The Brihanmumbai Municipal Commissioner (BMC) has converted two operation theatres inside Sion Hospital into modular ones to facilitate kidney transplant operations wherein both patients (donor and receiver) need to be operated upon in a sanitized environment. Modular operation theatres (OTs) have such an environment to prevent infections. The BMC has been pushing for modular OTs across municipal hospitals as they provide better surgical facilities. Two OTs in Sion Hospital’s Urology Department were recently converted into modular OTs, specially refurbished for kidney transplants as the possibility of infection among patients is lower in a sanitized environment.
“During kidney transplants, both the donor and receiver have to be operated upon at the same time. It is imperative that we take the utmost care to prevent infection. If there is no transplant, other surgeries will be done. We will be able to do up to 10 surgeries here in a day,” said Dr Avinash Supe, Dean of KEM Hospital and Director of Medical Education and Major Hospitals. These OTs are made of stainless steel, have dust-resistant paint and are anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. The air conditioning is state-of-the-art while electric fittings are concealed. The steel requires less time to clean and the fixtures are pre-fabricated. The operation tables are fitted with CCTV cameras that are connected to TV screens wherein trainee doctors can watch surgeries. Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta recently unveiled the facility. – The Hindu