HYDERABAD: A team of OGH doctors which inspected operation theatre facilities at the King Koti District Hospital have deemed the facility inadequate for performing complex gastrointestinal and liver surgeries.
This followed a proposal to use operation theatres at King Koti district hospital to perform surgeries, as currently, operations are performed at Osmania General Hospital. The inspection was made as part of this.
OGH is the only place where complex gastro and liver cases from Telangana and AP are treated free of cost. Case in point, a 27-year-old patient from Kadapa underwent liver transplant surgery at OGH in June.
Surgeries related to pancreatic diseases, liver cancer, colon cancer and esophagus are performed at OGH, where the General Surgery Department’s OT is used. However, in a week, only two days are allocated for the Gastroenterology Department. “Only about four to six surgeries are performed in a week, while many wait for their turn, some for months,” said Dr C H Madhusudhan, head of Surgical Gastroenterology Department at OGH.
“If similar facilities are availed at private hospitals, the cost runs into lakhs,” he added.
“Though gastro and liver surgeries can be performed at the King Koti Hospital, critical care ward and blood bank which complement the procedure, are not available.,” Madhusudhan said.
Ending the Wait
The only place which handles complex gastro and liver cases from AP and TS, gets only two days to use OT at OGH.
Many wait for their turn, some for months. Only four to six operations are performed by Surgical Gastroenterology Department of OGH at the OT.
Need to develop an OT exclusively for Gastroenterology Department of OGH.
OGH’s Surgical Gastroenterology department lacks an ICU
If critical care ward and blood bank are created at King Koti District Hospital, the department can perform complex surgeries