Cuban doctors a revelation at Kisii level 5 hospital

Written By: Carol Kamau

Patients at Kisii level 5 hospital have lauded the move by the Government to deploy two Cuban doctors at the facility saying have been a revelation.

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Despite initial language barrier the two specialists are providing professional healthcare services that was once lacking.

Dr. Albert Philip a reconstructive surgeon says he feels at home in Kisii County and enjoys the warmth of the people here but most importantly he finds pleasure in offering medical solutions to very dire cases.

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The level 5 hospital has for the last few months undergone a major facelift with major transformations in infrastructure further boosting services to the health facility.

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An epileptic female patient Lilian Nyanaro, who sustained burns due to her medical condition said dr. Albert Philip one of the Cuban specialists at the facility, had rehabilitated her limps among other parts of the body through successful grafting.

Mercy Moraa, on the other hand says her daughter had developed contractions from severe burns but is now responding well to medication.

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Similar sentiments were echoed by Annah Omwenga, whose grandchild sustained burns after accidentally torching her school uniform and had to seek the services of the doctors.

The hospital’s Chief Executive Officer Dr. Enock Ondari says the Cuban doctors, a family physician and a reconstructive surgeon are able to work with lots of ease despite language barrier.

He said Dr. Albert Philip the Reconstructive surgeon for instance handles patients with burns and injuries, conducting three operations per a week.

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In collaboration with the national government, the hospital has also received diagnostic machines and equipment required for handling referral cases.

A cancer centre is due for construction and inauguration at the hospital in collaboration with development partners.

Equally significant is the commissioning of the faculty of medicine and surgery at hospital by Kisii University courtesy of collaboration with the county government.



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