The Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust (IVPT), with the assistance of Ananthapuri Hospital, conducted a free medical camp for the residents of Padassery Colony, a slum area in Trivandrum, on Christmas day.
The camp was inaugurated by Dr. K. Prasanna Moorthy, Ret’d HOD, Dermatology, Trivandrum Medical College. Ward Counsellor Smt. Beena was the Chief Guest.
“These patients are mainly suffering because they don’t continue their medical treatment after the free medicine runs out,” said Dr. Sujakshi Haridas, IVPT physician. “Regular free medicines and also some training for relieving the stress they all face, will really improve their quality of life.”
“Visiting them in their own place makes a big difference,” she added.
Eight doctors from IVPT and Ananthapuri, including physicians and specialists in skin, eye, paediatrician, gynaecology and nutrition treated the patients. Vitals and blood sugar tests were also taken, and free medicines were dispensed.
The medical camp was part of IVPT's ongoing education and health care service, in a Government of India project called the "Mobile Knowledge Unit”. They provide healthcare and education on site in selected slums of Trivandrum, under the Central Railside Warehouse Company project implemented by IVPT.