Port Blair, Sept 25: Mr. Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Member of Parliament, A&N Islands has requested the Commissioner-cum-Secretary (Health), A&N Administration to resume functioning of Operation Theatre (OT) at GB Pant Hospital for conducting operations for patients suffering from various ailments since the functioning of operation theatre (OT) has been temporarily stopped (except for emergency and delivery cases).
He informed that due to stoppage of functioning of Operation Theatre (OT) temporarily in the GB Pant Hospital since last one month (except for emergency and delivery cases), the dates fixed for surgery by the concerned surgeons could not conducted. As of now, more than 100-150 patients suffering from different ailments like Piles, Fistula, fissure, hydrocele, stone in gallbladder etc are waiting for undergoing surgery as per advise of the treating doctors due to the facts that except the lone Govt. GB Pant Hospital in Port Blair, no private hospitals equipped with medical facilities are available in these Islands for major surgery. Hence, the MP requested to resume functioning of operation theatre (OT) at GB Pant Hospital, Port Blair to conduct operations for all the required patients.