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HCMCT Manipal Hospitals to conduct special OPD in Srinagar on 19th June

Post by on Friday, June 17, 2022

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Srinagar, June 16:With an aim to extend its healthcare services to different corners of the country, HCMCT Manipal Hospital, Dwarka will be organizing special OPDs for the people of Srinagar. 
Dr. Shafiq Ahmed, Consultant Urologist, and Dr. Hamza Shaikh, Consultant Spine Surgeon, will be visiting Srinagar on June 19th and will be providing consultation to patient between 10:30 AM to 2 PM. This OPD will be organised in association with Kashmir Clinic, Balgarden-Nursing Garh Rd, Balgarden, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
Kidney disease has become increasingly common in people of various age groups in recent years. Over 7.8 million Indians have chronic kidney disease, which can lead to death. In all developing countries, not justkidney but spine injuries are also on the rise. Every year, over 200,000 people in India suffer from spinal injuries. 30,000 of them are related to spinal cord injury and various degrees of paralysis.
Commenting on the rising issues kidney related health issues in India Dr. Shafiq Ahmed, Consultant, Urology, HCMCT Manipal Hospitals, Delhi, said, "With the advancement of medical technology, today there are many treatment options available for kidney problems. Robots has played a major role in the treatment of patients suffering from prostate cancer, kidney cancer and bladder cancer. With robotic surgery the result and outcomes are better than conventional mobility."  
Dr. Hamza Shaikh, Consultant Spine Surgeon, HCMCT Manipal Hospital, Delhi, said, "Over the past few years, we have seen a significant rise in problems related to the spine. These problems are even increasing among youngsters due to the sudden change in lifestyle during the COVID pandemic.  Lower back pain, for example, is among the top 10 causes for the highest number of disability-adjusted life years lost worldwide. Furthermore, it is the leading cause of disability and work absence, causing a great economic burden to the community.Spinal cord injury (SCI), on the other spectrum, is considered the most devastating ailment to afflict mankind.”
The aim of this OPD service is to provide quality healthcare services to the people of Srinagar and neighbouring areas so that they will not have to travel to distant places for quality healthcare facilities. Manipal Hospitals has a center of excellence in healthcare services. It provides cutting-edge facilities for those suffering from severe health conditions and requiring advanced treatment and surgery.

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