Bicester Rotarian’s mercy mission to the slums of India

Bicester Rotary Club member Jolanta Lis in Karnal, India.
Bicester Rotary Club member Jolanta Lis in Karnal, India.

A MEMBER of Bicester Rotary Club has returned from helping out with a polio immunisation programme in India.

Jolanta Lis, of Hamilton Close, joined 80 members of UK rotary clubs as she took part in one of India’s national immunisation days in the slums of Karnal, north of Delhi.

Fergus Walsh, the BBC’s medical correspondent, accompanied them on the trip.

Mrs Lis said: “It was again a very emotional time, but the personal reward of being just a small part of Rotary International’s End Polio Now campaign was the most fulfilling experience and I am proud to be part of it.”

Rotarians had to fund their own trips, and were all involved in practical aspects of immunising under-fives. Mrs Lis worked in an immunisation booth outside a Hindu temple in a slum area of Karnal.

Rotary International has raised more than $1 billion to support the programme.