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Medical Yatra 2017

Medical Yatra 2017
Bhopal, MP India
January 14-26, 2017

Association of Indian Physicians of Northern Ohio (AIPNO) was founded in 1983 as a non-profit organization of physicians of Indian origin in Northern Ohio. With a membership of over 300 physicians who meet regularly for educational, charitable and social events, the organization provides an opportunity to make meaningful contributions to the local community and to make friendships that last.

AIPNO Medical Yatra group

AIPNO also provides service and aid to underserved areas and disaster affected sites.

2017 Medical Yatra sign


A 'Yatra' is a holy pilgrimage. For years, Dr Jaya Shah and Ramesh Shah have led an AIPNO Medical Yatra to tend to the needs of the poorest in different areas of India. Many of the people that the team of doctors see and treat have never had any contact with a medical professional.

Here are some facts and photos from the 2017 Medical Yatra.

Medical Yatra 2017

The volunteers used a revolutionary 15 minute Breast Health check called “ibreast”. They found 12 out of 100 women positive and they were referred to a cancer specialist for further treatment.

Breats health scans

Breast scan stats



Dr.J.Shah, Dr, M.Vuppala, Dr.A.Modi & Dr. S. Nanavati were busy examining children with Cognitive Birth Defects.

Dr.J.Shah, Dr, M.Vuppala, Dr.A.Modi & Dr. S. Nanavati

Birth defects

Birth defects


54 Children (amputees) will be given “Gift of Hands” - a 3D Printer Prosthetic life changing transformation.

Amputees given the gift of hands

Prosthetic hands



The Mobile Ophthalmic Clinic performed 800 Cataract Surgeries and 500 Glaucoma treatments in 1st 6 months near Bengaluru, K.

Cataract surgeres- volunteer doctors

Eye clinic stats



5 schools and 4 villages around Gandevi, Guj. were given water treatment plants to provide safe drinking water and to prevent water borne diseases.

Water treatment Plants to provide safe drinking water


Medical Education

MDR Trust grants $ 5,000 to Medical YATRA

MDR Trust grants $ 5,000 to Medical YATRA

Medical YATRA volunteers

Medical Yatra sponsors

Medical Yatra sponsors


Learn more about the Medical Yatra and how you can help support this great endeavor



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