A BOON FOR THE VILLAGERS
I feel it was my fortune to get a chance to witness the English surgeons perform surgeries in the INDIAN SETUP & on INDIAN patients. The camp, which started on 6th of February 2006, catered to the patients from OPHTHALMOGY, SURGERY, ORTHOPAEDICS & GYNAECOLOGY. The operations started at 8 am and continued till the end of the list which was usually around 7 pm. The English surgeons were accompanied by their anaesthetists, assistants & staff nurses. Their dedication and attitude towards work was worth imitating. The changes, which they suggested to our hospital, would surely help us in the long run.
The villagers irrespective of their financial status could take benefit of this camp & it was really great work on the part of hospital residents & doctors to work up the cases. The administrative people supported the cause. Leave apart the English surgeons like Dr. Kamil, Dr. Robert & the Indian specialists like Dr. Sudhir Joshi, Dr. Gurjar& Dr. Nadkami. Many major surgeries were performed in the camp & it would be fair to mention a few- a big inguinal hernia extending almost up to the knee, wood trauma with through and through penetration of the leg & dozens of laproscopic cholecystectomies, cataract surgeries & hysterectomies. The hospital work, wards, OPD, OT conditions, instruments and other facilities would give a inferiority complex even to a tertiary center!
So all in all the camp was a great success and its my dream that one day even I get a chance to be a part of operating team in the same hospital....
3rd MBBS, J.J. Hospital.