Srinagar: On the instructions of Additional Chief Secretary Health and Medical Education Department, Atal Dulloo, Directorate of Health Services Kashmir has resumed routine surgeries in all Covid-19 hospitals.
A spokesperson of Directorate of Health Services Kashmir said they had dedicated many hospitals across Kashmir division and routine surgeries had been stopped in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
He said the routine surgeries were already started in other hospitals. Dr Mushtaq Wednesday allowed non-Covid activities at JLNM Hospital Srinagar.
Dr Mushtaq had recently visited the JLNM hospital and advised the hospital administration and doctors of JLNM Hospital to start attending the non-Covid patients as they were suffering because the hospital was catering only Covid patients from last year.
In this regard, the surgical department of JLNM started routine laparoscopic surgeries again and in this connection first laparoscopic cholecystectomy was conducted today by Dr Akhter Ganai, Senior Laparoscopic Surgeon and his team.
People of the vicinity have praised this step taken by the directorate for welfare of public at large.
Similarly, DH Pulwama has also started routine surgeries after the second wave of Covid.
In this context, DH Pulwama conducted the routine list from Monday (5th July) and two cases were operated by Consultant ENT, Dr Irfan Ul Shamas and anesthetist Dr Deen Ahmed.
Pertinently, the directorate has instructed all the hospitals across Kashmir to start the routine activities and instructed to keep separate Covid care facilities in all the institutions.
The director also directed all the Chief Medical Officers to detach the staff deployed for Covid duties to their respective postings for the smooth functioning of the hospitals.