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50th BRINOS Ear Camp - March 2013 in Nepalgunj, Nepal

From March 4th to March 13th

This year’s March camp was the 50th held in Nepalgunj, a significant milestone. It was even more momentous because during the camp the foundation stone of the new BRINOS Ear Care Centre was laid. This occasion was marked by a ceremony involving contributions from a Hindu priest as well as the Chairman of BEHCS, Mr. Bimal Tandon, the Director of BRINOS, Mr. Neil Weir and Mr Tushar Roy. See more Details in the “Neplagunj BECC” pages

In attendance were members of the team and other BRINOS stalwarts: Professor Rakesh Prasad, Dr. Milan Maharjan and Dr Urmilla Gurung who had travelled to Nepalgunj specially to take part. Afterwards we were all entertained to lunch by Mr. and Mrs. Tandon.


The members of the team were as follows:

The surgeons
on the team on this occasion were Robert Mills (Thailand), Neil Weir (UK), Kashi Gyawali (Nepal) and Ambrose Lee (Canada).

General anaesthesia (and aeronautics)
were provided by Dr. Ellis Simon and

The nurses were led by Mrs. Joan Browning (Joan and Ellis are both from Edinburgh). Ellis came on his first camp with me back in 2001 and Joan has been a regular since 2007. On this occasion Ellis was supported by anaesthetic trainee Matt Wilkes, also from Edinburgh.

The Nepali nurses were
Mrs. Pashupati Kumari Chaudhary, Miss Pabitra Khadka and Mrs. Rajani Shah Bhandari.

Audiological support was provided by Mrs. Bawani Gyawali.






Group photograph after the foundation stone laying
(Note the "50th Camp 2013" sweaters kindly donated by Bob Mills)



Dr Ellis Simon delivering an anaesthetic

Dr Ellis Simon...
flying his model aeroplane

The 50th Camp
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