Chandigarh

Over 700 patients check-up in a mega medical camp

Y.S.Rana | June 15, 2019 09:17 PM

TAUNI DEVI(HAMIRPUR): Over 700 people were screened, tested and prescribed medicines free of cost in a mega medical camp held in association with NGO “Prayas” on the premises of civil hospital, Tauni Devi in district Hamirpur of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday.

The camp was inaugurated by former chief minister, Mr Prem Kumar Dhumal and  Dr T.S. Mahant, a world renowned cardiologist of Fortis Hospital was the guest of honour.  A team of 7 doctors along with supporting staff from Fortis Hospital was headed by Dr T.S. Mahant, The camp was organized by Mr Vijay Behl, a social activist of the area on his 50th birth anniversary.

People from surrounding areas turned at the camp where systematic arrangements were made for screening, testing and lab investigation. Flow of people continued till the end of the camp and doctors have also attended to without registration. The team has checked up 250 cases of Ortho and  cardiology each. Besides, 170 patients were checked for eye ailments.  During test two children were found suffering heart ailments and Dr Mahant has prescribed medicines and medical advise.

The organizer of the camp stated that during the camp 112 patients were X-rayed; 180 have been gone through lab test and 103 have been done ECG. Besides medicines of Rs one lakh was given to the patients free of cost. The organizers have taken steps to make available medicines free of cost in the camp. In addition to free consultations the camp also offered laboratories investigations. Those who could not get prescribed medicines at the camp these were provided to the patients from medicines shops.

In line with its commitment towards providing health care services at the door step of rural people, the NGO ‘Prayas” deputed three Sansad Mobile Swasthya Seva for screening and lab testing of the patients.     

While speaking on the occasion Mr Dhumal called upon the people to bring change in life style and prevention was better than cure. He also thanked and appreciated all the doctors and the organizers of free mega health camp.  

Dr Mahant  also addressed the people  and said, “Coming across many a poor patient in pathetic condition with none to pay for the treatment indeed such initiatives will go a long way in providing relief to the poor,” and added that much has been done in providing medical care services to the poor yet much was needed to be done.

People expressed their gratitude to the organizers and the team of doctors as they get checked up and prescribed treatment free of cost along with thorough investigations. Organizers have also arranged “Dham” (langar) to the participants in the camp.      

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