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The humanitarian trip to Vellore, India will take place from the 16th of December 2009 to the 20th of December 2009. We will be accompanied by a team of doctors and nurses from Singapore, lead by Prof Fong Poh Him, a renowned plastic surgeon from Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
The aims of the trip are two-fold. Firstly, our team will be doing surgery at the Sri Narayani Hospital & Research Center at Sripuram temple to supplement the services available there. We will be undertaking mainly cleft lip/cleft palate surgery, as well as any plastics and obstetric procedures referred to us by the local doctors.
Secondly, we hope to venture out into selected rural locations in Tamil Nadu, where we will set up makeshift clinics to provide locals with primary health screening, antenatal screening for pregnant women and basic dispensing services.
This is operation is projected to span five years, with 1 to 2 trips made per year. Throughout our involvement, we hope to share our clinical expertise and practices with the local healthcare providers, and also provide primary health services and advise to selected villages which do not have easy access to health services otherwise.
How Will the Donations Be Utilized
Your generous donations will be used to purchase medicine and medical supplies, including sterile obstetric delivery kits, which are used during child birth to reduce the chance of infection after labour. They each cost approximately Rs1000 (AUD/SGD 40). We are aiming to raise funds to purchase 100 units to be donated to the maternity ward in the regional hospital.
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**Donations have closed. Many thanks to all who have donated!**
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