Serving with Compassion: Vavania Mega-Medical Camp Following the success of the Darbhanga mega-medical camp, Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care organised another free multi-speciality mega-medical camp in Vavania, Gujarat on 9th April. Let us take a closer look at the transformative impact this camp had on the lives of thousands Pujya Gurudevshri’s compassionate vision of providing quality healthcare to the most impoverished communities across India came to life during the mega-medical camp in Darbhanga, Bihar in December 2022 through which over 3 lakh patients were screened, 5,000 patients received free treatment, over 400 surgeries were performed and treatment of patients continues even today! December 2022 also witnessed another mega-medical camp being conducted in Dharampur during the Global Youth Festival. HOLY LAND OF VAVANIA Vavania is blessed to be the birthplace of Param Krupalu Dev, who graced it with His holy presence over 150 years ago. Carrying forward that timeless legacy, Pujya Gurudevshri envisioned an initiative to spread love, compassion and hope to revitalise rural communities in and around the region of Vavania. On 9th April, the date as per the English calendar when Param Krupalu Dev shed the mortal coil, a free multi-speciality mega-medical camp was organised in Vavania, at a location adjacent to Shrimad Rajchandra Gyan Mandir – a temple built on the site where Param Krupalu Dev attained Jatismaran jnan; recollection of His past lives. PROVIDING COMPASSIONATE CARE In the run-up to the camp, the team undertook a large-scale screening programme to identify people and communities in need and to inform them about the camp. With the support of public health centres, over 135 villages and 2.5 lakh people were covered through this drive. Prior to the camp, measurements for physical aids were also taken for hundreds of physically-challenged patients. During the camp, a team of more than 60 doctors from Mumbai, Rajkot, Morbi, as well as from cities across the USA and Canada, offered a variety of multi-speciality services. These services included general medicine, general surgery, paediatrics, gynaecology, oncology and oncosurgery, cardiology, ENT, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, dentistry, neurology and neurosurgery, urology, nephrology, plastic surgery, etc. Additionally, the camp also provided access to pharmacy, radiology and pathology lab. The camp received an overwhelming response from the community and in order to cater to every single patient in need, the camp was extended for an additional day to ensure that no one was left untreated. COVERAGE AND GRATITUDE The event received wide coverage across television, print and electronic media. Numerous dignitaries were also present at the camp, including Shri Kantilalbhai Amrutiya – Member of Legislative Assembly, Morbi; Shri Jasubhai Rathod – President, Matru Shree Rambai Ma Mandir; Shri Menandbhai Dangar – Trustee, Matru Shree Rambai Ma Mandir; Shri Dipendubhai Shah – Director, KBS Group; Shri Pradipbhai Vora – Managing Trustee, K. N. Vora General Hospital, Morbi and Trustee, Shrimad Rajchandra Gyan Mandir, Morbi; Shri Dilavarsinh Jadeja – Director, Jaydeep Group and Managing Trustee & Chairman, Shrimad Rajchandra Vidhyamandir, Vavania, etc. Some dignitaries who lent their invaluable support for the camp and the Core Team were felicitated at a special event held at the Ashram. This mega-medical camp proved to be a boon for the local population who got an opportunity to get quality diagnosis and treatment free of cost. It is yet another instance of how Param Krupalu Dev’s infinite compassion and Pujya Gurudevshri’s grace continues to bless the people of Vavania.