Doctors at GMC Baramulla Perform Maiden Permanent Dual-chamber Pacemaker Implantation

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Zaffer Iqbal

Baramulla, Feb 28 (GNS): Doctors at Government Medical College Baramulla in-a-first implanted a permanent dual-chamber pacemaker in an 80-year-old patient – with complaints of recurrent loss of consciousness and conduction block.

This is a first-of-its-kind facility among the new Medical Colleges and will prove to be a boon to the health sector of North Kashmir. This facility will benefit the people of North Kashmir in general and senior citizens in particular, who otherwise had to travel to Srinagar or outside state for Pacemaker Implants.

A team of doctors’ lead by Dr. Mudassir Muzamil and Dr. Owais performed this procedure which took 1 hour. The team was assisted by Dr. Javaid Ahmad and technical staff led by Jaffar Ahmad. The patient is doing well post-surgery.

Dr. (Prof) Iffat Shah, Principal Govt. Medical College Baramulla congratulated the team of Doctors of the Department of Medicine for achieving the feat in cardiac surgery domain. She said that such operations are being performed at very few centres in Kashmir. She asserted that the Medicine department will be provided with advanced surgical equipment for delivering top end facilities to the heart patients of North Kashmir. (GNS)

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( With inputs from : thegnskashmir.com )

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