About Karuna Medical
Karuna medical is a privately organised mission group which has run several missions, primarily focussed in providing free general health care services to the less fortunate. The group is fully self funded by volunteers who pay for their own travel costs and donate funds to purchase medication, and other items for distribution.
Medical Mission Trips
1. Trip to Sikkim
Mission name: Karuna International Medical mission
When: 2 Nov - 5 Nov
|No. of patients cared for
Approx 21 core team members from Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Indonesia,
and 40 local teachers/villagers
2. Annual Trips to Nepal
Mission name: Karuna International Medical mission, Bhaktapur
When: 5- 12 January 2014, 4 - 11 January 2015
Where: Bhaktapur, Nepal, at the local school
Objective: To provide health screening and specialist consultation services to the children and people
The trips in Nepal are partnered with the local monk (also a medic), who has helped to secure the mission site, and introduced local volunteers such as the local teaching staff and other monks.
|No. of patients cared for
|Approx 50, including 1 monk and over 10 local teachers and students
|58 volunteers including 22 Nepalese teachers and students, 2 monks and 1 Nepalese doctor
Other Mission Trips
Trip to India
100 examined at plastic surgery camp
Kangra, August 22
More than a 100 patients were examined and some of them selected for plastic surgery during a plastic surgery camp organised at the DRPGMC Tanda today by the Confederation of International Plastic Reconstruction and Aesthetic Surgeons in association with the Lions Club, Dharamsala.
The camp was inaugurated by Dr Anil Chauhan, Principal, DRPGMC Tanda, by the lighting of the lamp which was followed by Saraswati Vandana by students of the 2010 batch of medical students.
Surgeons of international repute like Dr Fong Poh Him, Chairman,InstituteofPlastic Surgery,Singapore, and Dr Apirag, president, Plastic SurgerySociety,Thailand, along with their teams, will perform complicated surgeries like reconstruction of the cleft lip and palate, besides other things during the camp. Dr Parveen Sharma said the week-long camp would conclude on August 28.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Principal Chauhan thanked the confederation members and the Lions Club for this act of humanity and informed the audience that this was a camp first of its kind in the area and assured them that in future too the DRPGMC would continue organising such camps.
Dr PC Dhiman, president, Lions Club, Dharamsala, informed the audience about various humanitarian activities carried out by the club.
Dr Rajeev B Ahuja, HOD,LokmanyaHospitaland secretary general, IPRAS, Asia Pacific Region, in his address said all the surgeons fromIndiaand abroad had reached here spending money from their own pocket. The gesture was appreciated by the crowd of around 300 persons present on the occasion.
Trip to Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka – Tzu Chi