Mpho Thaa Thaa
The Indian Association of Lesotho (IAL) held a one-day charitable medical camp at Ha-Lehana, Maneheng in Berea district with the aim of contributing to good health of the community.
IAL President Biju Abraham Korah told Newsday that the association annually holds medical camps throughout remote areas in Lesotho where medical services are not easily accessible.
“Every year we hold 4 medical camps around Lesotho. This year we chose Ha-Lehana because we have never held a medical camp here before”. Korah said.
Korah added that over the years, the association has held similar camps across the country, offering free consultation and treatment for various ailments such as blood and eye tests.
The President also noted that the association has been holding the medical camp for the past 8 years, and they are working to cover all remote communities of Lesotho.
Korah said the Sunday’s camp was a success.
“The community was very happy and almost 950 patients were treated.”
The President indicated that with the association’s determination to reach all remote areas throughout Lesotho, they have already identified the next place where the medical camp will be set.
“The next camp will be in June this year at Ha-Lejone,” Korah confirmed.
Korah said well-wishers of the Indian community around the country assist financially towards the success of the medical camps.
“This year, 13 doctors, 12 pharmacists and 25 volunteers freely contributed towards the success of this camp”
“Medicare Leribe assisted with the medicine”. He added.
According to the President, the Association is registered and set-up in Lesotho as a non-profit, non-partisan and non-sectarian organisation in 1988 with the primary purpose of providing a cultural and educational platform for the Indian diaspora in Lesotho.