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Dimapur Hospital gets lithotripsy machine

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By EMN Updated: Feb 02, 2014 11:23 pm
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Staff Reporter
DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 2

THE first of its kind in Dimapur and second in the state, ESWL (lithotripsy) machine, a high tech machine used for removing kidney stone without open surgery has been installed at Dimapur Hospital & Research Centre (DH&RC) on Sunday.Speaking on the occasion as a chief guest, Parliamentary Secretary, Information Technology & Communication, Technical Education, Science and Technology, Taxation Tovihoto Ayemi, said that he is delighted to learn that this Lithotripsy equipment to replace surgical procedures to remove kidney stones has been installed in Dimapur for the first time.
“I hope this new equipment would go a long way in meeting the needs of the patients both from Dimapur and other places,” Ayemi said adding that curing the patients should be accompanied with compassion.
Hospitals with research centres might hold up a patient for sometime for the purpose of research but treatment hospitals, if the patient can’t be treated there, should immediately refer the patients where better facilities are available, he added. He also said that sometimes people become too preoccupied with the disease of the patient and tend to forget to have concern for the patient.
The parliamentary secretary further pointed out that in today’s technological world of medicine, compassion is an essential component of high-quality medical care. Healthcare personnel should be committed to understanding the patient as a person, respecting him as an individual and show compassion for his/her discomfort, he added.
Ayemi also said that compassion involves both sympathy and empathy. “Sympathy is the sharing or understanding the feelings of another person while empathy involves a closer and more involved understanding and identification with another person,” he added.
As the new equipment has been set in the hospital, Ayemi called upon all employees to put in more efforts in their humble service of the people.
Earlier, Dr HK Nagaraj, Prof & Chief unit, Deptt of Urology, MS Ramaiah Medical College & Hospital, Bangalore, speaking as a guest of honour, said that ESWL (lithotripsy) machine can break the kidney stone by using sound waves without surgery, pain and without using any anesthesia.
ESWL machine usually gives a positive result when the stone is less than 2 cm.
Highlighting the advantage of ESWL (lithotripsy) method which takes just a day or two, Dr Nagaraj pointed out that open surgery for the removable of kidney stone requires atleast 5 to 7 days hospitalization, lots of IV fluids and medication. Moreover, patients require one month period rest.
Dr K Nikishe Sumi, Managing Director, DH &RC was the chairman of the programme, while Rev Dr Yehevi Jimo, pastor Thahekhu Village Baptist Church pronoused dedicatory prayer.

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By EMN Updated: Feb 02, 2014 11:23:00 pm