Our autumn season came to an end as Christmas approached. For various reasons, we managed just one camp.
First, only a few months ago the government decided to organise parliamentary elections on 7 december, following the provincial elections a few months ago. We were aware that the camps would have to wait until afterwards. In addition, the construction of the Maternity Center in Phaplu necesssitated our presence on the spot to take the final decisions about the finishing touches while the contractor was still around (precise positioning of the operating lamps in the operating rooms...).
Our surgical camp took place in Theratum district. We operated on slightly fewer patients than normal, probably because of the elections – people were celebrating the victory of the left wing parties (United marxist Leninists and Maoists).