In a remarkable display of community spirit, the youth organisation of Sri Lakshmi Narayanan Temple had organised a free medical check-up camp on February 4 in honour of World Cancer Day. The event, which targeted residents above the age of 50, witnessed an overwhelming response, with over 200 people in attendance.
The free camp, which ran from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., provided comprehensive health screenings, addressing not only cancer but also screened other crucial health indicators such as eyes, heart, and blood. The inclusion of diverse health assessments aimed to offer a holistic approach to well-being, ensuring that participants received a thorough understanding of their health status.
On behalf of World Cancer Day today, we are having a free cancer screening for all the devotees of Sri Lakshmi Narayanan temple and also the community people of Jalan Ipoh, Jalan Kasipillay, targeting a group of people for early detection of cancer and other medical illnesses too. Pusat Darah Negara has collaborated with us to achieve almost 110 donors for us so that we can help our country get more blood donations to save more lives.
– Doctor Savira Sharma, Organising Committee
One of the highlights of the event was the blood donation drive, which saw an impressive turnout. A total of 110 individuals selflessly donated blood, contributing to the noble cause of bolstering local blood banks and supporting those in need of life-saving transfusions.
Apart from screening adults, pediatric specialists also conducted screenings to assess the health and well-being of children.
The collaborative efforts of medical professionals from both government and private institutes played a pivotal role in the success of the health camp. Volunteers, including cardiologists, ophthalmologists, pediatricians, and phlebotomists, worked seamlessly to ensure that attendees received thorough examinations and valuable insights into their health. Many who attended the free screening expressed their satisfaction and gratitude over being aptly screened by medical professionals, as well as gaining new insight not only about cancer but also how to take care of their health and well-being.
Source: RTM TV TamilSeithigal