Srinagar: The Operation Theatre at Bone and Joint Hospital Srinagar, which was destroyed in fire, has restarted functioning since a few days ago, with officials claiming that 10-20 operations are being conducted on daily basis.
Medical Suerintendent (MS) of the hospital Dr Mian Suhail said that the Out Patient Department (OPD) services were already started for patients from March 7 and the operation theatre has started functioning since Tuesday this week.
“We have re-constructed the operation theatre within two weeks. We have new equipment in the theatre,” he said, adding that at present 10-20 operations on a daily basis are being performed and the number of operations can be increased if all wards be made operational.
“We can conduct more operations but the problem is that we don’t have all the wards functional yet,” Dr Suhail said.
“New operation theatre has been started and footfall is also good but we haven’t picked up fully as wards aren’t fully operational as R&B hasn’t given full clearance yet,” he said.
Patients in large numbers are turning up at the hospital and all post-operational patients are also coming, Dr Suhail said, adding that electricity and water supply of one of the damaged wards has been restored and is being made operational while the other ward can’t be made functional fully as of now as it has cracks in slab and is being dismantled.
He said that once this ward will be made functional the number of admissions will also go up.
He added that all patients who were present at the hospital at the time of fire incident have once again come to the hospital for post-operational treatment and they have not gone to any other hospital.
Ruby Jan, a patient from Shopian who was operated on just a few hours before the fire broke out at B&J Hospital, said that since then she has visited the B&J hospital for post-operational treatment.
Sheeraz Ahmad a resident of Chadoora area of Budgam, also said that he was discharged from the hospital just a few hours before the fire incident but since then he has visited the hospital once for post-operational treatment. KNO