Kisumu Governor, Prof Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o has disclosed that he underwent a delicate spinal cord surgery at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital.
Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Nyong’o narrated his experience at the hospital after he checked in for a surgery to treat severe pain on his spine on Friday last week.
Days after he was discharged from the surgical ward, Nyong’o was full of praise for the JOOTRH, staff and a team of visiting surgeons who performed the surgery.
“I am feeling very okay. I can now walk and sit with ease. Many people could not imagine such a surgery can be done in a public hospital,”Anyang’ Nyong’o
“On Friday, July 14, 2023, in the afternoon, I was admitted and had a very successful spinal surgery at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital. Everything has gone extremely well and I am grateful to the hospital CEO, Dr. George Rae and his team for taking very good care of me,” narrated the Governor.
“I am feeling very okay. I can now walk and sit with ease. Many people could not imagine such a surgery can be done in a public hospital,” said Nyong’o who was accompanied by his wife Dorothy Nyong’o, Deputy Governor Mathew Owili and a team of doctors who performed the surgery.
“The visiting neurosurgery team led by Dr. Bethwel Raore from Atlanta, together with the JOOTRH team have proven that with adequate skill development, complex surgeries can be performed successfully right here at home,” he furthered.
The neurosurgery team have been visiting JOOTRH annually for the past five years. We are very grateful for their commitment.
The team does annual quarterly rotation to JOOTRH to perform surgery and to provide training in order to increase the local capabilities.
The neurosurgery team members who were involved in the surgical operation were: Surgeons: Dr. Bethwel Raore and Dr. Lee Ogutha while the Anesthesiologists were : Dr.Edwin Oduor, Dr. Stephen Okello & Dr. Brian Sipul.
The Kisumu Neuroscience initiative has been organized by Dr Bethwel Raore from Atlanta, Georgia, Dr Victor Awuor from Columbus, Ohio and Dr Timothy Ogutu from Dusseldorf, Germany.
Nyong’o urged CECM for Medical Services, Dr Gregory Ganda and JOOTRH CEO Dr. George Rae to continue to enhance the health services in Kisumu.