Last weekend, Vyjayanti and I were off to Gulbarga to take things forward following my previous visit. We were in Gulbarga for 3 days from Mar 18 - 20 and tried to fit it as much as possible during that time to get things going. We are happy to announce that we are now all set to begin officially in Afzalpur from April 8th. In addition, we're also starting a Doctors for Seva clinic in Gulbarga city slums on April 7th. Details of the visit are attached, and here are some highlights:
1. We approached 12 doctors while in Gulbarga, and now have a team of 6 Specialists for Afzalpur who will volunteer once a month.
2. We also found a nurse/assistant who shall accompany the doctors from Gulbarga to Afzalpur every Sunday. So the visiting team will comprise of a Pediatrician, a Gynecologist, a nurse and volunteers.
3. Seva Bharathi, an NGO which runs 14 tution centres in Gulbarga city slums will be helping us set up a free clinic in one of the tuition centres.
4. We were surprised and happy to note that the roads to Afzalpur (photos attached in document) are finally getting done, and hopefully, will be ready in 6 months' time. This would definitely help our project as several doctors had complained that bad roads are a reason why they do not wish to go to Afzalpur.
My next visit will be around April 5th to get things ready for our first day in Gulbarga. Following this, there will be volunteering opportunities for anyone interested to join.
Lastly, sharing with you all a picture of the beautiful, lively children at Nanda Gokula, who made each day of our stay special :-)