Purpose and Necessity
Most people living in the villages around Thirumalaikodi are less
privileged and cannot afford the most basic form of health care.
Due to this fact, there is also a lack of health awareness and this
is the main cause for the high prevalence of many kinds of ailments.
The camps are conducted specifically to reach these people in the
remote areas. Many have difficulty in reaching the hospital, so
the hospital staff goes to their doorsteps.
Camp 1 – Pediatric Hepatitis ’B’ Vaccinations
On Sunday April 2nd 2006, the Community Health Department of Sri
Narayani Hospital & Research Centre conducted a Pediatric Camp
to administer Hepatitis ‘B’ vaccinations to the children
of Sathuvachari, a hamlet 15 km away from the Peedam.
Hepatitis is a dreaded disease which is not curable but can be prevented
by the Hepatitis B vaccination. After being examined and given the
Hepatitis vaccinations, charts are maintained for each child to
monitor the growth and nourishment of the child.
A Hepatitis ‘B’ vaccination normally costs Rs.600/-
per dose and the less privileged consider it a blessing to receive
it free of charge. In this camp 71 children received the vaccination
to prevent Hepatitis B.
Camp 2 – Ortho Camp
On Tuesday April 4th, 2006, the Ortho Camp was conducted at the
Sri Narayani Hospital & Research Centre.
Dr. Prakash, our specialist in Orthopaedics headed the team which
included Dr. A. K. Sathish Kumar, our Physiotherapist and Dietitian
Ms. Jayanthi. A total of 192 patients registered for a physical
examination and checkups by Dr. Prakash. Physiotherapy Assessments
were done by Dr. A. K. Satish Kumar and counseling on the diet was
given by Ms. Jayanthi. Medicines were given free of charge.
Camp 3 – Antenatal Clinic
On Thursday April 6th, 2006, an Antenatal clinic was conducted
at the adopted block in the village of Annaicut.
Most pregnant women in the rural areas find it difficult to travel
to the hospital and more so to express their problems. If they
go to the hospital for consultation and treatment, they would
have to pay a registration fee of Rs.20/- ; so they stay at home
and do not get the antenatal care they need which results in complications.
To help solve this situation the antenatal clinic team goes to
the homes of these people and gives consultation and drugs free
A total of 50 women registered for the physical examination
and checkups which was done by Mrs. Clara Kumar and Gynaecologist.
Calcium and FST tablets were given free of charge.
Camp 4 – Under Five Clinic
On Tuesday April, 11th, 2006 an Under Five Clinic was conducted
in the villages of Sekanoor and Bhudur.
As per a survey conducted most of the children under 5 years of
age are found to be under nourished and have not been vaccinated
against preventable diseases. Through the outreach programs children
receive the necessary vaccinations to prevent diseases. Charts
are maintained for each child to monitor their growth and nourishment.
The child’s immunization history is maintained and immunization
is continued through these outreach clinics. Vitamins and medicines
are also distributed free of charge. A total of 67 children registered
for the physical examination and checkups by Dr. Srinivasa Prasad.
Camp 5 – Antenatal Clinic
An Antenatal clinic was conducted on Thursday April 13th, 2006
in the villages of Sekanoor and Elavambadi. Dr. Anitha and the
team registered 26 women for physical examination and checkups
at the clinic. Calcium and FST tablets were distributed free of
Camp 6 – General Medical Camp
On Saturday April 15th, 2006 a General Medical Camp conducted
at Vasanthapuram. The President and Councilor of Vasanthapuram
participated in the camp. A total of 272 people registered for
a physical examination and checkup by Dr. Anitha and Dr. Ramesh
Camp 7 – Gynaecology Camp
An Antenatal/Gynaecology camp was conducted on Friday April 19th,
2006 at our hospital. Dr. Malathy MBBS., DGO, Dr. Franco Benidict
MD (OG) Gynaecologist attended to the 64 cases who came to the
Camp 8 – Antenatal Clinic
On Thursday April, 20th, 2006 an Antenatal Clinic camp was conducted
at the Anaicut block, M. V. Palayam to Eripudur village. A total
of 24 women registered for a physical examination and checkup by
Mrs. Clara Kumar and the Community Health team. Calcium and F.S.T
tablets 460 each were distributed free of charge to the women.
Camp 9 – Hepatitis ’B’ Vaccinations
A Hepatitis’B’ Vaccination camp was conducted on Saturday
April, 22nd 2006 at Sathuvachari. A total of 84 children received
the doses of the Hepatitis B vaccinations. Four vials of Hepatitis
‘B’ were given to the children. The villagers were very
happy to receive this medical service from the Community Health
Camp 10 – Dental Camp
On Sunday April 23rd, 2006 a Dental camp was conducted at the Sri
Narayani Clinic in Vallalar. A total of 67 patients registered for
the physical examination and checkups by Dr. Surendra Babu and Dr.
Saravana. Medicines were distributed free of charge to the patients.
Camp 11 – Under Five Clinic
On Tuesday April 25th, 2006 an Under Five Clinic camp was conducted.
A total of 58 children were treated by Dr. Srinivasa Prasad at this
Camp 12 – Hepatitis ’B’ Vaccinations
A Hepatitis 'B’ Vaccination camp conducted on Saturday April,
29th, 2006 in Sathuvachari, A total of 46 people received doses
of the vaccination.