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Indian Health Camp of New Jersey held Annual Health Fair at Balaji Temple in Bridgewater, NJ
by Dr Tushar Patel on 2012-07-27
by Dr Tushar Patel on 2012-07-27
On Saturday, July 21, 2012, a health screening and disease awareness and prevention fair was organized by the dedicated volunteers of Indian Health Camp of New Jersey at Shree Venkateswara Temple in Bridgewater, New Jersey. Indian Health Camp of New Jersey, a non-profit organization under tax exempt code 501© (3) held this health camp for the 11th consecutive year at the temple. Approximately 100 participants from the various areas of New Jersey attended this full day health camp with various health screening activities and services provided by the dedicated volunteers of the organization.
The health camp activity started with registration of the participants followed by the blood draw, EKG, vision screening for glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, physical examination, cardiology and various types of cancer prevention education and chronic diseases screening and counseling. The physicians, nurses, medical assistants, phlebotomists, EKG technicians, medical students and other volunteers from various specialties of internal medicine, cardiology, ophthalmology and preventive medicine provided their service for more than six hours on this day to screen and educate patients on diabetes, hypertension, cardiac diseases, high cholesterol, various types of cancer and other chronic debilitating diseases in South Asians. Lab Corp of Raritan provided the courtesy of blood test service on this day to include blood count, comprehensive metabolic profile, lipid profile and thyroid test. Komal Patel of LabCorp coordinated this service with the lab to receive this service. The blood test reports will be reviewed by the physicians and mailed it to all participants with a counseling note, if any abnormalities are detected in the test. The State of New Jersey, Commission for the blind and their dedicated team provided thorough eye screening to qualified patients on this day.
Under the leadership of President Dr. Tushar Patel and Trustee Dr. Ashok Patel, various dedicated physicians like Dr. Prema Prasad, Dr. Sunil Parikh, Dr. Ashok Kumar and Dr. Bharti Devi and others provided their dedicated services on this day. Shirish Parekh, Thakor Bulsara, Subhash Shah, Mayuri Shah, Lorraine Patel, Arvind Patel, Vinod Chawla, Pooja Chwala, and various other dedicated members of Indian Health Camp of New Jersey provided their self-less and dedicated service on this day to support the health camp activities to make this health fair a huge success. Shree Venkateswara Temple of Bridgewater, New Jersey supported the event by providing the space and breakfast and lunch for all the participants, relatives and volunteers.
For further information about today’s health fair and future health fair activities or become a volunteer or provide any other support to the organization, please visit organization web site at www.IHCNJ.org or by calling Dr. Tushar Patel, President of IHCNJ. The next health fair will be on Sunday, September 30, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 1: 00 p.m. at Yogi Divine Society in Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey. The details of the upcoming health fair and registration form will be available on the web site by August 15, 2012. The form will be available in Gujarat Darpan, Tiranga and masalajunction website at www.masalajunction.com by September 1, 2012.