Agartala, Jun 02, 2023, ENEWSTIME Desk
In a remarkable feat for the healthcare sector in Tripura, the medical team at Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC) and GBP Hospital achieved a significant milestone by successfully performing a total knee replacement surgery on Thursday (June 3).
The patient, Abala Das, a 62-year-old resident of SD Mission area in Arundhuti Nagar, Agartala, is reported to be recovering well, according to hospital sources.
What makes this accomplishment even more commendable is that the entire surgery was conducted free of cost, courtesy of the Ayushman Bharat Scheme. This government initiative has played a pivotal role in ensuring affordable and accessible healthcare services to the citizens of India, particularly those from underprivileged backgrounds.
Abala Das was fortunate to benefit from this scheme after visiting the OPD of GBP Hospital on May 12 with complaints of persistent knee pain. After a thorough medical examination, renowned orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Sukamal Sarkar recommended her admission to the hospital for further treatment.
Under the expert guidance of Dr. Sarkar, the medical team successfully performed a Total Knee Replacement Surgery, marking a significant achievement not only for the hospital but also for the field of orthopaedics in the region. The doctors and staff at GBP Hospital have consistently demonstrated their dedication to providing exceptional medical care, and this recent success is a testament to their expertise and commitment to their patient's well-being.
Furthermore, this accomplishment highlights the transformative efforts of the government, led by Dr. Manik Saha, in improving the public health system. The significant strides made in the healthcare sector, particularly in providing free treatment through schemes like Ayushman Bharat, are evident.
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, launched the Ayushman Bharat Scheme with the objective of making quality healthcare accessible to every citizen, irrespective of their financial constraints. The successful knee replacement surgery performed on Abala Das exemplifies the tangible benefits that individuals are receiving under this initiative.