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Government General Hospital docs to perform 100 knee surgeries

Government General Hospital docs to perform 100 knee surgeries
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Doctors in the GGH on Wednesday performed knee replacement surgery on Palagani Venkataramana of Vissannapet in Krishna district at free of cost. The surgery was performed under the supervision of Orthopedic department head G Vara Prasad at Podili Prasad Block.Over 220 patients suffering from knee problem, registered their names for knee replacement surgery.

Guntur: Doctors in the GGH on Wednesday performed knee replacement surgery on Palagani Venkataramana of Vissannapet in Krishna district at free of cost. The surgery was performed under the supervision of Orthopedic department head G Vara Prasad at Podili Prasad Block.Over 220 patients suffering from knee problem, registered their names for knee replacement surgery.

The doctors first performed surgery on Palagani Venkataramana and in the coming days they will perform surgery on the remaining patients. Meanwhile, private hospitals are collecting Rs 2 lakh for performing knee replacement surgery. The government has sanctioned Rs 65 lakh to purchase new implants to be used in the knee replacement surgeries.

Cost of each implant is Rs 68,000. The GGH has purchased 100 implants and prepared a list of patients to perform surgeries.
GGH Superintendent Dr Raju Naidu said, "We will perform knee replacement surgeries on Wednesday and Saturday at free of cost. We have purchased 100 implants to perform surgeries." Earlier, doctors in the GGH successfully performed first knee replacement surgery to Health Minister Kamineni Srinivas.

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