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UK Healthcare professionals invited to Indian camp

By Editor
17th September 2018

Healthcare professionals working in the UK have been invited to a charity Medical camp taking place in India next month.

The camp which takes place from Friday 26 to Sunday 28, October, has been organised by charity Slum Doctor Project.

It will be held in Jalandhar, an ancient city in the north Indian state of Punjab, and is aimed at opthalmologists, diabetologists, nursing and allied staff. The camp takes place on the Friday and Sunday.

Volunteers will deliver medical and nursing care to people from slum and extreme poverty areas.

There will be an exchange of knowledge through lectures and tutorials. The lectures will include:

  • Elementary diabetes – pathophysiology and current treatment paradigms
  • Ocular manifestations of endocrine disorders
  • Diabetes and the eye
  • Laser treatments for eye disease
  • Surgical treatment of eye disease

Dr Vijay Bangar, Consultant Diabeteologist at Halifax and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust and Director of Slum Doctor Project, said “The camp represents an opportunity to expand your clinical knowledge in a very different setting compared to what we are used to in the west. Please enquire soon before the limited number of spaces are all taken.”

The Slum Doctor Project is UK-based registered charity specialising in delivering medical care to slums and deprived communities in the developing world. The group originally started out in 2001 and has gradually grown, leading to the charity being formed in 2009.

The charity is always looking for donations so it can continue its work, to contribute click here.

People interested in the camp, can call 07964 999747 or email the Slum Doctor team.

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