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ECS has been organizing surgery camps in Tuensang district since 2012 with the idea of providing the rural poor with opportunities for advanced surgical care and so far, has conducted 11 such camps along with a range of public and private partners.
The latest camp was conducted from 5th to 20th February 2020 and was led by Dr George Vargese, a conferred FRCS (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons) and his wife Dr Sheila, a paediatrician who handled most of the OPD patients, assisted by doctors from Longpang PHC.
Altogether, 99 patients were operated on during the camp of which 58 were major surgeries. A total of 462 patients were seen through OPD during the course of the camp. Some of the cases operated were intestinal obstruction, carcinoma of the stomach, ilio-caecal carcinoma, Tubectomy, hysterectomy, cholecystectomy, thyroidectomy, cleft lip, renal calculi, carcinoma breast, post-burn contracture release surgery etc.