Seven teams of doctors from the United Kingdom and Australia started their campaign in Punjab from Babe-Ke Multispecialty Hospital at Daudhar village in Moga district from Friday under the patronage of the London-based 'Roko Cancer Charity' for providing free medical aid to the people of rural areas of the Malwa region.
Talking to the Hindustan Times, heads of the teams Dr Juri Terss, Dr William Gikison, Dr Kristjan Kalling, Dr Benjamin Tan, Dr Neena Randhawa, Dr Marillis Rauk and Dr Sandra Teppo said that during their humanitarian mission in India, 65 patients, who had been suffering from various diseases for long, were operated upon at Daudhar.
"Then, we observed that due to lack of sufficient money, some patients were able to afford surgery. A few months ago, the Roko Cancer Charity identified some such patients and the office-bearers of the charity approached us to help them out. Hence, we decided to come to Punjab. During our India visit, we will undertake a campaign across Punjab to make people aware of prevention, detection and treatment of the dangerous diseases including cancer," they said.