GENERAL HEALTH CAMP REPORT
A free general health camp for the residents of Akki Pikki colony was conducted on 16thMarch 2015. It was organized by the Department of Community Medicine and was attended by the Faculty and Postgraduates of departments of Community Medicine, General Medicine, Paediatrics, OBG, Ophthalmology, ENT, Dermatology and Public Health Dentistry.
The event was conducted under the patronship of Shri A.C. Shanmugham and management, RajaRajeswari Medical College and Hospital (RRMCH) in collaboration with Lalitha Subbarao Nanjundaiah Memorial Trust.
The camp was conducted at a Government Primary School, Akki Pikki colony near wonderla, the camp began at 10 am and registration of all the people who came to avail the services was done.
After the preliminary screening of the people, the medical issues were identified and they were sent to the respective specialist for further evaluation. A total of 180 people attended the camp; the common morbidities observed were gastritis, generalized myalgia, dental problems and skin problems (mainly scabies). Among school children, common morbidities were rhinitis and cough. Among adolescent girls and reproductive age group, dysmenorrhoea was common. Among the elderly, vision problems (cataract) and joint pains were observed.
Alcohol consumption and tobacco chewing was found common among both gender.
Free medicines were given to the people based on the problems identified. Patients who required tertiary care management were referred to RajaRajeswari Medical College and Hospital. The camp ended at 2 pm and was followed by lunch.