IMRC’s health camps sees 600 people examined in Hyderabad

By TCN News

Hyderabad (Telangana): The Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC) organised a health check-up camp for about 600 people in Hasan Nagar locality in Hyderabad city on Friday, February 26.

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Since 2010, the IMRC has been assembling a team of doctors from the US to volunteer for health camps to provide medical care to cater to economically weaker sections of the society. The India Health Initiative (IHI) sees medical camps organised for three weeks in slums and rural areas of different states to target the most deserving patients.


Farhat Sultana, 55, a widow who came for a check up said, “I was here for back and joint pains. The doctors screened me and after conducting the necessary tests, told me that I had diabetes. Without this camp, I may not have known as I did not have the money to go to a doctor.”

Last year, approximately 10,000 patients were seen in medical camps in Hyderabad, Bijapur, and Bangarpet.


Syed Abdul Najeeb from Sahayata Trust, who is overseeing the organisation of Health camps, said that the basic aim to run health camps is to serve poorest of poor. “As it is the capital of Diabetes, the people here are unable to afford the high costs of treatment. Besides, the slum populace suffers with various ailments which they usually ignore due to monetary constraints. We are here to provide free medicines and consultation after investigating vital signs and blood-sugar levels,” he said.


“Most of the patients whom we examined today were anaemic, and had iron and vitamin deficiency. We also got patients with chronic lung diseases, hypertension and diabetes. Since they are unable to pay for treatment, there condition keeps deteriorating with time. They look at these free health camps as an opportunity to get examined,” said Dr. Irfan Moin, Geriatrics, who has been volunteering for IMRC’s IHI health camps since last six years.


Three more free health camps will be organised in Hyderabad in IndoUS School (Kishan Bagh), IndoUS School (Shaheen Nagar), and IndoUS School (Baba Nagar) from February 27 to 29.
In Kerala, medical camps will be organised in Mukkam, Omassary, Koliwada and the Engapuza villages of Kozhikode District from March 3-March 6.