YOUNG medics from Bunbury have arrived in one of the most deprived areas in India.

Katie Everton and Laura Mulcahy, who are in their fourth year studying medicine, have travelled to work at the Gwalior Children’s Hospital Charity in the north of the country as part of their undergraduate medical training.

The charity works with poor, disadvantaged children, women and elderly people to provide them with basic health care which is taken for granted in this country.

“The charity has set up a children’s hospital, an orphanage for children with special needs and a mobile clinic which provides care to those living in slums and remote areas who otherwise would not have access to treatment,” say the students.

“This is a cause that is very close to our hearts and we are looking forward to learning from the inspirational doctors there.

They have been “overwhelmed” with the response to their fundraising to help the charity with a gig in Bunbury Village Hall alone raising a “fantastic” £530.

“The money goes directly to the charity and a small amount really goes such a long way,” say the students.

The hospital has packed waiting room and wards, they have discovered with a doctor seeing 80 patients a day in his clinic.