iPath visit Tansen

As a result of Swinfen Telemedicine and iPath joining forces Dr Gerhard Stauch, Consultant Pathologist and Mrs Monika Hubler, co-ordinator of iPath, visited one of our Telemedical links in Tansen, Nepal in February. United Mission Hospital is run by Dr Marianne Broqueville and Dr Rachel Karrach, Medical Director.

The aim was to establish a Histology and Cytophology laboratory, training of technicians in the production of histological and cytological preparations, documentation and archiving, creation of a database for patient data and reports, Training of the team in basic histology and cytology. Training began with a very motivated team.

NGO hospital with 160 beds with an average occupancy rate of 80% and an outpatient clinic of 100,000 patients. The following fields are covered: surgery, orthopedics with trauma surgery, internal medicine with radiology and ultrasound, gynecology and obstetrics, as well as a laboratory for Hematology, Parasitology, Microbiology and biochemistry

The next laboratory for pathology is located in Bharatpur, 160 km away (corresponding to 8 hours) and in Bhayavar at 60 km distance (corresponding to 3-4 hours).

Gerhard and Monika plan to return to the hospital and the end of the year.