Leprosy patients used to need two surgeries on each leprosy-affected hand; and between each surgery, fingers needed to be rested for 3 months. But a surgeon at The Leprosy Mission’s Anandaban Hospital in Nepal, Dr. Indra Napit, has developed a new process to carry out reconstructive hand surgeries by combining two surgeries into one. Now the hospital admission time is reduced significantly — from 6-8 months to 8 weeks.
It means Anandaban Hospital can have greater capacity to treat more leprosy patients and continue to offer a lifeline to people like Sita.
“It is a real joy to see the happiness in the faces of leprosy patients after surgery,” Dr Indra said.
Please pray for the patients preparing to undergo surgery in the new year. Please also pray for Dr Indra as he now focuses on research and innovation as part of his PhD.