| Nancy's Operation Smile Mission to
| A downtown street scene in BOLPUR which is located in far Eastern India
in the Province of West Bengal close to the Bangladeshi border.
| Potential patients queuing up for evaluation. Over
500 people showed up - 150 surgeries were performed
|Nurse Nancy doing her thing - evaluating a patient prior to surgery|
| Local color surrounding Bolpur. The Indian "Internet Boom" has certainly
not been felt in this remote part of the country.
|Here's a clip from the Operation Smile Web Site for the
Bolpur Mission - November 2 to November 10, 2006 :
"More than 50 Operation Smile medical and non-medical volunteers from India, Canada, Ireland and the United States completed a successful mission in Bolpur, India. The medical team worked out of Bolpur Sub Division Hospital and consisted of plastic surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, a speech pathologist, dentist and other medical professionals. The team provided 575 free medical evaluations and surgery to 149 children suffering with facial deformities.
Since Operation Smile’s first mission to India in 2002, volunteers have provided free medical evaluations to more than 3,300 patients and life-changing surgery to more than 1,200 children and young adults during international medical missions.
First international mission: 2002
International mission sites: Deesa, Manipal, Himachal Pradesh, Bolpur"
|An energy-efficient method of transport|