Free Health Fair at Swaminarayan Temple

File picture of Health Fair, Itasca

File picture of Health Fair, Itasca

CHICAGO: A free annual Health Fair – the 39th so far – has been arranged at Midwest Swami Narayan Temple in Itasca, IL on Sunday, September 18, between 8:15 am and 1pm. The Health Fair is one of the temple’s regular annual programs.

Along with Midwest Swaminarayan Temple, other institutions including Lohana Association of Greater Chicago (LAGC), Gujarati Samaj of Chicago (GSC) and Kadva Patidar Samaj of Chicago (KPS) are also co-sponsoring this event. This is the 39th Health Fair organized by Jayantibhai Thakkar in Chicago land.
The fair is open to all in need of medical checkup and health related problems. Preregistration is not required. Registration will start at the temple at 8 am and close at 11 am.

The checkup will include testing of Blood Pressure, Blood Testing, Blood Sugar, EKG, Urinanalysis, Eye Screening, Bone Density tests, and ENT exam, Chiropractic Consultation, Physical Therapy, Dental Examination, Hearing Test, Diabetic education program and Physical Examination.

This time, there will also be Pediatric and Diabetic doctor. Information about social services and benefits will also be provided. It has also been decided to give 400 free flu shots. Those with Medicare should bring Medicare card, so that more people who do not have Medicare will get free flu shots. Also bring the list of medicines that you are taking, so doctor can review it and advise properly on medication.

Approximately 25 volunteer doctors and 85 health care professionals will provide their volunteer services for the event. Patients requiring blood testing are requested to observe fasting for 12 hours before the test. Do not take food after 8 pm from the previous night (Saturday night), but can drink water so it will make easy to draw blood.

Jayanti Thakker

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