PLASTIC SURGERY CAMP—A NOVEL PROJECT BY THE ROTARYCLUB OF JALNA
 
AN OVERVIEW OF LAST 9 YEARS
Rotary believes in service above self. Rotary club of Jalna has never been an exception to this motto of Rotary…….. be it through its eye camps or feeding programs or youth leadership camps. In the year 2003 a unique opportunity arose to serve the community of Jalna and around through a novel project “Plastic Surgery Camp”.

After an initial inspection of the infrastructure and facilities available at Jalna Mission Hospital by Rtn. Dr. B. R. Barwale and Rtn. Dr. Anil Tibrewala, the members got busy with laying down the basic guidelines for the camp as it was the first of its kind in Jalna. Since then these guidelines have remained unchanged over the last 9 years. We as members have always believed in quality more than quantity and also functional surgery rather than cosmetic surgery. This brought to notice the plight of patients with cleft palates and burns contractures who were always rejected at other plastic surgery camps and hence remained disabled and social outcasts for their lives. It was decided to give these patients priority over anything else. Even after 9 years we remain the only large scale camp that provides full care and support to cleft palates and burns contractures which includes prolonged post operative speech therapy as well as physiotherapy for months. There have been patients who have had to undergo a full year of physiotherapy before surgery just to strengthen their muscles before their transfer.

The results of the camps speak for themselves. In the past 9 years we have operated more than 1400 cases of which approximately half have been of cleft lip and palate and the rest of post burns contractures as well as congenital deformities of complex nature.

This year, it’s our 10th Free Plastic Surgery Camp. This year entire camp is organized under matching grant No. 78556 with the association and help of The Rotary Foundation, Rotary Club Of Jalna, Rotary Clubs Of Columbia (USA), Rotary Club Of Hattingen (GERMANY), German Rotary Volunteer Doctors & Rotary Club Of Bombay Midtown.

The screening camp was conducted on 20th Jan,2013 and plastic surgery camp will start on 23rd Feb.2013 and team will operate patients till 5th March 2013. We will operate approximately 90 patients this year of which 30 patients from cleft lip& palate side and 60 patients are from burn contracture side. The German team comprises of entire operating room staff including surgeons, anaesthetists and nurses. They are ably supported by the doctors and staff of Jalna Mission Hospital. The entire stay, treatment and food of the patients is provided free by the Rotary club of Jalna who also looks after the comfort of the German team.
 
German Team : Plastic Surgery Camp,

Dr. Detlef Cramer
   Anesthesiologist, Senior Registrar at Augusta Krankenanstalt Bochum (Teaching Hospital of Bochum
   University),

Dr. Fons van der Hoofd
   Plastic and Handsurgeon in private praxis,
Dr. René Stranzenbach,
   Surgeon, Resident at EVK Hattingen (Teaching Hospital of Bochum University)
JörgMrugalla
   Male Nurse (Surgery), University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf
Rita Arns-Schmidt
   Nurse (Anesthesia), EVK Hattingen
Rotary Club of Mid Town Team

Rtn. Dr. Anil Tiberawala
   M. CH. (Plastic Surgery), Chief Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai.
Dr. Mugdha Pradhan, Thane.

10th Free Plastic Surgery Camp - Photo Gallery

 
 
 

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