Despite many negative challenges facing Kisii Teaching and referral hospital KTRH which needs to be addressed ,some patients more so who have been attended by Cuban doctors have something to smile after getting the services from two doctors who were posted at the facility almost two months ago.
The hospital commonly referred to as Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital has been admired and criticized by members of the public seeking medication for themselves or their relatives for accusing the Staff for negligence and lack of drugs ,but some who have been attended by Cuban doctors have hailed the Government for posting them there.
Following the posting of two Cuban doctors by the National government to the hospital continues to attract commendation from the patients owing to what they say is dedication to their work.
Lilian Nyanaro is an epileptic female patient, who sustained burns due to her medical condition said the doctor had rehabilitated her limps among other parts of the body through successful grafting.
“I would like to say that many people where not sure whether I was to be healed,but when I meant the Cuban doctor he treated me and now am happy women “she said
Mercy Moraa, said her daughter had developed contractures from severe burns and commended the surgeon’s dedication to his professional calling.
Similar sentiments were echoed by Annah Omwenga, whose grandchild had burn herself after accidentally torching her school uniform but now following the treatment from Cuban doctor the grandchild were recovering.
The hospital’s Chief Executive Officer cum gynecologist, Dr. Enock Ondari explained, the Cuban doctors, a family physician and a reconstructive (plastic) surgeon had taken control of their duties despite language barrier.
Dr. Albert Philip, the Reconstructive surgeon handled patients with burns and injuries conducting three operations per a week.
According to Ondari, reconstructive surgery was a new phenomenon at the facility that patients missed owing to lack of information.
Dr. Albert who exuded confidence said he felt at home with patients who had passed through his hands narrating their wonderful experiences.
The family physician said the hospital’s CEO operated from the Causality wing of the hospital handling patients with various ailments.
Needy patients were filtered by the doctor and referred to relevant specialists, he added.
“Patients are my family in Kenya am glad of them since they are responding well after being treated, ” said Dr Albert.