Twenty years ago, the marriage of Drs. Ramon Cugat (trauma specialist) and Montse García (pathologist) experienced an initial trip to India. And talking to local doctors, and visiting their hospitals, the couple discovered the poverty, the thrust and the possibilities of a developing country. This is how a project was forged: the desire to cooperate in the medical development of the Asian giant.
And every year, cyclically, for two or three months, the couple took over an Indian doctor at their home in Barcelona, or in a hostel, and formed it in the Mutuality of Footballers, or in the Pilar clinic, or in Chiron, or in the Mutua Montañesa. Today, that project has led to the García Cugat Foundation.
Ramon Cugat and Montse García presented their new project on Saturday at the Chiron hospital in Barcelona. The foundation aims to cooperate in the medical development of countries such as India or the Savior, as well as young and resource-poor training. Some of its activity will also be used for research, such as the study of proteins called growth factors to regenerate damaged tissues.