The CHILD Foundation is pleased to advise that its partner, MOTHER Foundation, organized a health screening camp in the village of Sarurpur, India. Health screening included tests such as blood pressure, blood sugar, urine urea, etc., conducted right at site. Two doctors, three technicians and 22 local volunteers provided their services from 11 am to 5 pm. Lines were long and, by the end of the day, about 175 local villagers took advantage of the free service.
It was a huge success at many levels as described below: (a) it was the first actual service provided by MOTHER Foundation under the umbrella of the Maya devi Charitable hospital Service Committee) which was recently formed by MOTHER Foundation and consists of local volunteers in the village performed exceptionally well.
For most people, it was the first opportunity in their lives to be involved in this type of activity. Volunteers expressed their gratitude for being included and many had tears of joy at the end of the day, (c) We received a huge response from the village which speaks to the health care need. MOTHER Foundation was expecting about 100 ‘patients’ to visit the camp, originally scheduled from 10 am to 2 pm. But operating hours were extended to accommodate most people. Eventually some people had to be turned away because doctors had 2-3 hours of travel to their homes.