JAMMU,Dec 02:With a view to create awareness on good health and timely care of diseases St. Joseph’s Community Hospital conducted a free medical camp in its campus at Smailpur. The camp witnessed in-flow of people from villages and industrial area surrounding Smailpur and Bari Brahmana. The doctors present at the camp held free check up consultation and distributed medicines to the needy persons.
The Camp was inaugurated by Dr. Y. P. Gupta, physician, St. Joseph’s Community Hospital. In his message Dr. Gupta advised people to take good care of health at all times. Since the day of medical camp coincided with the International AIDS day, the Chief Guest laid special stress on precautions for better health and living and exhorted everyone to live responsibly. He appreciated the efforts of St. Joseph’s Hospital for its commitment to selfless services to the masses through its community linkage.
A medical team comprising of four doctors provided much needed specialized medical cover to the ladies, children and elderly people during the camp. The team comprising of Dr. Anita Dhar, Gynecologist; Dr. Rajeev Bhasin, Physician; Dr. Y.P. Gupta, Physician and Dr. Harbinder Singh Bali, General Surgen and Dr. Amit Sharma treated more than 250 patients and referred some for additional medical care.
Fr Shaiju Chacko, the Director of the hospital in his statement, laid out the plans for upgrading the hospital to specialised services. He said that the focus will always be community-based and hence the hospital will strive to provide affordable health care to the people. Currently, the hospital is getting the technical support of Fatima Hospital in Gorakhpur through its director, Fr Jeejo Anthony. The hospital is an undertaking of the Catholic Social Service Society (CSSS) of J&K. Sr. Vandana SCJM proposed the vote of thanks to all the doctors, support staff and health workers.