Health Camp Bhandup
Samata Foundation is a not for profit organisation registered under the Society Registration Act, 1860 and Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950, established in 2005. It endeavours for the development of the less privileged people in various sectors including health, education and empowerment.
President of Samata Foundation, Adv. Pramod Tayde on behalf of Samata Foundation requested Mr. Maitreya Hyaling, Project Coordinator of Smile Foundation to help for conducting a medical camp at the earliest. Gladly Mr. Maitreya Hyaling encouraged and accepted the proposal to support the camp. He and his team got prepared to conduct the camp successfully.
Thus on 28th September 2018, Samata Foundation in collaboration with Smile Foundation conducted “General Health Check-up camp” at Bhandup (west), Mumbai from 10 A.M. until 4 P.M.
Smile foundation provided their team of doctors and a well-equipped mobile health van for consultation and screening. With sincere efforts doctors identified various chronic diseases prevalent among the people, of which diabetes was the most common. It was observed that many of the diabetic patients were irregular in taking medications and were unaware about the risk factors and complications associated with diabetes. Doctors encouraged Samata Foundation to work on projects to bring awareness about the seriousness of diabetes and it’s management.
Lion’s club President Mr. Kirit Shah and his team’s presence gave confidence to conduct and execute the program as planned. He and his team motivated to conduct various such camps in near future and assured their strong support whenever needed.
Further Mr. Sagar Tayade, a union leader of unorganised sector including construction labourers, domestic workers, etc. took part in the camp and gave guidance for this program. He encouraged to conduct many such camps particularly for people from less privileged sector who are far away to reach routine health investigations due to poor knowledge and poverty.
Overall it was an overwhelming rich experience in conducting medical health check-up camps. It was a great learning experience for the entire team of Samata Foundation. This camp rooted an insight to work on such projects with broader perspectives regularly specifically for less privileged and unorganised sector who are distressed with diabetes.