Y.S. RANA, UHAL(HAMIRPUR)—Over 600 people were screened, tested and prescribed medicines in a mega medical camp held on the premises of Government Senior Secondary School, Uhal, on Wednesday. The camp was inaugurated by Dr T.S. Mahant, a world renowned cardiologist of Fortis Hospital. A team of 5 doctors from Fortis was headed by Dr T.S. Mahant, a world renowned cardiologist. Other doctors of the team were Dr G.S. Chawla (general medicines); Dr Amit Kapila (Ortho); Dr Mukesh Vats (eyes) and Dr Gurpreet have provided their specialized services to the people.
Around 2000 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 185 cases of eye ailments; 100 cases of general medicines; 101 cases of heart disease and 180 cases of ortho and coming to the rescue of poor patients, 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.
Organizers have also arranged “Dham” (langar) to the participants in the camp.
In line with its commitment towards providing health care services at the door step of rural people, the camp was organized by “Prayas” an initiative initiated by local Member of Parliament, Mr Anurag Thakur in association with the local gram panchayat. Mr Thakur also visited the camp and while interacting with the people appreciated the effort. He also assured the people that more such camps would be held in the coming days. He has also thanked the team of doctors for providing their services free to the people.
The team of doctors was also shown mobile van medical services under the banner of “Prayas and apprised it how it worked and providing health services to the people. The team appreciated the initiative. It was also told to the team that within its inception of five months, ‘Prayas’ is setting new standard in health care in rural areas of district Hamirpur. It has checked up around 25,000 people and of these, 10 cases of breast cancer were detected. These cases were referred to PGI, Chandigarh for further urgent treatment. “Prayas has gone well with the people and beings to find more takers and spadework for widening the ambit of the project introduce it in other remaining assembly segments of the constituency, says in charge of “Prayas.”
While talking to Dr Mahant 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.