MALINDI MEDICAL CAMP 2016
The Lions Club of Mombasa Bahari carried out a very successful MEGA OPERATIVE PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY AND GENERAL SURGERY CAMP at TAWFIQ HOSPITAL, MALINDI from the 16th to 19th March 2017.
All patients had been pre-screened and patients in need of surgical intervention were identified. The Club team reviewed all the patients and surgical procedures began in earnest on Thursday 16th March 2017 in the afternoon.
DR. ANIL TIBREWALA, a very renowned and highly regarded PLASTIC, RECONSTRUCTIVE and ASTHETIC SURGEON flew in from Mumbai to review and carry out all the Plastic & Reconstructive Surgical procedures. Despite his very busy schedule, Dr. Tibrewala has, for the last 20 years, lent his expertise to the people of the Coast. This year, he carried out 32 major procedures. These included repair of Cleft Lip and Cleft palate, release of burns contractures and skin grafting.
Dr. Abdalla Kassim - Consultant Urologist and Dr. Yusuf Palkhi - Consultant General & Laparoscopic Surgeon carried out 10 major surgeries respectively on 17th and 18th March 2017. These included repair of Inguinal Hernias, Hydrocoeles, and excision of various growths on the body.
Administration of Anaesthesia for all the surgical procedures was in the hands of
Lion Dr. Madhu Patel and Dr. Suheil Juma. It was their task to ensure that there were no untoward events during the operations.
It would have been extremely difficult to carry out the surgeries without dedicated Surgical and Anaesthetic technicians and therefore the Medical committee would like to appreciate the staff of the Mombasa Hospital for their excellent work during the camp.
The Medical team was very ably supported by other club members who included Club President Lion Linda Shuma, Medical Convenor Lion Mwami Se-Mayama, Lions Zainul Dar, Tasneem Dar, Rashida Pirbhai, Adnaan Kitabwalla, Mustafa Dar, Kamaljeet Kaur. Lion Zainul Dar did a commendable job, leading from the front and ensuring that there were no hindrances throughout the camp.
The team is also very thankful to Dr. Imtiaz Ganiwalla of Al-Shifa Pharmacy Ltd for procuring all the drugs and medical good for the camp and also for his assistance in prescribing the drugs during the camp.
Whilst the camp was going on the Service Activity Convenor Lion Kamaljeet Kaur and some members distributed milk, biscuits and corn crisps to the children in Paediatric Ward and also to the children who were at the Children’s out-patient clinic. Also raw foodstuff (maize-meal, cooking oil, beans, sugar, salt, tea leaves and margarine) was donated to the hospital to assist them to provide meals to all the in-patients.
The Lions Club of Mombasa Bahari is very grateful to TAWFIQ HOSPITAL and its Administrator, MR. AHMED ABOUD, for their generosity and support throughout the camp. The staff of Tawfiq Hospital did a commendable job in ensuring that all was well right throughout the camp. Their hard work and dedication is highly appreciated by the club.
To Mr. Ahmed Aboud, we say a big ‘ASANTE SANA’ for all his support and hard work in ensuring the success of this camp. The club has promised Mr. Ahmed that it will return there next March to carry out an even bigger camp at his hospital.
The Club is also very thankful to our ex member Naresh Pankhania and his wife Pushpa who had visited us from USA for their kind donation of Kshs.51000/-.