JKYF’s free health camp attracts people

Srinagar: A free health screening-cum-medical camp organised by the Jammu Kashmir Yateem Foundation for the flood-affected victims of Budgam and Srinagar saw a large participation of people from the twin districts.
In a statement, a spokesman of the organisation said that over 250 patients were screened during the daylong camp organised at Baitul Hilal, Jawahar Nagar on Sunday. The camp was a part of health screening and medical camp series of JKYF in collaboration with Taumm Charitable Trust and Kashmir Life Line and Health Centre.
Senior immunologist Dr Mushtaq A Siddiqi supervised the health screening camp while senior child specialist and former HoD neonatology SKIMS, Dr Masood ul Hassan supervised the medical camp.
During the camp, diagnostic facilities were provided to the patients involving an expenditure of Rs 80,000 while as medicines amounting to Rs 20, 000, were distributed among flood-affected patients of Budgam and Srinagar.
The spokesman said that around 130 women and 60 children were among 258 patients checked and on spot blood sugar and haemoglobin screening was undertaken. Eleven patients were diagnosed with diabetes.
“The blood samples were collected on spot which will be investigated at Al-Hilal Diagnostic Centre, a non-profit unit of JKYF. Three female gynaecologist and physicians were also in the camp. The patients also availed services of psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and mental health counsellors from GMC Srinagar and NGO Kashmir Life Line,” the spokesman said.