Mendhar: The process of conducting general surgeries has been started in Sub-district Hospital Mendhar after almost a decade with people of the border subdivision considering it as a landmark development.
The residents called for the permanent posting of an anesthetist to conduct surgeries on a regular basis at the hospital.
The sub-district hospital Mendhar is the only main government hospital in the Mendhar sub-division that caters to the healthcare needs of over one and a half lakh population including dozens of villages located along the Line of Control.
Equipped with fully functional operation theatres, no surgeries were conducted in the hospital in the last around one decade as an anesthetist was not posted in the hospital, and repeated demands put forth found no takers.
However, the health department has recently deployed an anesthetist in sub-district hospital Mendhar who will attend the hospital for one day every week when surgeries will be conducted.
Block Medical Officer Mendhar, Dr Ashfaq Chowdhary, said that the attached anesthetist will attend SDH Mendhar one day every week and this will be a day of surgeries.
He said that five general surgeries have already been conducted. Regarding the permanent posting of an anaesthetist, Dr. Ashfaq said that the matter has been taken up with higher authorities for permanent posting of the doctor so that surgeries can be carried out regularly so that people need not to visit outside areas for basic general surgeries.