Port Blair, Sept. 25: Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Member of Parliament, A&N Islands has requested the Commissioner-cum-Secretary (Health), A&N Administration to resume functioning of Operation Theatre (OT) at GB Pant Hospital for conducting operations for patients suffering from various ailments since the functioning of operation theatre (OT) has been temporarily stopped (except for emergency and delivery cases).

He informed that due to stoppage of functioning of Operation Theatre (OT) temporarily in the GB Pant Hospital since past one month (except for emergency and delivery cases), the dates fixed for surgery by the concerned surgeons could not conducted. As of now, more around 150 patients suffering from different ailments like Piles, Fistula, fissure, hydrocele, stone in gallbladder etc. are waiting to undergo surgery as per the advice of the treating doctors. The fact remains that except the Govt. GB Pant Hospital in Port Blair, no private hospitals are equipped with medical facilities for major surgery.