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata for a confirmation on the symptoms, if any. This story will be updated when we receive a response.
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