By Amin Kef (Ranger)
Choithram Memorial Hospital, one of Sierra Leone’s most reputable private hospital, will once again host a free surgical camp from January 9 to January 23, 2024. The initiative is led by Dr. M. L. Baryoh, the current Sierra Leonean Ambassador to Germany, in partnership with Interplast Germany.
The hospital Management announced that a team of experienced German plastic surgeons will be offering free consultations and treatments. These surgeons, who have been visiting Sierra Leone since 2010, will perform the surgeries at no cost to patients. The camp’s coordination will be overseen by Dr. Eric Wongo, a plastic surgeon.
It must be noted that the hospital has a history of organizing such events, providing access to quality medical treatment for individuals who could not otherwise afford the costs. Patients suffering from post-burn contracture, hand, feet, or wrist disorders/deformities, hand and feet tumors, and cleft lip and palate, are among those who can benefit from the free services.
The German team comprises eight specialists, including 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.
Choithram’s Medical Superintendent, Dr. Gowrinath M. George, credited Ambassador Dr. M. L. Baryoh for the initiative. “Without Dr. Baryoh’s relentless efforts in bridging Interplast and Choithram Hospital, this camp is not possible,” said Dr. George.
Furthermore, the hospital announced that a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine is being installed and will become operational by the 1st week of January 2024.
Harish Agnani, the Chief Administrator of Choithram Group, reiterated the hospital’s commitment to providing quality medical treatment for everyone, which has been their vision since its establishment.
Interested patients are encouraged to contact the hospital at +23276541331 for registration, or visit the hospital on Hill Station in Freetown. Registration starts from December 8, 2023, and will run till December 19, 2023.