Over 20,000 avail benefit at free mega health camp organised by Chandigarh Welfare Trust to celebrate 73rd birthday of PM Modi


More than 20,000 people from Chandigarh and its adjacent areas availed the benefit of free medical services provided by Chandigarh Welfare Trust (CWT) during its mega multispecialty health camp organised on Sunday (September 24) at Grain Market in sector 39, Chandigarh.
The camp was a part of CWT’s ‘Sewa Pakhwada’ which commenced from on the 73rd birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi September 17, espousing his vision of ‘self-service’ for the welfare of citizens especially the poor section of the society. During the mega health camp, which was inaugurated by Punjab governor and Chandigarh administrator Banwarilal Purohit, needy patients were benefited a number of health checkup camps.
The dignitaries who attended the inauguration ceremony included Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor Chandigarh University & CWT founder; Dharam Pal, UT adviser; Arun Sood, Chandigarh BJP President; Satya Pal Jain, former MP and Additional Solicitor General of India; Anup Gupta, Chandigarh Mayor; Anindita Mitra, Chandigarh Municipal Commissioner; Kulwant Singh Dhaliwal, Chairman of World Cancer Care Charitable Society and Sant Baba Lakha Singh Ji Nanaksar Kaleran.
While prosthetic limbs were fitted to around 350 needy Divyangjan, 300 underwent screening for various types of cancers, 5000 sanitation workers received vaccination against Hepatitis-B, 2200 underwent eye checkups, 1500 eye glasses were distributed and 8000 medicine kits (under dawai ka langar) for all age groups were provided free of cost during the camp.
As many as 26 medical associations, hospitals, and institutions had joined hands with CWT for the free mega health camp where more than 500 doctors and 1200 paramedical staff along with CWT volunteers offered free health services to the people.
As many as 22 health specialities were provided during the health camp. The camps included cancer screening to apprise the citizens of cancer and its symptoms. Besides this, general medical check-up, child healthcare camp, dental check-up camp, mental health counselling, eye screening camp, orthopaedics camp, gynaecology camps, Hepatitis B vaccination, and pulse polio immunisation camps were held.