By Michael Wesonga
The Indian orthopedic surgeon has marked Eldoret as a favourite stopover for a philanthropic cause.
John, the managing partner and director at the International Modern Hospital in Dubai, is aiding the establishment of a sports medicine unit at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.
The surgeon is presently mentoring his Kenyan counterparts in his arthroscopic surgery specialty and offering clinical services at the facility.
The operation is a type of keyhole surgery used to diagnose joints problems and also repair damage to joints mostly relating to sports injuries.
In Africa, it is only done in South Africa.
The procedure is mostly used for knees, wrists, elbows, ankles and shoulders and can also repair damaged cartilage, remove fragments of loose bone or cartilage and treat a broken shoulder.
"We are working with the hospital in a plan that will establish and develop this unit into a special modern sports medicine centre of excellence in Africa," John told The Standard in an interview recently.
Dr John is easily described as a celebrity surgeon.