A medical student has spoken of a moving visit to a free hospital in India, where De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) has launched a new project to transform the lives of people living in poverty.Onni Rani, a second-year Biomedical Science student, was part of a group visiting an ashram in Ahmedabad, Gujarat’s capital, where DMU Square Mile India has begun.DMU Square Mile India will see the university’s students and staff work in an area the same size as the DMU Square Mile in Leicester.More than 200 students will use the skills acquired during their studies to help people needing treatment for eyesight and hearing problems, and to use art, education and psychology training to improve community life.Onni’s visit was organised to scope out possible projects which students could get involved in. Students trained in audiology and health screenings are being offered the chance to visit and work in the hospital which treats thousands of people a year.
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