8th India Health Initiative

IMRC to organise eighth successive India Health Initiative in three states

Hyderabad: The eighth annual India Health Initiative (IHI) by US-basedIndian Muslim Relief and Charities(IMRC) to provide medical services to economically disadvantaged members of society in India will take place from January 28 –February 12, 2017, with medical camps in Hyderabad, Lucknow and Dehradun.

This year at 8th IHI, nine doctors from the US: Dr. Irfan Moin (Geriatrics), Dr. Jerome Stefenko (General Surgeon), Dr. John Rosenberg (ER Physician), Dr. Farida Ghogawala (Gynaecologist), Dr. MK Ahmed (Paediatrician), Dr MY Ahmed (Surgeon), Dr Sana Ahmed (Paediatrician), Dr Mohammad Haq (Internal Medicine), Dr Naureen M Haroon (Ophthalmologist) and one Clinical Pharmacist, Tenzin Jangchup, will render their services at eight medical camps in Hyderabad and Barabanki (UP), with three more camps in line at Dehradun (Uttarakhand).

The medical camps will be organised first in Hyderabad, followed by Lucknow and Dehradun. In Hyderabad, medical camps will be conducted at various slums and poor neighbourhoods from January 28-31, 2017.

In Lucknow, doctors will organise camps at the Jahangirabad Institute of Technology (JIT), Barabanki road, Lucknow from February 3-6, 2017.

In Dehradun, medical camps will be organised between February 10 and February 12, 2017.

The India Health Initiative was started by IMRC in 2010.Since its inception, IMRC has successfully conducted 6 India Health Initiatives comprising of medical camps across different rural areas, poor localities and slums in India. This annual program is unique because it provides basic education in health care with an emphasis on preventive health care to the community, and provides technical training to the local doctors and medical students.

Last year, free health camps were organised for 12 days in three Indian States: Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, and Kerala from February 19 to March 6, 2016, where 5,775 poor patients were treated by US-based doctors.

In the camps, patients are treated after a free check-up of vital health signs, besides free pathological tests and X-ray as well as provided with free medicines.