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Health News Sat, 10 Feb 2007

KATH's Department of Urology receives first uro-dynamic equipment

Kumasi, Feb 10, GNA - The International Volunteers Urology (IVU), a team of urologists based in United States currently performing genito-urinary reconstructive surgeries on children at KATH, has donated one Uro-flow meter, an equipment for measurement of urine flow before and after operations to the hospital's Department of Urology.

The equipment worth about 31,000 dollars has a telescope, paediatric cystocope and an artificial sphincter and would facilitate surgical procedures in bladder and other urinary disorders.

The donation forms part of a five-day genito urinary reconstructive surgery being performed by the visiting seven-member team of doctors and nurses on 40 children born with such abnormalities. Presenting the equipment at KATH Dr Hlep Nguyen, Head of the team and consultant urologists, said the group felt touched by the plight of African children born with malformed organs.

Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, Chief Executive of KATH who received the gift, thanked the IVU for being of such tremendous assistance to the hospital in terms of free surgery and the donation.

He expressed satisfaction that the three-year collaboration between the KATH and IVU has been very fruitful and beneficial especially to KATH.

Source: GNA