Date: September 26, 2017
Health Checkups Done: 161
Under the health initiative in Beladi-Salhapur village, during a General Health and Women Health and Hygiene Survey, we observed that most of the villagers were suffering from common illnesses and allergic problems. It was also observed that the village lacks the presence of a female doctor because which many problems of the female population are ignored. Hence, most of the people consult the doctors of nearby cities, which can be tricky in cases of undiagnosed disease and emergencies.
Therefore, it is necessary to avail better health facilities for all the villagers through a free health camp. It will also create awareness about health responsibilities of the villagers and will be very helpful to the families living below the poverty line.
The major problem is the lack of awareness among the people. Through the Health Survey and interaction with the people of the village over such a long period, the team realized that many people of the villagers are unaware of the various health policies offered by the government.
Also, some people are afraid to go to any other place for treatment. Women used to be involved in household activities as well as in the work they do. So, the complaint of back-paining, joints pain etc. are generally neglected.
Therefore, the purpose of the event is to treat the villagers and aware them about the policies and the facilities that the government offers to the citizens.
The Health Camp conducted by UBA in Beladi-Salhapur has greatly benefitted the poor section of the society and all the age groups ranging from less than a year to over 85. Through this camp, the villagers were given a prescription, basic health problems and sicknesses are diagnosed with free medicines. We conducted the camp in Primary School because of its large space and prime location.
Both males and females came out in a fair proportion in the camp. The camp benefitted more than 160 people in the village.