Port Blair, Nov. 5: A Multi-Disciplinary and Multi-Specialty free Medical camp was held at Primary Health Centre (PHC) Ferargunj, on 4th November.  The camp was inaugurated by Dr. S. K Paul, Director of Health Service, A & N Islands as the chief guest, while Shri Shafeek, Pramukh, Panchayat Samity Ferrargunj was the guest of honour.

In his address to a large gathering, he offered to provide logistics support for anything concerning public health. 

Dr Rohindra Lal President, ANIPPDA in his address said many poor patients can’t approach specialist in private clinic due to various reasons. This is a great opportunity to get treatment done at their area.

A total of 522 cases were screened by various specialists. Routine check up of Patients were screened for blood pressure, diabetes, some refractive error cases, one case of foreign body removal on eye, gynecological problems among women, and other common ailments of children, dental check and advise was given on oral prophylaxis. Some patients opted for homeo treatment & consultation on surgical case was done during the camp.

Healthcare staff of PHC including the Physicians, Pharmacist, Nurses and paramedical staff were present to guide the patients and to spread awareness on health aspects.

Patients who needed medication were given free medication and told to follow up with regular physician in the area. This was the second project of ANIPPDA within a short period of forming of the association.

The main goal of this camp was to bring awareness and preventative measures for some lifestyle diseases.

The camp was organised by Andaman & Nicobar Islands Private Practicing Doctors Association (ANIPPDA) in association with Directorate of Health Services & Humane Touch (NGO) comprising of Dr. Rohindra Lal (Ophthalmologist), Dr. Selvaraj Gandhi and Dr. Dinesh, Dental Surgeons, Dr. Krishna Saha (Gynecologist), Dr.A. P. Bharadwaj (Pediatrician), Dr. Sudip Chakraborthy(Medical Specialist), Dr. Naveed Zia & Dr Sherin Jadwet Homeo -Physicians and Dr. Vidyanand (Surgical Specialist).

Shri M.K Abdul Gafoor, President –in- charge of Humane Touch (NGO) welcomed the gathering while Dr. Dinesh, General Secretary of the Association (ANIPPDA) proposed vote of thanks on the occasion.