MUMBAI Terrorist Attack, 26 NOVEMBER 2008
On the night 26/11. Dr. Goel got up in the night to drink a glass
of water. The TV was on & she was stunned to see the firing
around Taj Hotel. Victims were injured and not much of medical
support was available, at 1 am in the middle of the night she
quickly changed and set in the Ambulance without a second
thought that it was a dangerous area to move into. She went to St. George, GT and Cama Hospitals
where she along with her team of nurses spent whole night and day to give First Aid to patient and
then transfer them to other hospitals with better facilities.
BIHAR FLOODS, MADHEPURA, BIHAR - AUGUST 2008
Countless people were marooned and thousands dead in Bihar
after the Kosi river breached its banks upstream in Nepal,
flooding villages and towns in many areas across the state on
31st August 2008. The AAS team of doctors took risk to cross
flood waters 4 hour each direction in old leaky boats with the
help of Army personals to reach several far flung and marooned
villages of Madhepura where Govt. doctors were yet to reach.
Most people were affected by diarrhea and fever. Quite a few
surgeries were performed at the Singheshwar Army camp in
Madhepura. After 3 days the team left from Madhepura, giving smiles and hope to thousands of
affected victims as unsung as they had arrived.
YAWATMAL (Mahatashtra) FARMERS SUCIDE September 2007
To provide medical relief to Yawatmal farmers, AAS Centre
team carried medications and food supplies to villages . The
cost of Medication were covered by Mahindra & Mahindra.
Food, Sugar, blankets & other necessities were provided by
many samaritans. There has been a huge surge in farmers'
suicides driven by indebtedness. Rising agricultural input costs
are responsible for much of the indebtedness. Conditions in
the villages were pathetic, farmers had no work and not
enough to eat. Their Medical needs had no room. Villagers were very happy as they saw a doctor
after many years ready to treat free of cost.
MUMBAI BOMB BLAST LOCAL TRAIN 11th July 2006
At least 184 people were killed and around 714 injured, many
seriously, as seven powerful blasts ripped through packed train
cars on stations during rush hour. Dazed survivors, blood on
their faces, stared blankly at the explosion sites, some trying
desperately to speak to their families on mobile telephones held
by young men who came rushing from neighbourhood buildings.
Dr. Goel, Trustee of KNCT rushed with her team in her
ambulance to the blast site, from there she picked up victim and
rushed them to the hospital. Doctor’s & medical suppliers were
not sufficient. Dr. Goel provided her own services & medicines from her private hospital for 48 hours
TSUNAMI MEDICAL RELIEF CAMP Nagor & Nagapattinum, India 26 December, 2004
Indian Eastern coast had experienced a killer Tsunami
after the severe earthquake near Sumatra on 26
December, 2004. The worst hit areas by killer Tsunami in
India were districts of Nagapattinam and Cuddalore in the
state of Tamil Nadu. The extent of damage was such that
it was impossible for civic bodies to provide relief.
Thousands of fishermen and urban poor living alongside
seashore lost their lives and properties. Around 11,000
fisher crafts and 900 boats were damaged.
AAS Center had organized distribution of large amount of
antibiotics, saline, antimalarial and other drugs, glucose packets and first- aids and dressings for open
wounds and also provided relief materials in the form of oil stoves, lanterns, utensils, clothes and
biscuits packets. AAS Center had set up supply relief camps and medical camps in var ious villages
and treated over 10,000 victims.
MUMBAI FLOOD RELIEF CAMP 26 July 2005
On the 26 July, 2005 , Mumbai witnessed uncontrolled
incessant rainfall for 72 hours resulting in heavy floods with
choked gutters creating havoc. In no time roads were
logged, cars with passengers were submerged and were
trapped helplessly . Power supply failed and leakage of
electricity in some places claimed many lives. Filth from
drains was all around, inviting breakout of Malaria, dengue
and skin diseases. Dr. Goel with a team of AAS Center
volunteers in a knee-deep water guided by torch lights and
car head lights rushed for the help of victims despite Govt. appeal to stay home. Knowing the
emergency of medical aid for kids with fever, skin diseases, AAS Center volunteers under guidance
of Dr.Goel worked for 48 hours at a stretch in ASALFA and Daamu Nagar (Kandivali E) low lying
areas, very difficult to treat kids where there was hardly any dry place. Over 5,000 kids and adults
were treated by Dr.Goel AAS Centre team sourced a staple food like puri bhaji for 1,000 hungry
people who had lost their homes & livelihood.
GUJARAT EARTHQUAKE RELIEF CAMP - January 26,2001
An Earthquake measuring 6.9 struck
northwestern India on January 26,2001. Nearly
large numbers of peoples were dead as a
result of the tremor, with casualties, even
more than the above. The Destruction was on
such a level that almost all man-made
structures, temples, mosques, hospitals,
shops, houses were posted to become prey to
devastation of the Earthquake. Dr Goel with
her team of doctors held medical camps. Most
of the people had bone fractures. Over 10
camps were set up & 1200 victims were treated. Food & other essentials were
distributed to devastated families. Our supplies at Bhachau Station.
ORISSA CYCLONE MEDICAL & RELIEF CAMP, 29 October 1999
A violent cyclone hit India’s
eastern coast on Friday, 29
October 1999. Winds of up to
260 kph (155 mph) raged
forover 36 hours. The winds
caused a seven-metre tidal
wave thatswept more than 20
km inland and brought massive
destructionand death to a
number of coastal districts in the
state of Orissa.It is estimated
that more than 10 million people in 12 coastalbelt districts were affected b y the cyclone. More than
10,000people lost their lives.
AAS Centre responded immediately. It collected essential supplies of Tarpolene, food, water purifying chemicals and a large quantity of medicines and set off by train to Bhubaneshwar. NALCO provided
them place to stay and three trucks to carry supplies to distant villages. There was no place to stay for
the AAS Centre team of 23. This did not deter them and they could go to most interiors with the help
of military right up to Paradeep. Poverty & flood striken villagers had no food to eat. Our team cooked
food & shared with the villagers at every camp.