Tripura's first Neuro-surgery block inaugurated at GBP Hospital

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, March 3, 2019: The long pending demands of Tripura's people has been fulfilled on Saturday with the inauguration of sophisticated Neuro-surgery block in Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC) and GBP Hospital .

Inaugurating the Neurosurgical Unit Health Minister Sudip Roy Barman, said that the entire unit in Trauma centre of the hospital has been equipped with state of art technology and after cabinet nod, two specialist Neuro surgeons were appointed from other states of the country. Altogether 9 specialist doctors with two neuro surgeons and trained para-medics were also posted in the unit and the unit has been equipped with 15-bedded post-operative unit and five-bedded ICU unit.

With the inauguration  of neuro-surgery health care services, different type of critical patients with brain injuries or brain stroke, who were often referred to super-speciality hospitals in other states of the country for surgeries, can now have the same facilities, which will save the hard earn money of state’s people, said Roy Barman adding that huge amount of government revenue as well as crores of amount of patient party has been spend to save the life of trauma patients with head injuries or brain stroke.

"Today is a  historic day for the people of Tripura and the health department of the state today achieved a milestone", said Minister adding that earlier we had suffered with negative impact on referral cases as we missed the golden period to save the patients. Now, in AGMC and GBP Hospital we can save the precious life of hundreds patients, who had suffered head injuries and brain stroke by operating them within few hours of injury.

One specialist Neuro-surgeon Dr Reddy has already started working and another specialist doctor will join the services within next five to seven days, said Roy Barman adding that with the help National Health Mission (NHM) all kind of sophisticated machines including for OT services have already installed in the unit and more machines to be installed within one month.

He asserted all the cost for treatment and operation will be free of cost and  hoped that in coming days more better services will also come in the state’s hospitals for better health care.

During the inauguration director of health services Dr J K Dev Verma, mission director of NHM Dr S K Yadav and other top officials of the department were also present in the inauguration programme. 

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