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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Major surgery units start functioning after up-gradation of Cantonment > Hospital

PESHAWAR, Dec : For the first time in the history of the Cantonment General Hospital, Peshawar Cantt, major surgery units started functioning and many successful operations were carried out this week by doctors in different specialties which is a very encouraging step for the people of Peshawar in general and Cantonment area in particular.

According to a press release issued by the Hospital administration on Thursday, after affiliation of the Cantonment General Hospital with the Al-Razi Medical College, University Town Peshawar, the hospital have the latest MRI, CT scan and other machinery required for X-ray and laboratories along with equipping it with five state-of-the-art operation theatres having latest medical equipments.

Now specialists in all the specialties are available in the hospital 24 hours. The patients' average daily capacity was raises to 700 and efforts are being made to increase the number to over 1000 patients daily, the release added.

After the hospital has been upgraded as a teaching hospital for Al-Razi Medical College, 70 percent of the total costs on the new establishments are borne by the AMC. Setting up of Nephrology, Cardiology, Dialysis and Urology etc units are also under the plans by the administration.

The capacity of the hospital has been upgraded and developed from 40 beds and two specialist doctors to a 500 beds with 40 doctors in all the necessary specialties, including surgery, medicines, gynecology, orthopedics, pediatrics, eye, ENT etc.

According to the Chief Executive of the AMC Nasar Khan, latest PSR machine is being installed after which proper Hepatitis tests would also be done at the hospitals with rates much lower than other laboratories throughout the country.

Establishing a Dental Unit in the hospital is also being contemplated, the press release maintained.

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