A worker takes down the information from a woman waiting to see the doctor at a GFA medical camp.
Gospel for Asia Compassion Services teams reached out to more than 4,000 people through medical camps conducted at 12 Bridge of Hope centers in the Delhi, India area.
The camps were day-long affairs in which an average of 350 people came in for treatment. The camps were advertised in advance, and people who needed but could not afford medical care were specifically invited to attend.
“We were able to express the love of God to the poor and underprivileged in the community—those who were affected with various diseases, but could not afford medication,” a GFA correspondent wrote. “It was an overwhelming time to see them coming and being treated.”
A doctor and a nurse worked at each camp. They treated a variety of patients—children, adults, pregnant women and the elderly. The patients received vitamins and medication at no cost. Some patients with more serious illnesses were referred to local centers for treatment.
The people were very pleased with the medical care they received at the camps.
“You should conduct it every month,” several people said.
This Bridge of Hope student is getting his annual checkup.
In addition to the medical camps, Compassion Services teams visited each of the Bridge of Hope centers to conduct the annual medical checkup for each of the enrolled children. A pediatrician was hired to conduct the checkups. Children with minor health issues were treated on the spot. Those with serious problems were referred to local sources for treatment.
The medical camps and the annual checkups for Bridge of Hope children help GFA workers connect with more people in the community. They also help the workers to identify the needs of the local people and give them an opportunity to pray for them.