Pics: Jerald D'Souza
Doha, Aug 26: Mangalore Cultural Association (MCA), Doha – Qatar, hosted its first medical health camp in collaboration with Wellkins Medical Centre, Qatar.
Considering the busy lifestyles, stressful work environments, general tendency to ignore one’s health, MCA initiated the idea of hosting a medical camp.
The camp was open to all. The free of cost health check-up entailed body mass index (BMI) calculation, blood pressure check, blood sugar test, HbA1c, lipid profile test, thyroid test and general medicine, dental, gynaecology consultation.
The medical camp commenced at 7:00 am on Friday, Aug 26 and concluded at 12:00 noon with 213 participants.
A brief official program was conducted at the health centre by Jovita Pereira. President, Aloysius DSouza welcomed all present participants. A memento and a plant were presented to Dr Sameer Moopen, chairman and managing director of Wellkins as a token of our gratitude by advisory member, Wilfred Fernandes. Dr Sameer Moopen, in his address said that he has special affinity toward Mangaluru as his medical journey began, 33 years ago in KMC. It was indded a pleasure for MCA to collaborate with Wellkins, for its first medical camp.
Nikhli Joseph, chief operating officer of Wellkins addressed the gathering and briefed about the various healthcare services offered at Wellkins. Nikhil has been the point of contact from the planning stages of the medical camp. His efforts truly reflected on the successful organization on the camp.
Dr Jacob Neil, specialist, internal medicine and medical director at Wellkins gave a very informative talk on diabetes awareness. It was justly a wakeup call for all to change our mindsets and lifestyle towards eating and preparing meals. Small changes can lead to a healthy lifestyle.
In attendance were Subramanya Hebbagelu, vice president of Indian Cultural Centre (ICC), Vinod Nair, president of Indian Community Benevolent Forum (ICBF) who also briefly addressed the gathering. In attendance were also the presidents and past presidents of various Karnataka Associations.
Sandeep Noronha, vice president of MCA proposed the vote of thanks. MCA is undeniably grateful to Dr Sameer Moopen, Nikhil Joseph, all of Wellkins staff, doctors and nurses for accommodating this camp for its success. We also appreciate the other volunteers and nurses for their time and contribution in the camp
The organizers received positive comments and applauds on the excellent execution of the camp.