Medical practitioners and Murdoch University students volunteer for the Hands on India project

Chiropractor Michael Brett will be part of a group helping people in India.
Chiropractor Michael Brett will be part of a group helping people in India.

MICHAEL Brett is hands on every day, but this month he will take his work to India.

The chiropractor will head to India on November 19 to take part in Murdoch University’s Hands on India project.

The project began at the university in 2006 and has been running each year to provide basic medical and chiropractic services to those less fortunate.

This year, Dr Brett and six other chiropractors will go to India for two weeks to supervise 15 fifth-year Murdoch chiropractic students.

He will also be taking his 15-year-old son Cameron to help where he can.

The group will have temporary clinics and will raise money to build and support schools.

Last year they paid for the running costs of five schools and provided finances for 900 women to buy items such as sewing machines.

‘Due to the extremely poor facilities in the area, the funds that we raised also went into paying for teachers and the running costs of schools in the area,’ he said.

All Murdoch students and chiropractors pay for all costs getting there and stay in a dormitory in the Mother Teresa Convent.