On 16th November 2019, 40 healthcare professionals and nearly 70 SSIO members, including SSE children from the Sathya Sai Centre of Charlotte, North Carolina served 156 residents of low-income neighbourhoods at a medical camp at the Bethlehem Center of Charlotte. Services included health screenings, paediatric services, dental check-ups and health education. All patients received blood sugar and blood pressure monitoring, a detailed review of their chronic medical conditions, psychiatric counselling, if needed, and complete dental and vision screening. Paediatric patients were also evaluated for growth and developmental issues. All patients received free backpacks from the Sathya Sai Centre of Charlotte along with free hygiene kits and samples from United Health Care and Hope organizations. Most of the doctors who participated in the medical camp were not members of SSIO. They were, however, touched by the love and immense dedication showed by SSIO volunteers, and the emphasis on providing free medical services with love and compassion.
A physician, Dr. Ankita Modi, commented, “Remarkable effort by all. It was so wonderful to meet so many like-minded physicians and volunteers. I would love to work together with all of you again in the future. Thank you for all that you do for the underserved communities of Charlotte.”