More Than 1500 Benefit from Free Medical Camp

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Mohan Rao, the chairperson of the Indian Association in Uganda, says they have organised six medical camps in different parts of the country

More than 1500 people have benefited from a free medical camp organised by the Indian Community at Kakindu stadium in Jinja municipality. 



The medical camp is part of the activities organised by Indians to remember Mahatma Gandhi, the founding father of India.
 

Gandhi is remembered for using peaceful means to fight for India's independence from British colonialists. 




His effort in fighting violence is celebrated globally, On July 15th 2007; the UN assembly designated October 2nd as the international day of nonviolence. 
 

 
As a result, the Indian community used the day to provide free medical services to the public. These included eye screening, dental services and blood donation.
 

Mohan Rao, the chairperson of the Indian Association in Uganda, says they have organised six medical camps in different parts of the country.





"As part of our activities to remember Gandhi's contribution towards mankind, more medical camps will be conducted in different parts of the country within these remaining months," Mohan said.
 

Adding that, "the health camps are aimed at contributing towards the treatment of Ugandans who cannot afford to cater for their medical bills".
 

Ravi Shankar, the Indian High Commissioner to Uganda, said they have deployed experts to preach Gandhi's nonviolence culture in schools. 



"We are embarking on a one year program of preaching Gandhi's nonviolence culture in selected schools around the country," he said.