Doctors, nurses donate tubes to hospital

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A CHARITY group has handed over 10 hydrocephalus tubes (Ventriculo Peritoneal Shunts) to the Angau Memorial Hospital.
The group called the Acts 29 consists of doctors and nurses at the hospital’s paediatric unit.
The tubes will be used to treat hydrocephalus patients – mostly children – at the hospital.
Spokesperson Dr Rosemary Kipalan said it was not a big donation but the group hoped that the tubes would benefit hydrocephalus patients who needed specific treatment.
“We see patients coming into the clinic with hydrocephalus cases,” Kipalan said.
“So apart from the medical treatment, they need surgical interventions as well.
“For some of the patients who needed the medical interventions, hydrocephalus was getting larger and larger because we did not have the VP solutions (hydrocephalus tubes) at the hospital.”
Kipalan said in 2014, her group raised K6000 to purchase the shunts.
She said someone from Hornibrooks donated another K4000.
Dr Alphonse Rongap Junior, who received the hydrocephalus tubes on behalf of the surgeons, said medicine in the country was always a challenge.
Rongap said such small donations could greatly improve patient care and treatment.

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