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NCRHA: we’re pleased to have Mr Bissoondath’s confidence, over 6,250 surgeries since pandemic

“[…] The NCRHA is seeking to engage Mr [Brian] Bissoondath in a complex restorative abdominal surgery. As a post cardiac surgery patient, his procedure is an even more risky endeavour.

“[…] During the Covid-19 lockdown, the NCRHA has provided over 6,250 surgeries…”

The following press statement was submitted to Wired868 by North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) CEO Davlin Thomas:

Photo: North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) CEO Davlin Thomas (front left) poses with staff at the Caura Hospital.
(Courtesy NCRHA)

The North Central Regional Health Authority notes, with a smile, the confidence that Mr Brian Bissoondath has in our hospital’s ability to repair whatever damage he has experienced at two private facilities.

The NCRHA is seeking to engage Mr Bissoondath in a complex restorative abdominal surgery. As a post cardiac surgery patient, his procedure is an even more risky endeavour. Mr Bissoondath has benefitted from a multi-disciplinary team of senior surgeons to effect his repair—a highly complex procedure.

Perhaps it is in fact this very methodical NCRHA approach which has engendered the confidence which Mr Bissoondath has in the NCRHA. We will continue along this pathway to ensure that Mr Bissoondath has his very best chance of success. In fact during the Covid-19 lockdown, the NCRHA has provided over 6,250 surgeries.

The NCRHA brand continues to be positive, strong and resilient.

On his last visit, he was counselled by the medical team and was also told that there is a particular item needed for his surgery which was on order. But even as our team of surgeons collaborate and ensure that everything in order before proceeding, there are things to which Mr Bissoondath himself must attend.

Photo: Infection Prevention Control (IPC) nurses in customised donning area.
(Courtesy NCRHA)

Chronic heart disease requires a collaborative approach that demands patient involvement and compliance.

Currently, we have the telemedicine program where we treat with persons with noncommunicable diseases where primary healthcare doctors call and interact with patients and their relatives prior to their clinic dates to identify those with uncontrolled diabetes or compromised immune systems. Through the direct and frequent interaction, we have been able to provide continued medical assistance and support to over 5000 of our patients, even within the Covid-19 global pandemic.

We have the Diabetes Wellness Centre, a one-stop-shop that provides diabetic patients with a multifaceted system of support, where they can access diagnostic, medical, dietary, counselling specialist assistance in a singular environment and we will too soon have the tele-pharmacy programme, where we will distribute medication to those of our patients who, because of their health challenges, are unable to readily get to us.

We are doing our part to manage chronic diseases (heart disease, hypertension, diabetes), citizens must do their part.

There is also an added responsibility for citizens during this pandemic to wear their masks and wash and sanitise their hands.

Photo: Members of the public are asked to wash their hands properly to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

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