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Life-saving pulse oximetry

Thursday 24th October 2013

Choibalsan, Mongolia

Life-saving pulse oximetry
Life-saving pulse oximetry

Operation Hernia meets LifeBox in Choibalsan, Mongolia


Mission to India

Tuesday 3rd July 2012

Shahada & Dondaicha, Maharashtra State

Hans Lechermann operating
Hans Lechermann operating

Our first mission to India was to the hospital run by Dr Ravidranath Tongaonkar (Ravi), the Indian rural surgeon who popularised the use of mosquito net mesh for hernia repair. The opportunity to work with Ravi was therefore not to be missed. From the start Ravi worked with speed and efficiency to organise a mission for us, which included 8 days of operating (during which we treated over 134 cases), one day of teaching and a long weekend touring the Eloora and Ajanta caves which are India’s number one and two World Heritage sites (with the Taj Mahal in third position!)

Indigenous village
Indigenous village
Roadside home
Roadside home
Street in Dondaicha
Street in Dondaicha