On May 18, Asha conducted a special Eye Camp in Mayapuri slum community. A medical team of 9 from Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, led by the Head of the Ophthalmology Department- Dr J Bhalla visited the centre and held the free eye camp.
Before the camp, the Asha Team led several rallies and awareness sessions to sensitize the Mayapuri community about the ophthalmic illnesses and the camp, to be held.
More than 116 patients visited the camp. The team of Doctors examined each patient carefully and prescribed the required management including operation, medication or treatment; which varied case to case.
They also counselled the slum community members about how to take care of their eyes and what are the dos and don’ts. Doctors also referred to many of the severe cases to the nearby government hospitals where they could consult for free or on a minimum cost.
The efforts of the Doctors’ team was commendable as they not only examined well but also came with the required optical services and pieces of equipment. They thoroughly checked the patients taking note of their earlier infections or allergies. The patients were pleased to get themselves checked by such wonderful medical staff. In spite of the long queue, they all kept patience. In turn, the Doctors also took enough time to examine them and communicated politely.
We hope to conduct such health camps on a frequent basis in future.
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