Over 20 benefit from joint Neurosurgical Camp
At least 21 people have benefited from a week-long Neurosurgical Camp held in conjunction with the Indiana University in the US.
The Neurosurgery project, conducted annually, is aimed at operating on patients with complicated neuro and spinal cases.
Prof. Daniel Fulkerson, a Paediatric Neurosurgeon and Dr. Brad Bohnstedt, a General Neurosurgeon both from Indiana University conducted operations with Hospital’s Neurosurgeon, Dr. Florentius Koech.
The Surgeons were treated to a dinner party on 2nd August, 2012 in honour of the visiting Neurosurgeons.
Prof. Fulkerson expressed happiness having operated on different cases adding that they learnt a lot something they would take back to Indiana.
Dr. Brad Bohnstedt on the other hand said that he was happy to take care of the patients and that it was a great opportunity for him to come and work with doctors in MTRH. He said that he was looking forward to another opportunity in future.
Dr. Francis Ogaro, a Paediatrician at the Hospital, said that review of the shunts and operations to do with brain surgery can be quite a challenge but he expressed happiness that for the short time the surgeons were around, there was a lot of skill transfer. He requested doctors to train in Neurosurgery since there is shortage of Neurosurgeons in the country.
The Hospital Director, Dr. John Kibosia, expressed his gratitude to the doctors from Indiana University for their long-standing collaboration with the Hospital over the years.