LBW Trust medical graduates and students played a key role in a pioneering Health Check-up and Awareness camp in the Indian state of Odisha in March.
Working under the banner of the Vikash Educational Charitable Trust (VECT) the doctors assessed, treated and advised 326 patients at Kosala village 60km from the Odisha capital of Bhubaneswar.
The LBW Trust has worked closely with VECT for the past 10 years and is proud so many of it scholarship holders were involved in such an innovative and worthwhile project.
The camp was organised to take a free medical service to the doorstep of villagers who live a long way from Government Primary Health Centres. Seven medical students assisted by LBW Trust scholarships were able to closely observe the manner and work of four full-fledged doctors who were beneficiaries of LBW Trust grants. Doctors Chandan Sahu, Ashok Ku Jena, Bibekananda Rout and Prasanta Ku Samal are now employed in Government hospitals.
Working alongside specialists from the Apollo Hospital in Bhubaneswar the doctors were stunned by the urgent need for their services.