June 3, 2010 · 9 Comments
HARGEISA (SomalilandPress) — A historical advanced medical surgery was performed in Manhal Hospital in Hargeisa on Tuesday on people with liver and intestine illnesses.
A medical team from Somaliland and Yemen used laser technology to performed the first laparotomy surgery in the country on ten people to treat them from gallbladder and internal organs diseases including liver and intestines.
In a press conference, the head of Manhal City Hospital Dr. Yasin Abdi inform the press that this was a historical event and that Tuesday’s surgery was the first of its kind in Somaliland. According to Dr. Abdi the surgery will give thousands of Somalilanders an opportunity to get free medical laser surgery. Dr. Abdi described how using this technology will reduce risk to patients and dramatically decrease healing time after the surgery.
“Inserting mini-laparotomy tubal ligation into sensitive area in the stomach and liver, and observing that through monitor make it easy for us to treat people more efficiently and accurately. Before this technology, doctors performed open surgery on people, which is riskier and can lead to other complication,” he told local press.
People who receive this type of surgery recover in two days instead of a week without this procedure.
This is the second time that Manhal medical center brought doctors from other countries to perform free surgeries in Somaliland. The foreign doctors usually train local medical professionals in performing sophisticated surgeries. Manhal medical center is planning to bring doctors who will perform heart surgery in Somaliland in mid-June.
Manhal Hospital has treated so far over 40,000 people with different medical needs including poor vision, glaucoma, and other general illnesses.
Manhal Hospital is run by Al-Manhal Islamic Society and has good ties with the medical professions in number of Arab states.
It was not long ago when Yemen opened a liaison office in Hargeisa and this is the first time Yemeni doctors visited the country.
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