IMRC’s India Health Initiative in Hyderabad

IMRC’s 8th India Health Initiative starts in Hyderabad; 1002 patients treated in first two days

Hyderabad: The first medical camp of the eighth annual India Health Initiative (IHI), a program created by US-based India Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC) to provide medical services to economically disadvantaged members of society in India started on January 28, Hyderabad. A total of 1,002 patients were treated for different ailments in the first two days.

IMRC has been organising annual India Health Initiative for poor and needy this year for the past eight years.

Day one of the medical camp in Hyderabad saw 443 patients treated for different ailments at Indo-US public school, Hafiz Baba Nagar. The patients were provided with free medicines after free check-up of vital health signs.

On Sunday, Day 2 of medical camp at Indo-US public school, Shaheen Nagar 559 patients were treated for different ailments.

The eighth annual initiative sees doctors from USA: 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 Noureen M Haroon (Ophthalmologist) and one Clinical Pharmacist, Tenzin Jangchup render their services at four camps in Hyderabad, four camps in Barabanki (UP) along with three more camps in line at Dehradun (Uttarakhand).

The India Health Initiative was started by IMRC in 2010. Since its inception, IMRC has successfully conducted seven 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 healthcare with an emphasis on preventive health care to the community; and provides technical training to the local doctors and medical students.

“IMRC has always been concerned about the health of people belonging to poor rural areas and those living in slums under abject poverty. This annual programme since last seven years has been targeting such population, who can’t afford health care. Every year we organise this camp and treat thousands. Last year we were able to treat 5,775 patients across Kerala, Telangana and UP,” said Manzoor Ghori, Executive Director of Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC).

“This all becomes possible due to the US-based doctors who volunteer themselves for this noble cause,” he added.