Bijbehara, Mar 22: At a time when most of the people were seen running for safety during an earthquake that shook Jammu and Kashmir and parts of north India Tuesday, doctors at sub district hospital Bijbehara in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district were seen performing surgery on a pregnant woman.
A video of the hospital theatre, where doctors were seen performing surgery during strong tremors, also went viral on social media with netizens praising the team of doctors and paramedical staff.
In the video, the theatre monitor could be seen shaking and lights were also disrupted, however, doctors continue to perform surgery despite strong tremors.
Notably, the surgery was being done in an old building of the hospital that was declared unsafe by the Road and Building department after 2014 floods.
Dr Shabeena Shah, a gynaecologist at SDH Bijbehara, who was performing the surgery said that the woman was the third patient on Tuesday evening whose surgery was being conducted.
She said that it is necessary to show maturity during a panic situation which they did and everything went smoothly.
“Earlier, we too feared for our safety because we too are human beings, but then we realized that patience should be our priority under all circumstances. We remained focussed and successfully completed the surgery,” she said.
Dr Naseer who was also part of the team performing surgery told KNO said that despite being unwell, when everything started shaking we as a human being had fear as well but it was a matter of two lives at that time.
“We know the patient was a bit critical and if we would have left the theatre for our own safety, we would have lost both mother and baby,” he said. “We just kept calm and continued to console the patient so as to keep her out of pressure and tension and performed lower (uterine) segment Caesarean section (LSCS) successfully and both mother and baby are well.”
Meanwhile, as the video went viral on social media platforms, netizens could be seen praising the doctors for their commendable job.
“Must be awarded and rewarded for showing calmness and composure and safeguarding life of newborn and the patient”, a Twitter user wrote.
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