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TRICHY: The KAPV government medical college and hospital here can now boast of a C-arm machine which is used for fluoroscopic imaging vital for critical care. The machine that would henceforth be used in complicated operations at the hospital cost Rs 10 lakh. Neuro surgeon Dr S Balamurugan, who has so far performed 40 simple spine operations (without the aid of C-arm) here, contributed to the procurement of the machine through his efforts and even spent Rs 2 lakh for buying micro-surgical instruments.
Till now It was due to the efforts of a single Brain and spine surgeon that resulted in getting a much-needed C-arm for the KAPV Government Medical College and Hospital, Trichy.
After Dr Balamurugan The associate professor of neuro surgery, was posted at the hospital in May last year he decided on upgrading the surgical facilities as till now complicated surgeries were referred to other places due to lack of sophisticated equipment. under the chief minister's comprehensive health insurance scheme. As such, he was instrumental in contributing Rs 12 lakh to his department's kitty as half of the operation cost is contributed by the state government.
After Dr Balamurugan gave a requisition to the dean Karthikeyan, in his capacity as the head of the neuro department, the latter, the final authority to sanction, willingly obliged. "I did what I did out of my own interest, and the dean Karthikeyan was more than helpful in getting the Chandigarh-based Allengers Medical Systems-made C-arm," he explained.
Local minister N R Sivapathy inaugurated the C-arm machine in the presence of local MLAs Paranjothi and Manoharan and district collector Jayashree Muralidharan.
As soon as the assembling of the equipment was completed on Saturday, the inauguration was hurried and scheduled a day after, said a doctor.
Trichy hospitals receive at least two spine-trauma cases a week, and they were referred to hospitals in Madurai or Chennai. Sivapathy, the minister for school education, also chose the occasion to distribute a cheque for Rs 1 lakh each to two people whose kin had lost their lives in road accidents recently. He also distributed appointment orders to 13 junior assistants for the revenue department who had cleared the Tamil Nadupublic service commission exams.
Dr Balamurugan said the hospital was trying to do as many operations as possible under the CM's comprehensive scheme, and the half of the operation cost that is directly deposited in the department's account would be utilised to import an operative microscope from Germany at an estimated cost of Rs 40 to 50 lakh. The machine would be central to the intra-operative use in the treatment of tumours. "The abnormal tissues would be visible only with high magnification," said Dr Balamurugan.
The state government had announced Rs 100 crore for the badly-needed infrastructure improvement of the 621-bed hospital in the last fiscal year. Ironically, the notable change that took place last year at the hospital was that it was renamed from the previous Annal Gandhi to Mahatma Gandhi government hospital.
The construction of the super specialty block started last year and is slated to be completed by this year end. The second floor of the still-to-be-completed specialty block has been allotted to the neuro surgery department.
Interestingly, this is the only and the first high-tech machine available for the neuro surgery department at the hospital. Under the normal circumstances, it would take have more than two years to get such a machine after going through a labyrinthine route of official check-out procedure, and anyway the Trichy govt hospital did not boast one, despite the sad fact that the region receives a large number of accident victims who would require such high frequency instrument to effectively treat spine trauma. "An old machine was confined to orthopedic department," said RMO Shivakumar. He said the hospital was tired of getting this machine itself, and to get a few more would be a tall order under the trying circumstances.
However, the sad reality is the neuro department hinges on one associate professor (now Dr Balamurugan). Despite the commissioning of the new machine, it would be indeed helpful if there are one more associate professor and five assistant professors made available to the department, Dr Balamurugan opined.
The hospital was in the news last August when the CPM members sat on a protest fast to highlights the sorry state of affairs. They claimed the expectant mothers were still lying on the damp floor, corruption had become the order of the day, and the patients had to pay for every service. The idea to convert the hospital into a super specialty one on par with the AIIMS was mooted seven years ago, but today it remains a far cry.
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