HYDERABAD: Responding to a New Indian Express report on the pathetic condition of Mini Operation Theatre at Osmania General Hospital in Hyderabad, published on Sunday, Telangana’s Director of Medical Education (DME) Dr K Ramesh Reddy instructed superintendent of the hospital to address the problems.
On Sunday, Express reported how blood and pus-stained sheets used to cover operation tables at the Mini Operation Theatre (MOT) were only being changed once a day, leaving the door open for cross infection between patients. Besides Express reported that, shockingly, overhead Operation Lights in the MOT room were dysfunctional forcing doctors to perform procedures with torchlights. Further, there was a shortage of assorted surgical equipment and lack of autoclaves to sterilise surgical equipment.
Dr Ramesh Reddy said, following the Express report on Sunday, “Instructions were passed to install autoclaves in MOT and Emergency Operation Theatre (EOT). We have the equipment in the hospital. Since there is heavy flow of patients, Flash Autoclaves will be procured which take a few minutes to sterilise the surgical sets.”