A consultation ends today on whether East Midlands ambulance service should become an NHS foundation trust. If that happends it would have more freedom from government control and look after its own finances.
A West Yorkshire doctor has just returned from a charity mission to India to the poorest village in the Punjab state. Dr Vijay Bangar accompanied five other doctors from the Leeds area to help care for people in need of medical assistance.
Approximately 8,000 patients were seen during the three day visit. During that time they arranged for 300 eye operations, 300 hearing aids were fitted, and 50 more serious surgical operations were organised.
Some of those who visited the camp had travelled up to 100km on foot desperate to seek free medical treatment.
The Slumdoctor charity raises funds throughout the year to finance their annual life-saving trips.
For more details on the work of this charity go to:
A West Yorkshire doctor is back in the UK after a charity mission to India.
Dr Vijay Bangar, a West Yorkshire Consultant, runs a charity called Slumdoctor
He visited the Punjab where he treated eight thousand patients, distributed four hundred pairs of glasses and fitted two hundred hearing aids.