Medical Relief for India: Help Provide Medical Care to Rural India
Medical Relief for India is a non-profit organization dedicated to programs which provide free medical care to the poor and needy in India.
One such program is the SOS Memorial Trust(SOSMT), a charitable foundation established by Dr. K.S. Charak. Through Dr. K.S. Charak’s leadership, the SOSMT providers free surgical and medical treatment at week-long camps in select rural areas. Bhagdevar, Vindhyachal, and Bani are just a few of the towns where the camps have been held due to the unbridled poverty and severe lack of medical care in these regions.
Please take a few moments of your time to watch an amazing video of Dr. K.S. Charak and his team of volunteers at a medical camp in India. The video was taken by Samvedana, a non-for-profit foundation in Europe.
To support programs such as the SOS Memorial Trust the non-for-profit, Samjivani Foundation has been established here in the United States. Find out how you can help support such causes.
April Camp in Phagwara
The Shri Onkar Singh Memorial Trust (SOSMT) conducted their forty-fifth free surgical cum medical camp in the Phagwara town of Punjab. It had been already a few years since Dr. Charaka and his medical team last hosted a free medical camp in this location.
The Civil Hospital of Phagwara was chosen as the venue for the camp. Sh Som Prakash (CPS, Punjab Government), Smt Anita Som Prakash, Sh Ajay Bhatia and the team of volunteers from the Hindustan Welfare Blood Donors Club, headed by Anurag Kumar, came forward to help in organizing the camp.
The Phagwara camp was one of SOSMT’s most satisfying camps. There was cooperation from all quarters. Anurag’s team was just great, always ready to serve. Smt Anita Som Prakash was ever pleasant and took pains to often provide home-cooked food to the medical team members. The staff and doctors of the Civil Hospital were also very cooperative and the whole ambience was very congenial.
A total of 2033 patients attended the OPD. A large number of patients needed only medical treatment. As far as surgery is concerned, a total of fifty-three major and minor surgical procedures were performed during the four surgical days.
Dr. K S Charak holds the degree of Master of Surgery from the University of Delhi (India), and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons from the UK. Presently he is the Head of the surgery department at the ESI Hospital, Basaidarapur, New Delhi (India). Dr. K S Charak leads the charitable organization, SOSMT, which is devoted to providing free surgical and medical care to the poor and the ailing in the rural areas of the northern India.