Madhira Medical Campaign
Ongoing Medical Campaign in Madhira
Since its inception three years ago, the Asha Jyothi organization, along with the support of Kona Lakshmi Mohan Rao garu, Anil Kona, and generous donors, has been running a continuous medical campaign in Madhira. The objective of this campaign is to provide ayurvedic medicine to 120-150 patients every week. With a plan to operate throughout the year, the campaign requires a monthly budget of $1200, amounting to a total of $14,400 per year.
About the Project
Mr. Kona Lakshmi Mohan Rao has been serving the healthcare needs of underprivileged communities in the small villages around Madhira through a free medical camp. This camp, based on the ancient Indian medicine called Ayurveda, has been organized in front of Mr. Rao’s house every Sunday for the past 25 years. Asha Jyothi is privileged to collaborate and support the continuation of this campaign throughout the year.
Common ailments such as arthritis, diabetes, respiratory disorders, skin diseases, pain, and seasonal illnesses like cold and cough are the primary focus of the medical camp. In 2023, the camp aims to extend its reach to diabetic and gastrointestinal-related disorders on a larger scale. Over the past two years, the camp has witnessed success in treating diabetic patients and strives to assist even more individuals in need. It is worth noting that diabetes medicine is procured from external sources due to the absence of local manufacturing, making it a costly endeavor. A single bottle, priced at approximately 2500 rupees, provides medication for around four patients for a three-week period. The cost of raw materials to prepare certain medicines and procure the remaining supplies amounts to $1000-$1200 per month.
The medical camp attracts an average of 120-150 visitors each week, some of whom travel up to 120 km to seek medical assistance. Over the past 25 years, an astonishing 350,000 people have benefited from this initiative.
Your contributions can significantly contribute to the sustainability of this medical camp and bring its benefits to even more deserving individuals.