Posted by Marianna Zeidler on Oct 12, 2021
Our club's first Global Grant #2119211 budgeted at $41,419 for a Mobile Medical Van for Hemophilia Patients becomes a reality.  RI President Shekhar Mehta and First Lady Raashi Mehta are visiting our international partner District 3160 (Hosapete) in India, on the 20th of October, and personally inaugurate the Mobile Medical Van that day.  
India with nearly two hundred thousand cases is estimated to have the second highest number of patients with hemophilia, a lifelong bleeding disorder that prevents blood from clotting.  Despite improvement in the medical technologies for the treatment of hemophilia, health experts believe that nearly 80 per cent of Indians with the serious blood disorder are not diagnosed due to the absence of proper diagnostic facilities in the remote areas.  [India Healthworld, April 2019]  Project spearhead Happie Datt and International Service Chair Raman Grover have been coordinating the details of this project with our fellow Rotarian partners in the India District 3160.
The Rotary Mobile Medical Van is surely welcome in that community, in ways that only those that were once hopeless can now appreciate.