Bhubaneswar: City-based AMRI Hospitals has successfully conducted a free Orthopedic surgery for achieving the targeted 5000 free orthopedic surgeries in India by the Indian Orthopaedic Association (IOA).
Indian Orthopaedic Association (IOA) is one of the largest Academic Professional Organisations of doctors, consisting of nearly 12,000 life members from the country spanning across 22 states.
The IOA embarked and obtained the permission from the Government of India to observe 4th August of every year, as the National Bone and Joint Day. This year IOA decided to conduct free surgeries from August 3 to August 5, which would benefit thousands of patients who are more on the underprivileged and lower socio-economic strata. For this noble initiative, AMRI Hospitals also extended its support to help the poor and needy people.
Reputed Orthopaedics and Joint Replacement surgeon, Dr. P C Dey of AMRI Hospitals successfully made knee surgery of a needy patient named Prakash Chandra Behera from Jaleswar, Balasore District.
Dr. P.C. Dey, who is a life member of IOA, said, “This noble act of conducting free surgeries is a concern towards the needy sections of the society. This will create an opportunity to benefit thousands of people from the poor or lower socioeconomic strata. We have a target of at least one free surgery by every member. The beneficial financial impact will indeed be very significant.”
The overwhelmed cured patient Mr. Prakash Chandra Behera, whose injured right knee arthroscopy surgery was successfully operated by Dr. Dey, had conveyed his gratitude to the AMRI Hospitals and IOA.
“Such a noble gesture has helped Mr. Prakash Chandra Behera get rid of the distortion and has also helped him regain his confidence and normality in life,” said Dr. Salil Kumar Mohanty, VP, AMRI Hospitals, Bhubaneswar.