A total of 1,407 patients were operated on in the just concluded surgical camp conducted by the Association of Surgeons of Uganda (ASOU) in the Lango sub-region. The team of 250 surgeons that arrived on September 10th, offered free surgical services to people with different conditions such as enlarged prostrates, hernia, breast lamps, goiter, and Gallstones among others.
Spread across 12 medical facilities mostly HC IVs, hospitals, and a regional referral hospital, the surgeons were able to operate on 1,407 patients in the first four days of the camp.
Dr. Frank R. Asiimwe, the ASOU President, said this is the highest number of surgeries done during a surgical camp in the history of the association.
The Association of Surgeons of Uganda is a body that brings together over 400 qualified surgeons and those in training to advance surgical healthcare in Uganda. Every year, the association goes