Latur, Maharashtra, India—Manasi Tirodkar, Interplast volunteer coordinator/ translator.
We were not aware that the need for burn treatment was so severe in this part of India. On clinic day, we saw over 70 patients with old burn scars and contractures each worse than the last. Surgeries started on Tuesday and continued until the day we left, Thursday, December 4th. We operated on seven to nine patients per day. Very few patients did not show up on their appointed days of surgery, and those who did not lost their spots to new patients. No spots were wasted, no time left unfilled.