Project Give Back’s Holistic Medical Camp in Kali Ki Dhal

This Sunday the Project Give Back Medical Camp organized by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Divine Shakti Foundation-Parmarth Niketan team headed to Kali Ki Dhal, an impoverished village in Rishikesh. The initiative has been blessed by Pujya Swamiji and inspired by Sadhvi Bhagawatiji, coordinated by Mrs. Chandrakanta Joshiji organized by Dr Priya, Martina (Shakti) and joined by young interns from Knox College in America, Swechhy and Raeann.

During the camp one hundred patients were attended to, most of whom were mothers and their children with complaints such as: high blood pressure, eye and ear disease, joint pain, skin allergy, poor posture among children, acidity & constipation problem. urinary problem, common cold & fever, diarrhoea & vomiting and worms. Nearly 40% of the women and children had diarrhoea.

The volunteers emphasized the importance of clean water, sanitation and hygiene to the mothers. They lined up all the children and encouraged them to wash their hands – both Swechhya and Raeann helped with this while Raeann cut the nails of the children. Children were keen to wash their hands and even after session was over, the children keep coming up to the bucket to wash their hands.They were happy to show off their clean hands and nails.

Another 10 year old girl had an issue with thyroid. Her mother too suffered from this disorder. The young patient was given thyroid medicine as well as shown some yoga asanas and kriyas to help improve their condition.

The other most common diseases treated were ear infection – ear drops were put into these patients as well as given the vial to self-administer. For those who complained of knee joint pain were treated to a massage and given knee caps.

A patient who appeared to have had a paralysis, struggled his way to the clinic and was treated by Dr Priya, shown how to do simple finger exercises to regain mobility in his fingers.

Martina (Shakti) also taught yoga asana, lead a beautiful satsang & short meditation for all.

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