A free medical checkup camp for infectious diseases, diabetes, heart and cancer patients was held at the Raksha Hospital at Malad on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.
It was organised by the Institute of Preventive Medicine, which is a division of Raksha Hospital and headed by Dr Pranav Kabra (MD) Physician & Intensivist.
Patients were also screened for several infectious diseases including Malaria, Dengue, Tuberculosis, Leprosy and HIV, “The main intention of the check-up camp was to try to reach out to a maximum number of the slum population in Malwani, as possible, in order to create awareness about these almost-fatal diseases, and also improve the general health and wellness through community intervention and preventive measures,” said Dr Pranav Kabra.
At this medical camp, a total of 1480 persons were screened, of which 538 were females and the rest males. The doctor present at the camp were Dr Pranav Kabra, Dr Sanjay Prajapati, Dr Brijesh Yadav and Dr Pankaj Singh, who not only examined the patients, but also provided free medicines to those who needed it.
One of the beneficiaries, Mrs Sabina Shaikh of Malwani Sector 8 was extremely happy about the camp and said, “Raksha Hospital is doing a wonderful job by providing us such medical facilities. So many times, we are unaware of preventative measures and health facilities provided and we came to know about it only through the efforts of Raksha Hospital. I am extremely thankful to Dr Pranav Kabra for his untiring efforts in organising this health camp.”
One-on-one counselling was also provided to patients on how to stay protected and prevent infectious diseases by way of good nutrition and other preventive techniques.
The next mega Health camp is being organised by Raksha Hospital on October 20th and 21st at Malwani. It is supported by the All India Medicare, Pharma and Patients Forum – a national industry body which aims to give patients the benefit of new medicine and new technologies in healthcare.