The Heema Multi-Speciality Hospital at Itangar has installed a ‘Holmium Laser Lithotripsy’ for better healthcare services to the people of the state.
This is the first such machine installed in Arunachal Pradesh and only a few hospitals in the Northeast have it.
The machine is for treating or removing stones in the bladder, kidneys or urethra using advanced laser technology.
Inaugurating the machine on Sunday, Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Speaker Pasang D Sona congratulated the hospital and its staff for the feat.
“Such advanced healthcare equipment will surely benefit the people and we are very lucky to have it installed in our state,” the Speaker said, urging the hospital management to make optimum use of the technology in treating the patients without much pain and suffering.
Asserting that the doctors are next to God, the Speaker called upon the doctors and healthcare staff to extend the best possible services to the people with humane touch.
“One might be a great doctor but if they fail to connect with their patients then their greatness is incomplete,” he said.
Heema Hospital’s CMD Byabang Rana highlighted the growth and development of the hospital, which he said was committed to serving the people.
He added that the hospital will procure more modern machines and instruments in the days to come.
Urologist Goto Gangkak gave an overview of how the machine works. He said it uses lasers to break stones that are located in the urinary tract.
A flexible laser fibre is inserted through a scope (camera) placed in the urinary tract via the urethra to break up the stones into fragments for removal. The procedure is done without any incision, he said.
Medical Superintendent Kesang W Thongdok appealed to the people to avail the new technology that involves a higher degree of efficiency and safety.
Among other dignitaries present on the occasion were Toli Karga, Peka Yomcha and Nido Sakter.