Today, almost the whole day, I went to the possible locations where we will hold medical camps. I was with Mr. Attashad from Caritas Hyderabad. I met also Mr. Shamas Shamoon, the Executive Secretary of Caritas Hyderabad. He happily agreed to send Atta with me and promised to help us if needed.
We went to a tent camp near the railway lines in Kotri. We visited almost 160 families and saw the sick people; we saw several pregnant women; some have already given birth; one just gave birth few hours ago in that dirty, cold place without any facility. They had put to child under the sun on the floor outside. We saw many children with skin diseases. others with fever and many others with cold and cough due to cold weather.
We went also to around 6 other villages where we will hold med camps.
We will also hold a med camp in a tent city, which hosts around 2000 families. Some are working in that place but according to our contact person and guide (a nurse by profession) there is a severe need of med assistance.
We saw how people were being taken for granted; there was no respect for human beings. We also passed by a healthcare facility only for the railway personnel where 3 families were taking shelter and found out that no meds were given to any other the victims from that public facility.
We saw some schools and healthcare facilites where we will set up the med camp. The people are in need. The most vulnerable are women, children, old and persons with disability.
So much opportunities for the Camillians to practice charity and bring God’s merciful love to these people who long for healing and salvation…
God bless and more power to serve Jesus Christ in our less fortunate brothers and sisters.
Ministers of the Infirm (CAMILLIANS)