CARE Medical Trust
In 2004, Dr. Raj and Dr. Castro (orthopedic surgeons) felt called by the Lord to consider offering medical and orthopedic services to the underprivileged and poor. Dr. Castro owns and operates the Franklin Hospital in South India. He is a great supporter of native missionaries. Dr. Raj trained in joint replacement and pediatric orthopedic surgery in England. This is helpful to the many children who suffer from congenital and acquired bent/shortened limbs, but are unable to afford proper healthcare.
Together, Dr. Raj and Dr. Castro see patients every year at medical mission camps. Needy patients have been operated free of charge by Dr. Raj, while Dr. Castro provides the operating facilities. Other expenses such as implants and medications are covered by funds donated to SAM.
Dr. Raj performs a hip replacement on a patient injured in the 2004 Tsunami at Franklin Hospital. Implants were donated by friends in Canada. This patient was first seen at a Santhiadi medical camp, and then referred to Franklin Hospital for surgery.