Indian doctors refer congenital heart disease case to India for treatment

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By Harriet Ajoku

Awka, Oct. 31, 2018 (MOI) Medical doctors from India on Medical Mission to Anambra have referred a case of patient with congenital heart disease to India for treatment.

Team Leader, Dr Jorsan Fernandez, an ENT Surgeon, told newsmen at the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH), Awka that the case would be better handled in India.

According to them, India will be the best place to handle the matter because they are the right specialists with the appropriate facilities to cope with such a case.

Mr Josan Fernandez explained that it was in the cause of this routine that they identified the congenital heart disease case, which he noted could not be operated.

The right equipment to handle the case are in India.

The ENT Surgeon emphasised that funding for this mission could not cope such surgery.

He, however, said that Rotary International, Districts 3170 Bangalore, District 3190 Belgium, India and Delhi had all the equipped centres for such high profile operations.

“On Oct. 29, we faced very challenging case. We operated and removed large sized fibroid that measured about 9 to 10 inches.

“About 12 other smaller cases of cataract have been operated on. We will operate more 40 post cataract cases.

“Some orthopaedic cases that had lot failures of implants were due to lots of infections. Day in day out, we are taking up some of these cases.

“Regarding the training, the equipment we brought, some of the consultants have seen them but do not know how to use them. So, we are training them on how to use them.

“Like the orthopaedics drill, the orthopaedic surgeons are appreciative of them,’’ he added.

Dr Fernandez said the dentistry technicians and their staff are not left out. Dental OPD were taught how to carry out different procedures.

“The Paediatrics are taught ‘Infant Resuscitation’ and ‘Infant Stable’ programmes.

“We have trained consultants on tragic control in casualty multiple scenarios. How to prioritise the patients, who should be receiving care first?

We are working out on the possibility of taking consultants to India for their training, to enhance their skills. (MOI)

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