Prime Trust conducts general medical camp at Rettanai village – 02.09.2023
Conducting a general medical camp can have several benefits, both for the community and for healthcare providers. Medical camps provide access to healthcare services for individuals who may not have easy access to healthcare facilities due to geographical, financial, or logistical barriers. This helps in reaching underserved populations. Regular medical check-ups at camps can help in the early detection of diseases and conditions. Medical camps often include health education sessions where healthcare providers can educate participants about preventive measures, healthy lifestyles, and disease management. This empowers individuals to take better care of their health.
On 02.09.2023 Prime Trust along with Vel dental clinic, Agarwal eye hospital and i med hospital conducted a general health camp at a church in Rettanai village. The imed hospital team from Tindivanam provided general health check-up – blood pressure, blood glucose level and other ailments were treated. The people were provided with medicines. The Vel dental team provided dental check-up, basic treatment and oral health care education was provided. The Agarwal eye team did the screening for auto reflation, refractive error and colour vision, power correction for distance vision & near vision. They provided counselling for cataract surgeries, Glaucoma surgeries and refractive surgeries. For further treatments the people were referred to local health care centres. About 120 individuals were benefitted from the camp.
Setting up Remedial Schools for a tribal community
Setting up Remedial Schools for Tribal Communites
Prime Trust's Founder and Managing Director, Mr. S.M. Arasu, embarked on a significant journey on August 26, 2023, as he visited the Kuravar community residing in the quaint village of Karikalampakkam. The Kuravars, an indigenous group deeply rooted in the cultural fabric of Tamil Nadu, India, boast a rich history and heritage that spans generations. Their presence is predominantly felt in the southern reaches of Tamil Nadu, where they have traditionally thrived in activities linked to hunting, gathering, and the intricate workings of the forests.
Embedded within the tapestry of their existence are distinctive customs, traditions, and rituals that paint a vivid picture of their unique identity. Their celebratory songs, captivating dances, and vibrant festivals pay homage to the natural world that has long intertwined with their way of life. A language closely resembling Tamil serves as their means of expression, although certain groups may have forged their own dialects or incorporated words that diverge from the norm.
The Kuravars, like numerous indigenous communities across India, have weathered historical marginalization, bearing the brunt of socio-economic hardships. Designated as Scheduled Tribes (ST) in several regions of Tamil Nadu, they are entitled to constitutional reservations and privileges, although the extent of these benefits can vary across localities. Characteristically situated on the periphery of forests or nestled amidst hilly terrains, their settlements, often referred to as 'kuravar colonies,' have undergone change due to urbanization and the loss of natural habitats. The pull of urban opportunities has enticed many to leave behind their traditional homelands in pursuit of a more promising livelihood.
Presently, the Kuravars confront a host of contemporary challenges akin to those faced by various indigenous groups in modern-day India. These obstacles encompass the erosion of time-honored livelihoods, the alienation of ancestral lands, societal marginalization, limited access to quality education and healthcare, and more.
On that noteworthy day of August 26, 2023, Mr. S.M. Arasu, the visionary behind Prime Trust, extended his presence to the heart of the Kuravar community residing in Karikalampakkam village. With a forward-looking mission, Prime Trust aims to establish evening schools tailored to the specific needs of the Kuravar community. In doing so, they aspire to uplift the community by providing access to education that aligns with their unique heritage and aspirations.
Setting up Remedial Schools for a tribal community
Dental Check-Up in Meliruppu Village, Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu
Prime Trust, in collaboration with the Vel Dental Team, orchestrated a meaningful endeavor by organizing a complimentary dental camp in Meliruppu village, situated within the Cuddalore district, on the 29th of July, 2023. These dental camps hold immense significance in delivering essential healthcare services to underserved communities while fostering the promotion of dental hygiene.
Throughout the camp, dedicated dentists and proficient healthcare professionals administered comprehensive dental check-ups, basic treatments, and valuable oral health education. Additionally, essential provisions such as toothbrushes and toothpaste were thoughtfully distributed among the villagers, further enhancing the impact of this outreach. The result was a notable enhancement in the oral well-being of the community, coupled with an amplified understanding of the pivotal role dental care plays in overall health. Undoubtedly, initiatives of this nature assume a pivotal role in elevating the collective health and quality of life for all members of the community.
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