By Amin Kef (Ranger)
Choithram Memorial Hospital, in partnership with Max Healthcare from India and in association with the Ministry of Health, Sierra Leone, is set to introduce, “Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery” in the country. To pave the way for this groundbreaking medical advancement, the hospital will conduct a comprehensive two-day workshop from August 5th to 6th, 2023, at its premises on Hill Station in Freetown.
The workshop aims to train and transfer knowledge to surgeons and aspiring medical students from various Government medical facilities, teaching institutions, and private practitioners. Attendees will learn how to effectively utilize the laparoscopic equipment for diagnosing and performing surgical procedures, revolutionizing medical treatment in Sierra Leone.
Choithram Memorial Hospital, renowned for its cutting-edge medical treatments, is on the verge of becoming the first medical facility in the country to use Laparoscopic Equipment for a wide range of surgeries. By embracing the latest technology, the hospital aims to provide timely and high-quality medical care to patients, reducing recovery times and hospital stays.
The workshop will feature live surgeries performed by Dr. Atul Wadhwa, a Laparoscopic General Surgeon from Max Healthcare, India, and Dr. Mustapha S. Kabba, Consultant & General Surgeon at Connaught and Choithram Hospitals. For the convenience of participants, the surgeries will be streamed live in the Conference Room of Choithram Memorial Hospital.
Additionally, Dr. Atul will provide consultations to pre-screened patients during the workshop, and all surgeries performed during the event will be entirely free of cost, covered by the hospital Management. The collaboration between Choithram Hospital and Max Healthcare represents a significant stride towards enhancing medical expertise and accessibility to advanced treatments within Sierra Leone.
During the camp period, Choithram Memorial Hospital is offering free consultations and treatments (subject to availability) to provide accessible healthcare options closer to home. This initiative is supported by Max Healthcare, renowned for its excellence in healthcare services, to address medical needs during challenging times.
Dr. Gowrinath M. George, the Medical Superintendent of Choithram Memorial Hospital, emphasized the significance of bringing specialized experts on a pro bono basis to cater to individuals who may not have the means to seek treatment abroad. This effort aligns with Choithram’s commitment to the Ministry of Health in Sierra Leone.
Harish Agnani, Chief Administrator of Choithram Group in the Country, highlighted that Choithram Memorial Hospital periodically brings in experts to bridge the gap in service delivery, as per their commitment to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in Sierra Leone.