Report of the 2020 october mission of the action foundation

After having completed their mission, the Medical Team of the Action for Defenceless People Foundation arrived safely and in good health from Bangladesh.

It was a great pleasure for all of us again to be at our Bangladeshi colleagues’ help in taking the next step in Operation Freedom.

The Operation Freedom mission’s medical team (dr. Pataki, dr. Csókay, dr. Csapody and Zsuzsanna Császár) sees Rabeya’s condition, good after cranioplasty. The operation was performed under the leadership of Hungarian doctors with the continuous help of our Bangladeshi Colleagues.

We are incredibly thankful for the safe and modern and friendly environment provided by Combined Military Hospital and Sheikh Hasina National Institute for Burns and Plastic Surgery.

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, our doctors also sought increased security during the postoperative phase, so the child could leave the intensive care unit and move back to the hospital room with his family only five days after surgery.

The rehabilitation team tested the little girl’s development before the surgery, based on the results, asked Bangladeshi doctors for further specific tests and planned further rehabilitation of both Rabeya and Rukaiya. After assessing the examination test results at home, our team will prepare an additional development plan for both little girls.

Besides the planned cranial reconstruction surgery, our team, led by Dr Gergely Pataki, performed plastic surgery on a 9-year-old skull-damaged little girl too. She was urgently operated on by our medical team during the March mission of the Action for Defenceless People Foundation. Under Fatima’s hairy scalp, a tissue expander- similar to that of the twin girls – was implanted, in a preliminary procedure to cover the little girl’s head with healthy tissue instead of her extensive distorting scars after a 3-6 month surgery.

And neurosurgeon Dr András Csókay was asked to assist a brain stem tumour removal surgery on a 10-year-old boy by Bangladeshi neurosurgeon colleagues.

In connection with all three surgeries, Hungarian doctors provided theoretical and practical training to doctors in Bangladesh. Our foundation not only helps to turn the lives of the most vulnerable, injured, sick people for better in Bangladesh, but also makes special Hungarian professional knowledge available to colleagues outside.

The success of the surgeries was repeatedly prayed for jointly by Hungarian Catholic and Bangladeshi Muslim and Hindu doctors and operating room staff. In one of the world’s most populated Muslim countries, we would like to point out that medical cooperation, which has been going on for ten years (3 years in connection with twins), also required the acceptance and respect of each other’s cultures and religions.

Thank you all for your good wishes and prayers, which, in addition to scientific ideas and precise logistics, have been a great help to our team.

At the same time, we continue to ask for everyone’s spiritual support, since we cannot talk yet about the good surgical results of the operated little girl, both plastic and neurosurgery complications are possible in the first month.

Action for Defenceless People Foundation

5th of November 2020.

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