On 8th–10th April 2016, Sathya Sai volunteers organised medical camps and village improvement projects in three villages in the remote district of Dakchung. A team of six doctors, three dentists, two pharmacists, and five volunteers from Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, and India worked tirelessly to conduct 800 medical examinations, 300 dental procedures, and distribution of medicines. As part of a poverty eradication programme, 150 toilets were built to provide better facilities for the villagers. At each village, volunteers gave public talks to promote greater awareness of hygiene to reduce the risk of illnesses and water-bourne diseases. In recognition of services rendered, the Governor of Dakchung awarded a citation to the SSIO of Laos for outstanding social work.

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