As a part of the golden jubilee year activities, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) started the mega charity event 'Operation Walk-III 2014' on Saturday.
Under this project, hip and knee replacements will be done free of cost for poor and needy patients. The patients have been selected from across north India after extensive recruitment camps.
The team included department of orthopaedics, and a team from Operation Walk Maryland USA led by Dr Paul Khanuja examined the patients, who were shortlisted for screening. More than eighty joint replacements will be carried out in the coming week in joint association of faculty, department of orthopaedics and the visiting team from USA.
Prem K Gupta, secretary, managing society, DMCH, said the patients would get all hospital services, latest imported implants, medicines and food free of cost, under this project. The post operative treatment of patients in OPD and X-rays would also be free.
Dr Deepak Jain, associate professor, orthopaedics, who is also the coordinator of the project, said patients would be operated with the state-of-the-art technology from USA, and free walkers and post operative information booklets would be provided to them.
Faculty from orthopaedics department, including Dr Rajnish Garg, Dr Harpal S Selhi, Dr Pankaj Mahindra and Dr Shekhar Singal also made significant contributions in this project.