Taiwan surgeons serve low-income Panamanians

The China Post
Date: February 16, 2017
By: Kuan-lin Liu

Panama City — Cathay General Hospital’s medical team successfully completed three

Cathay General Hospital’s medical mission team begins operating on local patients in need of a total knee joint replacement in Panama on Tuesday, Feb. 14. (The China Post photo)

total knee joint replacements (TKR) for low-income patients at San Miguel Arcangel Hospital in Panama on Tuesday.

The nine-person team, which includes three orthopedic surgeons, is currently in Panama on a nine-day medical mission to provide free TKRs to 15 low-income people in the country.

The surgeries began at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the local hospital and the first to receive the replacements were two women and one man, aged 70, 71 and 76.

A representative from the Taiwanese embassy in Panama chaperoning the medical team said each surgery averaged about 1.5 hours.    [FULL  STORY]

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