Medical Yatra 2015

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Thousands of villages across India don’t have even a basic medical clinic and many people barely have the opportunity to be treated by a doctor. In spite of this, many young doctors refuse to serve in rural areas and want nothing to do with government hospitals. Bridging this gap is what Aarogya Seva, headed by its founder-director Dr. Dayaprasad G. Kulkarni is doing on a massive scale. It is a not-for-profit, voluntary and humanitarian organization committed to providing health and healthcare services at low or no cost. The organisation provides a structured platform for a huge volunteer bank of doctors who are willing to contribute their time and service, provided they don’t have to mobilise the community and arrange the logistics. This directly benefits an equally large population that is willing to accept their services. Having worked with many international organisations and NGOs including Doctors Without Borders and in Tsunami-torn Nagapattinam, Aarogya Seva has organized a series of interventions in villages, forested or naxal-afflicted areas, slums, pockets with migrant workers and government schools among others.

The medical yatra 2015 was primarily organised by AarogyaSeva this year. Thank you for participating and supporting AarogyaSeva’s participation in the Rural Health Initiative in Mysore, Chamarajanagar, Kollegal region, in two phases between 24th and 29th Jan 2015; 27th Feb – 2nd March. A lot of effort had gone into the preparation and planning over the last several months by all the partner organisations and volunteers. Here are some basic statistics while a detailed report will be sent to you soon.
No. of Volunteers: 120
No of Doctors: 20
No of Tech volunteers: 8
No of patients screened: 4000
Host Partner: Karuna Trust
Technology Partner: EMC
Institutional partners: MMCRI, JSS University (Medical and Pharma), GoK, Department of Health
Overseas Volunteers
A total number of 4000 volunteer hours were clocked during this yatra. 

Each one of you have contributed significantly to the success of this project and we look forward to your sustained support in order to provide continued access to quality healthcare to these deprived communities.
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