CARE AND SHARE –KERALA CHAPTER
Dr.Gopalakrishnan , Medical
Director, Care And Share USA inaugurated the Kerala Chapter
Office at Building No.VII/375 A Parakkat Hospital Complex,
682 506. Chapter Officials ,
Volunteers and welwishers invited were present.
A multispeciality Medical Camp
–first camp of the year 2004 [ 24th in the total
]series was held at Government UP School , Palluruthy, Kochi,
organized with the help and assistance of Islamic Youth Welfare
Servers Society, Kochi.
Apart from Vision Problems , other
areas, such as, Renal problems, ,Pediatric Care,, ENT ,Skin Gynec
also were covered in the camp, with supporting facilities of Lab
for blood and urine/albumin check, . ECG. Ultrasound Scanning,
medicines and other tests. There was good response from the public
to avail the benefits provided free of cost at their premises.
330 patients attended the camp and
Care and Share Award for the Best Social Worker of the Year 2003
given to Mr.Divakar
Deo ,President Parkinson Society of India, in a function held at
YMCA Hall, Ernkulam.
Minster for Finance, Kerala, Shri
K.C.Sankarnarayanan gave away the award to Mr..Divakar Deo.]
Minister for Tourism and Fisheries Prof. .K.V.Thomas gave away
the award to the Voluntary agency viz.
Islamic Youth Welfare Servants
Society, Kochi for organizing the best camp during the
year. Also a special award was given to M/s.Ratheesh Opticals in
recognition of their dedicated service and best technical support
extended to CARE AND SHARE camp work
Mr. Tony Devassy, President Care And
Share USA , Kerala Chapter Officials and guests invited were
7th February 2004
A free vision check up for the
students at Govt. L.P.School ,Udayathinvathil,[ panangad
village]was organized[25th in the series and 2nd
camp of the year ].Students having problems were subjected
to detail checkup by Dr Roshan at her Eye Care Hospital and free
glasses prescribed were distributed to the concerned on 14th
Feb.at the Hospital. Children having their vision corrected were
immensely happy with glasses. 60 children availed the facilities
A free medical camp[26th
in the series and 3rd camp of the year] and a get
together of Kidney transplanted patients and the diners was
jointly organized by Care and share and PVS Memorial Hospital.
First of its kind it turned out to be a get together of all
concerned and free medical check up , lab .facilities and
medicines were arranged. Kidney transplanted persons later on took
part in the cultural performances exclusively organized on that
day . in which there was active participation More than 200
persons made use of the facilities.
A free Eyey Camp [27th
in the series and 4th camp of the year ] was held at
South Kalamassery .,organized by the Society for Visually
challenged. Patients from the nearby poor homes, orphanages,
attended the camp and availed facilities. Free eye glasses, and
medicines were given in the camp and for selected patients were
cataract surgery was also arranged free of cost.
199 patients turned up in the camp.
Multispeciality medical camp was
held at Bharatheya Vidya Bhavn School; [28th in the
series and 5th of the year] organized with the
assistance of local Residents Association Apart from Eye care,
General Medicine,. Renal , Pediatric Care and also Lab.facilities,
ECG Ultra Sound Scanning etc were arranged in the camp. Free Eye
surgeries and Eye Glasses for the selected were arranged.
185 patients attended.
A mega medical camp was organized
with the help and support of Confederation of Indian Industries,
Cochin chapter at Chavara Cultural Centre.[29th in the
series and 6th of the year]
Major disciplines such as : Eye,
Diabetic, Renal problems, Diabetic Neuoropathy, Skin, ENT Gastro
and Hypertension ,Pediatric care etc were covered and about 18
Doctors volunteered for service in the camp Facilities such as
free Blood , Urine/Albumin tests, ECG and Ultra Sound Scanning ,
free medicines, free eye glasses and free cataract surgery for
the selected were made available. For the benefit of the Diabetic
patients, free portable kits[valued at rupees 100 per kit] for
analysis at home were arranged free of cost. It was distributed
for 100 patients 530 patients made use of the camp facilities.
An exclusive Free medical camp for
women[30th in series and 7th of the year]
was organized at Mattancherry with the help of GSB Mahila
Mandali, Kochi , an organization working for the support of needy
poor women. Two Gynecologists, One Radiologist and one
Pathologist volunteered for service. The camp was appreciated
very much by one and all.
120 women made use of the facilities
offered in the camp.
Value based analysis
of the performance of the year 2004
camp held on
Service provided [value
base] Patients benefited
1] January, 4th
2004 Rs. 3,93,300
2] Feb 7th
3] Feb. 8th
Rs. 12,000 200
March 21s Rs.
25 Rs. 37,480
21 Rs. 72,000
Average worth of service made
available per person in the camp Rs. 567 [approx]