Working Holidays for Overseas Doctors: Host Perspective in Mission Hospitals in Rural India
Many doctors are willing to spend part of the holidays helping mission hospitals. Some of them are senior doctors who can contribute a lot to the mission hospitals. We describe how we were able to use their time effectively. We also list the difficulties that we had and the various benefits that we got through their contributions. The junior doctors too helped the mission hospitals in many ways especially doing a variety of studies and preparing the protocols for the hospital use.
There were very significant contributions like Vaporization and Lift Laparoscopic surgeries that revolutionzed the patient care at mission hospitals. Many new procedures and techniques were learnt and the mission benefited a lot from using donated equipment. The visiotors too had benefits other than the joy of teaching and helping missions and hence it is a win - win situativon for all concerned
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