( September 10, 2018 )
New Delhi: An NGO has set up a health camp in a flood-affected district of Kerala to reduce the “health-related vulnerabilities of disaster affected people”, it said in a statement.
The camp was set-up earlier this month in Kamanna, Waynad, by the Smile Foundation and has catered to over 186 patients, including 104 women, the NGO said in a statement.
The number of children enrolled at the camp are 61, it said, adding services include routine medical check-up, a glucose test, weight check, blood pressure check-up and medicine distribution.
As many as 38 patients have been directed to government hospitals through a referral system, it said. People came with symptoms such as weakness, anaemia, joint pain, body pain, skin infection, allergies, gastric pain and headache.
Some also complained of urinary tract infection, lower back-ache, dental problems, deworming, neurological issues, thyroid and gynaecological problems, ophthalmology problems and ENT problems, the statement added.
The massive floods in the State claimed over 400 lives, with thousands stranded due to the devastation caused by it.