Free Eye Checkup and Medical Care Camp
A free health checkup camp was held at the corporate office of Shobhit University, University Tower, Institutional Area, Mayur Vihar Phase 2, Delhi from 10 am to 4 pm. The camp was organized to commemorate 94th birth anniversary year of the celebrated social worker Shri Jagdish Prasad Mathur ji.
Jagdish Prasad Mathur Charitable Trust working in association with Nice Society Trust, in its series of social activities organized the camp as part of its social initiative: Proud to be Indian. The objective of the camp was to provide the economically disadvantaged section of the society a free health check up, eye-checkup, medicines and glasses if needed.
Eight doctors- Four physicians and four ophthalmologists formed the medical team along with a para-medical team. The Eye specialists screened the patients for all aspects of their vision, checked for common eye diseases, recommended a treatment plan and gave free medicines and spectacles to the patients. Patients were also checked for blood sugar, blood pressure and related diseases. Sophisticated testing equipments were installed by the doctors who also gave special heath related tips and advice to the patients.
As many as 750 people attended the heath camp from places like East Vinod Nagar, Trilokpuri, Jaya Bharati Camp, Sultanpuri, Kalyanpuri, West Vinod Nagar and many other parts of the city. The patients ranged in age between eight and eighty five. Most of the patients were poor and needy.
Free medicines worth Rs 45,000/- and free spectacles worth Rs 50,000/- were given over to the people. Since more than the estimated (500) patients came, the camp time was extended to five in the evening from four to meet the needs of the total about 750 patients. The heath camp was highly successful in achieving its objectives of providing free health services to economically disadvantaged people. In today’s world with high levels of pollution, changing dietary habits and usage of mobile phones/computers for extended periods of time it has become imperative for people to get regular health checkups to ensure their well being. Moreover the economically weaker sections of the society are more vulnerable to diseases and problems of health which can impact their livelihood as well. Thus this Health camp was organized with a view to provide health services specifically to the economically poor and the aged.
Jagdish Prasad Mathur Trust hopes that in the future too it will continue to serve the poorer sections of our society through such initiatives.
The Trust‘s managing trustee Dr. Shobhit Kumar, who is also the chairman of NICE Society Trust that runs Shobhit University, thanked the participating patients, volunteers (about ten), para-medicals and the doctors. Kunwar Shekhar Vijendra, hon’ble Chancellor of Shobhit University thanked them too.