Sri Narayani Hospital - Medical Camps
During the month of April, 2009 the Community Health Department of the Sri Narayani Hospital & Research Centre conducted many medical camps as part of their Outreach Program.
This month they did camps on Ante Natal Care, Psychiatric Awareness and Opthamology.
Ante Natal Care Camps
Ante Natal Care Camps were held on the 9th and 22nd of April, 2009 from Ariyur Kuppam to Irular colony and Raja Palayam to Sagadevanpatti. The Auxiliary Nurse examined over 55 pregnant women. This camp is done to reach pregnant women in the rural areas who are too far away from hospitals and those who cannot afford this kind of treatment. All the women were treated and given free medicines, iron tablets, injections and advice as required.
Department of Psychiatry - International Stress Awareness Day
On April 16th, 2009, a program was organized by the Department of Psychiatry and the Community Health Department to commemorate International Stress Awareness Day at the Anaicut Elementary school. The program was held under the Supervision of Dr. Harshavardan and Dr. Kanaki. Mr. Raja Mrs. Jeeva and Mrs. Aruna also assisted in organizing the program as well as participating in it Mr. Raja gave the vote of thanks.
Thirty women from Self Help Groups participated in the Program. The program was called "The Importance of Life". The program started with a prayer. The Counsellor Mr. P. Senthilkumar spoke to the groups on the following:
Happiness and life
Causes of stress
Ways to Manage stress
Major Psychiatric problems and the symptoms (i.e. Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Suicide, Substance Abuse, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Schizophrenia, Paranoia, Hysteria, Mania, etc.)
Life and its importance: - ways to lead a quality life were emphasized.
The participants paid very close attention and asked various questions to clarify any doubts they may have. Two of the participants seek counselling for themselves as well as for some of their relatives. One of the participants said that she seem to exhibit all of the symptoms pertaining to one of the illnesses that were explained. The counsellor gave them advice and referred them for a Psychiatric evaluation.
An Opthamology Camp was held on the 8th of April, 2009 in Anaicut. Dr. Chavvi Agarval examined over 26 patients for eye problems. This camp is done to reach people in the rural areas who are too far away from hospitals and those who cannot afford this kind of treatment. All the patients were treated and given free medicines and advice as required.