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Friday, June 11, 2010

Medical Check-up Camp – One Step towards “Healthy” Living

It has been rightly said by Buddha “Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship”

So, this Friday Umang Foundation’s young team decided to give the residents of Rahul Nagar – Slum Area in Mulund (W) a gift of Good health with the faithful medical assistance by medical professionals. The objective of the camp was not only to conduct check ups but also to inform and educate the participants on many simple tips of healthy living. It is also very important to know as rains are on their way to strike city of Mumbai.

It all began on a bright Friday morning with setting up counters and medicines to help the residents easily understand the process of health check-up. There were counters for:

• Registration
• Height and Weight Measurement
• Blood Pressure
• Blood Sugar Level
• ENT Examination
• Orthopedic Examination
• Physiotherapist
• Detailed Eye Check up
• Counseling to patients about Healthy Living
• A series of Lecture on Cancer Awareness
• General Physical examination

A team of 30+ responsible doctors and technicians were made available to the slum residents and they were seen giving personal attention to each of the participant’s habits and symptoms. Venue for the camp was Jai Bharat School, Mulund Colony, Mulund (W). A word about this medical camp was already spread, through banners and personal visit to every home by volunteers

As the day moved further, people from nearby localities started pouring in huge numbers. People with different age-groups, were seen waiting for their turn at the registration desk. Around 150 residents completed their check-ups in mere two and half hours of the event. Some of the patients who were suffering from common ailments were given free medicines by the team.

Series of Lecture on Cancer Awareness was also given by eminent doctors.

Post-Lunch period was no different either; people kept flooding in for check-up which was a good sign of awareness created by the Team Umang. Before the day ended, 300+ residents successfully completed their check-ups and a few had been referred to Specialist Doctors for further treatment.

All the helpful and generous doctors were given a Certificate of Appreciation for supporting the Umang team in such a noble cause. These Doctors were more than happy and eager to give their support in many such events to be held in near future as without them the event would not have become a hit among the residents.

Precaution is always better than cure and such check-up camps do help the common man to understand his body structure and take precautionary measures as per his eating habits. If every youth of India takes a simple step towards creating a healthy atmosphere around his place then surely medicines and diseases would be just a part of history.

Umang Foundation and its team have planned similar check-up camps in every month to build up a habit of healthy living among all.

This was Umang Foundation’s 152nd event.
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