June 17, 2011
Hairul Sukaime, Program Coordinator, Operation Smile Singapore
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On behalf of the team, I'm pleased to share with you highlights from screening from Rumah Sakit Awal Bros in Batam.
We had several arrivals today to complement the bulk of the volunteer team that checked in on Saturday.
Special thanks to all the 177 patients from Batam and the rest of the Kepri region for their patience throughout the entire screening day.
We had enormous help from volunteers representing the PSMTI (Paguyuban Sosial Marga Tionghua Indonesia) Batam group. Made of students and GPs, they facilitated with patient movement and Bahasa Indonesia-English translation to ensure a much smoother screening day for everyone.
Also a big high-five to our Student Chapter team from Operation Smile Singapore and our Charity Champions from the RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) Singapore office. Although they were only here for the day, they managed to visit both the mission hospital and the patient shelter, the Asrama Haji to meet the patients and their families.
By the end of the day, we had scheduled a total of 100 surgeries for the upcoming four surgery days with the first 20 spending the night at the pre-op ward.
I would like to record our appreciation to the entire team at Rumah Sakit Awal Bros, PSMTI, the Student Chapter of Operation Smile, the Charity Champions from RBS and everyone else who made the day such a resounding success.
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