Om Sri Sai Ram
Kashmir receives Bhagawan’s Blessings
SSSSO India blessed to do service in Kashmir
The word ‘Kashmir’ might only kindle images of negative happenings. But when Bhagawan strengthens His Sevadal to do service in this valley, the picture is bound to change. It was in the month of April 2016, that the SSSSO got the first chance to set foothold for seva in the valley.
After the flood relief programs of 2015, the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organization thought of extending its Service Arm to the people of valley under the set guidelines and principles of SSSSO. Looking at the basic medical needs of people, the AIP Sri Nimish Pandya, SSSSO India decided to present a mobile medical van and entrusted this responsibility to SSSSO Punjab. This Van was to serve the people in far flung villages where medical facilities were not available. With the Grace and Blessings of Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, in the month of April 2016, the Mobile Medical Van was offered to the people of Srinagar under the Sri Sathya Sai Medicare Service Project. Following this, two medical camps were conducted in the month of May’16. This well-equipped medical van enabled to provide medical care before situation went out of control.
On 9th Sep 2017,the Van was driven to the village Mujpatri near Doodpatri and a Medical camp was held. 4 Doctors and 1 Pharmacist were on-board to provide medical consultation and medicines. About 250 patients had medical check-ups. The Senior superintendent of police of Budgam district was the chief guest. Heappreciated the service being done by SSS Organization.
Following this few more medical camps were held.
On 14th Sep 2017 – Camp held at Village Khan Sahib, District Budgam.Number of patients attended – 180. The local people requested to organise more medical camps for the benefit of the people.
On 16th Sep 2017 – Camp held at village Keshwari, district Budgum. Number of patients checked- 250. This is one of the most backward area of district Budgam and it was felt that this village should be adopted.
On 24th Oct 2017 – Camp held at village Keshwari, district Budgum. Number of patients checked – 220. Three doctors & 2 pharmacist on-board treated the patients.
On 25th Oct 2017 – Camp held at village DUB, district Gandarbal. Number of patients checked – 400.
The October month camps were conducted by Dr. Manav Gupta, who is the recipientof the‘Dhanvantari Award’. He was awarded by the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organization during the All India Medical Conference held at Prashanti Nilayam on 19th& 20th August, 2017. This conference further motivated Dr.Gupta to dedicate his life for Swami’s Mission.
Camp Experience shared by Dr. Manav Gupta
Here is the experience and report shared by Dr. Manav Gupta about the Medical camps in J&K.
Om Sri Sai Ram. Our humble offerings at the Lotus feet of Swami.
It was a wonderful experience of going to Srinagar and be a part of Swami’s Divine medical mission. Before going to Srinagar, we all had many apprehensions because of the recent conditions in Jammu and Kashmir. But the experience was so overwhelming that it helped individuals to introspect their apprehensions.
The Spring Buds School and Jammu & Kashmir Police along with Sri Sathya Seva Organization organized two free medical camps on 25th and 26th of October. Both camps were organized in remote areas where organizing a camp was not at all possible without the help of J & K Police. One camp was organized in Budgam district where almost 240 patients were seen and the second camp was organized in Ganderbal district where almost 340 patients were seen. A team of two male and two female local doctors along with their paramedical staff gave their indispensable contribution in the camp.
During the medical camp, along with the management of general patients screening for Diabetic and Hypertensive patients was done. Free medication was given to patients with the help of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Mobile Ambulance which acted as Lord Hanuman (Bringing the pharmacy at people door step). Few of the medical problems which seem to be more common there were Diabetes, Hypertension, nutritional deficiencies and skin problems. Another medical ailment which was very common was gastritis. Most of the medical issues were because of the wrong eating habits and poor nutrition. It was sad to see the condition of the educated youth. We came across many young people who had completed their post-graduation but were either unemployed or working as daily wagers.
We were overwhelmed by the hospitality of the medical camp organizers. The in charge of Spring Buds School Mr Shah Nawaz Qureshi along with Punjab state Vice President Mr Maninder Singh made the whole experience wonderful.
In the beginning and at the end, we can only pray at Swami’s lotus feet and thank Him for His immense unconditional love and His divine presence in every mission. Sai Ram.
- Sri V K Kapoor, State President, Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations-Punjab, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sri Maninder Singh, State Vice-President, Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations-Punjab, email: email@example.com