A free medical camp was recently organized by the Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine (RRIUM) in Srinagar, in collaboration with the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) at Hazratbal. The aim of the camp was to provide essential healthcare services to the community.
The medical camp saw the participation of 10 healthcare professionals, including doctors, pharmacists, and support staff. The team, led by Hakim Mohd. Afsahul Kalam, included Dr. Arsheed Iqbal, Dr. Kauser Shah, Dr. Sana Mobin, Dr. Tabassum Fatima, and the support staff. These dedicated individuals conducted various medical services such as blood pressure monitoring and basic examinations. They also organized educational sessions on hygiene, nutrition, and disease prevention for the attendees.
One of the highlights of the medical camp was the distribution of free medication for various chronic illnesses prescribed by the doctors. Patients suffering from joint pain, cold and cough, rheumatoid arthritis, insomnia, general weakness, and scabies were provided with the necessary medication. This initiative aimed to alleviate the financial burden on patients who struggle to afford regular medication.
Dr. Arsheed Iqbal, a representative from RRIUM, expressed his satisfaction with the overwhelming response from the public. He mentioned that some patients who required further investigations and regiment therapies would receive free treatment at the RRIUM hospital under the Center of Excellence (COE). Additionally, plans were made to ensure follow-up care for patients with chronic conditions, ensuring continuity of treatment beyond the camp.
The team leader, Afsahul Kalam, emphasized RRIUM’s commitment to serving the community. The Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, Srinagar, has always strived to provide accessible healthcare facilities to the people, especially those who face financial limitations.
Medical camps such as these play a vital role in addressing the healthcare needs of marginalized communities. They provide an opportunity for individuals to receive basic medical care, guidance on maintaining hygiene, and information on preventing diseases. Initiatives like these help bridge the gap between healthcare services and those who have limited access to them.
The collaboration between RRIUM and IUST showcases the importance of partnership between academic institutions and healthcare organizations. By working together, these institutions can pool their resources and expertise to benefit the public.
Overall, the free medical camp organized by RRIUM and IUST in Srinagar was a commendable effort to provide essential healthcare services to the community. It not only offered medical care but also educated attendees about preventive measures. The success of this initiative highlights the importance of such programs and the need for continued support to ensure the health and well-being of all individuals, regardless of their socio-economic status.