Port Blair, July 28: The Member of Parliament, Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested Lt. Governor, A&N Islands to bring a Specialist Surgeon from mainland for few days for putting AV Fistula to the existing 17 dialysis patients of GB Pant Hospital.

He said that for dialysis, these patients are to be placed with AV Fistula and the Doctors concerned in GB Pant Hospital have asked them to proceed to mainland (Chennai / Kolkata) to put Fistula. Majority of the patients are poor and cannot effort to go to mainland without the help of ANISHI / AYUSHMAN BHARATH Scheme. Moreover the prevailing condition of COVID – 19 in mainland is alarming too.

The MP has therefore requested to get a Surgeon from mainland for installing AV Fistula for these 17 poor patients. He further requested to consider posting of one surgeon in the GB Pant Hospital permanently, in the interest of the dialysis patients since Dialysis patients are gradually increasing day by day in these Islands.