The young doctor Dr. Svenja Maschke is specialised in the use of neuronavigation devices. At the moment she is training assistant doctors and technical personnel at the JDWNR Hospital Thimphu in the use of such a device.
During the highly intensive three-week training in Bhutan, the required software skills are to be trained and enhanced in order to be used in the operating theatre. Another major objective is to pass on the knowledge to further interested assistant doctors and technical personnel. Read more
25 October 2018. Training on a neuronavigation system in JDWNR Hospital Thimphu
With the support of the Association a much needed training on a new neuro-navigation device of the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital in Thimphu was facilitated by the Friendship Association.
Dr. Stefan Wolfsberger of the Medical University of Vienna, who had already trained Dr. Tashi Tenzin from the JDWNR Hospital in Thimphu in the use of this system in Vienna, assisted in the operation of two patients on site.
The neuro-navigation system renders medical interventions more precise and reduces the risks for patients. In future, patients who possibly suffer from a brain tumour no longer have to be referred to India, but will receive high-quality treatment at home in their own country.