Health for all is the motto of our Caring Friends Hospital which it lives by, organising weekly health camps in rural and urban areas within our district. We are committed to ensuring healthy communities using our mobile health unit to visit and deliver health checks that will prevent more serious issues for diverse populations in the future.
This month, with the rainy season upon us, a special health camp was organised for the students of our Snehalaya English Medium School. Around 300 students from LKG to 10 standard were examined for skin diseases, dental problems and other ailments. Children identified with health issues were prescribed medicines and provided advice on precautions and treatments. Adolescent girls received information on menstruation and hygiene. All students who come from lower socio-economic families and our own childcare institution were also advised on good dental care and personal hygiene and the precautions to take during the climate change which comes with the rainy season.
Another health camp was specially organised for the staff at our local police station. We have a very healthy working relationship with the MIDC police station which is always ready to support and help Snehalaya in rescue operations and awareness programs and we also support their work too. As a mark of respect for the dedicated work, we gave them full health check-ups and prescribed relevant medicines while sharing the importance of regular health check-ups, healthy diets, good hygiene and, given their work, mental and physical wellbeing. We also invited them to access our hospital’s excellent medical services if and whenever required. Our hospital staff were assisted by medical student volunteers who are gaining experience at our hospital as part of their summer Internship program.
Sampurn Suraksha Kendra, our latest health project in collaboration with Maharashtra State AIDS Control Society (MSACS), held its first health camp for 200 of our city’s residents who are considered at high risk of contracting HIV. The center had health camps provide counselling and guidance on HIV prevention, information on health and other social protection schemes, referral services to health centers and departments working with HIV, skin disease and sexually transmitted infections. Follow-up of these high risk groups includes regular testing, counselling and check-ups for two years to ensure that they remain HIV negative.
Our Sampurn Suraksha Kendra is based in the District Hospital Ahmednagar, OPD No. 44.
As you can see, Snehalaya continues to adapt and improve our health drives for all sections of our society through dedicated health care projects.