ST LOUIS: The Health Fair at Mahatma Gandhi Center, St. Louis, on Saturday May 7 met with a huge success.
The event was sponsored by Hindu temple of St. Louis, Mahatma Gandhi Center, physicians, health care professionals and volunteers.
People of diverse nationalities and cultures from all over St. Louis availed themselves of the free consultancy and tests provided by over 25 dedicated physicians & specialties, supported technicians and over 30 service-oriented & youth volunteers. The goal was to provide medical check up to all those who may not be able to afford medical services due to insurance and medical coverage problems.
The physicians and volunteers treated all with cheerfulness, courtesy and dignity and in a relaxed manner.
‘We had 254 participants and 170 people had Laboratory tests done. It gives us immense satisfaction when we work hard and achieve desired results. The extraordinary service provided by SSM Health services contributed greatly to the successful completion of the event,” Dr. G.V. Naidu, Chairman of the Temple Humanitarian committee, said.
Vital data such as height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, were checked for each participant. The blood sugar testing and diabetic consultation was provided
EKG machines were operated by volunteers to provide separate EKG for males and females. Physical examination and physical consultation were provided by primary care physicians. Dental examination and consultation, bone density test, vision and hearing tests were also performed.
Snacks, lunch and drinks were provided to doctors, technicians and volunteers by Hindu temple by Mayuri and Haveli restaurants.
Dr Naidu thanked all adult and youth group volunteers for their continued support and selfless services to community.