A medical breakthrough could mean that a life could be saved in Peru, as well as Mexico, Mexico’s second-largest economy, has announced.
According to the official website of Peru’s National Council for Medical Research (CNMP), the new procedure, known as pannicelectomy, will allow doctors to save the lives of people with certain types of bone defects.
The CNMP said the procedure is not yet available in Peru but it is hoped that it will soon be available in other countries as well.
The announcement comes just weeks after Peru’s government approved a plan to expand the country’s already vast pannicesurgical network to more than 40,000 patients, bringing the total number of patients with severe and chronic bone defects to about 70,000.
“Today, Peru is the country with the highest number of pannicilectomy patients in the world,” CNMP Director General Juan Manuel Rodriguez told the newspaper La Nación.
“These patients will soon become the first patients in Peru to receive treatment that has no side effects, no complications, and is the only treatment for these patients.”
Peru is also hoping that pannicialysis, or pannicuslectomy , will be available as a first-line treatment for chronic back pain in the next few years, according to the CNMP.
Peru’s National Health and Health Services Minister, Gustavo Gonzalez, said in a statement that pannaiculectionomy surgery is the first-in-class treatment in the country, which has one of the world’s highest rates of acute myeloid leukemia and other cancers.
The new treatment is also expected to be available to the entire population in Peru by the end of 2019, according the CNCP.