Healthcare Camp: December 2018

The 2018 Healthcare camp was held between December 10th through the 17th. The medical team was composed of 53 members, including faculties, residents, interns and medical students from NSU, Florida, USA, provided medical and dental care to over 1200 patients. The camp was organized by KJP Charitable Trust at the healthcare facility in Ahwa, Dang, India, along with seven local specialist doctors from nearby cities and the USA, bringing the total number of participants to 60 team members. During their stay, the facility was officially named as Dr. Kiran C. Patel Multi-Specialty Hospital. All 60 members of the team stayed at the project site for the entire week, as the residential facilities were already completed and fully functional.

Out of over 1200 patients, some were screened and transported to the local hospitals for surgical procedures. During this camp, an unexpected life-saving amputation surgery was performed on a 10 year old boy with an aggressive form of gangrene in his right foot. Click here to learn more about Sunil’s Story

There was an active and noticeable presence of faculties and students from the NSU School of Public Health. They carried out a wide range of projects related to the healthcare needs of the tribal population, and they formed a variety of possible solutions. The results of their mini-projects were presented in a function organized by NSU with very encouraging promises for the 2019 Camp.

The members of the medical team had an extremely gratifying experience for their much-needed help to many needy tribal patients in 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, camel rides, etc, as well as a visit to explore the city of Mumbai.