A multi-speciality health camp was organized on the occasion of World Cancer Day at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh. More than 30 villages benefited from the camp. Around 250 patients were examined in this camp by the specialist. Areas such as gynaecology, neurology, oncology, orthopaedics, dentistry, ophthalmology, immunization, hygiene & sanitation etc. were covered through the special camp. 30 women screened with thermo mammography machine.
It was aimed to provide the underprivileged a free check-up so that the aim of a disease free healthy society is achieved. Gynaecologist, Paediatrician, Orthopaedic, Dentist, opthomologist and General Physician of repute attended to villagers in different sections, supported by a team of paramedics and volunteers.
In order to facilitate diagnosis, certain tests were conducted for free, these included Blood Sugar Test, Blood Pressure Monitoring, BMD (Bone Mineral Density), Nerve Conduction Study etc. A small session on basic dental hygiene was also delivered by the experts.
“This multispecialty health camp was organized to mark the celebration of World Cancer Day. The camp was well received by the people, we plan to organize such camps regularly to serve the weaker section of the society,” said Dr Sumita Prabhakar, President Can Protect Foundation.
“This camp was helpful for us, we are unable to get our medical tests and treatment done in private hospitals. Camps like these are very beneficial for us; we get a free consultation and check-ups done at our village only which saves our time and money” said Premlata Uniyal, a resident of Phool Chatti Village.