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.
Please visit the, “How We Help” tab to read the inspirational story of Sunil Chaudhari, an 18 year old boy whose life was transformed due to the Richard Condorelli Memorial Foundation at the VAD camp this trip.
UPDATE: After numerous successful medical camps, NOVA Southeastern University has committed send students to two medical camps per year instead of only once.
A meeting has been set for February 27, 2017 to organize the next medical camp for June 2017.