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Amit Thadhani @amitsurg
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And within an hour of arrival at Pattanamtittha District Hospital after 14 hours of travel, the team gets to work, sorting out the medicines for tomorrows camps so that we don’t waste any time in the morning and start early.
Ready to move to camp sites about 15km from Pattanamtittha with the dashing @dhiren_dr . I must say the health department here is quite formidable in its efficiency. Checklists being used, good arrangements. Very systematic work.
Medical camp in progress at Thuruthumala village, Pattanamtittha district. Doxycycline prophylaxis, vaccinations, treatment of fungal and viral infections, replacement of BP and diabetes medicines lost in flood.
Some pics of the devastation inside homes due to the flood. Literally nothing left. Nothing left: clothes, certificates, furniture, money, all destroyed. Note the wrecked racing boat in the last pic, some attempts to salvage it are in progress.
“I have nothing to give you. Everything is destroyed, he says. But I can give you this”. He gives me two litchi plants. Moved deeply beyond words. This man rescued others in his boat while his own house was flooded with his wife and 2 month old child inside. He’s a true hero.
Today’s camps are in villages at outskirts of Thiruvalla town, which has been badly hit by the floods. Power still out intermittently. With @dhiren_dr @SapkalSupreet
In the exotic backwaters of Niranam village Thiruvalla, treated over 200 patients at four locations including an acute outbreak of diarrhoea affecting 30 patients who had consumed stale rice and contaminated water.
Today’s camps at two locations in Thiruvalla - a relief camp at St Joseph’s Church and Thaleyar at Kuttoor village.
Today, headed to an area called Aranyajeevan about 30km from Raani Perinad, housing 350 tribal families as yet unreached by medical teams. Those white things on the trees aren’t flowers, they’re plastic bags. Water level rose about 50ft here.
This area is pretty badly devastated. Just look at the condition of some of the homes here. Our destination for today’s camps.
After attending to the patients, the staff of the subcenter where the camp was held treated us to a sumptuous Kerala meal!
Last series of camps today at multiple locations in Chengannur before we leave for Trivandrum tomorrow. About 200 patients treated today. Chengannur will see an apolitical massive cleanup drive tomorrow involving a staggering one lakh citizen volunteers - a world record.
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