The Ponty Chaddha Foundation (PCF) has been a pioneer in providing healthcare facilities to the people from lower strata. For this, PCF regularly organizes health camps in various villages in Uttar Pradesh. Keeping up the tradition, PCF organized a health camp in Khichra village in Ghaziabad for the third time on May 20th 2015. Many villagers attended this camp for the second or third time.
One such visitor at the health camp was Sunheri Begum, a young mother of three. Sunheri’s husband has two brothers and, as a typical Muslim household, all of them were living with their spouses in the same house. They have a small shop in the village, which is their only source of living. When asked if she works for extra income, she says that there are a lot of restrictions for women in her family.
She had visited the camp the last time for her own check-up, but this time she had come for a check-up of her two sons aged 5 and 7 years. One was suffering from fever for a prolonged period and the other one had some skin-related issues. On diagnosis, it was found that the fever was due to severe congestion in the chest and other one had patches on the skin due to some allergy. Medicines were provided for a three-day course. Doctors at the camp also advised to the antibiotics for a week for best results.
Expressing regard to PCF for organizing such camps, Sunheri said, “The camp comes at her doorstep and has been really fruitful to the people in the village.” She adds people generally neglect health and wellness and such health camp endeavors to create awareness among people.