November 13, 2017
“Instruct the women of the villages on the basic principles of child health, child care and child training. When health fails, people become despondent and even desperate. When health prevails, vitality pervades both mind and body.” – Sri Sathya Sai Baba
The Trust has been sending out mobile medical teams to the villages every month for the past decade. In the camps, the volunteer doctors (obstetricians and paediatricians) give prenatal and post natal check-ups to pregnant women. Paediatricians examine and treat newborns to children up to 12 years of age. Para Medical staff assists the doctors in the camps.
Minor problems are treated in the camps; more serious problems, when identified, are referred for medical treatment at the Sri Sathya Sai Hospitals.
The doctors, who come from all over India to offer their services at the medical camps, also provide continuing education to the village women on nutrition, health, child care and hygiene. Over the time that the Sri Sathya Sai Easwaramma Women’s Welfare Trust has been running these camps, there has been a marked improvement in the health and body weights of both mothers and infants.
Vitamin and mineral supplements are given out in the camps, along with a protein mix. Medicines are given (free) to every patient. The medical camps are divided into two sections: Obstetrics and Paediatrics.