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Doctors for You: Urgent Appeal to Volunteers for Chennai Flood Response, 2015

The state of Tamil Nadu has witnessed the worst and most relentless rainstorm in a 100 years that started in November, 2015. More than 10 lakhs people are estimated to be affected by this flood. The post flood situation is grave in the metropolis as confronted water sanitation and hygiene is posing threats to the public health system and the affected population is prone to disease outbreak.

Doctors For You (DFY) a India based NGO is currently providing healthcare relief operations in Chennai from 6th of December and has signed agreement with the government of Tamilnadu to provide public health recovery services in two districts of the metropolis i.e. Chennai and Cuddalore. DFY is currently providing primary health care services (general health check-ups and supply of medicines); health care outreach activities in Chennai and its adjoining suburbs through mobile medical vans and water sanitation and hygiene awareness in close association with Minakshi Mission Hospital and Research centre.

For this cause we are currently recruiting volunteers (MBBS/MD/MPH) to support us in our relief work in Chennai. The expanses of the volunteers (Food, accommodation and travel) will be taken care by Doctors For You.

Therefore we appeal to all doctors to come forward in this humanitarian crisis situation and volunteer with for Chennai flood relief operation, 2015.

Doctors For You is an humanitarian organization based in India, formed by doctors, medical students and likeminded people. The thrust of DFY’s work is to provide medical relief, sustainable healthcare services, capacity building and risk reduction activities during crisis and non-crisis situations. The organization has vast experience of working in disasters which include Mumbai floods 2005, Bihar floods 2008, Andhra Pradesh-Karnataka floods 2009, Orissa floods 2011, Assam ethnic violence 2012 and Uttarakhand floods 2013, Jammu and Kashmir Floods, 2015 and Nepal Earthquake, 2015. The organisation has received several awards such as The SAARC Award (2010) and The British Medical Journal Group Award (2011) for its outstanding contribution to the humanitarian field.  Doctors for You is a registered society, registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860 Section 21 (Society Registration No. : 1695/2007/GBBSD).

For more information contact us@ 08473093237, 08123885139, 09954191991, Or email us @  visit us at


Skeptic Oslerphile. PhD Student in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Past: 1) Public Health Scientist and Program Manager, Translational Global Health Policy Research Cell, Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. 2) Scientist, Indian Council of Medical Research, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases; 3) Senior Research Associate, Public Health Foundation of India. Interests include: Emerging Infections, Public Health, Antimicrobial Resistance, One Health and Zoonoses, Diarrheal Diseases, Medical Education, Medical History, Open Access, Healthcare Social Media and Health2.0. Opinions are my own!

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