Committee constituted for Renal Transplant, GMC to resume routine surgeries from Nov 2

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Oct 31: Principal and Dean, Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu, Dr Shashi Sudhan Sharma today constituted a committee of experts to find out the modalities for the establishment of Renal Transplant procedures in Government Super Speciality Hospital (SSH), Jammu and also decided to resume routine surgeries in medical college and associated hospitals from November 2
According to the order, Principal GMC Jammu will be the chairman of the committee while HoDs of Anesthesia, Radiology, Biochemistry, Blood Bank, Pathology and Nephrology departments of the medical college will be members of the committee.
Besides, Medical Superintendent of SSH Hospital and a representative of the SOTTO will be members of the committee while as HoD Urology (Nodal Officer, Renal Transplant) will be the convener of the committee.
“The committee shall submit its report/findings within a week’s time positively to the office of the Principal, GMC Jammu for further course of action,” the order stated.
Pertinent to mention here that Excelsior in its October 19 edition has exclusively highlighted that even after spending crores, the Renal Transplant Centre in Super Speciality Hospital (SSH) Jammu is still non-functional due to which the end stage kidney disease patients have been suffering badly.
Meanwhile, Dr Shashi chaired a meeting regarding restart of routine surgeries in the Operation Theatres of GMC, SMGS Hospital and Super Specialty Hospital, Jammu from November 2.
Head of departments of Surgery, Orthopaedic, Obstetric and Gynecology, CTVS, Urology, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology agreed to re-start the routine surgeries in their respective Operation Theatres.
The Principal instructed the Medical Superintendent, Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu and other HoDs to submit the requirement of machinery, equipments and other infrastructure for its further submission to the J&K Medical Supplies Corporation.
The Principal also said that the Liquid Oxygen Plant shall be made functional within a week’s time positively.
While giving details regarding Covid patients, Dr Shashi informed that GMC has total 56 positive patients out of which 15 are in isolation ward, 12 are in CCU, 19 in ward no 3 and 10 in HDU. Out of 56 patients, 40 are on oxygen support, while 11 patients have been provided with bipap facility. The Chest Disease hospital has 7 patients she said and informed that one death has been reported in GMC in the last 24 hours.
The Principal GMC informed that a total 684 cylinders including 668 in GMC and 16 in CDH were consumed in the last 24 hours. She also added that GMC has a buffer stock of around 1107 cylinders and CDH has a buffer stock of 60 oxygen cylinders.