Free medical camp at Indian Consulate

People, whose income is Dh2,000 or less, are requested to register for the camp on April 13 and 14, and they can also call on 050 115 2021. (SUPPLIED)

A free medical camp for the underprivileged will be held at the Indian Consulate auditorium in Bur Dubai at the weekend.

The camp will be held on Friday from 8am to 1pm for residents of the emirate who have no medical insurance and whose income is Dh2,000 or below.

This is the eighth camp to be organised by the Indian Ladies' Association (ILA), Dubai, and the Indian Consulate in partnership with Getwell Clinic, Bur Dubai.

Sangeeta Matta Verma, Patron, ILA, Dubai, told Emirates Business: "The ILA has a number of doctors on board who have roped in other professionals, community members, medical equipment companies and pharmaceutical firms to hold these camps on a regular basis each quarter on the premises of the Indian Consulate.

"When this camp was first started in 2008, as many as 320 people benefitted from it. Now, over the years as news about this camp has spread, we have been getting many more people. More than 600 people attended the last camp.

"And it is not just Indians, many people from Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh come too. Even though we do have a problem handling such a big crowd due to space constraints, we can't turn sick people away."

Doctors from Getwell Clinic will be there to offer their services for free. The team of general physicians, dermatologist, ophthalmologist, optometrist, orthopaedic surgeon, dentist, gynaecologist, cardiologist and other specialists will be led by Dr Ashok Kapoor and Dr Sarita Kapoor. Free medicines and follow-ups will also be provided.

Verma said: "There will be follow ups for people who have serious health issues or injuries as many doctors in the community are keen to help out. For example, at one of the previous camps there was a man who lost his fingers in an accident and Dr Ashok Gupta, who is a plastic surgeon, decided to help him out."

People, whose income is Dh2,000 or less, are requested to register for the camp on April 13 and 14, and they can also call on 050 115 2021.

 

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