Choithram Hospital to Host Free Surgical Camp with German Medical Specialists

By Amin Kef (Ranger)

Choithram Memorial Hospital, a leading private healthcare facility in Sierra Leone, is set to host a free surgical camp from January 9 to January 23, 2024. This charitable initiative is spearheaded by Dr. M. L. Baryoh, the Sierra Leonean Ambassador to Germany, in collaboration with Interplast Germany.

The hospital administrators confirmed that a team of seasoned German plastic surgeons will provide free consultations and treatments. These specialists, who have been making annual visits to Sierra Leone since 2010, will conduct the surgeries at absolutely no cost to the patients. The camp’s coordination will be expertly managed by Dr. Eric Wongo, a plastic surgeon.

Choithram Hospital has a long-standing tradition of organizing these charitable events, affording quality medical treatment to those unable to bear the costs. Patients suffering from post-burn contractures, hand, feet, or wrist disorders or deformities, hand and feet tumors, and cleft lip and palate are among those eligible for the free services.

The German team, including eight specialists: Dr. Med Lutz Gruhl, Dr. Bernd Heidemann, Dr. Olaf Weigt, Dr. Karolina Lischka, Dr. Franziska von Sievers, Mr. Nikolaus Brunner, Mrs. Andrea Schmidt, and Mrs. Monika Schäfer, is prepared to provide their expertise.

Dr. Gowrinath M. George, the Medical Superintendent of Choithram, expressed his gratitude to Ambassador Dr. M. L. Baryoh for his role in making the camp a reality. “Without Dr. Baryoh’s tireless efforts to bridge the gap between Interplast and Choithram Hospital, this camp would not be possible,” stated Dr. George.

In addition to the free surgical camp, the hospital announced the installation of a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine, which is slated to become operational in the first week of January 2024.

Harish Agnani, the Chief Administrator of the Choithram Group, reaffirmed the hospital’s commitment to providing high-quality medical care for all, a core principle since the hospital’s inception.

Prospective patients can contact the hospital at +23276541331 to register or visit the hospital on Hill Station in Freetown. Registration is open from December 8, 2023, to December 19, 2023.


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