An Inspirational Start to Oshwal Medical Camp (Day 1)


The day started with a briefing opening ceremony lead by Dr. V. D. Shah, one of the main Doctors’ who has helped organise the Medical Camp.

Tusharbhai (OAUK President) addressed the crowd with a quick welcome speech with lighting on the diva to official start the Oshwal Medical Camp – a celebration of sewa work on our 50th Anniversary Golden Year for our Association.

Tusharbhai (OAUK President) leads the lighting of the diva along with representatives from UK and India

Volunteers from UK and India worked hand-in-hand on all manner of tasks, beginning with registration. Everyone who came of the Medical Camp had to register and filled in a form with their details and they were then directed to the relevant area, from eye camp, hearing testing, to Jaipur Foot clinic.

Bhavni Amritlal Shah, volunteer from UK was helping side-by-side with volunteers from India at the Registration desk, helping translate English and Gujarati
The Eye Camp screens many for cataract operations, where will be carried out at local hospitals

Throughout the day there were inspiration moments, like when a little girl was give new leg and helped to walk for the first time, and the two boys who both received new legs, and the two girls and life long friends both received new legs!

Dr. Aarti Aswin Shah, recently qualified doctor in the UK, under supervision of local Doctors, helped fit a little girl with a new leg.

Dr. Aarti helping the girl walk with her new leg
Ashish Patani, volunteer from UK, helped assemble and fit new legs
Rexbhai and Dakshaben were helping with the admin work at the Jaipur Foot clinic

Two young boys and best friends received new legs!There were many inspirational stories throughout the day, like Puriben Parwar, housewife from Thawaria, and she used to work long hours in the fields. Her leg had been hurting for over two-years and finding it more difficult to walk. She received new crutches adjusted for her, to help her walk better.

Nileshbhai and Binduben were helping the admin work at the hearing test clinic

There was other inspiring stories of Mathurben from Jamnagar, who had been having ear problems with difficulty hearing in both ears, and received new hearing aids.

Rajeshbhai and Dr. Aarti, UK volunteers with two young girls, Radhika and Shilpa – both received new legs
Volunteers from India were helping with the Eye clinic

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