A mega hernia camp in Aligarh

A week-long mega hernia camp was organised at RUSA Medical Centre in Aligarh where over 100 surgeries were done on 92 patients, with few of them undergoing bilateral ­surgeries. A seven-member team of foreign ­doctors led by District 5420 ­Governor Dr Scott Leckman, and including an anaesthetist and ­orthopaedic surgeon from the US; two surgeons from the Czech ­Republic; one surgeon each from France and Poland. performed the surgeries.

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The camp was hosted by RC ­Aligarh City, D 3110, and RCs ­Aligarh Royal, Smart City, Pride, Diva, Rudra, Sasni; Rotaract Club of Aligarh Diva; and Gyan ­Mahavidyalaya provided requisite support.

DG Arun Jain, along with ­Project Coordinators Rahul Wadhwa and Divya Wadhwa from RC Agra ­Tajmahal, planned the camp for over six months. The programme was managed by Project Chairman Dr U S Varshney with support from host club President Kamal Kant ­Varshney, ­Secretary Rahul Verma and ­Co-chairman Dr PC Gupta.

Wide publicity by way of ­hoardings, banners and messages on social media provided awareness among the people about the hernia camp. Eight screening camps across the city screened people for hernia, prior to the surgery camp.

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