By Anil Gujar - Secretary- Maharashtra Arogya Mandal
Details of Camps conducted in December 2011.
MAM has conducted free sickle cell health check up camp in 24th December 2011 from of 26th December 2011. During the journey we had a check up of 4 old diagnosed sickle cell patients at Dhule Highway. On Sunday 25th December 2011 293old diagnosed sickle cell patients were clinically examined and were given free medications. Also screening of new 83 patients was done among which 41 were diagnosed as carriers and 28 patients were identified as sufferers. Advice and counseling regarding the dietary and behavioral regime was also given both old and new patients. The carriers were provided with counseling emphasis was given on premarital guidance specifically to unmarried individuals. 14 individuals were diagnosed as normal which were also guided for this social problem. All the individuals were from different tribal parts of Nandurbar district mostly from low socioeconomic class.
On 26th Dec. 2011 similarly 251 old patients had undergone medical check up and 47 new patients were screened for sickle cell disease. In Newly screened patients 9 patients were diagnosed as sufferers and 26 were diagnosed as carriers. 12 individuals were diagnosed as normal. Premarital counseling, guidance regarding the behavioral and dietary regime was given to the patients. Counseling was given to carrier patients. The Normal people were also guided regarding the prevention of this disease. In this camp one sufferer patient of CTEV (congenital talipes equinovarus) commonly known as clubbed foot was observed.
Looking at the intense cold climate in the project area during this camp the cloths and 50 sweaters were distributed free to needy sickle cell patients.
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