The lifeline express, which is an NGO-managed hospital train, has been routinely conducting treatment camps. At Ghazipur, UP, located 55 kms from Benares, the lifeline express conducted a dental camp from the 8th to 16th of January, 2018. A 7-member team from the People’s College of Dental Sciences, Bhopal led by Dr Preeti Nair, Prof & Head, Dept of Oral Medicine & Radiology, successfully participated in the camp.The other members of the team included Dr Neha Gupta, Senior Lecturer, Dept of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Dr Ashwini Bhusari and Dr Nalini N R, PG students, Dept of Prosthodontics, Dr Swati Gurjar , Dept of Conservative & Endodontics, Dr Aashna Dhingra, Dept of Public Health Dentistry& Dr Pratiksh Pawar, PG student, Dept of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
About 1280 patients were examined and 520 patients were treated effectively. A school dental camp was conducted which saw a healthy interaction between the children and the doctors.
The members of the team were felicitated by the Railway Minister of UP, Mr Manoj Sinha. The camp was an eye opener in terms of the few cases of malignancy and precancer lesions with people showing signs of choosing to stay away from addictive substances. All in all it was an enriching experience to all.