DH Ramban starts Laparoscopic Surgery providing major relief to patients of hilly district

Ramban : With the availability of Laparoscopic Surgery in District Hospital Ramban, the patients from this hilly district no longer need to go to Jammu or Srinagar. Not only their time and energy is saved but they are being operated free of cost under the PMABJAY-Sehat.

According to Senior Consultant, Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Mohammad Rafi since the beginning of these surgeries about 20 surgeries, all successful, have been connected in the Hospital providing a big relief to the patients, especially poor sections of remote hilly villages.

He informed that the laparoscopic surgeries are conducted every Wednesday by Dr. Yassar Arafat, who has been specially posted here for this purpose. Attendant with one among four patients, Mohammad Saber said, “But for this facility here I would have to go to Jammu.

It is a big facility by the government for poors like me in our home district.” Mohammed Saber is attending his wife who is recuperating after her laparoscopic surgery in DH, Ramban.

Zakhir Ahmed from Anantnag, working in Ramban, who was already admitted in the hospital for severe pain in abdomen said “Aafter examining me, Dr. Yassar Arafat recommended an emergency surgery for Appendicitis.

He reassured me that my surgery will be conducted with modern laparoscopic technique free of cost under Ayushman Bharat, Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) SEHAT scheme which was successfully done and now I am relieved.”

The patients thanked Dr Yassar Arafat, the district administration and the entire staff of the District Hospital Ramban for the professional and compassionate behaviour and making them feel at home.

Appreciating the contribution of Deputy Commissioner, Ramban, Mussarat Islam, Director, Health Services, Jammu, Dr. Saleem-ur-Rehman, especially Dr. Yassar Arafat for starting Laparoscopic surgeries in DH Ramban, Senior Consultant, Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Mohammad Rafiq informed that the sufferings of common people have been eased by providing this facility in the district as patients had to go to Jammu or outside J&K for this surgery.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kamal Zadoo said that from now onwards this facility will be a routine for the citizens of Ramban. He urged people to get Sehat Cards and get benefits of the Government Schemes in availing health insurance in Government and some private empanelled hospitals.

Dr. Arafat informed that District Hospital Ramban has achieved a feat of conducting as many as 20 major laparoscopic surgeries of patients for different kinds of diseases in the last two months.

The Medical Superintendent DH Ramban, Dr Mehboob Khan, termed the emergency laparoscopic surgery for Appendicitis as a“landmark’, as no such surgery had been performed on an emergency basis in any district hospital across Jammu and Kashmir of this level.

Dr. Yassar Arafat stated that the operation was full of challenges because such surgeries are not performed at district hospitals on an emergency basis. “However, with the support of the entire hospital staff, this was possible.

We are hopeful that any other patients who have such problems will be operated here in future,” Dr. Yassar Arafat also stated that he has received a positive response from District Administration, CMO, Medical Superintendent, and Senior Doctors and without their support these surgeries would not have been possible.



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