HYDERABAD: In a step which would help doctors better perform surgeries dealing with stomach and intestines, including organ-transplantation, at Osmania General Hospital (OGH), approximately `15 crore was allotted to modernise Operation Theatres and buy infrastructure, which would be on par with international standards. These funds are from the `100 crore allotted to OGH by the Telangana government.
Close to Rs 3 crore was allotted for modular Operation Theatres (OTs), and Intensive Critical Care Units (ICCU). The modernization would go a long way as the OTs and ICCUs will be prefabricated. An order for modular OTs, ICCUs, was placed with an European firm, said Dr CH Madhusudhan, head of surgical gastroenterology department.
Telangana’s Director of Medical Education (DME) Dr M Ramani said that Rs 100 crore funds allotted to OGH was used for the purpose. “Government is planning to set up ICCUs in all hospitals,” she said.
Meanwhile, doctors at OGH announced that a 27-year-old male patient who underwent first liver transplantation surgery at the OGH in June, has recovered and is ready to be discharged. Dr CG Raghuram, superintendent of OGH, said that the patient was admitted with liver problem, and jaundice and the ailments are cured now. “He is ready to be discharged,” he said.
Of late, many terminally ill patients in Telangana and neighbouring states have benefited from organs taken from benevolent donors, who knew death was certain and they will receive nothing in return for the altruistic act. Families of some donors knocked doors of Jeevandhan-organ donation programme officials, asking for favours in return of the donation.