Week-long super specialty medical camp concludes

Excelsior Correspondent
KARGIL, July 8: A week-long super specialty medical camp organized by Ashoka Mission concluded here today.
The camp was organized in collaboration with All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi with local support from LAHDC, Kargil.
Twenty-one successful knee transplant surgeries, one rarest of the rare heart surgery, 5 complicated gynecological surgeries, 12 gastroenterological endoscopies and 38 heart ECCOs were performed during the camp. Besides, around 400 OPD patients were provided diagnosis and treatment by the team of specialized doctors from AIIMS during the camp.
The concluding ceremony of the camp was held at the residence of Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor, Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan. Executive councilor for Rural Development, Aga syed Hassan Armaan Mosavi, Executive Councilor for Health, Muhammad Hussain, Executive Councilor for Social Welfare, Tenzin Sonam, Deputy Commissioner, Haji Gulzar Hussain, Senior superintendent of Police, Tsering Gyalpo, former Member Parliamant and Councilor, Silmoo Ghulam Hassan Khan, officers from police, health and civil administration were also present.
Speaking on the occasion, Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan expressed utmost satisfaction over the success of the camp due to the tireless efforts of the specialist doctors from AIIMS and president of Ashoka Mission, Ven Lama Lobzang. He also expressed his indebtedness to the specialized doctors for carving time out of their busy schedules and having come all the way from Delhi to treat patients in the mountainous region.
Ven Lama Lobzang underlines the need to devise a system in Kargil on the analogy of Leh district by which contributions can be raised towards the treatment of those poor patients of the district who cannot afford to get specialized treatment at premier institutes like AIIMS owning to restrictions of money.


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