Indiana University Joins MTRH for Annual Neurosurgery Project
The Annual Neurosurgery Project for 2012 at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) has received a boost after it was joined by experts from the Indiana University’s Neurosurgery Department.
Hospital’s Neurosurgeon, Dr. Florentius Koech, will be joined by Prof. Daniel Fulkerson, a Paediatric Neurosurgeon and Dr. Brad Bohnstedt, a General Neurosurgeon) for the Project that will run from 30th July to 3rd August, 2012.
Dr. Koech said that they have booked over 20 complex brain and spine cases for the week-long event.
The team paid a courtesy call to the Hospital’s Director, Dr. John Kibosia at his office on 30thJuly, 2012.
“We still have a big shortage of Neurosurgeons in the country. I am glad that we have three Residents/Registrars pursuing the course at the University of Nairobi,” said Dr. Kibosia.
He expressed gratitude to the Indiana University for their long-standing collaboration with the Hospital over the years.
“The Hospital is in the process of expanding the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) from the current 6-bed to a 20-bed facility. Additionally, we shall also acquire a CT Scan machine with a higher resolution which will enhance our capacity to handle more complex cases,” he added.