Weekly Medical Camp at Ramjiwala Village
On Sunday July 5th 2015, Project Give Back Medical Camp organized by the Parmarth Niketan team – Divine Shakti Foundation and Global Interfaith WASH alliance, headed to Ramjiwala village. The rural village is 40 km away from Rishikesh and up in the mountains of Uttarakhand. Due to the absence of hospitals or medical shops in the village, the patients have to travel 40 km to Rishikesh in case of a medical treatment. The camp was led selflessly by Dr.Priya. Her team consisted of Susan, Pallavi, Ankit, Dinesh, Jyotiji, and three young interns Swechhya, Raeann and Allison- from Knox College, USA.
The medical camp was a great relief to so many of the villagers as it brought quality healthcare, free medicines and loving care directly to their homes. During the medical camp process, nearly 100 patients, most of whom were from an old age group attended and were medicated for high blood pressure, diabetes, lower back pain, worms, anemia, skin allergy, eye & ear disease, joint pain, acidity, constipation, urinary infection, common cold, fever, leucorrhoea, etc.
Two of our beautiful volunteers (Swechhya and Allison) emphasized the importance of clean water, sanitation and hygiene to the children and their mothers. They taught them the correct way of brushing their teeth and washing their hands. Jyotiji helped the children trimming their nails. The children were incredibly excited to show off their clean hands and nails.
Susan and Raeann diligently took the patients’ blood pressure and weight while Ankit and Dinesh carefully registered the patients by recording their name and age. Jyotiji, a music and dance teacher, taught the children couple of fun dance steps along with counting the beats in English.
Pallavi demonstrated yoga positions, she taught them how to do Surya Namaskar and Sukshmavyayam in particular. She also made some of the elderly patients practice aasans in accordance to their diseases. As for those patients who had joint pain in their knees, she put crepe bandage and massaged their knee caps.
Learn more about our medical programmes and to sponsor one of our free medical camps visit us at: www.divineshaktifoundation