KURNOOL: Kurnool surgeon V. Brahma Reddy set a record by conducting 58 hernia operations in 12 hours. A total of 51 patients underwent surgeries .A team of 16 paramedical and medical staff assisted the doctor to accomplish the task. The doctor reduced the cost of the surgery by using an improvised polypropylene mosquito mesh in the place of mesh used in normal surgeries. The cost of the mesh is Rs. 4,000 while the polypropylene mesh employed by Dr. Reddy costs only Rs. 10. Dr. Reddy said he had conducted nearly 2,000 surgeries using the improvised mesh and there was no single complaint of ‘rejection’.