Indian Health Camp of New Jersey held a health screening, disease awareness and prevention camp, at the Shree Swaminarayan Temple in Secaucus, N.J., Dec. 2. The camp was open to all pre-registered participants between the ages of 45 and 64, without medical insurance.
Attended by more than 225 participants, the health camp consisted of various types of services to include blood test, EKG, physical examination, cancer screening, early detection and prevention and education for breast, cervical, prostate and colo-rectal cancer, eye screening, physical therapy counseling, pharmacy counseling and influenza vaccination, according to a press release from the group.
Approximately 10 physicians in various specialty areas of internal medicine, cardiology, ophthalmology and other specialties provided their service on this day to screen and educate patients on diabetes, hypertension, cardiac disease, high cholesterol, breast, cervical and prostate cancer, oral diseases and other chronic debilitating diseases.
The staff from New Jersey Commission for the Blind provided eye screening for glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and cataract to qualified participants, while the New York Blood Center provided blood donation service via mobile van and the medical personnel from Meadowlands Hospital provided free counseling and finger stick blood glucose and cholesterol check on spot to all participants.
Rupen Patel of Accurate Diagnostic Labs, Edison, sponsored the blood test service to approximately 200 qualified participants.
According to the release, blood test reports will be reviewed by the physicians and mailed to all participants with a counseling note if any abnormalities are detected in the test.
More than 60 people took the advantage of influenza vaccination during the camp.
Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli attended the event and appreciated the Indian Health Camp of New Jersey and the management of Secaucus Temple for organizing the health camp.
Dr. Tushar Patel, president of IHCNJ showed Mayor Gonnelli various service stations and explained in detail about the mission and objectives of the screening.
The group also hosted a “Volunteer Appreciation Day” on Dec. 9 at the Village Inn in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Approximately 200 people including volunteers, committee members, dignitaries and invited guests attended the event sponsored by the IHCNJ Grand Patron Piyush Patel, the release said.
The event recognized dedicated services from the volunteers of IHCNJ during the health camp activities throughout New Jersey at various locations from the past 13 years.