DAVID Rehabilitation Solution at SKIMS Soura Gives New Lease of Life to Patients
Syed Zahour Afzal
Srinagar; Offering a ray of hope to the patients suffering with Spine and Knee related disorders, the DAVID Rehabilitation Solution at Shair e Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) here has been catering to the rehabilitation needs of average 700 patients a month since it (centre) started operations few months ago.
Owing to the growing patient response the institute now plans to start more facilities including Dedicated Musculoskeletal US Services, DEXA Scan and C-Arm Imaging to enable targeted Musculoskeletal Imaging and Guided Interventions.
“Our endeavor is to provide early diagnosis and treatment of Spine and Knee related Disorders at State of Art DAVID Rehabilitation Solution, using a system of comprehensive evaluation for quantifying degenerative problems, muscle imbalance and subsequent responses following treatment”, Director SKIMS Professor Umar Javed Shah maitained while talking to www.themandate.net.
The Director Shah said that such management strategy practically translates into an appropriate, effective and economical treatment planning system, often resulting in avoiding unnecessary surgeries.
Prtinently, the path breaking Initiative concieved by J&K Government and dedicated to the Public on by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, on January 7th, 2018.
14 other specialized equipments aimed for the management of Pain and Rehabilitation of Neuro – Muscular disorders was also dedicated to the Public by the CM Mehbooba.
“Today we are humbled to say that such facilities in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation cater to about 600 to 800 new patients every month”, says director Shah.
He said that the high end technology is now non-invasively benefitting hundreds of patients with degenerative spine and knee disorders. Director Shah believed that with the availability of such treatment options, the number of patients undergoing such treatment at SKIMS is likely to increase in the coming months.
Director SKIMS expressed his satisfaction on noting that such high-end equipments are immensely benefitting the poor and needy patients of our state.
He appreciated the dedication of the faculty and staff members of SKIMS who according the the director always strive to remain at the fore-front of technology.