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. Franklin owns and operates the Franklin Hospital in South India. He has been a great supporter of native missionaries. Dr. Joshua Raj has trained in joint replacement and pediatric orthopedic surgery in England. This was helpful to the many children who suffered from congenital and acquired bent/shortened limbs, but could not afford proper care.
Together, Dr. Franklin and Dr. Raj have seen patients every year at medical mission camps. Needy patients have been operated free of charge by Dr. Raj, while Dr. Franklin has provided the operating facilities for free. Other expenses such as implants, medications and anesthesia fees, are covered by funds donated to the CARE Medical Trust.
Through all jurisdictions of the Anglican Orthodox Church in India, medical camps are set up to treat illnesses. We have medical camps in the tsunami-affected villages of South India and in Andhra Pradesh.
DONATIONS for providing free clinics, medicines and surgeries are welcome.
Franklin Hospital nurses prepare to leave for the Santhiadi medical camp along with Dr. Castro (2nd-R) and Dr. Raj (R).
Established in 2004, this medical camp in Santhiadi runs every six months for the villagers. The local church school hall is used as the clinic. Villagers from all walks of life and religions are treated. Local specialist doctors also volunteer at these camps and most medicines are donated. Patients who need surgery are referred to Franklin Hospital for free surgery.
Medical clinic in the village of Santhiadi (below)
Dr. Raj performs a hip replacement on a patient injured in the 2004 Tsunami in 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.
If you are a Bible-believing Christian within the healthcare profession (eg. doctor, nurse, medical student, etc.), please consider joining us on a short-term mission trip.