Indian Medical Association (IMA), Ludhiana, started a camp for the screening of hepatitis B and C at Seerah village on Tuesday. The village on Rahon Road was selected by the IMA for screening the hepatitis B and hepatitis C disease in particular and other diseases in general.
The camp was inaugurated by taking the blood samples of prominent members of the village including sarpanch Dalbir Kaur Grewal, Harinder Singh Grewal, lamberdar Gurmel Singh and panchayat members Palwinder Kaur, Sukhchain Singh and Jaspal Singh.
The camp's nodal officer, Dr Rajan Dhawan, and his team members Neeraj Kumar, Rashpal Singh, Shivdev Singh, Parkash Sharma, Amarjit Singh and Gurdev Singh took blood sample of the patients. On the first day, as many as 150 samples were taken.
IMA Ludhiana president Dr Ajit Singh Chawla and Kumkalan senior medical officer (SMO) made the village people aware about the hepatitis B, C and drug addiction. He said that such camps would continue until everyone in this village get screened.
Sarpanch Dalbir Kaur Grewal thanked Dr Ajit Singh Chawla for selecting their village for this pilot project and said that this way people would get aware of the health care and can also get free tests.