Parmarth Niketan and the Divine Shakti Foundation brought the weekly Medical Camp to Bapu Gram, Rishikesh this week. Mrs Laxmi Rawat, BDC Member for Bapugram graciously coordinated the camp with Shri Mohan Singhji of Ganga Action Parivar.
Of the nearly 134 patients attended to, the common diseases cared for were: diabetes, hypertension, ear infection among children, cataract in adults, hair and dandruff problems, children and adult dental problems.
Majority of the patients were diabetic. There were few showing high sugar content in their blood. Dr Priya advised these patients about altering their diet to bring down their blood sugar level.
Bibi with the help of Dr Priya held a demonstration on hygiene – how to wash hands and brush teeth. Few mothers and children were keen to try the proper method of brushing teeth. Free tooth brushes were distributed to the children.
Coincidentally the local media appeared at the camp and gladly covered the service in local papers and print media. In addition, Dev Bhoomi TV channel videoed the medical camp as well as interviewed some residents and patients. This programme was aired on Monday 12th at 8am on the Rishi channel.
The camp was led by the dedication and selfless service of Dr Priya Singh joined by Ms Bibi Hamel from New Zealand and Ms Claudine Franco from Brazil.