Medical Camp at Chintapoodi Village, Pellakoor Mandalam, ~ 20 kilometers away from the Ashram.
November 5th, 2016 – Medical Camp was held under the auspices of ‘Sri Vasudevananda Swamy Society of Charitable Healthcare Services’, at the Chintapoodi Village, Pellakoor Mandalam, located about 20 kilometers away from the Ashram.
We were blessed to have the support of five practicing Licensed Physicians and seven healthcare professionals who generously contributed their services to over 124 patients seeking medical care. We were extremely pleased to witness the profound professionalism, kindness and the bedside manners that these Medical Professionals demonstrated. We were able to effectively utilize many of the surplus medicines that we had on hand from the 5-day free Medical camp services provided during the Navarathri event.
Despite the economic prosperity, and technical advances it is very disheartening to see that the basic medical care is not reaching the remote areas of the nation. Personally it was truly an eye opening experience to see a case of elephantiasis among the villagers even in this day and age. Although I realize that elephantiasis is endemic to the region it brought unpleasant memories of my childhood of the dreaded disease.???