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.
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.