Institute of Orthopaedics and Superspeciality Trauma Centre was started at Gurdev Hospital last year with an objective of providing world-class service at an affordable cost. Various super specialty services that are being provided at this Institute include Joint Replacement Surgery, Spine Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery, Neuro Surgery and Plastic Surgery. The Governing body of the Institute consists of prominent personalities of the city from different fields and is headed by Dr. L. S. Chawla. A Free joint replacement surgery camp was held at this Centre and many state of the art joint replacement surgeries were performed free.
The governing body meeting was held last month at the residence of its Chairman, Dr. L. S. Chawla. At this meeting the governing body approved collaboration of the Institute with SIGN project of USA. Under this project the Institute has started providing world-class implants for fracture treatment, free of cost to the poor patients. These are FDA approved, U.S.A. made Orthopaedic implants. This will help every patient to get latest and best fracture treatment without having to pay for the implants, which can sometimes be more than the cost of the rest of the treatment. Many patients have taken benefit of this scheme and the governing body wants to extend this benefit to maximum number of patients. Institute of Orthopaedics and Superspeciality Trauma Centre is the only centre in North India to have this collaboration. Dr. L. S. Chawla, Chairman of governing body has further emphasized that latest and best facilities should be provided at this Institute. Efforts are being made to have more such collaborations with centers of excellence in different parts of the world. This would help in transfer of latest technology for providing state of the art treatment to patients in this region and will also help in reducing the cost of treatment.
- K. Aggarwal, MS, FICS, MCh. (Liverpool)