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Boost from new doctors

Saturday, 8th February, 2020

Nachiappan Surgery’s medical staff (from left) doctors Alam, Vidya, Cho, Ei and Kyaw. PICTURE: Andrew West Nachiappan Surgery’s medical staff (from left) doctors Alam, Vidya, Cho, Ei and Kyaw. PICTURE: Andrew West

Three new doctors have arrived in the city and will boost a local practice.

Nachiappan’s Surgey has welcomed Dr Vidya Murugiah, Dr Ei Khine Latt and Dr Kyaw Soe Moe to town and they will be ready to see patients from next week.

Dr Murugiah is from Sydney and studied medicine in Melaka Manipal before working as a hospital doctor in Malaysia for four years, two of them in Ear, Nose and Throat surgery.

She decided to come to Broken Hill to commence her General Practice training at Nachiappans as a GP Registrar.

Dr Latt is from Western Australia. She studied medicine at Yangon, Myanmar and then worked in Myanmar as a hospital doctor. 

She then worked as a Resident Medical Officer at Flinders Medical Centre and at the Royal Perth Hospital for three years. 

Dr Moe is also from Western Australia and has come to the city with his wife, Dr Ei. Dr Moe also graduated in Myanmar and worked in the hospitals prior to becoming a resident medical officer at Flinders Medical  Centre.

He then went to Royal Perth Hospital and worked there for three years. 

With the arrival of the doctors, Nachiappan’s now has five-full time doctors. 

Dr Cho Yee Win recently started skin cancer screening on Tuesdays and Thursdays at no cost to her patients due to a significant  need in the local community related to our high sun exposure. 

Dr Ishtiak Alam moved permanently to Broken Hill in August last year.

Practice owner Dr Ramu Nachiappan said he was excited for the local community to have greater access to a GP.

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