Medical outreach charity launched

first_imgUnder the premise of being dedicated to providing medical services, The Save-A-Life Inc was on Saturday officially launched.The charitable foundation will utilise the volunteer work of predominantly medical practitioners to venture into rural, unserved areas in order to provide comprehensive medical care and services. “Three months ago, she (Dr Bemaul) called me to assist in forming a legal charitable organisation to continue to do medical outreaches and here we are today,” were the words of Mohamed Karimullah, a Director of the organisation. In highlighting reasons for creating the foundation, Karimullah stated that, “There are people who do not access community health centres for various reasons such as prejudice, cultural stigma, poverty, old age, disability and lack of some form of support.”The charity’s mission is to enhance quality of life through adequate healthcare and non-medical charities in a sustained manner through collaborating with governmental and non-governmental organisations. According to Dr Kamela Bemaul-Sukhu, another Director of the charity, the launch was held in order to create awareness of the organisation, announce their intentions, attract volunteers and inspire donations/funding.The Save-A-Life Inc aims to attract medical and non-medical volunteers who will assist in the outreaches. They plan to set up “satellite groups” in different areas of the country, which will create a list of patients who are in need of the organisation’s help, so that the outreaches can be more effective. Dr Bemaul has expressed intentions of going into areas such as East Berbice, Madhia, Islands on the Essequibo River, Georgetown orphanages and The Palms.Apart from the donations and funding they are hoping to receive, the charity has outlined a number of fundraising activities to allocate monies for their outreaches. In fact, two of those fundraisers have already been held in the forms of a take-away lunch and car wash. Dr Kamela Bemaul-Sukhu, Mohamed Karimullah, Devindra Sukhu, Dr Philicia Findlay and Dr Navindranauth Rambarran all make up the Board of Directors for the charity. They strongly believe in selfless service and guarantee that all funds and donations are directly put towards providing care and supplies for their future patients.last_img

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