The Community Health Team travel on buses equipped with the necessary medical instruments and medicines for home visits. They deliver genuine care to all of the patients and their interactions with the patients are professional, open and friendly making them feel comfortable.
On March 6th, 2007, the Rotary Club of Pernambut, the Masonic Blood Bank and the Sri Narayani Hospital & Research Centre jointly conducted a Multi-purpose Camp at the Islamia Aided Primary School in Pernambut which is about 45 kilometres away from Thirumalaikodi.
A total of 244 children were examined for various problems. The Masonic Blood Bank staff assisted in collecting blood from donors who were mostly Rotarians. Dr. Vijayan, a Specialist in Family Medicine, Dr. Parimala Bai, HOD of the Paediatric Dept., examined children with paediatric problems. Dr. Kannaki, HOD of the Community Health Dept. treated children with dental problems.
The Optometrist screened children for eye problems and advised them to come to the hospital for further treatment. The Laboratory Technician after conducting random tests for Diabetes with the help of glaucometer advised patients to visit the hospital for further examination and treatment.
General Medical Camp
On March 10th, 2007, Dr. Vijayan, our Specialist in Family Medicine conducted the camp along with the Community Health team in the village of Maruthavallipalayam. The camp started late because most of the villagers are flower collectors and they were busy collecting flowers early in the morning. A total of 146 patients came to the camp for various ailments. Examinations, medicines and medical advice were provided to all free of charge.
Ante Natal Care Nurses Visit
On March 15th, 2007, a team consisting of the Coordinator, Mr. K. Murugelan C., two student field workers, Mrs. V. Vijayalalakshmi and Mrs. K. Jeeva and our Auxiliary Nurse, Mrs. S. Gajalakshmi A.N.A.Y. made its way to the regularly scheduled visits monitoring the health of expectant mothers covering a wide area of over 12 villages from Elevambadi to Eripudhur. This visit is done on a regular basis allowing expectant women to get regular check-ups during the various stages of their pregnancy. T.T. injections, calcium and iron tablets are given free of charge to the expectant mothers. The mothers to be also receive free counseling concerning their diet and health precautions to be followed during their pregnancy. During this visit 31 women were treated.
On March 16th, 2007, Dr. Prakash H.O.D. of the Paediatric Dept. and Dr. Vijayan along with Community Health Team conducted a very successful camp for children in Ariyur. The camp started at 9.00 a.m. with a Pujas to Sri Sakthi Amma. The Ariyur Panchayat President took part in the Puja and assisted in the camp by guiding the patients. A total of 103 children were treated out of which 33 boys and 19 girls were under five years old and 17 boys and 34 girls were above five years of age.
Women's Health Camp
On March 20th, 2007, a health care camp for women was conducted in Appukkal. The camp started at 9.00 a.m. with a Puja to Sri Sakthi Amma. Dr. Madhavi from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology conducted the camp along with our Community Health Team. A total of 120 patients with gynaecological problems were examined and treated. Injections and medicines were given free of charge.
On March 24th, 2007, a Paediatric Camp headed by Dr. Prakash, Paediatrician and the Medical Team was conducted free of charge for the benefit of the children in Sembedu village. The camp started at 9.00 a.m. with a Puja to Sri Sakthi Amma. The village President and members of the local administration attended the rituals.
News of the camp spread over the village as the Paediatrician began examining the children and many women came with their children to take advantage of the free medical services. A total of 84 children were examined and treated at the camp. The villagers were very thankful to the team for delivering this type of medical care to their door steps.