Rajouri, Jan 18: A renowned Orthopedic surgeon and Head of Department (HoD) Orthopedic in Government Medical College (GMC) Rajouri, Dr. Shalinder Sharma passed away after suffering a massive cardiac arrest on Wednesday.
Medical Superintendent of GMC Associated Hospital Rajouri, Dr. Mehmood H Bajar said that HoD Orthopaedic GMC Rajouri, Dr. Shalinder Sharma was at his home in Jawahar Nagar when he suffered a massive cardiac arrest in the intervening night of Tuesday-Wednesday at around 12 AM.
“He was brought to GMC’s emergency room in an unconscious condition after he suffered a massive cardiac arrest. A team of doctors from medicine, anaesthesia, surgery made all possible efforts for over four hours, however, Dr. Shalinder lost his battle with life at around 04:30 AM.”
The deceased was a renowned doctor in his field and was having a top reputation in Rajouri and Poonch districts as well as in other parts of Jammu region. He also conducted a series of complicated surgeries in GMC Associated Hospital Rajouri.
Meanwhile, soon after the news about the death of Dr. Shalinder spread, the people from the entire Pir Panchal region and other parts of Jammu mourned his demise.
Many areas of Rajouri and several private health institutions in the district observed a shutdown to mourn the demise of the renowned doctor.
Thousands of people from all walks of life attended the last rites and cremation of Dr. Shalinder Sharma, who included doctors, para medic staff, other medical practitioners, civil society members, police and civil administration officers, former legislators and people from different walks.
Meanwhile, people across Pir Panjal region condoled the demise of Dr. Shalinder Sharma, terming it a big loss in the region.
The political leaders also condoled his demise.
“I am very sorry to hear about the demise of HoD Orthopaedics of Govt Medical College Rajouri, Dr. Shalinder Sharma. A renowned expert in his field, his loss will be deeply felt. May he rest in peace & his loved ones find strength at this difficult time,” former chief minister and NC Vice President, Omar Abdullah tweeted.
Meanwhile, Doctors and paramedical staff of Government Medical College Rajouri held a condolence meeting in hospital premises to mourn demise of HoD Orthopaedic GMC Rajouri, Dr. Shalinder Sharma.
Two minutes of silence was observed by staff members of the hospital and floral tributes were paid to Dr. Shalinder Sharma.
The participants of the meeting said that Dr. Shalinder Sharma was the backbone of the hospital and his demise has made a big void in the institute which is irreparable.
Moreover, the Bar Association Rajouri also suspended work to mourn his demise.
A condolence meeting was also held in the district court complex where a two-minute silence was observed and lawyers condoled the demise of Dr. Sharma.
The lawyers further said that death of Dr. Shalinder Sharma is a loss of entire society and every heart of Rajouri and Poonch is crying today. (KNO)
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