Dr. Sarah checking patients in medical camp
About 5000 families from Oct 2011 to Jan 2012 received medical care, medicine help, patients from all age groups were seen by our doctors through medical amps at village level. Among the seen, patients with skin pathologies were noticeable with diseases such as folliculitis ,impetigo and scabies being their companions for an unknown time. Waterborne diseases followed next with gastroenteritis ,typhoid fever ,cholera and plain diarrhea toping among this group. Malaria continued to pose a major threat as ever with dengue as its worst and final attack.
Women in general and in their gestational periods presented with iron deficiency anemia and complained of general body weakness and fatigue.
Children mostly presented with discharging ears and otitis, malnutrition and being underweight drew our maximum attention.
The medical camps were successful. Proper assessment was done the individual problems were sorted out .Medical advice was given along with proper counseling of individuals and their families. General Hygiene awareness and health education was imparted.
Medicines such as Multivitamins,Iron supplements,Mineral supplements, specific antibiotics, skin ointments and insect repellants were provided Oral rehydrating formulas were distributed among masses at large. A lot of people were benefited from this effort of AHD.
Medical Camps in flood affected villages
Medicine for patients for free distribution
Children and women affected from floods 2011