Health camp in the villages of Raghunathpur and Chhidoli

“It is health tHEALTH CAMP - APRILhat is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

Standing true to it’s vision of helping the underprivileged section of the society, the Ponty Chadha Foundation organises health camps every year in order to help the needy who are deprived of the basic facilities related to health care.

Poor access to healthcare is one of the most pressing challenges faced by the vulnerable and marginal sections of society. Due to lack of proper medical care, 28% to 30% people die every year that includes infants, pregnant women and the elderly. In order to combat this challenge and help reduce the number of deaths, Ponty Chadha Foundation has embarked on a path to bring about a positive change in the lives of those who are poverty-stricken.

Two such health camps were organised this month on 11th and 19th of April  both which are a part of Ghaziabad. The major health problem faced by both these villages were diseases related to skin and flowing ear. Out of the total population of the village Raghunathpur which is 1640, the total number of people who attended the camp were 142. As for the village Chhidoli, 134 people attended the camp out of the total population of 3000.

There were two doctors present at the site to address the problems faced by the villagers out of which one of them was Dr. Ram Saran Garg who is from Indo-German Hospital. He has been a part of PCF since a long time and has helped us organise successful camps in different villages of Noida and Ghaziabad. The patients were checked through thoroughly by specialized doctors and were given elementary medicines free of cost. All the expenses incurred for conducting the health camps are borne by the Foundation.

Manjir Ghosh, the PCF head was of the view that health camps are basically organised with the purpose of serving the poor and the underprivileged section of the society. The lack of medical facilities for the needy was a crucial matter and hence the idea of conducting health camps in these villages would benefit people immensely.

Source: http://www.thepontychadhafoundation.org/blog/health/health-camp-raghunathpur-and-chhidoli/

Health Camp – Ponty Chadha Foundation

As a socially responsible organisation, with the aim to meet the needs of the backward section of the society, the Ponty Chadha Foundation, popularly known as PCF, organizes free health camps every month in the villages of Noida and Ghaziabad. These camps are dedicated towards ensuring the health of the people living there.

This month again, two health camps were organised. One in the village of WAVE City and the second one in the village named Ikla, Rajapur in the district Ghaziabad, to provide medical care to poor patients, who otherwise are not able to afford the high treatment cost. Both these camps witnessed a massive overflow of patients, with a total resulting in 158 in WAVE City and 145 in Ikla.  A separate counter for registration was installed at the entrance of the camp, where every person who wished to get treated had to get themselves registered by providing their basic information.

The occupation in both these villages were agriculture and the major health problem being faced were skin issues and a flowing ear. The patients went through a thorough examination and were provided with medicines as per their problem. All expenses incurred during the health camp were paid off by the foundation.

Two doctors were present to aid the patients, with one of them being Dr. Ram Saran Garg who is from an Indo-German Hospital. He has been helping us to treat a lot of patients for quite sometime now and together we have been able to create many success stories.

Manjir Ghosh, the head of PCF said that the basic aim to run health camps was to create awareness among the poor population who due to lack of medical care are subjected to various diseases. These camps make sure that they get proper medical treatment and are saved from life taking ailments.

Health is of utmost importance and ought to be given the very first priority, but in a country like India where almost 70% population live in the rural areas, a proper medical treatment cannot be availed easily. Hence, we at PCF are doing our bit, and we urge you too to take a step today, for there are millions out there waiting for your help.

Let’s together make the world a better place to live in!