Jamshedpur, April 15 : In an attempt to take the fruits of science and technology to the grass root population of the state, Jharkhand State Chapter of National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) in association with Faith in India and CSIR NML organized a health checkup camp at village Chirugora of Gorabandha Block of East Singhbhum district.
Natives of the village participated in the camp with great interest. Preliminary health screening of about 80 people was carried out in the camp, majority of them being women. The camp offered free blood tests including sugar and hemoglobin along with weight, blood pressure and respiration test. Basic medicines were also distributed to the patients.
Dr Arvind Kumar Arya, Senior Medical Officer, CSIR NML, Sister Francy Jacob, CSIR NML and a team of paramedical personals from FAITH in India under the leadership of Mrs AnamikaMajumdar organized all the camp related activities. Dr ArvindSinha, Chairman of Jharkhand State Chapter of NASI, expressed his view on higher frequency of such camps and a plan for follow-up action. This cam was organized under the NASI sponsored project, entitled “Health-Hygeine and Nutrition Solutions to tribal of Jharkhand”.