JLNM Hospital performs first hip replacement surgery

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Doctors at Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir (DHSK) achieved yet another feat by performing revision of total hip replacement. This is first of its kind that such an advanced set up surgery has successfully been performed at JLNM Hospital, the apex hospital of DHSK.

According to an official statement, a 50 year old male patient was operated for revision of total hip replacement at JLNM Hospital as on April 2, 2014 by an operative team which included Dr. Irshad Tabasum, Dr. Najeeb Drabu (Orthopaedic Surgeons), Dr. H Tandon (Orthopaedic Surgeon, Apollo Hospital) Dr. Arifa, Dr. Muzaffar (Anaesthetists) Surjeet Singh and Habibullah (Theatre Staff).

It is pertinent to mention that JLNM hospital has already performed a knee replacement surgery prior to this also. Director Health Services, Kashmir Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman has appreciated the administrator JLNM Hospital Dr Mohammad Iqbal and the operative team for attaining this remarkable feat.

He emphasised on the team to continue performing advanced surgeries with zeal and assured them for all logistical support so that quality health care is being availed by the needy patients at peripheral hospitals of DHSK.

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