2016 Healthcare Camp Souvenir

During December 15 – 20, 2016, a medical team of 75 members including faculties, residents, interns and medical students from NOVA Southeastern University Medical School, FL, USA and Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, Alabama, USA, provided medical care to more than 1,192 patients. The medical camp was organized by KJP Charitable trust at the VAD facility along with some local specialist doctors from nearby cities.

The patients varied from children to the elderly who have been unable to receive proper care from Dang and surrounding areas. Out of over a thousand patients, 17 patients were transported to the local hospital where 3 were for life-saving procedures.

Most problems the patients were exhibiting could have all been treated if there was an accessible and affordable healthcare facility in their area. This is why we strive to continually make improvements to the tribal area through the Richard Condorelli Memorial Foundation.

2017 Healthcare Camp Souvenir

During December, 9-19, 2017, a medical team of 18 members, including faculties, residents and medical students from NSU, Florida, USA, provided medical and dental care to over 1000 patients. Several hurricanes in the state of Florida in the later months of 2017 prevented travel for many would-be participants for the medical camp. The camp was organized by KJP Charitable Trust at the healthcare project facility in Ahwa, Dang, India, along with some local specialist doctors from nearby cities. The patients who attended the camp, varied from children to the elderly who had been unable to receive proper care in Dang and surrounding areas. Out of over 1000 patients, some were screened and transported to the local hospitals for surgical procedures.

Many problems the patients exhibited could have been prevented or treated if there was an accessible and affordable healthcare facility in their local areas. This is one reason a permanent healthcare facility is being built with the active participation of foreign doctors, donors, and funding from the Richard Condorelli Memorial Foundation. The facility when fully functional will strive to continually make improvements in the healthcare indices of the entire tribal population of Dang, and surrounding areas.

The members of the medical team had an extremely gratifying experience for their much needed help to many needy tribal patients of the area. All patients appreciated the team’s sincere interest in their healthcare needs and the compassion they rendered to all. The team members enjoyed other sight-seeing activities including the incredible experience of paragliding and a visit to explore the city of Mumbai. The group leader, Dr. Jill Wallace-Ross appreciated the hospitality and was moved with the plight of the patients. She was very certain of coming back for December 2018 medical camp with more members in the team.

2015 Healthcare Camp Souvenir

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These are the visuals of the dedication and commitment of the medical team from Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Florida, USA, under the leadership of Dean, Dr. Anthony Silvagni during a comprehensive Healthcare Camp in Ahwa, Dang, Gujarat, India in December 2015. Please visit our page Healthcare Camp: December 2015 to learn more about the amazing work that was done by NSU.

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Construction Progress Update: March 2017

 

Vast strides towards completing Kiran C. Patel Multi-Specialty Hospital have been made. The government-supported access road was completed in June 2016. A brick pathway from the doctors’ residence to the clinic was also finished in August 2016. Three hundred trees were planted soon after the access road was completed. It was during the beginning of monsoon season, the ideal time for planting trees in India. All plants were planted with a protective barrier around them. Another three hundred trees are planned to be planted before the facility is fully completed. A rose garden behind the building has also been created. About eighty shrubs were planted in July 2016. Some of the donated funds have gone to making Kiran C. Patel Multi-Specialty Hospital a beautiful facility where patients and doctors alike will feel welcomed. The photographs represent different phases of constriction from barren land to groundbreaking ceremony, to the foundation, to different floors of the main building and other buildings around it.

A functional clinic (dome) was established and inaugurated in December 2015.

To create more parking spaces and redesign the front part of the buildings a large slab was completed in February 2017.  The plaster work for the foreign doctor’s building was also completed. The entire facility is likely to be completed in late 2019, or early 2020.