For eighth consecutive year, nine US doctors to volunteer for IMRC’s health initiative to treat the needy

Hyderabad: The eighth annual India Health Initiative (IHI) by US-based India Muslim Relief and Charities IMRC to provide medical services to economically disadvantaged members of society in India will take place from January 28 –February 12, 2017, with medical camps in Hyderabad, Lucknow and Dehradun.

This year at 8th IHI, nine doctors from USA, Dr. Irfan Moin (Geriatrics), Dr. Jerome Stefenko (General Surgeon), Dr. John Rosenberg (ER Physician), Dr. Farida Ghogawala (Gynaecologist), Dr. MK Ahmed (Paediatrician), Dr MY Ahmed (Surgeon), Dr Sana Ahmed (Paediatrician), Dr Mohammad Haq (Internal Medicine), Dr Naureen M Haroon (Ophthalmologist) and one Clinical Pharmacist, Tenzin Jangchup will render their services at eight medical camps in Hyderabad and Barabanki (UP), with three more camps in line at Dehradun (Uttarakhand).
The medical camps will be organised first in Hyderabad then in Lucknow and Dehradun.
In Hyderabad medical camps will be conducted at various slums and poor neighbourhoods from January 28-31, 2017.

In Lucknow, doctors will organize camps at the Jahangirabad Institute of Technology (JIT), Barabanki road, Lucknow from Febrary 3-6, 2017.

In Dehradun, medical camps will be organised between February 10 to February 12, 2017.
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. This annual program is unique because it provides basic education in health care with an emphasis on preventive health care to the community; and provides technical training to the local doctors and medical students.

Last year 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 5,775 poor patients were treated by US based IMRC doctors.

In the camps, patients are treated after free investigation of vital health signs, besides free pathological tests and X-ray as well as provided with free medicines.

Indian Muslim Relief & Charities (IMRC) is a US based non-profit organization which began in 1981 and helps run several programmes throughout the country in partnership with over 100 organizations. It focuses on providing education, emergency relief, medical & legal aid, shelter and food for the needy. It has been at the forefront of providing immediate relief to affected victims of the 2016 Bihar Floods, 2015 West Bengal Floods, 2015 Nepal earth quakes, 2014 Kashmir Floods, 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots, 2012 Assam riots, and other natural/man-made calamities.

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