Rural health camps

LIFE has conducted and continues to conduct free rural health camps at Karjat, a small town about 80 km from Mumbai, since about 2012.

  • Frequency: every 3-4 months
  • Patients: about 50-75 per camp
  • Camp activities: 
    • Consultations
    • PEFR (Peak expiratory flow rate) check-ups
    • Pulmonary Function Tests
    • Demonstration of correct inhaler techniques
    • Advise on airways diseases
    • Distribution of inhalers, nasal sprays and other medicines
    • We have expanded our activities to include ECG (EKG) and blood sugar testing when able
    • Distribution of educational material regarding lung health


  • We have instituted a rural Young Achievers Scholarship program.
  • Students of the rural school at Vadap, a village near Karjat, Maharashtra, who stand first in their classes, grade 2nd through to 7th, will be awarded a scholarship. 

This is the first such scholarship in this area.