Christmas will come early for 15 patients suffering from various spinal ailments and deformities following a collaborative project between the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and the NuVasive Spine Foundation that will see corrective surgeries carried out on the patients.
Patients will only have to part with between Sh20,000 and Sh30,000 depending on the type of procedure carried out on them, instead of the Sh1 million which would have otherwise been required.
In a statement sent to newsrooms on Saturday, KNH Communications Manager Kibet Mengich said that the surgeries will be conducted between December 9 and 15 at the referral hospital.
“The surgeons will carry out corrective surgeries on 15 patients with spine deformities, degenerative, traumatic and infective spine conditions as well as neo-plastic spine ailments,” read the statement.
He added that the procedures would also relieve the shortlisted patients from back pains in addition to improving spine surgery treatment in the country. Continue reading…