13-APR-2016: Human's Pride, an NGO run by students of Aligarh Muslim University, in collaboration with Centre for Women's Studies, AMU organized a Health Camp at Maulana Azad Nagar, Aligarh to promote health literacy especially amongst women.
Doctors from JN Medical College investigated and treated around 300 patients of various age groups for diseases like diarrhoea, common cold, stomach infection, fever, skin diseases, protein and iron deficiency, etc at the camp. Patients, diagnosed with serious illness, were referred to JN Medical College for further check-up.
The patients were also provided free of cost drugs and medicines. Mr Vivek Bansal, ex-MLC, Aligarh, Mr Ashhar Shabab of Worover Pharmaceuticals, Mr Shafaqat and Mr Shamim facilitated the free of cost drug distribution.
Professor Nighat Ahmad, Director, Centre for Women's Studies appreciated the efforts of the students. She said that such outreach programme should be conducted on a regular basis so as to provide sustained services to the society. Professor Nighat urged the District administration to look for augmenting capacity of health infrastructure keeping in view malaria and dengue threat.
Mr Asif Hasan, Secretary, Human's Pride thanked all those, particularly the Research Scholars, faculty members, and the students of AMU, who volunteered for the Health Camp. He said that by carrying out these initiatives, Human's Pride directs itself towards increasing literacy rate so that the vulnerable section of society, especially women, take primary care to ensure health security.
The local residents expressed gratitude on being a beneficiary of such grand initiative. The volunteers took pledge to put their continuing efforts in the direction.