SRINAGAR: In a very remarkable feat, doctors at Govt Medical College (GMC) Baramulla successfully performed a heart surgery, called as permanent dual chamber pacemaker in medical parlance to an 80 year old patient on Tuesday.
The procedure on the patient with complaint of recurrent loss of consciousness and conduction block was performed by a team of doctors’ lead by Dr Mudassir Muzamil & Dr Owais and it took them an hour to complete the procedure.
The team was assisted by Dr. Javaid Ahmad and technical staff led by Jaffar Ahmad . The patient is said to be doing well post-surgery.
This is a first-of-its-kind facility among the new Medical Colleges and will prove to be a boon to the health sector of North Kashmir. This facility will benefit the people of North Kashmir in general and senior citizens in particular, who otherwise had to travel to Srinagar or outside state for Pacemaker Implants.
Dr Iffat Shah, GMC congratulated the team of Doctors of the Department of Medicine for achieving the feat in cardiac surgery domain. She said that such operations are being performed at a very few centres in Kashmir.