Operations come to a halt at OGH

Operations come to a halt at OGH
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After the lapse of electricity at Gandhi Hospital last week it is the lack of water supply to Osmania General Hospital (OGH) that is making thousands of patients suffer. Leave alone high class medical treatment even basic amenities are missing at the premier hospitals.

Hyderabad: After the lapse of electricity at Gandhi Hospital last week it is the lack of water supply to Osmania General Hospital (OGH) that is making thousands of patients suffer. Leave alone high class medical treatment even basic amenities are missing at the premier hospitals.

The OGH is not receiving water supply for the last three days and as a result the operations have been stopped. There were no surgeries conducted on Saturday. Even in the last few days, surgeons were advised to use water judiciously.

Out of the five theatres, operations were conducted in only four in the last few days and on Saturday none of the theatres were operational. Dr Madhusudhan, surgical gastroenterologist, said that a liver transplant was done for over 12 hours and they were lucky that it was performed on Friday.

On an average 2,000 outpatients visit the hospital and there are 1,400 inpatients at the hospital. In the meanwhile relatives of patients protested at the hospital complaining that there was no water in the toilets.

A few senior doctors, who are in the know of matters at the hospital, said that the administration is falling apart. A few questioned how a hospital of the reputation can afford to have no water supply for three days.

Repeated attempts to reach the superintendent proved futile. It is said that there were problems in water pipes and it would be repaired on Sunday. A senior surgeon at the hospital said that it was unfortunate but the problem would be solved by Sunday.

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