500 Patients Screened & Checked Up, 1.50 Lakh Spent on Diagnostics, Medicines
Yateem Foundation Organises Free Health Screening Cum Medical Camp at BAITUL HILAL Chawalgam Kulgam

As many as 500 patients were screened and around 1.50 Lakh expended on diagnostics and medicines during day long Free Health Screening Cum Medical Camp for the flood affected people of Kulgam at BAITUL HILAL, Chawalgam Kulgam on November 09 Sunday.

The camp was 2nd in ongoing Health Screening & Medical Camp Series for the flood affected and poor & needy, undertaken by J&K Yateem Foundation in collaboration with District Administration Kulgam, eminent voluntary organization Help Poor Voluntary Trust (HPVT) Srinagar and three prestigious govt hospitals in Srinagar.

Around three dozen Medical Professionals associated with District Hospital Kulgam, Govt Lalla Ded Hospital, G B Pant Hospital, Dermatology & Psychiatry Departments of GMC Srinagar checked up men, women and children patients from flood affected areas of Chehlun, Asthal, and other areas of district Kulgam. In addition, volunteer professionals in General Medicine, Gynaecology & Endocrinology from various hospitals rendered their services during the day long camp. Para medical staff including MPFHWs, Pharmacists, Nursing Orderlies, etc from District Hospital Kulgam also had been deputed in the camp.

During the camp, the diagnostic facilities were provided involving an expenditure to the tune of about Rs 70,000 while as medicines amounting to about Rs 80,000 were distributed among flood affected patients. HPVT donated medicines worth approximately 20 thousand besides sample medicines costing approximately Rs One Lakh Fifty Thousand.

200 women and 185 children including Baitul Hilal inmates were among 500 patients checked up whileas Blood Sugar & Haemoglobin screening was undertaken on spot.

Dr Mudasir Ahmad Bhat, PG 2nd year from Govt SMHS Hospital Srinagar conducted free on spot screening of 100 patients (with market charges of Rs 50,000) for Hepatitis B & C which diagnosed two patients positive for Hepatitis B.

Srinagar based NGO Chinar International also donated medicines meant for children diseases and other general ailments.

Prominent business concern M/s Kasturi Lal Jain & Sons, Srinagar also sponsored part of the total expenditure on the medical camp.

The blood samples collected on spot will be investigated free of cost at Al-Hilal Diagnostic Centre, a non-profit Unit of J&K Yateem Foundation. Gynaecologists, Physicians, Opthalomologists, Orthopaedicians, Dental Surgeons, Dermatologists, Psychiatrists besides ENT and Endocrinology specialists rendered their voluntary services in the day long camp.

(Issued by Press & Public Relations Division)