Free Medical Aid Distributed
Bridge of Hope centers across India held free medical aid distribution programs during the months of February and March. The poor and under-privileged children studying in the centers received medical aid such as spectacles, hearing aids, wheel chairs, medicines etc.
Free medical aid distribution program was held in Bridge of Hope centers in Andhra Pradesh. Spectacles, Hearing aids,Wheel Chair were distributed. 32 children were benefited. The grand mother of one of the recipients of spectacles, Gouse says “We were unable to afford checkup and spectacles for our grand son. Bridge of Hope came forward and helped us. I thank Bridge of Hope for their concern for the poor people like us”
Free eye and ear checkup camps was held in the Bridge of Hope centers in Bihar in collaboration with Shri Sai Lions Nethralaya on 8th March 2014. Spectacles were distributed for the needy children. Dr. J.L. Saha and Dr. S.K. Singh examined the children. The children were also taught about causes of various diseases the need for regular eye check up. 15 children were benefited by this program.
Free Eye checkup camp was held in a Bridge of Hope center in Delhi on March 28th, 2014 in collaboration with Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital. Mr. Salamat Mia, Chief Editor of Yug Karwat Daily was chief guest and Mr. Devendra Tyagi (Political Leader – JDU) was the guest of honour. About 300 children from the community underwent the eye checkup. Spectacles were given to 12 children and 15 children were referred to hospitals for further treatment.
Free medical aid distribtion program was held in a Goa center on 17th February, 2014. Mrs. Sumita Usgaonkar, the Chair Person of Marmugao Municipal Council inaugurated the program by lighting the traditional lamp and distributed the medical aid like hearing aids, eye glasses, wheel chairs etc to the needy children. She appreciated the work of Bridge of Hope among the poor and needy communities. Around 150 people participated in the event.
Suraj Pawar is one of the recipients of hearing aids distributed during this program. He is a 10 year old hearing-impaired boy attending a Bridge of Hope center. Doctors said that his hearing ability can only be improved if he starts using hearing aids which his parents could not afford to buy. Due to this, he was not able to concentrate on studies. After receiving the hearing aids, he is now very happy that he is able to hear.
Free medical aid distribution camp was held on March 7th, 2014 in which 21 children were benefited. Dr. Reshma Shajmeer distributed the medical aids to the Bridge of Hope children. A cash gift of Rs.50,000 was given for the treatment and surgery of Rabitha, a Bridge of Hope child in Palakkad. The cheque was presented by the Panchayat President.
On 3rd February, 2014 Medical camp and free medical aid distribution program was held in a Bridge of Hope center in Manipur. Eye checkup was done and spectacles were distributed to the needy children. Honorable Minister Mr. Ngamthang Haokip presided over the program. 6 children were benefited.
Surya, a Bridge of Hope child in Chennai received Spectacles.
Bridge of Hope, Uttarakhand conducted Medical aid distribution program in February 2014. Spectacles, hearing aids were distributed to needy children. A wheel chair was also given to a physically disabled child.
Spectacles, hearing aids and wheel chairs were distributed for the needy Bridge of Hope children in Uttar Pradesh. Altogether 47 children were benefited. Riya, a child affected by Polio and was unable to walk properly received a wheel chair.
Spectacles, medicine and wheel chairs were distributed for the needy Bridge of Hope children in West Bengal. 50 children were benefited.
Many of the parents of the benefited children expressed their gratitude towards Bridge of Hope for making a difference in their child’s life not only by providing assistance in their studies in the center but also helping them with the medical aids.
Several such medical aid distribution programs and medical camps are held at various Bridge of Hope centers throughout the year to ensure the physical well-being of the children.
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