VISAKHAPATNAM: The Divisional Railway Hospital of Waltair, catering to the medical needs of 18,000 employees, 9,600 retired employees and their family members, has been rendering yeoman service. The DRH has round-the-clock casualty, outpatient department, operation theatre, ICU, radiology with ultrasonography, echocardiography, physiotherapy unit and laboratory. The DRH attended over 2.15 lakh outpatients, over 3,500 inpatients and over 84,000 investigations were done in the 2014-15.
The hospital has in-house specialists in Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Eye, Anaesthesia, Pediatrics and Pathology. Honorary visiting specialists in the specialties of Medicine, Orthopedics, Eye and ENT are available.
All major surgeries like Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Cholecystectomy, Ovarian cystectomy; Trans Urethral Prostatectomy (Prostate Surgery), Removal of kidney stones; Laminectomy and Sutureless microscopic IOL surgery for cataract are successfully performed in the DRH.
Further, to meet emergencies during the disasters, there is an air conditioned self-propelled accident relief train (SPART) at Visakhapatnam besides accident relief medical equipment at Koraput, Vizianagaram, Naupada, Rayagada, Araku, Jagadalpur and Kirandul besides portable medical kits for Accidents (POMKA) at all the 14 health units and at the Divisional Hospital.
In recognition to its meritorious service, Medical department of Waltair Division bagged Efficiency Shield (2014-15) during the 60th Railway Week celebrations and also won the shield for Best Major Clean Station-Vizianagaram and Best Minor Clean Station-Tilaru.