Every day, 23,000 people die in India; 6,000 of them died due to lack of proper medical attention and the lack of medical facilities. According to the latest statistics, there is only 1 doctor for every 1,700 Indians. India is a nation of 1.3 billion people, and 70% of the population live in rural areas with inadequate or no medical programs. Sadly, this results in people dying from diseases which could easily have been cured with basic medication.
Situations in the slums are even worse; there is no proper sanitation or hygiene. Nearly 2 million children under the age of 5 die every year in India; 1 child every 15 seconds, which is the highest number anywhere in the world!
Responding to this pressing need, ServeNow’s medical camps are conducted particularly in remote villages and slums without access to medical facilities (like doctors and pharmacies nearby) or where people live below the poverty line and therefore can never afford to visit a doctor or a medical facility.
The picture below is of a woman from one of the tea gardens in North Bengal. She was having a very high fever and had not been able to visit a doctor. She was taken to one of ServeNow’s medical camps, close to where she lives. Our team took this opportunity to give her the best treatment and to tell her about the salvation and healing that is in Jesus Christ. Had it not been for that life-saving medical camp, her fever may have gotten worse and her life would have been at risk.
Since 2014, ServeNow has conducted nearly 70 medical camps in different areas of North Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Punjab, Orissa, West Bengal, Delhi, Kolkata and Hyderabad. Around 10,000 people have received medical attention and free medicines!
These camps are being organized in coordination with local churches, and this has clearly helped the local Christian leaders to develop a bridge with their local communities.This humanitarian gesture also paves a way for them to experience the greater love that God demonstrated toward mankind. People suffering from hunger or poverty first need physical help. Showing God’s love in action is a powerful way to build bridges to these hurting people.
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