Free medical camp for slum dwellers

Free medical camp for slum dwellers

Dr Vitull Gupta and other officials during a medical camp in a slum area in Bathinda on Sunday. Tribune photo

Blurb: Apart from free medical consultation/examination, needy patients are also provided with free of cost medicines

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, April 5

A free medical check-up camp was organised at Amarpura Basti by social organisations along with Dr Vitull Gupta on Sunday. Apart from free medical consultation/examination, needy patients from slum areas were also provided with free of cost medicines.

Dr Gupta said we have been organising such camps for the past couple of days with the assistance of a city based NGO and some Congress leaders in the city.

Dr Gupta who is also the chairman of Association of Physicians of India (Malwa Branch) on the behalf of the API appreciated the initiative of Congress leader Anil Bhola and his team for organising medical check-up and medicine distribution camps.

He said, “These camps are being organised at urban slums and colonies to help those who do not have access to medical consultation and medicines in the difficult times of curfew because of Covid-19 pandemic.”

Anil Bhola said these camps were being organised under the guidance of Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal and district Congress president Arun Wadhawan. Bhola said, “Poor and deprived sections of the society have no access to medical consultation and medicines as all the routine OPD service have been halted leading to suffering among poor people. These camps will benefit such sections of the society.”

Dr Vitull said, “Till now more than 2,000 people benefited from the four camps organised in different areas of city. The camps are organised taking full precautions of social distancing, face masks and frequent hand wash to eliminate any chance of spread of Covid. No patient has come with suspected symptoms of Covid and people with mild medical problems are visiting here.”

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