Rural Based Community Services
This wing is headed by Dr. Bishan Shashni. Dr. Bishan brings with him three decades of experience working in Spiti and remote areas. He heads the Community wing and looks after all community events.
Clinic in Spiti
The clinic here provides care and a base for the surgical and medical care of the Spiti valley. Dr. Bishan Shashani has taken over the responsibility of looking after work here. There is also a preschool here for the education of the local children.
Clinic in Madgram
The clinic here provides care to the people of this remote region. A caretaker Mr. Samuel, provides medicines on prescription and Dr. Bishan Shashani will look after programs here.
Our focus this year will be to reach out to the remote regions of Lahaul and Spiti by conducting medical camps and also planning for surgical camps. In this endeavour we will be partnering with NRHM and the Government to provide these services. Dr. Bishan is co ordinating all these efforts.
For the second consecutive year, Vitamin Angels have provided Vitamin A and Albendazole for children in Spiti. The three doses of vitamins were administered despite a harsh and inclement winter which had made access to these areas a formidable exercise. Kudos to Dr. Bishan who braved the weather and the roads to make this possible.
Surgical camps were held in Kaaza, Spiti and in Killar, Pangi region this year, for the third year in succession. These camps were very successful and they catered to those in these regions deprived of the possibility of surgical care. Over two thousand patients were seen and sixty surgeries conducted safely in each camp. Thanks to a big team of specialists who contributed their services too.