Chennai Hospital Trains ENT Doctors from Africa

by VR Sreeraman on  September 16, 2007 at 12:40 PM Indian Health News
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Chennai Hospital Trains ENT Doctors from Africa
An Indian hospital in Chennai is giving training to ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists from several African nations.

The K.K.R. ENT Hospital and Research Institute this week ended their first training programme with 50 ENT surgeons from several West African countries, including Nigeria.

The programme was initiated following a similar programme in Lagos in June this year, where Ravi Ramalingam, the managing director of the institute, and his team of experts trained African ENT surgeons on ear and sinus surgeries.

The Indian doctors conducted their training at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, which has the largest university campus in western Africa.

"We taught them how to conduct tests and to treat common infections of ear and nose," Ramalingam said.

Impressed by the work of Indian doctors, the Nigerian university proposed a continuous training programme, through which African physicians and ENT experts could come to Chennai for training.

"We will be offering a regular fellowship programme for these doctors at K.K.R. ENT Hospital and Research Institute in Chennai, free of charge", Ramalingam told IANS.

The programme will also benefit countries in other parts of Africa like Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Burundi and Zanzibar.

Source: IANS

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amugirl77 Wednesday, February 18, 2009

hello friends,can somebody help me with information out there.i have somebody who need to see an e.n.t specialist soon,but i dont have idea of anyone.can anyone tell me about any in lagos nigeria

esther ayako odhong Tuesday, December 2, 2008

have had sinuses since childhood am 29 years,am also asthmatic am using symbicort inhaler.Have removed my sinuses thrice.Now am feeling bad because i have to remove them again.In 2000 i got an infection and was told its called abcess,I lost my cartillage such that my nose has a depression.In 2003 i started having epileptic fits i saw a doctor went for the scans and test and i was told my brain was ok and since then am on tegretol.I wanted some advice on how i can get a reconstructive surgery and removal of my sinuses.Though i was done for a reconstructive surgery when i removed the sinuses last and it was not successful because the cartillage that was removed from my ear to my nose the doctor said was not strong enough.I would be greatful with the advice you will give me.I take antihistamines like celestamine but they dont help me because am immuned to them.thanks in advance.Esther.

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