It gives me immense pride to inform you that Neurosurgery operation was conducted for the first time in Sikkim at STNM Multi-Speciality Hospital, Sochyagang.
Previously, all neurosurgery cases used to be referred to hospitals outside the state but with the appointment of 2 of the qualified neurosurgeons by the Government, the service will now be available within the state. Dr Pranav Rai, MBBS, MS(Surgery), MCh(neurosurgery) with the assistance of anaesthetist Dr Nilima and Dr Kinga and OT staffs conducted the operation on a 61 years old individual who gained consciousness in the first post day itself.
Similarly, Gastroenterologist conducted OPD consultations and performed the gastrointestinal endoscopy, band ligations of oesophagal varices for the first time in the state at Gyalshing District Hospital. OPD consultations by paediatric surgeon and cardiologist were also carried out at Namchi District Hospital where surgical cases were operated.
The Super specialist District Outreach Programs has been gaining traction in the last few months due to its success and are in demand. It has been very helpful in reaching out and catering to people on the grassroots level which was previously non-existent.
I express my gratitude to all the doctors, nurses, staff and the people who have been working tirelessly to make this program a success. I encourage them to carry on with their noble deed to further enhance the medical facilities in the state.