Compassionate care extended to animals through a mega medical camp
A mega free medical camp was held at the Shrimad Rajchandra Jivamaitridham, Dharampur on the auspicious day of Ram Navami, Wednesday, 5th April 2017.
India is primarily an agricultural economy and so cattle are considered sacred. However, the care of these innocent creatures is a difficult task considering that medical facilities are rare in far off rural areas and most owners are poor farmers who are unable to pay for medical care thus leaving these creatures without any hope for a better life. Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care in association with Shri Adi Jin Yuvak Group Walkeshwar, Mumbai conducted this event to aid them in their difficulty.
A team of 75 medical personnel including veterinary doctors and paramedical professionals from the entire state volunteered for the event where a total of 1000 animals were treated, with many receiving life-saving surgeries. More than 1500 people from 40 villages attended the momentous event including several esteemed invitees such as Shri Ashokbhai Lodha, Trustee – Adi Jin Dharma Yuvak Group, Walkeshwar, Smt. Sumitraben Chaudhary, President, Dharampur Municipality and Dr J.V. Nadoda, Deputy Director – Polyclinic Valsad who appreciated the outstanding efforts to reach out and fulfil the needs of the rural population. Atmarpit Nemiji addressed the gathering recounting the story of 108 buffaloes that received a halt from slaughter by a movement begun by Shrimad Rajchandraji, in Dharampur itself.
In addition, clothes and kitchen essentials were distributed to all participants and nutritive cattle fodder was provided for every animal present at the medical camp. Farmers were remunerated the costs of transportation that they had accrued for themselves as well as their animals and their accommodation and food expenses were borne by the Mission for this event. The medical camp also introduced a new membership scheme known as ATMT (Any Time Medical Treatment) for the farmers. The ATMT (Any Time Medical treatment) membership includes:
- Facility to treat animals at their doorstep.
- Free ambulance service for animals during an emergency.
- Shrimad Rajchandra Jivamaitridham will take under its shelter any animal that is not required or has become unproductive.
- Animals needed for farming can be procured under the cattle rehabilitation programme.
- The animals will be provided with surgical assistance and relief from pain.
Thus, the camp was successful in bringing much-needed relief to suffering animals and the farmers who take care of them, spreading love and care to those in need.