DR. S.V. SINGH, OMBUDSPERSON - E-mail ID: ombudsperson@santosh.ac.in

Vitamin D- Thyroid- Diabetes-Dyslipidemia & Neuropathy Camp

  • 2024-02-16

On the 16thFebruary 2024, a comprehensive awareness camp focusing on Vitamin D, Thyroid, Diabetes, Dyslipidemia, and Neuropathy was organized at Santosh Hospital. The primary aim of the camp was to enhance awareness about the prevention, management, and early detection of these common health conditions within the local community. The camp was a collaborative effort between the Department of Biochemistry and Medicine at Santosh Hospital, bringing together a team of dedicated healthcare professionals including doctors, nurses, and nutritionists.

The camp offered various services to the attendees, starting with on-the-spot blood tests to assess levels of Vitamin D, thyroid hormones, blood glucose, and lipids to screen for diabetes and dyslipidemia. Additionally, blood pressure monitoring was conducted to assess hypertension risk. These tests provided crucial insights into the participants' health status and potential risk factors for the targeted conditions.

Throughout the day, informative sessions were conducted covering topics such as the importance of Vitamin D for bone health, thyroid disorders and their impact on metabolism, diabetes prevention and management strategies, dietary approaches to manage dyslipidemia, and recognizing symptoms of neuropathy. Furthermore, sessions on weight management and healthy eating habits were also included to address lifestyle factors that contribute to these conditions.

The camp significantly contributed to promoting community health by offering accessible health check-ups and educational sessions. By empowering individuals with knowledge about these prevalent health issues, the camp aimed to inspire them to take proactive steps towards improving their health and making informed lifestyle choices.

Following the health check-ups, reports were promptly dispatched to the respective participants. Camp organizers ensured that participants received their reports by the following evening, demonstrating a commitment to transparency and accountability. This approach fostered trust among participants and encouraged them to take ownership of their health outcomes.

In terms of beneficiaries and impact, a total of 55 people benefited from the Health Awareness Camp. Participants received free health check-ups and screenings for Vitamin D deficiency, thyroid disorders, diabetes, and dyslipidemia. The educational sessions provided attendees with valuable information about these conditions, their risk factors, and the importance of regular health monitoring. Overall, the camp made a significant contribution to promoting community health and empowering individuals to prioritize their well-being.