Following the Dental Camp that was held a few weeks ago, the medical staff from the Chettinad Hospital in Kelambakkam, a pediatric hospital south of Chennai, held a Medical Camp in Peryar Nagar.
With the help of Raj, a friend who works in the hospital and the mind behind this Medicine Camp Day, two doctors (a pediatrician and a general practitioner) and four nurses spent the day in our center visiting 50 children and 30 adults coming mainly from the villages of Periyar Nagar and Ecchamballam.
The camp was open to everyone, regardless of whether or not the children attended our day care or after school programs. The most common problems encountered were caused by the lack of vitamins, specifically of Vitamin A. Children who attend our centers were in better condition than others probably thanks to the daily nutritional supplements we have been administering for a couple of years in our kindergartens. Together with our contacts in India, we have already planned to increase the amount of fresh fruit in our younger children’s daily meals.
At the end of the doctor’s examination, biriyani rice and small prizes were this web given to all the children. To close off the day, one of our teachers organized a dance show.