Kyabram has two new doctors.March 12, 2014 4:23am
Kyabram Regional Clinic has welcomed two new doctors to its staff.
Dr Muniswaran Letchumanan, known to staff and patients as Dr Munis, joined the clinic last month after working at Goulburn Valley Base Hospital in Shepparton for the past three years.
While he planned to continue doing some emergency work at Shepparton, Dr Munis said he particularly enjoyed the role and flexibility of a general practitioner.
‘‘I’ve already seen quite a wide variety of cases since I’ve been working in Kyabram and that’s what I was expecting and hoping for,’’ he said.
‘‘Dealing with many people and different types of cases really keeps you on your toes.
‘‘I like the set-up here, with the hospital next door, which means you are able to manage most cases within the town and patients and their families don’t have to travel so much.’’
As well as enjoying GP work, Dr Munis is also interested in the emergency and anaesthetic medical fields.
He originally trained at Monash University in Melbourne and did a one-year internship in Malaysia before returning to Australia to work in Shepparton.
Dr Munis said his medical work kept him busy, but if he did get any spare time he enjoyed reading science fiction and supernatural books.
The clinic’s other new doctor is Dr Mala Gupta.
She has joined her husband Dr Sameer Badgoti, who has been with the clinic and living in Kyabram about four months.
Dr Mala has been working mainly at the Stanhope Medical Clinic in her first six weeks and is sharing her time between the Stanhope and Kyabram clinics.
After working in India for one year and the Maldives for two years, Dr Mala moved to Australia in 2011.
Her first role was in Rockhampton, Queensland, where she worked for a year, and she worked at the Royal Hobart Hospital in Tasmania.
She enjoys the primary care role of GPs and the wide range of cases the field of work produces.
Dr Mala said she had found people in the district were easy going and friendly, which had helped her settle in quickly.
‘‘It’s a very welcoming community and we are enjoying living and working here,’’ she said.
After seeing the job opportunity at Kyabram, she did some research about the area on the internet, to see what services and facilities there were, and liked what she saw.
Dr Mala’s other fields of interest are obstetrics and gynaecology and in her spare time she likes to watch movies and also enjoys Indian music and dancing.
The arrival of Dr Munis and Dr Mala has brought the numbers of doctors at the clinic to nine.
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