CHC Katra conducts advanced inguinal hernia laparoscopic surgery

REASI: The Health Department Reasi has earned yet another feather in its cap by performing first an advanced inguinal hernia laparoscopic surgery.
The surgery was carried out in a Government run Community Health Centre Katra. The Health Department was earlier in the news for grabbing the Kayakalp award.
The team comprising Dr Mukesh Sharma, consultant surgery, Dr Rakesh Anand, Dr Promila; Dr Rukku Romani anaesthetic team; Sanjay Kesar, Tirth Ram and Reeta, performed the surgery.
The surgery was performed under the supervision of BMO Katra, Dr. Gopal Dutt and the overall guidance of CMO Reasi Dr. Rajeev Sharma.
While briefing about the complex procedure, the Chief Medical Officer said an inguinal hernia is a weakness in the wall of the abdominal cavity that is large enough to allow escape of soft body tissue or internal organs, especially a part of the intestine. It usually appears as a lump and for some people can cause pain and discomfort, limit daily activities and the ability to work. If the bowel strangulates or becomes obstructed it can be life-threatening.
He further informed that TAPP technique was used while performing the complex and first of its kind surgery.
Deputy Commissioner, Indu Chib hailed the department and said that it is a historic moment for the District Admin Reasi. The complex surgery performed at CHC level shows the commitment of the health authorities towards providing better medical facilities, she said.
While appreciating the team of Doctors she said, this is yet another proof that government hospitals are not behind any other hospital in the union Territory.

ROB organises Webinar on “Swachtta “
ROB, in coordination with Field Outreach Bureau, Leh, UT of Ladakh Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, Jammu today organised a webinar on “Swachtta, health hygiene and cleanliness as a part of activities being organized by department during Swachhta Pakhwada, 2021.
Dr Zaffar Hussain Consultant Paediatrician SNM Hospital Leh, Dr Mustansir Ul Hasnain Dental Surgeon PHC Chuchot Leh, Ms Neha Jalali Dy. Director Regional Outreach Bureau & Press Information Bureau among others attended the webinar and provided information on Swachata, health, hygiene, oral health and importance.
Dr Zahid Hussain provided information on the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle to prevent the occurrence of communicable diseases.
During his speech Dr zahid touched various aspects of health and hygeine like bathing, hand washing, WHO guidelines on health and hygeine, communicable diseases, food hygiene, sleeping and eating hygiene, mental, menstrual and sexual hygiene, maintaining hygiene during covid by maintaining social distancing, using clean water and water sanitation.
Open defecation minimization and management of hospital wastes were also touched upon in his speech by Dr zahid.
Dr Mustansir ul Hasnain focused on oral health and hygeine and said that mouth being the gateway to the body needs focus as many of the diseases are generated in the body due to unhygienic/poor oral health.
Dr Mustansir also spoke on covid viz a viz oral health and said that early target of covid virus are saliva glands. Adding he said that many respiratory, cardiovascular as well as diabetes are related to poor oral health and we need to promote oral health as we are promoting hand wash.
Ms. Jalali underlined the importance of Health and Hygiene and provided a brief account of initiatives for spreading awareness about Swachhta by various media units of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. She said that the webinar is a part of the 15 days Swachhta Pakhwada of Government of India .
The webinar was moderated by Shri Syed Adil Shamim Andrabi Field Exhibition Officer ROB J&K and Ladak. An interactive session with the Guests was also part of the webinar. Participants from Health and Educational institutes as well as officers and officials of Regional outreach bureau J&K and Ladakh attended the webinar .

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