Health camps

P1080328 resizedAs a part of our holistic strategy to address pressing concerns of agrarian communities, GREEN sets up health camps in its project areas. The camps are organized in a convenient locality and take part throughout a day, often with hundreds of community members from surrounding areas visiting the camps.

The camps are collaborations between leading community members, existing medical personnel in the locality and local Zilla Panchayat officials. Mahila sathis help to carry out the logistical arrangements, such as registrations etc. Mahila sathis are women community members empowered by GREEN through various intervention programs to act as contact points in a community and aid program implementation.

Attended by more than 3000 people, in more than 40 villages, the health camps underline the urgent need for good rural health care. Doctors found that the prevailing concerns included anaemia, chest pains, throat infection, gynecological issues and nerve disorders, among a few others. Patients who exhibited indications of cataract were directed to eye camps. A cataract surgery camp was organized in conjunction with the Zilla Panchayat, District Mobile Cataract Surgery Unit, District Blindness Eradication Society and GREEN at Challakere Taluk Hopsital. A total of 23 women underwent cataract surgeries through the camp.