New Delhi: According to reports from WHO, India has one doctor for every 1,600 persons, while the recommendation is one per 1000 at the very least. Inspired by the Hon’ble Prime Ministers clarion call to doctors in the country, the entire medical fraternity of Apollo Hospitals is encouraged to pledge their support to devote a day every month for service across urban, semi-urban and rural geographies with guidance from the State Governments. Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals has announced to conduct free medical camps for pregnant women on the 9th of every month.
The first camp was organized on July 09, 2016 exclusively for pregnant women at Barat ghar, Kusumpur Pahadi, Vasant Kunj in association with an NGO, Centre for Social Research (CSR). Dr Pragati Prakash, Gynecologist and Dr. Shalini Shetty, Ophthalmologist at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals attended the patients at the camp.
Vital medical tests such as height, weight, BP, Blood Sugar, Obstetrics & Gynecology Consultation were conducted free of cost, and also distributed free medicines like (Iron, Calcium, Folic Acid, Paracetamol) etc. Nurses and paramedic staff were present at the camp to assist the patients while conducting the tests.
On the 9th of every month, Apollo Hospitals will provide consultations to patients under the aegis of the state government. Teams comprising of Obstetrics and Gynecologists, Pediatricians, Internal Medicine experts and General Surgeons will provide expertise through these camps across the country through its 64 hospitals.