activities - medical camps
WOMEN’S WELLNESS SCREENING CAMP
Women’s Wellness Camp was organized by the
Sabha in association with Obg. Dept. of Sri
Ramachandra Medical College and Hospital on
16th & 17th July 2016. Totally 54 women were
screened during this Camp. The team from Sri
Ramachandra Medical College was headed by
Prof. Usha Vishwanath, M.D. D.G.O.
First day the following tests were done:
Height/Weight, CBC, Blood Pressure, Fasting
Sugar, Blood+Urea+Creatinine, Lipid Profile,
ECG, Ultra Sound Scan of the abdomen,
Thyroid function, PAP smear, Bone density,
Postprandial sugar test.
The following day the women were examined
with the results. The women were also
examined for thyroid disease. Prof. Kamakshi
Shanbhogue and Dr. Dinesh Nayak,
Neurologists, examined for neurological
complaints in these patients. The
Nutritional Specialists interacted with the
beneficiaries regarding Nutritional
requirements and the supplements. The
patients were given relevant medicines for
On both days break-fast and lunch were
provided for all the beneficiaries and
volunteers. To keep in the secrecy, the CCTV
Cameras were disabled during those days and
only lady volunteers were around the
examining centre in the Sabha premises.
All the Doctors and participants were
honoured by the Sabha and Dr. H.R.
Shanbhogue proposed them vote of thanks and
then programme was concluded.
CARDIAC REVIEW AND DIABETIC SCREENING
The third review Cardiac Camp along with
Diabetic review, was conducted for
theunderprivileged section of our community,
on 12th & 13th of March 2016 at the Sabha
premises.This was the review of the
beneficiaries who had attended the earlier
camp in the month of March 2015. Totally 115
persons attended the camp and were screened.
The Cardiology department of Sri Ramachandra
Hospitals, Porur, headed by Prof. J.S.N.
Moorthy, along with other colleagues
conducted the Camp. On 12th (the first day)
the registration of all the beneficiaries
was done. Height/weight and BP were
recorded. The following investigations were
done on empty stomach: CBC ( Complete Blood
count), Blood Sugar fasting, Blood urea/
Serum Creatinine (kidney function test)
Then all of them were provided with
breakfast (The menu was recommended by the
nutritional experts). Two hours following
the breakfast blood was taken again for
estimation of blood sugar. ECG, Ultrasound
scan of the abdomen and Echo were also
performed. On the following day, i.e., on
the 13th of March all the people were
examined with the results by specialist
doctors and advised suitable treatment.
They were given medicines free of cost for
two weeks and B-complex was supplied for one
month. Diabetologists from Sri Ramachandra
Medical also examined the patients. Dr
Dinesh Nayak, Neurologist (a member of our
Sabha) examined patients with neurological
ailments and advised suitable treatment for
them. Skin specialists and ENT surgeon from
SRMC also attended the patients who required
treatment. Nutritional specialists talked to
the patients on an individual basis and
On both the days all the patients, medical
staff and volunteers were provided with
breakfast, lunch and light snacks. President
of the Sabha, Mr. A. Arjuna Pai honoured the
medical staff, technicians
and other paramedical staff. Programme concluded with a vote of thanks by
Vice-President Dr. H.R. Shanbhogue.
Cardiac Screening Camp on 09.03.2014
The Cardiac screening camp was conducted in
association with Sri Ramachandra University
Hospital at the Sabha premises on 9th of
March 2014. The medical team was headed by
Prof. J.S.N. Moorthy, Senior Cardiologist of
the hospital currently the Vice-Chancellor
of the Ramachandra University. He was
accompanied by three other cardiologists and
the professional assistants from the lab
services and also the personnel from the
pharmacy and the executives from the guest
The camp started at 7.00 a.m. in the
morning. Initially registration of the
beneficiaries was done who are all from the
BPL members of the Samaj. Totally, 96
members were registered for the screening.
Initially, height, weight and blood pressure
were recorded to all the beneficiaries who
attended the cardiac screening camp.
The following investigation were planned and
done for all of them.
All the beneficiaries were examined
subsequently and were prescribed medicines
which were dispersed by the pharmacy in the
- The CBC (Complete Blood Count)
- Blood Sugar – fasting
- Blood Sugar – post prandial
- Blood Urea
- Serum – Creatinine
- Lipid - Profile
- Ultra Sound examination of the abdomen
There was a session in the evening at 4.00
p.m. where Prof. Muralidharan, Prof. of
Cardiology, Sri Ramachandra University
interacted with the members of the Sabha and
answered all their questions regarding heart
complaints and blood pressure. The staff
from the nutrition and psychology
departments also interacted with the
members. It was a very educative session for
all the members. Subsequently, the President
of the Sabha Mr. A. Arjuna Pai honoured the
medical faculty. Others were honoured by the
volunteers of the Mahila Vibhag.
The days proceedings ended with the vote of
thanks proposed by the treasurer of the
Sabha Mr. K.P. Lakshamana Rao.
With this registration the beneficiaries
will automatically become the patients of
Sri Ramachandra hospital and avail all the
facilities which other patients get in that
All the beneficiaries, volunteers were
provided with the breakfast, sumptuous Lunch
and high Tea. With the grace of God and
Ashirwad of the Mathadhipathis, the
programme was well received and we hope to
continue the same screening camp in the
years to come.
Appreciation for the camp
Appreciating the Sabha for conducting the
camp, Mr. K. Raman Prabhu of Saligramam,
Chennai, a beneficiary, wrote:
“The medical camp you organized for the
benefit of the economically weaker section
of our community members helped us in our
old age to diagnose diseases and get
necessary treatment. This Medical Camp was a
great help for members like me.
Conducting various clinical tests, handing
out reports and following it up with
doctors’ consultation - all in a single day
for the convenience of members - is highly
appreciable. We also thank you for the free
medicines given. I pray to God that the
selfless services you are rendering to the
economically weaker section of our community
may continue forever and I thank you very
Durgesh S. Manikere, Virugambakkam, Chennai,
a beneficiary, wrote:
“The Sabha has been doing noble work for
the welfare of our community. Health care
camp like this is very important these days,
as medical expenses have gone up and are
beyond the reach of many middle class and
below middle class people. So the Sabha has
done great job in this regard.
The excellent arrangement for the Camp, the
tireless service of the volunteers and the
food served were par excellence.”
Diabetic Screening Camp 2014
two-day Diabetic Screening Camp for the
underprivileged section of our community was
conducted by the Sabha in association with
Sri Ramachandra University at the Sabha
premises on 20th and 21st December 2014.
The registration for the Camp commenced at
6.30 a.m. 55 people registered their names.
The following investigations were performed:
Faculty from Sri Ramachandra Medical College
Hospital and Research Institute conducted
Diabetes, ECG and related tests. Faculty
from the Sri Ramachandra Dental College and
Hospital screened beneficiaries for dental
ailments and advised follow up treatment.
- CBC (Complete Blood count)
- Blood sugar fasting and
- Post prandial
- Blood Urea
- Serum creatinine
- Lipid Profile
- Ultrasound Scan of the abdomen
- General Dental Check
On the second day, specialists from the
following departments examined the
beneficiaries with the results of the
investigations performed on the previous
- General medicine/ Diabetology
- Clinical Nutrition
Dr Kamakshi Shanbhogue and Dr Dinesh Nayak,
members of our Sabha, screened the
beneficiaries for neurological ailment and
advised follow up action.
There was a special counter which showcased
healthy food items like vegetables and
fruits and nutritional specialists
interacted with the beneficiaries on the
need for a healthy diet for adequate
diabetic control. This exercise was highly
The beneficiaries were given anti-diabetic
medicines and B complex totally free for a
period of one month.
The Sabha honoured all the doctors and
technicians who took part in the camp and
rendered their services.
The Secretary of the Sabha also honoured Dr
Sudha Pai for her services and Dr H.R.
Shanbhogue for his key role in organising
On both days the patients and volunteers
were provided with breakfast and lunch.
REVIEW CARDIAC CAMP
A review Cardiac Camp was conducted for the
members of our community, who belong to the
BPL group on 14th and 15th of March 2015 at
the Sabha premises. This was the review of
the beneficiaries who had attended the Camp
in the month of March 2014.
Cardiology Department of SRMC, Porur, headed
by Prof. J.S.N. Moorthy along with his
associates conducted the Camp.
On the first day, registration of all the
beneficiaries was done. Height, weight &
Blood Pressure of all of them were recorded.
The following investigations were done on
- CBC (Complete Blood Count)
- Fasting Blood Sugar
- Lipid Profile
- Blood Urea and Serum Creatinine
- (Kidney function tests)
Then all of them were provided with
breakfast. The menu for the same was based
on the recommendation of the nutritional
specialist from SRMC. Two hours following
breakfast – blood was taken again for
estimation of sugar (Post Prandial). During
this period the following tests were
- Ultrasound Scan of the Abdomen
On the following day i.e. 15-03-2015,
medical staff, headed by Prof. J.S.N.
Moorthy, examined all the patients with the
results and advised suitable treatment.
Medicines were supplied free of cost to all
the patients. B-Complex was provided for
full one month to all patients.
were referred to SRMC for further treatment.
There was a very lively interaction between
the patients and cardiologists at the end of
the session which was highly appreciated. On
both the days, all the patients, medical
staff and volunteers were provided with
breakfast, lunch and light snacks.
of the Sabha, Mr. A. Arjuna Pai, honoured
the medical staff, technicians and other
Vice-President Dr H.R.
Shanbhogue proposed a vote of thanks and the
programme was concluded.
TALK ON IMMUNISATION
pediatrician Dr. S.Balasubramanian
M.D.,D.C.H, Chief Paediatric Physician,
Child’s Trust Hospital, Chennai gave a talk
on child care and immunisation. The
programme started with an introduction of
Dr. Balasubramanian by Dr. H.R .Shanbhogue
Vice-President of the Sabha, highlighting
his illustrious career, quality research and
papers published. Dr. Balasubramanian
narrated with visual aid the changing
factors effecting child’s health, risk of
self medication, signs of danger in children
and other contributing factors of illness
like vitamin D deficiency, and life style
diseases like obesity. He explained that
only 44% of children between the age 12 and
23 are immunised in India. He stressed that
immunisation is one of the most
cost-effective and beneficial measures.
The lucid manner in which Dr.
Balasubramanian presented the facts was
appreciated by one and all. The talk was
followed by 45 minutes of interaction by
participant-members on various issues of
child health care, diet and immunisation.
Around 40-members of the Sabha and their
family attended the programme. The Sabha
Mr. A. Arjuna Pai honoured the guest with a
shawl and a memento. Mrs. Shoba R. Pai,
President of Mahila Vibhag, proposed a vote
of thanks. The programme was followed by