FREE HEALTH CAMPS ORGANIZED TO ENSURE VITAMIN A PLUS FOR MARGINALIZED CHILDREN

As part of the nation-wide Vitamin A-plus campaign observed on Saturday, 11 January, SAJIDA’s Amrao Manush Program conducted a nine-day free health-camp in coordination with SAJIDA Hospitals, administering Vitamin A-plus to 193 children aged 6 months to 59 months at all the 7 Pavement Dweller Centres. Present at the health camps were medicine specialist, obstetrician and gynaecologist, child specialist, dermatologist, ophthalmologist, dentist, alongside three medical officers who provided health service to a total of 431 patients during the 9 days. Among the 431 patients treated, 185 also availed pathological tests prescribed by the doctors and conducted by SAJIDA Hospitals.

SAJIDA’s modern, multidisciplinary secondary care hospitals strive to make quality medical health care inclusive and affordable for all income groups while delivering a full spectrum of emergency, surgical, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), diagnostic, along with out and in-patient care provided by expert medical professionals using modern technology.

Founded with an aim to give the marginalized a fair chance at life, SAJIDA’s Amrao Manush program – funded by Concern Worldwide, Irish Aid, Team Broken Earth, Adhunika, and a private donor organization among others – provides essential services such as day-care and non-formal education for children along with grants for income generation, health services, night shelter, cooking, bathing and other facilities for the extremely deprived and vulnerable urban poor through seven Pavement Dweller Centres (PDC) located in Dhaka and Chattogram under “Improving the Lives of Urban Extreme Poor” (ILUEP).

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