Ponty Chadha Foundation's Usmangarhi Health Camp

The camp was organized at the Pradhan's place within the village vicinity, which was spacious enough to accommodate a huge assemblage.

Despite the nation’s diversified development, there are many who face an uncertain life—so much so that basic amenities like healthcare are hard to come by.

Over 48% of the total population in India is badly stunted and every 25 seconds, an infant dies due to poor nutrition. Improper eating, poor sanitation and unawareness are a few other causes behind the dilapidated state of the Indian healthcare system.

Emphasizing on essential nutrition and primary health care interventions, a medical camp was organized by the Ponty Chadha Foundation in collaboration with the Indo German Hospital on 25th February 2015, in the Village Usmangarhi.

The camp was organized at the Pradhan’s place within the village vicinity, which was spacious enough to accommodate a huge assemblage. As expected, the third consecutive health camp here in Usmangarhi village drew a huge crowd. Starting at 10.00 hours in the morning and lasting up to 1300 hours, the camp saw 181 patients from 400 families undergo free health checkups.

Separate registration, check-up and medicine distribution counters were setup to manage the camp conveniently. A patient, after being assigned a token, would have his name and age put down on an OPD card which was used by the doctors for prescribing medicines. The prescribed medication was collected from the counter next door. The doctors at the camp looked into general health condition of the villagers; those who needed assistance against serious ailments were referred to the Indo German Hospital for further treatment.

During the examination, it came out that majority of patients were suffering from respiratory problems, body pain, and eye issues. Further interaction with the local dwellers who were waiting for their turn revealed that a majority of them had never had the privilege of getting through a proper check-up and females passively ignored problems pertaining to gynecology.

Volunteers from the Ponty Chadha Foundation further educated the villagers on common disorders and some handy precautions that could be adopted to keep common diseases at bay.   

The camp wrapped up on a promising note with the villagers vowing to get themselves checked-up on a regular basis.

Ponty Chadha Foundation is the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of the Wave Group and has Mr. Manpreet Chadha (Monty Chadha) as its Vice Chairman. Its ambit of activities spans early childcare and creating sustainable food supply sources. The Usmangarhi camp is a part of the drive initiated to bring greater focus to rural healthcare initiated by the Foundation.