Mr Onno Ruhl, head of the World Bank in India and Michael Hanley, Chief of Operations for the Bank in India, accompanied the Kamrup Boat Clinic unit on 6th June 2013 to a health camp at Bhakuamari char to observe the unique work of Boat Clinic in Assam among the island dwellers of the Brahmaputra. Bhakuamari under Chaygaon Block of Kamrup (rural) distric, has a population of around 2000 people mostly engaged in agriculture and cattle rearing.
The Managing Trustee C-NES Mr Sanjoy Hazarika, CEO Dr Dipankar Das and Programme Manager Mr Ashok Rao accompanied the team. The camp was held at a pre primary school where the doctor-patient interaction was keenly observed by the international team. The visitors described the camps as the highlight of their visit to Assam and extensively wrote about it in the social media. Ruhl said that not only was it an encouraging experience but he was struck by the efficiency of the unit and community acceptance of programs.