DPS STS Students attend surgical camp in Madaripur

 

On the 22nd to the 24th of October, 8 students of DPS STS School along with two teachers attended the 9th International Cleftlip palate and Maxillo-facial Medical Camp held at the Madaripur District Hospital in Madaripur, Bangladesh as part of the Taimur Khan Project. The Camp was organized by the Asmat Ali Khan Foundation in collaboration with HCFT Kenya, Smile Train USA, and Grace of Friends USA.  The chief patron of the Foundation is the Hon. Shahjahan Khan, M.P., Minister of Shipping, Bangladesh.  The Taimur Khan Project is partnering with DPS STS School, Dhaka and Asmat Ali Khan Foundation, Bangladesh to encourage school children in education and leadership.   

 

On the 22nd October the DPS STS students and teachers arrived at Madaripur along with the team of doctors and nurses from Kenya led by Dr. M. Onguti, CEO, HCFT, Kenya, Dr. Antony Wong, Friends of Grace International, USA and Dr. Mahbubur Khan.  They were received and welcomed by the Hon. Shahjahan Khan, M.P., Minister of Shipping and other distinguished guests.

 

On the 23rd October an opening ceremony for the Camp was held where the Chief Guest was the Hon. Engineer Mosharraf Hossain, M.P., Ministry of Housing and Public Works.  The Ceremony was also attended by Hon. Shahjahan Khan, M.P., Minister of Shipping, Bangladesh, other distinguished guests, the international team of doctors, local people from Madaripur and people from surrounding areas who had come for treatment. DPS STS students were handed over crests and certificates by the Chief Guest, Hon. Engineer Mosharraf Hossain, M.P., Ministry of Housing and Public Works and Hon. Shahjahan Khan, M.P., Minister of Shipping, Bangladesh.   

 

The Ceremony was followed by patient screening by the International Medical Team.  DPS STS students assisted the team by acting as interpreters, and by helping with document information received from patients.

 

24th October, students headed to the Madaripur District Hospital where they were able to observe the surgery and other related procedures conducted by the team. After lunch students headed back home to Dhaka. 

 

PICTURES FROM MADARIPUR MEDICAL CAMP

 

DPS STS Student Taimur Khan of Grade 12 speaking on the Taimur Khan Project at the Opening Ceremony of the 9th International Cleftlip palate and Maxillo-facial Medical Camp

 

DPS STS student Sifat Quadery of Grade 12 being handed over crest and certificate from Hon. Engineer Mosharraf Hossain, M.P., Ministry of Housing and Public Works and Hon. Shahjahan Khan, M.P., Minister of Shipping, Bangladesh

 

DPS STS students getting ready to attend the operating theater at the Madaripur District Hospital

 

DPS STS students observing surgery being done by Dr. M Onguti and his team of doctors

 

DPS STS students with Dr. Mahabubur Khan performing surgery to correct Cleft-lip Palate