Tue, 14 September 2021
The Indian Community Relief Fund (ICRF) has initiated a yearlong Mega Medical Camp in association with various hospitals and medical centres in Bahrain.
The move commemorates 75 years of Indian independence and the inaugural function was held yesterday at the Middle East Hospital.
Chief Guest of the event was HE Piyush Srivastava, Indian Ambassador to Bahrain, who inaugurated the event by lighting the traditional lamp in the presence of various guests of honour.
ICRF team brought nearly 75 workers from Manama area to this event and they all underwent medical checkup and also attended doctor consultation. Specialist consultation was also provided to workers who were diagnosed with chronic diseases.
Babu Ramachandran, ICRF chairman, said: “The Mega Medical Camp aims to conduct medical check-ups, in association with various hospitals/medical centres to more than 5,000 workers during the next 12 months. The medical camps will be held at various medical facilities on alternate Fridays starting from this month. We intend to take around 100-150 workers to each hospital on alternate Fridays.
"The screen checks shall be followed by doctor consulting for all and specialist consultancy to the needy workers."
The event’s main sponsor is Al Namal Group/VKL Group, who has agreed to extend help by offering the Middle East Hospital for medical check-ups as well as to provide lunches to around 2,500 workers during the year.
Participating medical facilities are Middle East Hospital, Al Hilal Hospital, Kims Health, Shifa Al Jazeera, Dar Al Shifa Medical Centre, Aster Medical Centre, American Mission Hospital and Thyrocare.
All the workers will be provided with lunch and multilingual Covid-19 awareness flyers as well as gift hampers.
Those who wish to support and need more information about the programme, contact Nasser Manjeri, the General Convener, on 32228424 or Murali Krishnan, General Coordinator, on 34117864.
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