Iwamura hospital extends duration of free gallstone surgery by month

Published On: May 31, 2017 03:20 PM NPT

BHAKTAPUR, May 31: The Sallaghari –based Iwamura Hospital in Bhaktapur has extended the duration of a free surgery camp for gallstone by a month. With this, the camp is to run until upcoming June 29. 

At a press meet organised by the hospital today, hospital's manager Ranjit Marikhu informed that the camp was launched on April 28 targeting those patients from a poor economic class and those living with this health problem due to lack of public and self awareness. 

Though the hospital had earlier announced to run the camp for a month, it decided to extend it by a month, bearing in mind an increasing pressure of patients. In a period of one month, the hospital conducted surgery on 20 gallstone patients. 

Patients also outside from the districts—Dhading, Jhapa, Gorkha, Janakpur and Butwal--visited the camp and most of the patients were over 80 years of age. The hospital has set up a separate desk within the hospital to make patients aware of this problem and provide counseling to them. RSS 

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