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Dr Joshua Ng-Kamstra

General Surgery resident at the University of Toronto, Canada

Dr Joshua Ng-Kamstra is a General Surgery resident at the University of Toronto, Canada and has an MPH from Harvard University. 
The Urgent Need For Holistic Surgical Care For A Stronger

The Urgent Need For Holistic Surgical Care For A Stronger India

A recent study using data from the MDS showed that in 2010, 72000 people in the country died because of acute abdominal conditions: illnesses like peptic ulcers, appendicitis, and hernias that need urgent surgery. Of these deaths, 87% occur in rural areas, and the vast majority occurs at home, where patients do not receive care and die in agony. If treated promptly, these conditions are usually surgically curable.
24/08/2015 8:12 AM IST