Doctors at District Hospital (DH) Anantnag have performed a ‘rare surgery’ on a patient from remote Kokernag area.
Dr Malik Azad, surgeon specialist at DH Anantnag assisted by Dr Firdous performed Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) surgery on a patient namely Abdul Gani Bhat of Kokernag (MRD No 9970). “The surgery was first of its kind to be done at a district hospital. Till now patients had to be referred to tertiary care hospitals for such surgeries,” Dr Azad said.
Dr Azad, who is considered as one of the best laparoscopic surgeon in Kashmir said the patient has recovered well and has been discharged.
He said the initiative will continue so that patients from remote areas don’t have to go to Srinagar for such surgeries.