It is necessary to keep in good health which the lower strata of society finds difficult owing to their financial problems. Therefore, free diagnostic health camps are being organised frequently in India to conduct general medical check-ups and for heart, paediatric, ophthalmic, skin, ENT, disease and women health examination. There are many government and voluntary organisations that come to the rescue of community members by putting therapeutic camps, health check-ups for diabetes, heart diseases and hypertension.
Immunization Against Diseases
They also arrange for preventive vaccination for immunization against Typhoid fever, Polio and Hepatitis B. They want to increase their outreach in areas which have very less of health infrastructure. The focus is more on taking a follow-up on cases at regular intervals of time. These healthcare programmes help in understanding the basic health related problems along with free distribution of medicines.
Objectives to Fulfil
The main objectives behind rolling out such projects is better reproductive health and child care, awareness about communicable diseases, promote good nutrition in women and children. The non-profit organisations also want to improve personal hygiene and sanitation, promote safe water drinking, capacity building against maternal and infant mortality and build awareness on HIV/AIDS and TB among the young, children, poor and elderly. The intervention is of more help if implemented in rural areas where the level of knowledge and participation is comparatively lower than the urban cities.
Free Check-Up and Aid
Other people can also lend a helping hand in organizing diagnostic health camps in rural areas and contribute to the welfare of society. Camps of such nature are generally put up in urban and rural slums so that the needy can easily avail the health services extended to them. Organisations depute consultants from different disciplines inside these camps along with volunteers who facilitate their smooth functioning. Here, it is seen that the minor concerns are addressed at the local level itself but referrals are made for treatment of the major problems.
Inside a Diagnostic Health Camps
For better understanding, an example of a rural health camp conducted at WAVE City in Delhi NCR with support from the Indo-German Hospital. About 600 families where reached out this way and the camp treated people suffering from skin, anaemia, respiratory and gynaecological problems. Here, villagers turned up in large numbers to receive free medical consultation and aids. You can see several other customized health camps put up in the surrounding areas to offer facilities of similar nature. They provide preventive, curative, referral, promotive and comprehensive health services to numerous people living in the selected intervention areas. The duration of these check-up facilities ranges from 1-15 days a month with frequencies between a month to an entire year.