25 Nov 2010

NZ doctors treat Solomons children

10:04 am on 25 November 2010

Surgery has been performed on more than a dozen children with complex medical cases in Solomon Islands by a team from New Zealand.

Volunteer doctors and nurses from Starship hospital in Auckland completed 19 operations at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara last week. Radio New Zealand International reports it was the second visit by the team.

Dr Rooney Jagilly said they saw more than 50 patients and did 19 operations.

"The cases were complex'" he said. "Most of them are related to congenital urinary tract and also to anal rectal abnormalities."

Dr Jagilly said the scheme was coordinated by the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and funded by AUSAid.