LEH: Indian Army doctors performed successful appendix operation of soldiers at 16000 feet in eastern Ladakh. The surgery was performed by three doctors including a lieutenant Colonel, Major and Captain on a soldier and soldiers were not able to evacuate by chopper due to weather conditions.
Army sources confirmed that “The surgical team from the field hospital performed an emergency surgery to remove the appendix at freezing temperatures at a height of 16,000 feet in a dug-in at a Forward Surgical Centre (FSC) in extreme conditions and despite the adversities faced by the doctors in performing the surgery, the operation was successful and the patient is stable now,”
“This is one of the few such successful surgeries conducted by the Indian Army doctors in the forward areas as the Indian Army’s field hospitals are fully functional and are performing specialised treatment for extreme winter-related issues faced by troops deployed in the icy conditions along the LAC.” Sources added.
As tensions rising with China at Line of Actual Control (LAC), Indian Army Chief General Manoj Naravane has visited many times at forward posts to ensure that the troops are receiving proper cloths and habitation for fighting the winters.