Srinagar: Celebrating International Women’s Day, J&K Bank on Tuesday organised ‘Free Medical Camps for Females Only’ at Iqbal Park in Srinagar and Rajinder Park in Jammu.
In a statement, spokesman of the bank said that the camp at Srinagar was supported by the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) as the Institute provided a team of lady doctors across various faculties. Help Poor Voluntary Trust (HPVT), Abbott India Ltd. And SD Biosensor Health Care Pvt. Ltd also extended their support to the camp. While as the camp at Rajinder Park was organised in association with Maxxlyfe Hospital and Trauma Center.
More than 1200 women visited the twin medical camps in Srinagar and Jammu, wherein specialists in Gynecology (Dr. Cimona L Saldanha, Dr. Mehvish and Dr. Uma Kohli), Ophthalmology (Dr. Jasiya and Dr. R K Mengi), Medicine (Dr. Sheenam and Dr. Dushyant Chowdhary), Orthopedics (Dr. Harish Deng) and Endocrinology (Dr. Mehroosa) examined, counseled and prescribed them treatment, the statement added.
Women started making a beeline at Iqbal Park much before the published time and by 12 Noon more than 300 patients had already registered themselves for the medical check-up, the spokesman said.
Throughout the day, the temporary but elegant check-up counters saw long queues of women from Srinagar and its adjacent areas, both young and middle-aged, waiting, chatting and making their ways towards the doctor’s counters. Around 700 women visited the camp at Iqbal Park.
Around 500 patients visited Rajinder Park camp during the day, mostly middle-aged women from Jammu and its nearby areas, throughout the day and received free counseling and consultations from senior doctors.
The bank distributed free medicines worth lakhs among the patients who visited the camps. The Medicine was made available by HPVT, Abbott India Ltd. at Iqbal Park and by Maxxlyfe Hospital and Trauma Center, Jammu at Rajinder Park on the occasion.
Also, more than 500 free investigations like Blood Sugar, Uric Acid, Lipid Profile, HB and HBA 1 (C) of the patients were conducted at the Clinical Labs set by SD Biosensor Health Care Pvt. Ltd. in Srinagar and Maxxlyfe in Jammu. The clinical lab at Jammu also conducted ECG’s on the occasion. The charges towards these clinical tests were paid by the bank on behalf of the patients.