In Mega Health Camp, 2500 successful surgeries conducted with zero complications
Div Com announces 2nd free mega health camp in south Kashmir in September, registration to begin from June
Srinagar: The Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole Wednesday informed that over 2500 surgeries were conducted during the week-long Rotary Heath Camp held across three districts of Baramula, Kupwara and Ganderbal.
Addressing a presser here along with Governor Rotary Club of India, Dr Rajiv Pradhan; Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Musjtaq Ahmad Rather; Nodal Officers DDRCK, the Div Com said the camp was aimed to complete the backlog of elective surgeries accrued during the Covid lockdown as these surgeries were deferred to reduce the pressure during pandemic period on health infrastructure and medical staff.
He informed that over 2500 surgeries were conducted during the Rotary Heath Camp and added that although health camp concluded successfully, the camp shall continue to complete the surgeries of all the registered patients till June 02, 2022.
Sharing details about the dedicated operation theatres of the camp, Div Com said that about 14 theaters were continuously working from 8 am in the morning till 8 pm in evening during the week.
He said the Rotary surgeons will continue to visit the camp hospitals including District Hospitals of Kupwara, Ganderbal, Baramulla and Sub District Hospital Sopore to complete the pending surgical procedures of those patients who require it.
Dr Rajiv Pradhan thanked Div Com and Director Health Services and said that the health camp was successful due their extensive and continued support.
He informed media that renowned specialists from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab and other places of the country rendered their service to help people of Kashmir.
Recalling the work done by Rotary in the past, he said that the organization visited African continent 46 times and conducted 1.5 lakh surgeries. He said Rotary is spread across 184 countries while it has two clubs in Srinagar.
“This mega health camp established a bond between local doctors and Rotary specialists who worked together to achieve the feat of success,” Dr Pradhan said.
“This mega health camp was attended by 43 renowned international surgeons and volunteers from Rotary Club who were supported by an additional human resource of around 450 persons in the form of surgeons, anaesthetics, paramedics and support staff deputed by Directorate of Health Services Kashmir and GMC Baramula,” he said.
Div Com said that “these surgeries were a great success not only in numbers, but there were zero complications which is a proud moment for all of us.”
Pertinently, the week-long camp which started on May 11 and concluded today on May 18; it was inaugurated by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Sopore Sub District Hospital on May 13.
It is worth mentioning here that all these surgeries were done free of cost under AB-PMJAY scheme (Golden Card) and no out of pocket expenditure was incurred by the beneficiaries.