New Jersey based businessman Bipin Patel hosted a medical camp in Vadgam, near Ahmedabad last month. Held for a second consecutive year, the free camp, was conducted with the help of the Lok Kalyan Trust, Patel, who grew up in Nadiad, Gujarat, told News India Times. Nine-hundred-and-sixty patients, mostly adults, were treated by a team of 10 doctors and nurses.
“People in this small village did not have any hospital facility, and son thought ‘let me extend my hand’ to help these people and that way pay back to the community in Gujarat,” Patel said.
Patel did not divulge how much he spent of the camp, for which he footed the bills for medical doctors and other expenses.
Although the Patels to not belong to Vadgam, Bipin Patel said he selected the village after reading about the plight of the people there.
Patel, who conducts the camp each year on his birthday, Jan. 21, said he began the event “to give back to the people.” Patel has been in the U.S. for more than 30 years.