Rajasthan has set a milestone in medical history with the first bypass surgery
of a Below Poverty Line (BPL) patient, Gulab Devi (70), in Jodhpur. Leading cardio-surgeon Naresh Trehan of the
Medanta Medicity of Gurgaon did the surgery. Â Valve surgery, pediatric surgery and vascular
surgery will also be done besides bypass surgery.
The three-storey cardio thoracic centre at the MDM Hospital was inaugurated by Chief
Minister Ashok Gehlot. The CM praised Dr. Trehan for his contribution in
beginning bypass surgeries in Jaipur and Bikaner besides Jodhpur.
Gehlot intends to improve health facilities in the state. He said, "Commencement
of the bypass surgery is a major achievement towards this, which will do away
with the compulsion of the people of this part of the state to go to other
destinations for this expensive surgery."