The head and neck can­cer camp ends to­day

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The surgery for nine head and neck can­cer (HNC) cases were con­ducted dur­ing five days HNC sur­gi­cal camp in the cap­i­tal.

The Thai Friend­ship Med­i­cal Mis­sion to Bhutan in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Min­istry of Health (MoH) and Jigme Dorji Wangchuck Na­tional Re­fer­ral Hos­pi­tal (JDWNRH) con­ducted the sur­gi­cal camp.

The camp that started on 1 Fe­bru­ary will con­clude to­day.

The Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) depart­ment of JDWNRH was the fo­cal depart­ment for the camp. The ENT depart­ment had al­ready iden­ti­fied dif­fi­cult HNC cases to be sent for the surgery dur­ing the camp.

Dr. Tika Ram Ad­hikari, ENT sur­geon, in JDWNRH said that dif­fi­cult HNC cases for the surgery were kept for the spe­cial­ist sur­geons.

“The sur­geon team also ex­am­ined the old cases of head and neck can­cer in the coun­try” he added.

As of yes­ter­day, 10 pa­tients had reg­is­tered. Nine went for the surgery.

The camp is con­ducted by the pro­fes­sors and ENT sur­geons from Ra­javithi Hos­pi­tal in Bangkok, Thai­land.

The team of 17 del­e­gates that com­prises of six Dutch Doc­tor from Thai­land and Nether­lands jointly came to­gether for the surgery camp.

Be­sides the surgery, the team also lec­tured the stu­dents of Kh­e­sar Gyalpo Uni­ver­sity of Med­i­cal sciences of Bhutan about neck mass yes­ter­day.

The del­e­ga­tion of Thai Friend­ship Med­i­cal Mis­sion is led by Dr. Theer­apol Topan­tanont, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Depart­ment of Med­i­cal Ser­vices, Min­istry of Pub­lic Health of Thai­land.

The HNC camp in Bhutan is or­ga­nized by Ra­jivithi Hos­pi­tal and Ru­ral Ear Nose and Throat Foun­da­tion with the sup­port from MoH.

The Thai Friend­ship Med­i­cal Mis­sion camp was held five times in the coun­try. This year’s camp marks their sixth surgery camp in the coun­try.

In the past camps, the team treated ENT re­lated cases, while the HNC sur­gi­cal camp is be­ing held for the first time in the coun­try.

MoH re­cently con­ducted a hand surgery and restora­tive sur­gi­cal camps at JDWNRH from 16 April to 29 April, 2016.

Ra­jivithi Hos­pi­tal is a well equipped with state-of-the art med­i­cal tech­nol­ogy of high in­ter­na­tional stan­dard and com­pe­tent med­i­cal spe­cialty teams. Dur­ing the past six decades Ra­javithi Hos­pi­tal has be­come a cen­ter of in­ter­na­tional train­ing for Bhutan, in­clud­ing sev­eral other coun­tries.

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