Wau, 27 February, 2021 / 2:13 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic doctors in South Sudan’s Diocese of Wau have successfully conducted surgeries on more than 20 goiter patients in the East-Central African country in an initiative that has revealed a huge demand for the treatment in the country.
Addressing the press at St. Daniel Comboni Hospital on Wednesday, February 24, the health advisor for the Catholic Diocese of Wau, Tetahana Gaaba, noted that he had received numerous requests by patients who needed the service even as the 10-day exercise drew to a close.
Gaaba said that the campaign, which started with screening of patients on February 13, was nearing completion, with a majority of patients having undergone surgery and discharged.
“We started our campaign on February 13 and embarked on the surgeries shortly after. Up to now, we have operated on 29 patients and we will operate on three more today (Wednesday),” Gaaba told journalists, and added, “The campaign will end this evening.”
Sharing observations in their 10-day campaign, the medical advisor said, “Many people are suffering with goiter disease, which increases huge demands for operation in Western Bhar el Ghazal state.”