Dr.Kaye from Ocean Clinic Carried Out 56 Operations in 7 Days in Peru11-11-2013
Dr Kaye and his team from Ocean Clinic ran a Plastic Surgery Charity Campaign at Kausay Wasi Clinic in Peru, a non-profit organization whose primary goal is to develop medical campaigns that promote the health of poor people. On Thursday, 5th September, Ocean Clinic celebrated its Fifth Anniversary, and instead of just celebrating the success, they used that opportunity to raise funds for the campaign. Which they did and managed to travel all the way to South America, Peru to help people in need.
The team of 10 people, travelled to Peru to help the people without healthcare. Read the interview with Dr.Kaye to find out more about the patients.
1. How many patients did you cure? In what period of time?
56 operations in 7 days, 100 dental treatments, 154 patients seen in consultation.
2. What was the most memorable patient of all? Why?
An old lady who could not walk straight due to a tumor at her hip size of a football – had it almost 20 years. When she left she walked straight and was so thankful! And most touching all of the children’s cases, seeing their smiles when all of it was over, after tears and fears and happy parents.
3. What were the majority of the problems of the patients?
Malformations , Clefts, scars (burns) and tumors.
4. What was the average age of the patients?
Mostly young, from 2-12 years old, but also many adults.
5. How would you describe the people there?
Very friendly, very welcoming, but in a very secluded and conservative way, it is life like 150 years ago in Europe!
6. How are the conditions there for living? And for the health care?
Very basic and simple conditions, no electricity in many houses, no running water, the huts often shared with the animals. NO free public healthcare available in the mountains, only for people who can afford treatments privately!
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