Medical Camps in Viswanagar -“KALPAVRIKSHA” for Patients
Under the guidance of Bhagwan Sri Sri Sri Viswayogi Viswamjee Maharaj, a medical camp is being held every third Sunday of the month, since March 3rd 1998, by which specialized medical treatment has been provided to about 28,800 people, as of October 2007.
On the day of the camp many specialists and super specialists are rendering services to the needy. Medicines are given away free of cost. 600 cataract surgeries have been performed so far. If required people are referred to experts for further investigation and treatment.
In these medical camps, specialists like dentists, ophthalmologists, cardiologists, pediatricians, gynecologists, orthopedics, urologists attend the medical camp for the patients. After the camp, follow up in required cases, x-rays, expensive medications etc are provided by Padmavathi Nursing home in Guntur.
As of October 2007, 28,800 patients were benefited in these camps which include 16,600 women and 12,200 men.
Cardiology: Nearly 450 patients are treated annually. Expensive medicines worth Rs. 40,000 are distributed free of cost to 35-40 patients every month. Patients are also financially benefited by getting their complete cardiac evaluation and surgeries done at CARE hospitals Hyderabad, under the able guidance of Dr. G. Surya Prakash.
Dental: Regular oral and dental check up for patients including necessary treatment like tooth extractions are provided. Patients are educated on the maintenance of oral and dental hygiene . Screening for oral cancer is also undertaken.
Eye(Ophthalmology): Regular eye exams are conducted on patients in the camps and free spectacles are distributed. Till date nearly 5000 spectacles were distributed and 2000 cataract surgeries are performed.
Gastroenteritis: Nearly 20-25 patients with gastrointestinal and liver ailments are treated during each health camp and given medicines worth Rs. 1000 to each patient per month.
Obstetrics & Gynecology: Nearly 16,600 women and children have been treated so far. Besides free medications, necessary surgeries, deliveries and D&C's are performed at Guntur to the needy.
Pediatrics: Many children with various medical problems including malnutrition were treated in the camps and also provided medicines free of cost.
Besides the above mentioned services, General medicine, Orthopedics, Endocrinology, ENT, Urology are also provided.
Approximately Rs. 2.25 crores worth of medicines, spectacles and surgical services have been provided during the health camps so far conducted.