SRINAGAR – The Out Patient Department (OPD) services were restarted at Bone and Joint Surgery Hospital at Barzulla Srinagar on Monday.
OPD services have been started at the hospital and a large number of patients were examined by the doctors, while an emergency theatre would be commissioned in the next 2 to 3 days on,ce the Roads and Buildings Department gives clearance as the fire and water has partially damaged the support system, said a Spokesperson of the Government Medical College (GMC) here.
Kashmir’s only orthopaedic hospital was engulfed in flames, as fire broke out in the hospital on March 4, causing extensive damage and prompting the authorities to evacuate the patients to another hospital in Srinagar and suspend all medical and para-medical operations.
“The Bone and Joint Hospital, which suffered damage in a fire incident would be made operational within one week or 10 days,” Financial Commissioner, Medical and Health Education Vivek Bhardwaj, had told media persons on Saturday at the hospital site at Barzulla in Srinagar.
Meanwhile, the Department of Health Service established a Trauma Unit at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital (SMHS) Hospital Srinagar, which caters to poly-trauma with posting of orthopaedic surgeons also available there.
They said thirty persons injured in a grenade attack at Amira Kadal on Sunday were treated for poly-trauma at SMHS Hospital.
Moreover presently among the patients who were evacuated from Bone and Joint Hospital Barzulla Srinagar and need hospitalization, thirty seven among them are being treated by orthopaedics department at SMHS Hospital while eighteen patients were referred to the Department of Orthopaedics, SKIMS Medical College Bemina for further management.
Rest of the patients with minor problems were discharged, they added.