Dr. Kanti Bhalani Takes Healthcare To Rural Gujarat

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provided pro bono services for 1,800 patients

ABOVE VIDEO: Dr. Kanti Bhalani of the Goodwill Foundation was honored as a Central Florida Humanitarian for his outstanding efforts on behalf of the needy.

AHMEDABAD, INDIA – Inspired by the mission to give back to their motherland, nearly two dozen members of the Association of American Physicians of Indian Origin devoted their time, talents and skills in a rural village in Gujarat offering medical help, guidance and support to thousands of patients.

Organized by the AAPI Charitable Foundation, the first ever Rural Medical & Surgical Camp, in collaboration with Dr. Kanti Bhalani of Goodwill Foundation of Florida and Dr. Nitin Shah of AAPI's Medical Missions Committee, the physicians did pro bono services during the health camp, treating over 1800 patients. (Indiawest.com image)

Organized by the AAPI Charitable Foundation, the first ever Rural Medical & Surgical Camp, in collaboration with Dr. Kanti Bhalani of Goodwill Foundation of Florida, second from right, and Dr. Nitin Shah of AAPI’s Medical Missions Committee, the physicians did pro bono services during the health camp, treating over 1,800 patients. (Indiawest.com image)

Straight from the AAPI Global Health Summit 2014 in Ahmedabad, these dedicated physicians traveled more than two hours to reach RMS Hospital in Dhandhuka, a rural village with the sole mission of alleviating men, women and children from various diseases.

They stayed at the hospital premises up to seven days, during the camp that lasted until mid-January, meeting patients who had come from different parts of the state.

Organized by the AAPI Charitable Foundation, the first ever Rural Medical & Surgical Camp, in collaboration with Dr. Kanti Bhalani of Goodwill Foundation of Florida and Dr. Nitin Shah of AAPI’s Medical Missions Committee, the physicians did pro bono services during the health camp, treating more than 1,800 patients.

Dr. Kantl Bhalani

Dr. Kantl Bhalani

Organized by the AAPI Charitable Foundation, the first ever Rural Medical & Surgical Camp, in collaboration with Dr. Kanti Bhalani of Goodwill Foundation of Florida and Dr. Nitin Shah of AAPI’s Medical Missions Committee, the physicians did pro bono services during the health camp, treating more than 1,800 patients.

Many volunteers also performed specialized surgeries at the RMS Hospital, which serves approximately 450 villages in the region. The facilities at the camp included a simple lab, X-ray, ultrasound, and a basic operating/surgical suite.

Dr. Jayesh Shah

Dr. Jayesh Shah

“Overall, our rural camp proved to be a tangible way to build a relationship between AAPI and the clinics in Dhandhuka, Timbi and Bhavnagar,” Dr. Jayesh Shah, president of AAPI, said in a press release. “This raised awareness of the latest in medical management and how to optimize resources.”

Read more at http://www.indiawest.com/news/17370-aapi-members-take-healthcare-to-rural-gujarat.html#vRFYpBttgtslqb0K.99


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