Life Saving Amputation Surgery

Life Saving Amputation Surgery
A 10-year old boy, Sunil Pawar, was brought to the medical camp at our project site by his relatives in December, 2018. Dr. Daniel Olsen, one of the members of the NSU, Florida, USA, medical team, attended Sunil. He had an advanced form of gangrene in his right foot; the result of a vehicle accident, that was never properly treated. Dr. Olsen strongly recommended emergency amputation surgery to save his life. It was quite evident from the physical state that Sunil was brought in, that he would perish from septicemia and other complications without the emergency surgery.
The team of Dr. Olsen, Dr. Nirali Patel (one of the trustees of KJP Charitable Trust) and a medical student from NSU, Florida, escorted Sunil and his relatives to a community hospital, approximately 1.5 hours away, in the town of Bardoli. Emergency amputation surgery was performed with the cooperation of the hospital surgeon, Dr. Jainil Parmar, on December 12, 2018.
Sunil handled the surgery very well and was kept in the hospital for an extended period for close follow up examinations and frequent dressing changes. His home is almost 2.5 hours away in the remote village of Borthodi, Dang. Sunil was provided crutches by our charitable trust upon his discharge from the hospital so that he would be able to continue going to school and perform every day activities without extra assistance. The surgical site healed very well as was evident from his follow-up visit to our clinic. An experienced orthopedic surgeon from the United States and one from India have helped Sunil to get a prosthetic limb, since the healing of the wound is fully completed. Sunil and his family are extremely grateful and happy for the NSU medical team as well as local doctors for saving his life. The trust will help Sunil with his further education and regular replacement of prosthetic limbs as he grows. The ultimate goal is to make Sunil productive citizen.
Upon completion of Dr. Kiran C. Patel Multi-Specialty Hospital in Ahwa, Dang, India, many such cases will be efficiently treated at the site instead of taking them to far-away hospitals.

2015 NSU,FL Camp Souvenir

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These are the visuals of the dedication and commitment of the medical team from Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Florida, USA, under the leadership of Dean, Dr. Anthony Silvagni during a comprehensive Healthcare Camp in Ahwa, Dang, Gujarat, India in December 2015. Please visit our page Healthcare Camp: December 2015 to learn more about the amazing work that was done by NSU.

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Construction Progress Update: March 2017

 

Vast strides towards completing Vanbandhu Arogya Dham (VAD) have been made. The government-supported access road was completed in June, 2016. A brick pathway from the doctors’ residence to the VAD clinic, was also finished in August 2016. Three hundred trees were planted soon after the access road was completed. It was during the beginning of monsoon season, the ideal time for planting trees in India. All plants were planted with a protective barrier around them. Another three hundred trees are planned to be planted before the facility is fully completed. A rose garden behind the building has also been created. About eighty shrubs were planted in July 2016. Some of the donated funds have gone to making VAD a beautiful facility where patients and doctors alike will feel welcomed. The photographs represent different phases of constriction from barren land to ground breaking ceremony, to the foundation, to different floors of the main building and other buildings around it.

A functional VAD clinic (dome) was established and inaugurated in December, 2015.

To create more parking spaces and redesign the front part of the buildings a large slab was completed in February 2017.  The plaster work for the foreign Doctor’s building was also completed. The entire facility is likely to be completed in late 2017, or early 2018.

2014 NSU,FL Camp Souvenir

These are the visuals of the dedication and commitment of the medical team from Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Florida, USA, under the leadership of Dean, Dr. Anthony Silvagni during a comprehensive Healthcare Camp in Ahwa, Dang, Gujarat, India in December 2014. Please visit our page Healthcare Camp: December 2014 to learn more about the amazing work that was done by NSU.