Haridwar, October 8
Almost 56 plastic surgeries of patients with burn injuries have been performed so far at the ongoing free plastic surgery camp held by the Rotary Club of Ranipur here.
Nine plastic surgeons from Germany are lending their services at the free camp being organised at Mela Hospital.
Lauding the efforts pitched in by the Rotary Club and the expertise being provided by German doctors, state Health Cabinet Minister Surendra Singh Negi, on his visit to the camp, said providing surgery free of cost to patients was a highly appreciable effort.
The minister urged other voluntary organisations to take a leaf from the camp as not only Rotarians but also German surgeons were providing their services free of cost. He said this should be an inspiration for those doctors who do not want to serve in the hilly and rural areas of the state.
Project chairman of the Rotary Club, Ranipur, Sanjeev Mehta, who has been instrumental in organising the camp for the past five years, attributed its success to all volunteers and doctors involved in the cause.
He added that patients from many states of the country and also from Nepal visited the camp for treatment.
Till now, more than 500 free operations have been performed in the past five years during the camp.
“We are also creating awareness among people as many times burn injuries occur due to lack of preventive measures. Precaution is imperative to avoid such burn injuries,” said Mehta.
He lamented the approach of local doctors who were invited for a free training session by German doctors but none arrived.

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