Ariyalur District collector shows the way, prefers government hospital for surgery

Collector G Lakshmipriya, in a welcome development, underwent laparoscopic appendectomy surgery at the general hospital on Monday.

Published: 03rd January 2018 09:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd January 2018 09:39 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

ARIYALUR: At a time when private hospitals are preferred over government hospitals, the highest-ranking official in the district, Collector G Lakshmipriya, in a welcome development, underwent surgery at the general hospital on Monday. She underwent a laparoscopic appendectomy .

“The collector visited our hospital with a complaint about abdominal pain on Sunday evening. We took a scan on Monday morning and diagnosed that she had appendicitis,”said Dr R Ramesh, the Chief Medical Officer in Ariyalur general hospital.

The Collector went through the laparoscopy surgery on Monday between 7 to 8 pm. A five-member team consisting of two laparoscopists, M Gunasekharan, and E Bharath, a general surgeon R Arivuselvan, and two senior anesthesiologists, T Rajesh Khanna and K Hemalatha performed the surgery.

Lakhsmipriya’s decision to undergo surgery in a government hospital has motivated other government health officials and also the public. The doctors stated that the collector is recovering fast and is now walking.

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