Do Such Places Still Exist? The LADA Diagnostic Camp

The Lancet commission on Global Surgery estimates the need for surgical procedures at 5,000 per one lakh population every year and 90% of the World’s population do not have access to safe, affordable surgical care [1]. It is easy to understand the statement and accept it. However, if someone says the actual figure is about 30 per 100,000 population a year in Arunachal Pradesh it would be difficult to understand how this is possible [2].

The Clinic at Lada

The Diagnostic camp at Lada was a revelation. It helped us understand why the surgical coverage is so low at Arunachal Pradesh. The diagnostic camp was arranged by Hope Health Center at Bhalukpong and was sponsored by the NIHR - GHRG project of the University of Leeds.


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