Citizens of Cuttack turned out in large numbers at Sachin Tendulkar Hall to take part in a free health check-up camp organised by the local Dawoodi Bohra jamaat on Saturday 24th March. Barabati-Cuttack MLA Shri Debashish Samantaray inaugurated the event alongside other government officials and representatives from the Dawoodi Bohra community. The health camp titled ‘Project Good Health’ was organised by Saifee Hospital, a multi-specialty hospital in Mumbai, in association with the Dawoodi Bohra community in Cuttack.
At the event Shri Debashish Samantaray addressed the audience and spoke of the need and importance of organising such health camps in Odisha to provide primary health care diagnosis to people living in the remote and hard to reach tribal settlements. He also thanked the doctors from Saifee Hospital and Dawoodi Bohra members for taking up this noble cause in Cuttack, and appealed to other communities and organisations to undertake other such health camps across the State.
In his speech, Mr Murtaza Moiny, His Holiness’s representative in Cuttack, said, ‘The objective of this multi-diagnostic health camp is to provide free medical checks, medication and healthcare counsel to the people. This health camp is part of His Holiness Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin’s wish to bring about health awareness, and improve the health and wellbeing of the people in the region’.
Men, women and children of various ages from the local communities and other adjoining areas of Cuttack were treated. ‘I am glad to have attended this health camp where I not only got myself screened for various ailments but also received free medicines and vital vitamins to maintain my health’, shared the 48-year-old Sarita Bisoi, belonging to one of the tribal communities in Cuttack. ‘I would like to thank the organisers of this camp and request the authorities to arrange such free medical camps more frequently in our region’, Bisoi added.
The ten member team of specialist doctors, consultants and volunteers screened thousands of patients and provided medication. Screening and diagnosis included the fields of Oncology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gynaecology, Cardiology, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, Dental care and hygiene. Additionally the doctors conducted health awareness sessions to foster an exchange of ideas and knowledge with local hospitals and medical institutions as well as to create a dialogue about healthy living among the local communities.
With the aim of inspiring clean healthy living and helping foster a disease-free society, Saifee Hospital has conducted many such free health camps in different parts of the world. Project Good Health Cuttack is yet another iteration in a long line of such successful endeavours by the hospital.
Some of the participants had this to share regarding their experience with Project Good Health Cuttack.
‘It was a great experience to attend Project Good Health held in Cuttack and interacting with all the doctors, patients and the organizing team. Project Good Health was a unique concept and a successful step towards our social responsibility. Hope these camps are organised throughout the year at different places. We will always be happy to be a part of future projects.
I again congratulate everyone for the success of the camp’.
‘Project Good Health Medical Camp conducted in Cuttack on the 24th of March, 2018 was a stupendous success, way beyond our expectations. The team of ten Doctors from Saifee Hospital Mumbai did an amazing job of meeting several hundred patients without rushing even one. I was present at the Camp and can say with confidence that each patient went back satisfied with the service provided there. I salute all the Doctors of Saifee Hospital for their untiring hard work and patience over several hours of the Camp without taking a break. Applause is also due to the local organisers who did a commendable job over several weeks prior to the Camp to create awareness and going from place to place registering patients and exhorting people to visit the camp. They also did a fantastic job of organising and managing on the day of the Camp, not to mention the great hospitality and care that was extended to the team from Mumbai. I thank all those involved with the Camp and convey my best wishes for more such noble events in the future’.
Rotary Club of Bombay Midtown.
‘I highly appreciate the commendable service, you have provided by organising a health camp at Cuttack. The civil society of Cuttack has highly appreciated your dedicated team from Saifee Hospital, Mumbai for providing treatment to more than 750 patients. This good will mission of service is exemplary. It has to be, as this camp received the blessings of your Syedna Saheb. I wish you and your team members lots of good wishes for your dedication to the service to humanity.Rtn Ajay Agarwal
Rotary International Odisha.