An International humanitarian organization known as “Hernia International” in collaboration with the E&J Medical Center in Ganta, Nimba County, has completed another phase of “free surgical service” on patients with hernia-related diseases.
The medical team of doctors from Spain was headed by Dr. Ceasar Rimarer. They performed 208 surgeries on those with hernia-related cases from April 20 – 29, 2018.
Children who were diagnosed of hydrocele and women with umbilical hernia were among patients that benefited from the operation. A hydrocele is a type of swelling in the scrotum that occurs when fluid collects in the thin sheath surrounding a testicle. It is common in newborns and usually disappears without treatment by age 1, a medical research has shown.
The operation brought relief to hundreds of underprivileged people, who have been suffering from the disease without any hope of treatment due to lack of money for many years.
“I thank these doctors and E&J family for providing the free service for us,” said one Evelyn, a mother of a 7-year-old boy who benefited from the exercise.
In November 2017, a team of doctors from Slovenia, representing Hernia International, also conducted “free surgical operation” for people with the disease at the same venue.
The team’s visit marked the fourth since the E&J Medical Center, in collaboration with Hernia International, began the free medical operation.
Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer of the hospital Representative Jeremiah Koung has also thanked the Spanish team for the operation, adding, “nobody can pay for what you have done.”
The hospital’s administrator Victor Kpaiseh gave one of the Spanish doctors a traditional name, “Luah,” which in the Dan language means blessing. The name “Luah” derived from the way the doctor was directing members of the team to remain focus as they performed each of the hernia cases.
Kpaiseh then called on members of the team to always remember the hospital and consider it as their own.