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Bidada Camp

Due to lack of access to an appropriate internet connect, posting this was delayed. I’ll definitely update with more photos in the next few weeks…but here is what I had at the time:

Today marks our last day at the Bidada Medical Camp. For the last week, Grace and I have seen a lot of cases that we’d rarely see in the US, met some incredibly friendly Indians, checked out both my mom’s and dad’s home villages, visited the homes of people we don’t even know, and spent a lot of time hanging out in the wonderful Kutch sun.

Overall, the experience has been eye-opening. The hospital was much nicer than I was expecting and the amount of patients they are able to treat in these 3 weeks in incredible. Being a medical student with a limited ability to speak the language, I felt fairly useless in terms of actually helping..but I did learn a lot. I also became the unofficial camp photographer….at a minimum, I hope the pics muster ¬†up some donations so the good work continues

Enjoy some of the snaps:


Inside the ENT clinic

IMG_0655, originally uploaded by Jainy Savla.

This little girl was waiting for her mom inside the ENT clinic. Hectic day with hundreds of patients serviced. For more info, check out http://www.bidada.org


My Best Photo



IMG_0665, originally uploaded by Jainy Savla.

This is probably one of the best photos I took during the entire trip. Almost all the women in Kutch wore this kind of garb…Amazing really.


Hanging Out…



IMG_0750, originally uploaded by Jainy Savla.

Everywhere we went, there were tons of people hanging out, waiting in lines, or waiting for loved ones. This cutie was among the crowd.


Tympanoplasty



IMG_0800, originally uploaded by Jainy Savla.

This isn’t my best picture from the OR, so I’ll have to repost it but our first day of volunteering during the ENT camp. All I can say is that I’ve never seen so many perforated tympanic membranes.


Bidada Village



IMG_1006, originally uploaded by Jainy Savla.

Bansari and I took an excursion into the town of Bidada. After walking aimlessly for 20 minutes, we met some village women that took us back to their houses. Hello neighborhood kids.


Lines and More Lines



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This was the line outside the orthopedics camp at the Bidada Hospital.