Haemodialysis, fibro scan machines installed at Bir Hospital

Kathmandu, June 1

Bir Hospital has become the first government hospital in the country to install fibro scan machine GG1748187. The hospital also installed nine haemodialysis machines for HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C patients today.

Rotary Club of Rajdhani, Rotary Club of Metro and Rotary Club of District 3292 provided these machines to the hospital.

Seventy-year-old Lal Bahadur BK from Ramechhap became the first person to receive the service using Fibro Scan Machine at Bir Hospital. He was admitted to the hospital yesterday due to the liver problem. The machine helped diagnose stiffness of liver just within a minute.

Dr Sudhamsu KC, hepatobiliary specialist at Bir Hospital, scanned his liver and the patient got his report within five minutes.

“Fibro Scan Machine is used to assess hardness and stiffness in the body. With the help of this machine, it is easier to diagnose hardness in the liver without getting a sample from the body,” said Anil Kumar Mishra, head of Liver Department at Bir Hospital. Nearly 30 to 40 people in a day with liver problems visit the hospital daily for treatment.

There are 10 functional dialysis machines at Bir Hospital that serve 52 patients in a week. “We conduct dialysis in four shifts per day and132 sessions in a week. We conducted dialysis of 173 new patients and provided 799 emergency dialysis service till yesterday,” said Dr Rajani Hada, head of the department of nephrology.

She said, “Addition of nine haemodialysis machines help to provide quick service to the patients with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV/Aids.”