Medical Camp at Mala Kundi
A free medical camp was held in the village of Mala Kundi, located 21 kilometers from Parmarth. The camp was held in the premises of the Government Primary school.
On this medical camp Parmarth Niketan and Divine Shakti Foundation volunteers were joined by Dr Carolina Presotto, a Kundalini Yoga Student and experienced dermatologist with her own clinic in Brazil. Having Carolina was great as she helped both children and adult patients with skin diseases. She offered correct diagnosis, and DSF volunteers did the best they could with cleaning and advising the villagers to use natural products such as neem leaf, coconut oil and practicing hygiene.
Upon questioning, volunteers found out that due to winter and water scarcity, the ladies were not bathing themselves or their children on a daily basis. This lack of hygiene contributed to their skin itchiness and spreading of skin infection among children. Volunteers stressed to the mostly female patients the importance of practicing hygiene.
Other diseases that both doctors treated were joint pain, ear infections among children and adults, acidity, indigestion, fever among adults, small injuries, asthma in adults, worms in children, cough/cold and fever among children, diarrhoea among children, and headache among teenagers.
Quite a few dressings for small injuries were also done by volunteer Bibi. ORS were distributed generously.
Total no. of patients seen : 69 – majority being elderly females and children