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Residents benefits from health camps in city

Various health checkup camps were conducted by various city-based organisations and hospitals on Sunday. Residents in large numbers availed the benefit of these camps.

punjab Updated: Jun 09, 2014 14:32 IST
HT Correspondent

Various health checkup camps were conducted by various city-based organisations and hospitals on Sunday. Residents in large numbers availed the benefit of these camps.


The National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA) organised 157th free diabetes and general medicine camp at Sidh Peeth Dandi Swami Mandir on Sunday.

As many as 350 patients were examined for diabetes and its related complications and were provided with free blood glucose and neuropathy tests. AnkleBrachial Index (ABI) test was done to rule out blood vessel blockage.

Apart from this, NIMA president Dr Surinder Gupta, Dr Inder Sharma, Dr Rajesh Thapar, Dr Satinder Kakar, Dr Parveen Bhalla, Dr Rahul Jain, Dr Vishal Sharma and Dr Sarjivan Sharma attended the patients. Trust president Raj Kumar Shar ma welcomed the team.

Dr Surinder Gupta said patients with uncontrolled diabetes were the worst hit during summers.

“Cardiac patients, too feel uneasy and uncomfortable, as the heart is not able to pump enough blood to keep the body unit cool. Plenty of fluids and consumption of juicy fruits, like water melon, papaya can impart the required fluids, nutrition and fibers in both diabetics and cardiac patients,” Dr Gupta said.


Swami Vivekanand Hospital Trauma Centre, Model Town Extension, organised a multispecialty camp for the patients on Sunday.

More than 600 patients, suffering from various diseases related to orthopedics, dental, gynaecology, ENT etc., were benefitted from the camp.

Camp co-ordinator Dr Amit Saraf, head of orthopedics department of the hospital, said the patients were provided with free medical advice by the doctors. Free tests such as X-ray, bone mineral density, diabetic neuropathy, blood sugar and thyroid test were also conducted for the patients.

Dr Saraf added that nearly 25 people, in need of cataract surgery, were identified. These patients will be provided surgeries free of cost or on very nominal charges.

The doctors team included Dr Saraf for ortho, Dr Gagan Bajaj and Dr Deepanshu for the dental department, Dr Rohit Arora for eye checkup, Dr Rajneesh Tyagi for medicine and Dr Anju Garg for gynaecology checkip. Physiotherapist Dr Charanpreet Kaur and Manjeet were also present at the camp.


Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) org anised a free eye check-up camp at Santoshi Mata Mandir, Chander Nagar along with Baba Lal Dyal Sabha, on Sunday. Associate professor (ophthalmology) Sumeet Chopra examined the patients.

More than 180 patients were examined for free. Medicines were also given for free. Thirty patients were advised to undergo cataract surgery. Dayanand Medical College and Hospital will perfor m cataract surgery by Phako technique for needy patients at highly concessional rates.

Chopra informed patients that hot weather can affect the eye and cause vision problems. Eyes are more prone to infections such as conjunctivitis during summers, which in tur n can lead to various eye disorders.


The department of physiotherapy at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) organised a free physiotherapy camp on Sunday. Physiotherapists Avkash Teotia and Alka Kaul examined the patients.
Teotia said, “The aim of organising this camp is to improve people with neurological, spinal and ortho-muscular disorders by advising them to perfor m relevant exercises to ease pain.”

The physiotherapists advised that it was important to look after general health, especially, for those who have suffered muscle and joint injuries. Improving posture helped reduce back and neck pain.