Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Dental Public Health Program in Madhakavarapalli Village

On the 17th of November 2012, Trinity Care Foundation conducted a Free Mobile Health camp in Madhakavarapalli Village in the Government School in Bagepalli Taluk, Chickaballapura District, Karnataka, India.

This medical camp aimed at providing basic healthcare services focusing on Orthopedics, Gynaecology, Dermatology, Diabetology, Cardiology, Dentistry, Pediatrics & Ophthalmology. Basic Medicines were provided free of cost.

The Organization worked in conjunction with government health officials, Gram Panchayath Members and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited members in order to organize this event. Health Workers from villages were directed in advance to escort patients to this camp. In order to spread the word about the camp, the foundation organized press releases in local newspapers and also put up advertisement posters in and around the village. Additionally local help was taken to cover the event.

A team of 27, including 14 Doctors as well as observers from HAL, Bangalore, set out from Bangalore early in the morning and arrived at Madhakavarapalli Village Government School, the site of the camp at around 10:30 am. The Village is 145 Kilometers from Bangalore City towards Devanahalli.

The team of Public Health Dentists from M.R.Ambedkar Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore screened around 270 individuals and 90 were treated in the Mobile Dental Unit. The doctors explained to each patient – and in many cases, parents and other relatives of these patients as well – exactly what procedures needed to be done to treat them.

Trinity Care Foundation hopes to build on its successes by organizing such camps soon. This Mobile Health Camp was conducted for Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bangalore as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative focusing on Community Health.

Trinity Care Foundation is a Non Governmental Organization focusing on Craniofacial Surgeries, School Health Programs and Outreach Health Programs in Karnataka, India.