The Free Operation Camp organized by Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti in collaboration with Remote Area Medical Corp., U.S.A. and District Administration, East Siang concluded successfully on 12th Feb’11 at Pasighat General Hospital, Pasighat. Within these six days the team successfully operated 50 patients. 22 cholecysectomies, 8 appendectomies, 9 hernia repairs, 6 lumps&cysts, 4 hysterectomies and 1 D&C were done in the camp.
62 patients were done there Video Endoscopies free of cost. Out of them 57 were Gastroscopies, 4 were Colonoscopies and 1 was Sigmoidoscopy. One NRI medicine specialist did general check-up and 132 patients availed the facility. The Gynecologist from abroad also checked-up 43 female patients.
Patients from East Siang, West Siang, Upper Siang, Lower Dibang Valley, Upper Subansiri, Anjaw and Tirap attended the camp and got the benefit. Even people from remote areas like Tuting, Menchukha and Taliha registered their names and were operated.
All the staff and Doctors of General Hospital Pasighat were very supportive throughout the camp and were totally involved. The NRI team were very happy and inspired and wish to visit this place again for this kind of humanitarian service.
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Original Report at : http://www.vkendra.org/free-operation-camp-at-pasighat-arunachalpradesh-2011