We were quite thankful when the Burns Unit support team at UK comprising Dr Ron Hiles, Dr Colin Binks and Ms RuthAnn Fanstone allowed us to buy a Skin Graft Mesher from funds which were allocated for the burns unit.
It has been with us for sometime. But nobody requiring a graft was coming to us. Even when there was someone who would have benefitted from the graft - we did not get consent.
Ultimately, we got a patient - but he was not a burns patient. The young boy had a snake bite and was managed at home. Unfortunately, his skin got necrosed and started to slough off when he thought about coming to healthcare. First seen at a Catholic dispensary in Latehar - he was referred to us.
After almost quite a month taken to make the wound clean - it was ready for the graft. And of my, we were all so excited to use the machine. Below are few snaps of Nandamani and team getting the graft on to the exposed leg . . .
|The leg to be grafted . . .|
|Nandamani at work . . .|
|Starting the work . . .|
|The graft almost complete . . .|
We are very much thankful to all those who donated towards the burns unit, the funds of which were used to buy this machine. And of course to our support team in UK who facilitated the same . . .