Sometimes we face human limitations and cannot go beyond despite our efforts. Pakistanis never fail to amaze the world with their determination, passion, and talent. The surgeons at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) performed a miracle operation where they performed a complicated surgery by extracting a knife from a patient’s skull, where the brain was saved from damage.
The JPMC Surgical Complex comprises of 500 beds and 18 state-of-the-art operating theaters. This is a great development for the public healthcare system in Karachi. In Feb 2022, a state-of-the-art 500-bed surgical complex was added to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre. The up-gradation of the healthcare sector is definitely on a par with the world-class health facilities.
Robotic Surgery unit
They would establish a robotic surgery unit at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for regular surgeries and the training of new surgeons. This will modernize the surgery system but also increase the number of surgeries per day. “The small, portable, and modular design of Versius allows it to easily be moved between operating theatres, supporting high-utilization of the system.” The Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) is the first hospital in Pakistan to gain Versius to complete high-volume urological procedures.
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In December 2021, a team of surgeons at JPMC had removed an iron rod from the head of the youngster during a successful operation.
In a domestic dispute, a 32-year-old man in Baldia Town Karachi was hit by a knife that pierced his left eye and reached his skull. His family rushed him to different hospitals, but they refused the treatment because of his critical and life-threatening condition. There was a risk of brain damage if they operated him on.
Surgeons at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical College took the responsibility of doing the risky surgery. Neurosurgeons, ENT eye surgeons, and OT staff took part in the 4.5 hour-long operations. The knife was successfully removed and there was no damage to the eye or brain.
Certificates of Appreciation
The JPMC Executive Director Prof. Shahid Rasool congratulated the surgeons Dr. Ali Haider, Dr. Kanwal, Dr. Rimsha, Dr. Abdul Rafiq, Dr. Mehboob, and Ikhtiar Ahmed Solangi and the OT staff for the successful surgery. He also announced to give certificates of appreciation to the medical team. He appreciated them for their dedication and skills. He said that he was proud of them for saving a human life after such a complex operation.