Staff Reporter

COIMBATORE: Isha Foundation along with PSG Medical College will organise a series of free health screening camps at Semmedu village as part of World Health Day celebrations on Tuesday. The first of the camps was launched on April 5.

More than 300 people including children, women and elders, attended the camp. Their medical records would be maintained by the organisers.

People were made aware of their illnesses and advised on ways to remain healthy.

People who require secondary treatment were referred to the hospital and treated.

Activities

The programme was also an initiative of Isha’Ws Action for Rural Rejuvenation project that aimed at creating model villages in and around Alandurai.

Over the last six months, the Isha Foundation had introduced several activities that addressed health problems in the villages such as Gandhi Colony, Muttathuvayal and Semmedu.

Educational assistance in the form of tuitions was offered to children of these villages.

Training in tailoring and computers, were offered to the villagers. Toilets were constructed to improve sanitation facilities. Awareness programmes on prevention of diseases, nutrition, hygiene and sanitation were also conducted frequently.

For details, call 9840804496.

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