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  • 43 patients provided dialysis services
  • Drug De-Addiction centre and Skill Development Centre to be made functional soon

RAJOURI: Six major surgeries including three Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy for Gall Bladder stones were performed today here at District Hospital Rajouri. As per the OT schedule surgeries were conducted by a team of doctors headed by Dr. Mushtaq Choudhary laparoscopic surgeon and Dr. Bashir Ahmed Khan Sr. Anesthetist, despite it being Gazetted holiday today. A total of 50 cases   underwent the advanced surgical procedures during the last two and a half months after starting the facility in the district hospital. Advanced orthopedic surgical procedures are also performed under image intensifier(C-ARM) at DH Rajouri like closed interlocking nail tibia and femur, closed reduction internal fixation with DHS, DCS and PFN etc. Benefits of such orthopedic surgeries are less cut, less scar, less bleeding, less rate of infections, less hospital stay, and less cost.

 

Around 43 cases have been provided dialysis services since the start of the facility which was thrown open by DDC Rajouri Mohammad Aijaz Asad. It is pertinent to mention here that the machinery- equipment   and emergency drugs which are required at a secondary healthcare facility are available and functional in the district hospital. It includes CT Scan, Ultrasound, Digital X-ray, Multiparameter monitor, Dengue testing analyser, Physiotherapy equipment, Baby warmers, phototherapy units, Boyle’s apparatus, Image Intensifier (C-and laparoscopic surgery equipment etc.

 

Medical superintendent Dr. Mehmood Choudhury said all the staff posted at district hospital is skilled and sensitized in dealing with all types of emergencies. The staff is being imparted training from time to time to develop their skill related to various health activities. Three doctors from different specialties have recently undergone training in emergency/trauma room management. An emergency / Trauma room has been established in the emergency department.  The staff is well aware of Bio-Medical Waste Management, sterilization and day to day health-related activities resulting in negligible hospital-acquired infections, especially in post-surgical procedures.

The incinerator for solid Bio-Medical Waste Management has been made functional.  Temperature management in critical areas like SNCU, OT and Labour Room of the hospital is ensured.   Cleanliness of the hospital is satisfactory despite the shortage of sanitation staff. An attendant Sarai and a public toilet with the help of District Administration are on the verge of completion to be used for patients, attendants, and visitors which will further help in maintaining the cleanliness.

‘’High Dependency Unit to manage obstetrical emergencies and six bedded intensive care unit to be established shortly by the higher authority. Drug De-Addiction and Skill Development Centre has been established by the District Administration to be made functional shortly. Well-equipped Modern Mortuary has been established to be made operational shortly, he said’’ While highlighting the achievements of District Hospital for this year, Dr. Mehmood Chaudhary said under the overall supervision and guidance of District Development Commissioner Mohammad, Aijaz Asad, a total of 1520 major operations, 40 Laparoscopic Surgeries, 06 RBSK Surgeries. 2417 institutional deliveries, 10801 minor operations and 502 c-section have been done in last three months.

 

He informed that 109522 patients visited OPD, while 14099 were admitted as Indoor Patient adding that the hospital also conducted 41272 Lab Tests, 70 CT scan, 7679 Ultrasound, 8795 X-Ray, 3117 ECG, 43 Dialysis. He further informed that 466 patients were provided Physiotherapy services, 26 Panchkarma and 20   Haemophilic treatment. A set mechanism for grievances redressal and feedback. He said a set mechanism for grievances redress and feedback from the patient has also been put in place in district Hospital.