Hans Lechermann operating

Tuesday 3rd July 2012

Shahada & Dondaicha, Maharashtra State

Our first mission to India was to the hospital run by Dr Ravidranath Tongaonkar (Ravi), the Indian rural surgeon who popularised the use of mosquito net mesh for hernia repair. The opportunity to work with Ravi was therefore not to be missed. From the start Ravi worked with speed and efficiency to organise a mission for us, which included 8 days of operating (during which we treated over 134 cases), one day of teaching and a long weekend touring the Eloora and Ajanta caves which are India’s number one and two World Heritage sites (with the Taj Mahal in third position!)

Indigenous village

Roadside home

Roadside home

Street in Dondaicha