Category: Medical

Articles about medical camps, medical clinics, and hospitals

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Medical Camp for Pilgrims in Sri Lanka

Every year during July-August, pilgrims from all over Sri Lanka visit the land of Lord Muruga (Skanda) in Katharagama (Kadhirgamam) over a 16-day period encompassing the Esela Festival. Many people walk up to 400 km on foot in extreme weather conditions, as a spiritual exercise….

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Medical Camp in Sri Lanka

To receive medical care, villagers in Maruthankernikulam in the Batticaloa District are forced to walk to Vakarai, a town about 30 km away. To alleviate the situation, the SSIO organised a medical camp on 5th May 2018 in Maruthankernikulam. A team of five doctors, one…

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Dental Camp in St. Petersburg, Florida

In Florida, residents of low-income communities often lack dental, foot and eye care. In response, SSIO volunteers in Clearwater have organised free medical camps near St. Petersburg, Florida, since 2004. Each year, volunteers hold six free medical camps in the St. Petersburg area. At the…

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Medical Camp in St. Louis, USA

On 7th October 2017, 139 volunteers, including 37 healthcare professionals from a variety of specialties, rendered selfless service to more than 200 people. Nearly half the patients were younger than age 19. In addition

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Medical Camp in Suriname

On 13th January 2018, 18 SSIO volunteers in Suriname organised a medical camp in Laarwijk, a small rural plantation in the Commewijne District, along the Suriname River. The volunteers provided

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Medical Camp in Suriname

On 13th January 2018, 18 SSIO volunteers in Suriname organised a medical camp in Laarwijk, a small rural plantation in the Commewijne District, along the Suriname River. The volunteers provided free health screening for about 55 villagers, as well as

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