Surgery has become an essential service in comprehensive healthcare delivery systems throughout the world, and basic surgical services are important public health interventions in increasing the quality of life for the target population. While emphasis has been placed in providing preventive and curative medical care in rural areas of India, secondary-level surgical care continues to be deficient. Due to a paucity of surgeons, surgical facilities, and instruments, basic injuries, ligations, and excisions are often unable to be managed properly by existing healthcare institutions. The distance to the nearest secondary surgical unit from a rural area is often too far to reach, and places patients in unnecessarily life-threatening situations.
To overcome the present challenges and to help the rural communities in and around Nilakkottai village, which is 45 to 55 kms away from hospitals with operation theatre, we are planning to set up an operation theatre in the existing hospital. This will benefit communities from 40 villages around Nilakottai.
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History Log Entries
by P. Gopalakrishnan
System Entry: Creation of project page.
by Anotnio Carlos
System Entry: Pledge of $1 by Anotnio Carlos of the Rotary Club of Campo MourÃ£o, District 4630.
by Anotnio Carlos
System Entry: Pledge of $6,000 DDF by Emi Tokonami Mori of the Rotary Club of São Paulo Liberdade, District 4430.
by Mauro Duarte
System Entry: Pledge of $1 by Mauro Duarte of the Rotary Club of MaringÃ¡-Colombo, District 4630.