Ten Slovenian medical doctors are in Nimba County as guests of the Esther and Jereline Medical Center in Ganta to perform ‘free of charge’ hernia surgeries and related cases.
At a welcome ceremony, Dr. Peters said the hernia surgery project will concentrate on children and women who often experience serious health complications.
“We are using a mesh procedure that will stop the recurrence of these conditions because the surgery procedure does not have any side effect,” said Dr. Peters. He added that hernia operation techniques have advanced and many of the upcoming medical practitioners will have to learn them.
The first team of doctors arrived in Liberia last July from the United Kingdom and conducted free surgical operations at the same hospital.
In September, another team of doctors, this time from Spain, came and continued the same free services to hundreds of hernia patients .
The Slovenian Team comprises seven females, three males, including Dr. Yuri Goryaauts, the team leader, and a radiologist.
Dr. Goryaauts said he was happy to come to Liberia. “Slovenian doctors were in The Gambia some time ago and now we are in Liberia,” he said.
The E and J Medical Center is one of the newest medical facilities in the county. It was built by Representative Jeremiah Koung of Electoral District #1 as his personal property. It contains 100 private rooms, several operation theaters and a modern laboratory.