St. Joseph’s Seva Sadan Health Centre, Jokalandi.
St. Joseph Seva Sadan Health Centre, Jokalandi, in collaboration with St. Arnold English Medium School, conducted a free medical health camp for local residents on 16th September 2018 at Jokalandi which is a slum area. Two doctors from the nearby super specialty hospitals gave their service freely and whole heartedly for the day. One was a general physician and the other was a pediatrician. Teachers and students from St. Arnold School were very much at the service of everyone throughout the programme, as were with the students of St. Joseph Seva Sadan Community College.
The camp began at 9 am with a warm welcome for the “Dignitaries” who were given bouquets. Our respected chief guest, Mr. Harikrishna Mohandi, the local municipality cooperator and Fr. Richard Vaz, the Manager of St. Arnold School cut the ribbon and formally opened the session and then a lamp was lit by various representatives to invoke God’s blessing on the day.
There were about 170 patients who benefited from the camp and all who came for the medical checkup, received essential medicines free of cost. People were very happy and grateful for such a service as most of them cannot easily afford to have a medical checkup. The session came to an end at 2 pm with a lunch for the volunteers and helpers. It was a heart touching experience for all of us - especially for the Sisters of Jokalandi Community - to see such a large number of people availing of the facilities. We are grateful to all who supported this noble mission.