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Esther Passaris undergoes surgery at Nairobi Hospital
By Ureport | Updated Jan 13, 2019 at 12:05 EAT
Martha Karua visits Nairobi Woman Representative E

Passaris was admitted to Nairobi Hospital on January 5 where she had her two thyroid glands removed successfully

The Nairobi woman rep had her two thyroid glands removed successfully

Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris underwent thyroidectomy at Nairobi Hospital.

A thyroidectomy is an operation that involves the surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland.

She was admitted to Nairobi Hospital on January 5. 

Passaris shared this news on her social media account stating her reasons to keep the surgery private.

"I kept details of my thyroidectomy low key until I knew I was out of danger. I thank God for faith that reassured me that my work is not yet complete. I remain eager to learn and serve Him with humility," said Passaris.

The Nairobi woman rep had her two thyroid glands removed successfully.

"Initially we thought we would remove the thyroid that had the goiter, but the doctor observed me and noticed that the other thyroid was not in a good condition and so they removed both of them," she said

"As we speak now, I have no thyroid left or right, both are gone...I will be on thyroxine medication for the rest of my life to do the work that the thyroid does." 

Passaris has urged Kebs to test salt in the market and ensure it has enough iodine.

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"If our salt had enough iodine we would reduce the number of goiter cases. Kebs has to test all the salt and confirm that levels of iodine are the required ones. There is a need to balance it out," she said.

Passaris thanked her friends, Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua, Wiper member Wavinya Ndeti, Youth CAS Rachael Shebesh and friends who visited her.

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