First free total knee surgery at Government General Hospital
Guntur : The first total knee surgery was performed in the Government General Hospital (GGH) free of cost on Friday at Guntur. GGH superintendent, Dr. D.S. Raju Naidu said that the GGH doctors successfully conducted total knee sur. gery om minister for medical and health, Dr K. Srinivas on January 22. GGH has decided to conduct knee surgeries free of cost to the common public.
Dr. Naidu said that the minister, after surgery, announced free knee surgeries for the common public with the help of philan thropists.
On Friday GGH doctors led by Dr. M. Prasanth with the cooperation of famous knee transplant surgeon from Sai Multispeciality Hospital Dr. Busireddy Narender Reddy successfully conducted total knee surgery on a woman patient. He explained that 55-year-old Narravula Vijayalakshmi of Pallagiri village of Nandigama Mandal of Krishna district was suffering from knee ailments for the past 15 years. She came to GGH seeking total knee surgery as she was unable to walk even a short distance.
Dr. Naidu said that they decided to perform the first knee surgery to her due to her condition and Dr. Narendar Reddy agreed to donate the implant. He added that on late Friday evening, GGH doctors led by Dr. Prasanth and Dr. Narender Reddy successfully performed total knee surgery on the right leg of Vijayalakshmi and the patient’s condition is good.
He added that GGH asked the government to supply implants to perform knee surgeries free of cost to the public. Dr. Naidu said that presently GGH will continue knee surgeries by taking implants from the philanthropists as donations.
- A team of GGH doctors successfully conducts surgery on 55-year-old woman.
- GGH HAS asked the government to supply implants to perform knee surgeries free of cost to the public.
- MINISTER FOR health and medical education, Dr. K. Srinivas had announced free knee surgeries.