Free Health Camp for Artisans at Gwalior

Venue: Srinagar Basti, Thatipur, Gwalior, M.P.

(May 13, 2012)

SETU organised a free health camp on 13th May 2012 for the families of artisans and craftsmen in Srinagar Basti, Thatipur, Gwalior.

Skilled artisans at Gwalior make a wide range of beautiful stone carving products, carpets and Textiles. These handcrafted pieces provide them self-sustainability.

SETU follows Fair Trade principles and endeavours to provide health, hygiene and sustainability to artisans. The makers of engaging craft often overlook their health and hygiene completely. They are growing, managing to earn fairly but their health concerns still demand attention. SETU team felt the need to look at their and their families’ health. Thus a free health camp was organised to extend basic healthcare services for the poor Handloom artisans and craftsmen.

Srinagar Basti was chosen for this health camp as it was observed that many inhabitants of this area were frequently sick and suffering from ignorance & poverty. Organizing a health camp was part of their effort to provide free of cost medical services of various diseases experts to the inhabitants and beneficiaries coming in camp.

Dr. Ajit Katrolia (Paediatrician), Dr. Sandeep Kanojia (Cardiologist), Dr. Yashodhara Gaur (Gynaecologist), Dr. Sunita (Dentist), Dr. Anil Dohare (Psychiatrist) were amongst the team of renowned specialists who provided consultancy to the patients in the camp.

Following services were provided in the Health Camp:

–    Free Health check up & consultancy
–    Free of cost distribution of medicines
–    Consultancy on RCH ( Reproductive & Child Health) issues
–    Consultancy on STD issues
–    Awareness on general health & hygiene.

People suffering from serious ailments were referred to the Government Hospital, Gwalior and District Hospital, Morar for specialised treatments.

About 120 families participated in the above Health camp.