Eka inaugurated as neurosurgery professor

Brain surgery expert Eka Jullanta Wahjoepramono was installed on Saturday as a new professor at the Pelita Harapan University (UPH) in Karawaci, Tangerang.

Eka is the fourth professor at the private university.

In his speech he expressed concern about rampant aneurism cases in the country, which now reaches up to 27,000 each year mostly because Indonesian doctors and people tend to regard it as a common disease.

He said the disease remained a tough challenge for Indonesian neurosurgeons because its treatment takes a long time and costs a lot. Another problem is that not many hospitals are ready to conduct operations due to lack of specialists and facilities.

World Federation Neurosurgical Societies chairman Peter Black of Harvard School of Medicine was among prominent figures who witnessed Eka’s inauguration.