An initiative by Dream a Difference to promote and extend medical support. Dream a Difference organised a Medical Camp for 200 children at The Mountain View School run by them at Village Bhurewala, Tehsil Naraingarh, Dist . Ambala .
This program engaged a team of paediatrician doctors from Chandigarh and Naraingarh, accompanied and assisted by three nurses. Along with the basic health check-up, the idea of the health camp was to encourage the importance of Preventive Health and improved diet of the children.
This program was attended by Sarpanch of the Village, educationists and parents. Media coverage was done by Punjab Kesari and Divya Himachal. The program also promoted campaign of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ through cultural program presented by students.
The panel of doctors conducted a medical examination of students by checking their height, weight, dental and ENT check-up. Personal health cards were issued to all the students where the doctors documented their diagnosis. Typical diagnosis and recommendation by doctors were:
a) Students were underweight and slightly anaemic – Doctors recommended deworming of every children once in
every 6 months.
b) Increases intake of milk, green vegetables and protein in diet is required for kids.
c) Promoting the intake of water.
The doctors were overall satisfied with personal hygiene and dental health of the children.
Health camp was concluded with distribution of medicines such as calcium, vitamin syrup and iron folic acid syrup to students.
Dream a Difference did an awareness and educational session to encourage children to maintain good hygiene in order to lead a happy and a healthy life.
Dream a Difference is dedicated to carry on with this initiative with a follow through review program with same kids and will analyze the impact of earlier program.