Local medics intensify efforts to handle major health complications
Efforts to handle intricate operations within selected hospitals in the country have gained momentum culminating in the recent successful tumour operation conducted at Rwanda Military Hospital.
The operation of Samantha (real name withheld on request) was conducted by Dr Tekle G.Egiziabher, an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Kanombe-based hospital.
Samantha was first operated upon in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2002.
However, in 2007, the swelling reappeared and became worse, a situation that compelled her to consult a doctor, who gave her oral medication. However, this did not deter the swelling from growing bigger.
When she went for her last operation, the tumour weighed over eight kilogrammes.
“I went to four different hospitals in D.R. Congo, where I used to reside but it was all futile. Some said they did not have the equipment to carry out the operation while others demanded a lot of money, which I could not raise,” Samantha narrated.