January 27, 2017 – The Camp Comes To A Close

Friday wraps up this year’s camp in Valsad with a case load of about 20. Pending final reconciliation of the week, the team performed 212 surgical cases, approximately 50 dental procedures and hundreds of breast cancer screenings. It’s always an emotional afternoon as the remaining supplies are sorted and packed – some to stay for …

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January 26, 2017 – Republic Day

Case Volume Update: Although Thursday was a national holiday, care for patients did not skip a beat. The OpMed team performed 38 surgical cases and plans to complete over 200 cases by the close of the Valsad mission. Feature Story: Republic Day On Thursday, the team convened on the roof of Kasturba Hospital to observe …

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January 25, 2017 – Thursday’s News

Case Volume Update: Operation Medical continues to exceed projections, completing 46 surgical cases and 14 dental clinic procedures on Wednesday. The team left the hotel at 7:00 a.m. and returned at 7:30 p.m. Breast Services Update: Breast cancer screening and diagnostic services continued, with biopsy patients returning for results and discussion prior to surgery with …

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January 24, 2017 – Operation Medical’s Amazing PACU Nurses

Case Update: Tuesday’s case load was 39 with a start time of 7:45am and last case finishing at 6:30pm. Additionally, the Dental Clinic cared for 21 patients. Breast Services Update: On this, day three of the mammography camp, more women accompanied by their families came to Kasturba for screening, diagnosis, biopsies and discussion with Dr. …

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January 23, 2017 – Breast Cancer Services Offered by Operation Medical In Valsad Camp

Day two of the mission proved to be another very productive day for the team with 36 cases completed. Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy arrived in the early morning hours from the U.S. doubling the ability to perform gynecological cases. Additionally, our team dentist, Dr. Dineshkumar Bhavsar, is seeing 20 – 25 dental cases a day and …

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January 22, 2017 – Day One of Cases Begins

Operation Medical clinicians began their patient cases on Sunday in prolific fashion, with the team arriving at Kasturba Hospital at 7:30am local time and completing 32 procedures before wrapping up the day. There was excitement in the air as volunteers settled into a rhythm working alongside local colleagues. Program veterans were thrilled to collaborate once …

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January 19-21, 2017: Arrivals and Kickoff

Volunteer providers and auxiliary staff arrived in Valsad throughout the day Friday, January 20 and overnight, with some meeting for the first time just prior to the group’s transit to Kasturba Hospital for an opening ceremony around noon on Saturday, January 21. Once at Kasturba hospital, the team worked in unison to unpack roughly 20 …

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January 18, 2017 – Gujarat Will Celebrate Its Girls This Republic Day

Next Thursday, January 26th, India will celebrate its 67th Republic Day. This day honors the date on which the Constitution of India came into force (January 26, 1950) replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India and completed India’s transition towards becoming an independent republic. It is one of three …

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January 15, 2017 – We Could Do Any Of This Without Our Warehouse Warriors

WAREHOUSE TEAM The India Team has been diligently packing medical supplies needed for the surgical camp team who begins its journey to Kasturba Hospital in Valsad, this week. The Mission will take place from January 19, 2017 through January 27, 2017. Packing supplies for a surgical camp involves the efforts of the entire surgical team. …

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January 15, 2017 – Update from the Team on the Ground in Valsad, India!

January 15, 2017 I was so excited to hear from our dear friend, and the hospital director, Paritosh Joshi this afternoon. He sent some updates and photos of the preparation for the medical camp next week and I couldn’t wait to share the information with our readers. There is a lot going on, so grab …

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