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South Asia Mission

We strive to be the hands and feet of Christ in India.

Medical Missions

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.

Meet the Doctors

From R to L:
Dr. Raj, Dr. Castro, nurses

Community Clinics

Santhiadi Medical Clinic
Established in 2004, Santhiadi Clinic runs every 6 months for local villagers. The local church is used as the clinic. Villagers from all walks of life and religions are treated. Local doctors also volunteer at these camps, but most medications are donated from abroad. Patient who need surgery are then referred to Franklin Hospital for free surgery and follow-up.

Free Surgeries

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.

Are you interested?

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!

Email us for more information at: southasiamission@gmail.com