Hyderabad: The 7th annual India Health Initiative-2016, a program created by US-based NGO, India Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC) to provide medical services to poorest of poor in India concluded with its last free health camp organised in Engapuza village of Kozhikode district, Kerala on March 6th,2016.
As a part of 7th IHI, free health camps were organised for 12 days in three Indian States: Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, and Kerala from February 19th to March 6th, 2016 where 5775 poor patients were treated by Volunteer US based IMRC doctors.
In Barabanki (UP), free health camps were organised from February 20th to 23rd where 1530 poor patients were treated after free investigation of vital health signs besides free pathological tests and X ray.
In Hyderabad (Telangana), free health camps were organised in slum areas of Hassan Nagar, Kishan Bagh, Shaheen Nagar and Baba Nagar from February 26th to 29th where 2277 poor patients were treated after free investigation of vital health signs
In Kerala, free health camps were organised in Mukkam, Omassary, Chennamangloru and Engapuza villages of Kozhikode District from March 3rd to March 6th where 1968 patents were treated after free investigation of vital health signs.
In all the medical camps, patients were provided with free medicines and the cases which needed follow-up were compiled into a list and referred to the local doctors whose expenses will be paid by IMRC.
The India Health Initiative was started by IMRC in 2010.Since its inception, IMRC has successfully conducted six India Health Initiatives comprising of medical camps across different rural areas, poor localities and slums in India.
Every year, IMRC assemble team of doctors from the United States of America to volunteer for the health camps. The medical camps are organized for three weeks in semi slums and rural areas of different states to target poor patients. This year 10 US based NRI doctors with different specialties are provided free medical services.
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