AJK president urges doctors to use modern technology to save human lives

Published: March 14, 2019
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AJK President Sardar Masood Khan. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

AJK President Sardar Masood Khan. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

MUZAFFARABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan has urged doctors and surgeons to take benefit of the emerging technologies for diagnosis and surgery purpose to help save human lives and treat patients seamlessly.

He remarked following the presentation of Dr Khawaja Shahid Sajjad Dar, consultant spine and brain surgeon at Combined Military Hospital (CMH), in Muzaffarabad on Thursday.

The president said that minimally invasive surgery procedure in the recent past has transformed the surgical field and “our medical facilitators should take advantage of the new development”.

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Dr Khawaja said that the CMH Muzaffarabad  is providing modern neurosurgery facilities to patients of brain and spine tumors, vascular malfunction (Aneurysms) Cerebrospinal Fluid CSF (Rhinorrhea), traumatic brain and spine injuries, sciatica (slip discs) both through the conventional and minimally invasive procedure.

The surgeon went on to say that he had operated more than 100 patients since August 2017 with 90% success rate. “Some patients with high grade malignant tumors were advised radiotherapy and chemotherapy and were referred to advanced cancer centers.”

“It is for the first time in the history of AJK that endoscopic surgeries are performed with least invasive techniques,” he added.

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Dr Khawaja said that endoscopic surgery does not require any incision (cut) and is considered to be the safest surgery because it is performed through small hole made in skull bone or through nasal civilities and surgeon watches the whole procedure on monitor while performing it.

President Masood congratulated the commanding officer and Dr Khawaja for their remarkable achievements in neurosurgery .

Commanding Officer of CMH Brigadier Dr Hassan Iqbal, Deputy Commanding Officer Dr Col Zulfiqar and Deputy Medical Superintendent Dr Noman Manzoor Butt and other officials were also present on the occasion.

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