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HEALTH

General Health Camps

General and specialized health camps are conducted in remote areas where good medical facilities are not available. These camps provide cardiac, neurological, ophthalmic, orthopedic, gynecological and general health checks. Camps are held periodically in collaboration with our network hospitals. Every camp is attended by an average of 300 people.

In Oct 2009, the team from Biocon Foundation’s Health Program held numerous health camps in the various flood hit villages in Bagalkote district of North Karnataka. The teams also collaborated with the Government doctors and Public Health Center’s to ensure maximum reach and effectiveness.. Through these health camps our doctors were able to reach and help more than 5,000 people.

Health Camp Statistics

Year Camps Patients
2005 20 5,000
2006 15 7,675
2007 15 7,000
2008 25 9,878
2009 21 15,000
2010 20 10,000
2011 18 11,000
Total 134 65,553
 

Type of Camp Location
General Health Checkup All clinics
Dental All clinics
Cardiac All clinics
De-addiction Mangalore
Eye All clinics
Health Checkup for HIV + Children Mandya
Disaster Relief Bagalkot, Pondicherry (Floods/Tusnami)

Diabetic  Foot Camps:

Greater awareness of diabetes related problems and their prevention is of critical importance, especially in India today. According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), every 30 seconds a person loses a limb to amputation because of complications resulting from diabetes. To address this grave concern at the village level, Biocon Foundation has part funded a “Mobile Diabetic Foot Care & Vascular Diagnostic Clinic”, possibly the only of its kind in the world. Managed by the Jain Institute of Vascular Sciences, Bangalore, the Clinic caters to those urban and rural areas where most of the patients belong to the lower economic strata. Biocon Foundation has sponsored about 25% of this project with funding covering education materials like booklets, videos for patient counseling, labs like blood sugar, parts of equipment and maintenance. The mobile clinic goes into those rural areas where Biocon Foundation has already built up a relationship with local communities through the Arogya Raksha Yojana program. In addition to screening and treating patients with diabetic foot, the Arogya Raksha physician attends to general healthcare issues.

The Mobile Clinic is completely equipped and staffed to evaluate and treat diabetic foot problems, the main stress being on preventive care. It has the following features/equipments:

  1. Equipments for neuropathy (nerve damage) evaluation:
    1. Sensitometer – VPT, with computer interface
    2. Sensitometer – HCP, with computer interface
    3. Monofilaments

  2. Equipments for vascular (blood vessel) evaluation:
    1. Hand held Doppler
    2. Mini vascular laboratory for physiologic assessment
    3. A laptop based color duplex scan

  3. A computerized foot scanner for abnormal pressure and biomechanical evaluation

  4. A cobbler/footwear area with –
    1. Heat gun/oven for insole molding
    2. Buffing machine to help create quality footwear
    3. Other hand-tools required for creating footwear

  5. For minor podiatry procedures:
    1. A complete set of foot care instruments
    2. Flash sterilizers for the instruments

  6. Patient education/counseling materials:
    1. A large screen TV, DVD/VCD player for screening education videos
    2. Built in sound system for counseling patient groups
    3. Patient education booklets and flip charts

  7. For record keeping and data acquisition:
    1. A laptop and desk top computers, with internal connectivity to all the equipments
    2. A specially designed software for data acquisition and retrieval

     

 
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