Every life member, attached to the Indian Orthopedic Association, has taken a pledge to perform at least one free surgery for a deserving patient, marking the National Bone and Joint Day falling on August 4.
Briefing it to the media persons, Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic Association president R. Sivakumar said that the association observes August 4 of each year with a theme.
Previous year theme was road safety. The proposed theme for the current year is ‘one member, one free surgery’. The association has over 1,500 members in Tamil Nadu and the Madurai Orthopaedic Society has 110 members. It has been planned to perform free surgeries from August 3 to 5 to deserving patients.
Performing surgeries on such a massive scale would bring in awareness at a national level and it was also aimed at creating a world record.
Additionally, the members will be delivering talks on prevention aspects, conducting a special camp for Osteoporosis detection and management on August 4 at Government Rajaji Hospital. A walkathon will be organized on August 6 in Madurai , which was expected to be flagged-off by Tamil Nadu State Minister Sellur K. Raju.
By encouraging participation of citizen from all walks of life, the walkathon is expected to create awareness on the need to follow do’s and don’ts in day-to-day activities. The increasing number of patients getting admitted in trauma care wards is worrisome and prevention could be made possible only by bringing together various stakeholders, they said.