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Free health fair to be held at Midwest Swaminarayan Temple

Free health fair to be held at Midwest Swaminarayan Temple
September 12
12:25 2019


CHICAGO: A free health fair is being organized by a group of organizations at Midwest Swaminarayan Temple in Itasca, a northside suburb of Chicago September 22 from 8.15 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The health fair is one of the Temple’s regular annual programs. Along with the Temple, other organizations, including Lohana Association of Greater Chicago (LAGC), Gujarati Samaj of Chicago (GSC), Kadva Patidar Samaj of Chicago (KPS), and Sadhu Vaswani Center, are also co-sponsoring this event.

The fair is open to all in need of medical check-up and having health-related problems. Preregistration is not required. Registration will start at the temple at 8 a.m. and close at 11 a.m.  The check-up will include testing of blood pressure, blood sugar, EKG, urinalysis, eye screening, bone density, and ENT exam, chiropractic consultation, physical therapy, dental examination, hearing test, diabetic education program and physical examination.

 This time, there will be an Ayurveda doctor and a paediatrician. The organizers have also decided to present a sudden cardiac death awareness program.  The research foundation SCARF will teach how to save lives. Besides, a wealth of information about social services and benefits will also be provided.   

During the Health Fair, the flu shot will be offered but only to those with Medicare, Medicaid or eligible insurance company card.  Those coming for the fair will need to bring with them the list of medicines that they are taking to enable the doctors to review and advise on medications. Intending participants are also urged to bring driver license, state Id, or printed address information

Close to 25 volunteer doctors and 85 health care professionals will provide their services in the eventPatients requiring blood testing are requested to observe fasting for 12 hours before the test but one can drink water to make easy to draw blood.

 For more information, contact Jayantibhai Thakkar at 630-213-6440 or email him at [email protected]  



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