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42nd  BRINOS Ear Camp - Fateh-Bal Eye Hospital, Nepalgunj, Nepal

From the 7th to the 15th November 2010

 The 42nd Surgical Ear Camp undertaken by the Britain Nepal Otology Service was conducted in the Fateh-Bal Eye Hospital, Nepalgunj in the Terai Region of Western Nepal.

The Surgery involves repair of ear drum perforations (myringoplasty), eradication of potentially serious middle ear disease (mastoidectomy) and restoration of the hearing for those suffering with a condition known as otosclerosis (stapedectomy).

Patients stay in hospital for two days and aftercare is undertaken by the primary ear care team. During six days of operating a total of 101 major ear operations were performed, mostly under local anaesthetic. Patients were pre-selected by the Community Ear Assistants.

The members of the team were as follows:


Odette Ferrao (theatre manager - Kings College Hospital)

Robin Youngs
(ENT Surgeon and Team Leader - Gloucestershire Royal Hospital)

Malcolm Savage
(anaesthetist – Gloucestershire Royal Hospital)

David Jonathan (ENT Surgeon – Frimley Park Hospital)

Malcolm Hilton
(ENT Surgeon – Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital)

Yvette Youngs
(theatre assistant – Gloucestershire Hospitals)

Rebecca Perkins
(theatre nurse – Frimley Park Hospital)


Anupama Rijal (ENT Surgeon – Kathmandu)

Abbas Sai (driver)

Pashupati Chaudhari (theatre nurse)

Rajani Shah (theatre nurse)

Tushar Roy (facilitator)

Puran Tharu (Chief Community Ear Assistant)

Ram Bahadur (Community Ear Assistant)

Tilak Ram, Rati Ram,

Satruhan Balmiki (general assistants)

Nando Kishor Tharu (volunteer)

And Thanks to:

The Britain Nepal Otology Service are most grateful to the BMA/RCN Humanitarian Fund for supporting their work in Nepal.

Robin Youngs MD FRCS Director - BRINOS

Boy with acute mastoid abscess

All fixed & ready to go

Operation & training under way