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“US Ambassador to India participates in Smile Health Camp”
August 13, 2010
A health camp was organized by Smile Foundation, at Sanjay Gandhi JJ cluster at Chanakyapuri, New Delhi on August 13, 2010. This was organized in support of US Aid and the Population Foundation of India and was attended by over 350 people from the slums in the vicinity.
The US Ambassador to India, H.E. Timothy J. Romer, was present for the occasion along with his wife. He also assured that constant support from the US Aid team will be given to Smile Foundation for the organization of more such camps. As a gesture of his appreciation for this initiative of Smile, His Excellency, also participated in the camp and availed the health care services provided there.
Keeping in mind the scale of event Smile Foundation had convened two of its mobile health vans – Smile on Wheels, for the implementation of the camp. The two mobile hospitals of Smile on Wheels facilitated three doctors, two coordinators, one gynaecologist and one paramedical staff, especially for the camp. Among the numerous services provided, some of the mostly availed ones were medicines, ECG facility, X-Ray facility, blood tests and sugar level tests.
The health camp was also supported by the New Delhi Municipal Council and the Govt. of National Capital Territory of Delhi. To promote immunization and exclusive breastfeeding of children, a contest for the most healthy baby was also conducted along with the camp and winning prizes were given away by the US Ambassador.