Chirang: The Assam riots at the end of last month left nearly 80 people dead and lakhs homeless. The real challenge now lies in rehabilitating those who were displaced. And helping them are young doctors, who assist the men, women and children afflicted with diseases in the camps.
While children remain afflicted with diarrohea and fever, women suffer from leucorrhoea. There is also an alarming spike in cases of malaria, apart from the deep psychological trauma that is endured by all. The young doctors take it up as a challenge.
"In normal situation anyone can come but this is conflict. This is like any other disaster. So actually, the administration... they need support now. That's why we want to help," says Dr Ravi of Doctors For You.
Doctors For You, a humanitarian organisation, focuses on providing medical care during crisis, a pledge that began with the devastating Bihar floods in 2008....more
08:33 AM, Aug 27, 2012