:: Overview ::
Endoscopy was used as a diagnostic tool in the 1970s. It was restarted in 1985. A separate Gastroenterology Unit was set up in 1991, and converted to a Department in 2002.
The department is always accessible to patients, who may phone or call for advice on their condition. The department attends an average of 4418 patients in a year whereas an average of 1688 endoscopic procedures are done annually. The majority suffer from chronic liver disease