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Checking before surgery. Acid Survivors Foundation center, Dhaka, Bangladesh-2009
In the pre-operation room of the Acid Survivors Foundation hospital, the anaesthesist is checking pulse of an acid victim who is about to have a surgery. Kakalie, a nurse working there explains : "You have to understand that these people are living in countryside, in deserted places where they don't know what happens in hospitals or operation theatre. People we receive for the first time are usually very afraid. They didn't trust anaesthesia and they think they will wake up "with everything open", as they say. Others think they will not wake up.".Dhaka, Bangladesh - 2009