Health Camp on 26th March, 2016
The nostalgic image of the “good old days” is probably a fantasy when it comes to human health. Historical facts point to an era embodied by an endless struggle with devastating epidemics and unsanitary conditions leading to disease, particularly infant mortality and the early death of young adults. The so called “health revolution” brought about a change resulting in an era in which disease is no longer inevitable and early death no longer an accepted fate. Yet, many areas remain that are still plagued by epidemics and multiple diseases due to lack of proper awareness about health and hygiene.
Kartavya – the CSR club of IIM Raipur organized a free health camp at Purani Gram Panchayat in Aanganwadi area of Sejbahar, Raipur on the 26th of March 2016. Dr. Punit Gupta of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar Hospital provided his support in conducting this event. The primary objective of the event was to spread awareness among the people of Sejbahar area regarding the importance of regular checkups of their health and the grave importance of proper cleanliness measures. The event started at around 11 AM in the morning and went on till 3PM in the evening. Initially the locals were a bit reluctant but the Kartavya members put in remarkable efforts to make them realize how significant regular health checkups are. Finally a total count of 70 people turning up embodies the success of this great cause.
It is a well known fact that a large segment of our population die because of lack of proper care of their health and lack of adoption of proper cleanliness measures. Hence it is hoped that such a measure by Kartavya go a long way in mitigating this disease that still leaves many parts of our country crippled.