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UK doctors cure acid attack victims on holidays

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A team of British and Danish scientists have made a way to make holidays more productive .
The team travel around the world on holidays offering plastic surgery to people who have been disfigured by acid attacks .
The team, part of British charity Interplast UK, includes surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses, a physiotherapist – even a pharmacist . The dream team pay for their own flight and for accommodations as well. They have recently travelled Delhi to help other victims . As of now they have performed over a 100 surgical procedures in the short span of two weeks .
Quoting the BBC “They see lots of children with cleft palates and the victims of burns and other accidental injuries, but about a quarter of their patients are people who have been deliberately disfigured: doused in acid in horrific attacks.”
These attacks causes complete destruction of the person’s  life.
Government figures suggest there are perhaps 1,000 such attacks a year; campaigners say that is a grotesque underestimate. They say the real figure is many, many times higher.
Retired NHS plastic surgeon Charles Viva says that stories of their survival from these acid attacks has been a source of inspiration for them.
One of the stories is of Anupama.

Anupama had travelled from Bihar to Delhi to have this operation . She was 14 when she was attacked . She and her sister had been frequently assaulted. The two sons and a daughter had started eve teasing her and trying to lure her into their house. When her father complained, they became angry. A few nights later, they came to the family house and threw acid on Anupama and her sister while they were sleeping. Her sister escaped with minor injuries , however Anupama was not so fortunate .

Anupama has tried to have numerous operations all of them providing only basic treatment .
The sum that doctors demanded for a more intensive treatment was way beyond what Anupama could afford .This team of doctors has transformed Anupama’s life .

This story  will hopefully inspire people to help change the future of a person’s life even while on a holiday .

link :http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-35898486

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Acid Attack Is One Of The Most Heinous Crimes: Vikrant Massey

Actor Vikrant Massey feels that we are not doing enough to stop acid attacks

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Actor Vikrant Massey will be starring in "Chhapaak". Wikimedia Commons

BY ARUNDHUTI BANERJEE

Bollywood actor Vikrant Massey plays a pivotal role in the Deepika Padukone-starrer “Chhapaak”, which is based on the real-life story of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal.

Pointing out how most of his choices reflect his opinion, Vikrant told IANS: “I won’t associate myself with any project that I do not believe in. I strongly believe that an acid attack is one of the most heinous crimes in the world, so if we are talking about a progressive society where we are trying to create an environment of parity for all genders, it is a shame that we are yet to eradicate a crime like an acid attack. The report says that in India, most of the cases are of jilted lovers. When a girl rejects the proposal of a boy, the boy throws acid on her face!”opi

After a pause that clearly signals outrage, he added: “No one has the right to ruin someone’s life like that!”

“We are a developing country and we are sending Chandrayaan to the moon, and showing the world how we are progressing! Yet we are, at the same time, still living with a criminal practice like acid attack! We all know that it is wrong, still we are not doing enough to stop it!” added the actor.

Actor Vikrant Massey
Vikrant Massey strongly believes in stopping crimes like acid attacks. Wikimedia Commons

Over the past few years, Vikrant has managed to make his space with films like “Dil Dhadakne Do”, “A Death In The Gunj”, “Half Girlfriend”, and “Lipstick Under My Burkha”. Interestingly all these films address issues like parental interference in an adult life, elitism in society, language barrier, and gender disparity.

The actor said he uses film as a medium to express his thoughts.

“I have a lot of things to say in my lifetime and, being an actor, cinema is my medium. I am glad that I am an artist who gets a chance to reach out to thousands of people at one time. Being a sensitive human being, I always try and choose stories that somewhere translates my opinion,” said Vikrant, who has also explored the digital entertainment space with web shows like “Mirzapur”, “Made In Heaven”, “Criminal Justice” .

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He will soon be seen in the new season of the web series “Broken But Beautiful”, where he shared screen space with actress Harleen Sethi. The show will be streaming on the OTT platform ZEE5 and ALT Balaji from November 27. (IANS)