GUNTUR: Doctors at Government General Hospital (GGH) saved the life of a poor by performing a critical surgery on Thursday.
Speaking to the media, Gastroenteritis department chief Dr A Kavitha said that a daily wager Jamalaiah of Vissannapet village of Krishna district had been suffering with blood vomitings and stools for the past several months.
After failing to get relief in private hospitals, Jamalaiah visited GGH, Guntur last week. The doctors at GGH referred the case to the gastroenteritis department after finding that he had trouble in the pancreas. A team of doctors headed by professor Dr A Kavitha and associate professor Nagur Basha carried out more tests and diagnosed that bleeding was the result of swelling in blood veins in pancreas. They have decided to go for surgery through endoscopy mode. “We have performed the critical surgery through endoscopic ultrasound mode and successfully prevented the internal bleeding,” said Dr Kavitha.
Normally, such surgeries would take about 10 hours to complete in the past. However, GGH doctors switched to the modern technology and completed the surgery within 10 minutes. Dr Annapurna Sharma, Dr Syam Kumar and Dr Neeraja were part of the team that performed the surgery.
Jamalaiah said that he had visited GGH after private hospitals indicating that the surgery would cost Rs.2 lakh. He said that he got complete relief without spending a penny. He thanked the doctors of GGH for giving him re-life as he had been struggling with the disease for long. GGH superintendent Dr N Prabhavathi congratulated the team of doctors led by Dr Kavitha.