Health Camp held at Civil Dispensary Maulijagran.

Chandigarh, 22nd May, 2016: Chandigarh Health Department in Collaboration with Max Superspeciality Hospital and UCO Bank organized Health Camp at Civil Dispensary, Mauli Jagran on 21st May 2016(Saturday) Special Secretary Health Dr. Adapa Karthik inaugurated the health camp and was welcomed by Dr. Vanita Gupta, Director Health Services at the venue. Mr. N.C. Srivastava, Deputy Circle Head, UCO Bank was guest of honour. During the inauguration he assured that such type of Health Camps will be organised in future also for the benefit of public in collaboration with Chandigarh Health Department. Mr. U.C. Sexena, Zonal Head, UCO Bank, Chandigarh along with Senior officials from Health Department were also present.
Dr. Manjeet Singh, Programme Officer, NCD highlighted on emergence of Non Communicable diseases as a major disease burden and importance of lifestyle modifications particularly diet and physical activity.
Specialists from field of Medicine, Gynae. Surgery, Skin, Eye and Dental examined patients and prescribed medicines .Total of 980 no. of persons were registered & examined at the camp and 162 no. of people were examined for eye problems and refractive errors. Approx. 250 no. of people were examined at Medical OPD and were given treatment accordingly. 80 no. of patients were examined for skin problems and treated for various skin ailments like scabies, acne & taenia. Two confirmed cases of leprosy & one suspected case of leprosy was detected.
Total of 110 patients were screened for diabetes out of which 15 were suspected for diabetes and referred to physician for further management and given treatment accordingly. 237 patients screened for Hypertension & obesity, 28 were found to be hypertensive & 54 were found to be overweight & 135 were obese. All these patients were counselled by expert dietician at the camp for weight management.
Total of 89 people were screened for oral cancer & 7 were found to be suffering from submucous fibrosis. .
Keeping in view of rise in no. of cases of Breast and Cervical Cancer cases in Chandigarh. Two senior gynaecologists Dr. Vanita Suri, HOD Obs. & Gynae, PGIMER & Dr. Seema Sharma, MAX Hospital, were present at the camp. They examined approx. 40 no. of females for Breast and Cervical Cancer, out of which 18 were screened by VIA (Visual Inspection with 5% Acitic acid) for Cervical Cancer and 3 were suspected for Cervical Cancer.
Spirometery were conducted for 10 people and all were found to be having obstructive lung disease.
Doctors from health department and Max Hospital participated actively in the camp. Nursing students from School of Nursing, GMSH-16 conducted risk profiling of people > 30yrs.
Health Counselling was given in small groups to Community regarding adoption of healthy lifestyle like physical activity and early detection, signs and symptoms, timely referral and management of Non communicable diseases. A special HIV/AIDS awareness exhibition was put up along with free HIV/AIDS counselling & testing. All health care providers under health department participated actively in the camp and took pledge to promote healthy lifestyle to prevent Non- Communicable diseases. Senior leaders from Maulijagran expressed heartfelt gratitude to Health Department in arranging such type of Multispeciality camp and committed to provide all assistance for benefit of the community.
Pamphlets regarding signs & symptoms of Oral, Breast self examination, Cervical Cancers, risk factors associated with Non communicable diseases, healthy diet, diet during diabetes, hypertension etc were distributed to public to generate awareness. Mobile Food testing Lab of Chandigarh Health Department visited the venue and tested 20 no. of milk samples and all were found to be OK. During the camp 20 salt samples were also tested for Iodine, of which two samples failed.

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