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Ahmedabad Intl School student Jenisa Patel holds conjunctivitis medical camp for labourers

  • Nearly 700 labourers and their family members, including children, attend the camp
  • The event was held at the Labour Colony, Supercity Lifestyle Township of Shrinivas Organisors Pvt Ltd in Ahmedabad
  • Earlier, she had conducted special seminar on menstrual hygiene seminar in the same labour colony

NE HEALTH BUREAU

AHMEDABAD, AUG 7

With the surge in cases of eye infection during monsoon season, doctors and ophthalmologists advise the common public to take precautionary measures. Gujarat Health Minister Rushikesh Patel  has been urging the public to avoid self-medication and the government-run hospitals have adequate stock of medicines to cure them.

In an extraordinary display of empathy and proactive engagement, Jenisa Patel, a compassionate student from Ahmedabad International School, arranged a free conjunctivitis check-up camp on Sunday leaving a lasting impact on the lives of many. The medical camp was held at the Labour Colony, Supercity Lifestyle Township of Shrinivas Organisors Pvt Ltd in Ahmedabad.

Speaking with navjeevanexpress.com, Jenisa Patel, said, “The surge of conjunctivitis cases in Gujarat, particularly in Ahmedabad, prompted me to think of the vulnerabilities of labourers who often cannot afford essential medical treatments. With the region’s labourers facing barriers to accessing medical care due to financial constraints and tight working schedules, I have decided to reach out to them at their place of settlement. Approximately 600 to 700 labourers and their family members, including children, took part  in this camp.”

From 9:00 am to 11:00 am, the health camp buzzed with activity as doctors provided thorough medical checkups, tetanus vaccines, eye drops, medicinal treatments, and personalized prescriptions.

Jenisa’s compassion-driven efforts demonstrated that she is not just content with making a one-time impact. This initiative is not only about providing immediate medical attention, but it also reflects a broader mission. Jenisa Patel’s vision is to extend her reach and impact to more labourers across the city. Her story serves as an inspiration to all, reminding us that a single individual’s compassion can ripple through a community and create positive change.
Jenisa Patel’s actions go beyond mere goodwill; they reflect a transformative force that not only heals bodies but also restores faith in the power of empathy. As her journey continues, we eagerly anticipate the positive transformations that she will undoubtedly bring to the lives of many more in need.

Earlier, she had conducted special seminar on menstrual hygiene seminar in the same labour colony, which showcased her determination to actively address the medical issues among labourers.

Do’s and dont’s

  • Public areas should be avoided and people should take up the extra responsibility to refrain from going out in public if they have symptoms
  • Those with symptoms like minor redness or itchiness and swollen eyes must make sure they refer to doctor’s guidance for medication and not self-medicate
  • One should keep washing their hands and mouth in a timely manner
  • Avoid touching the eyes

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