Mega Camps

Mega camps were started in 1991, with the first ever camp at Anjanisain. They have been held yearly from 1991, till 2006, after which, twice every year. From the very first camp, their purpose has been to provide a comprehensive medical service in remote areas to the poorest of poor. On an average, a single camp is of 5-6 days duration, providing services to about 7000-15000 patients. A single megacamp is organized with the help of 30-40 doctors, supported by an equal number of paramedics and volunteers.

Selection of site for Mega Camp

  • Site should be deprived of government or private medical services to avoid duplication of services
  • It should cater to a largely remote and poor population
  • Local organizing body should be able to organize the camp
  • Facilities for generator and electricity should be there
  • Usually the camps are held in the building of a school, temple, existing dispensary etc..

Services provided in Mega camps

  • Outpatients departments
    • General Medicine
    • General Surgey
    • Orthopaedics
    • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    • Ophthalmology
    • ENT
    • Dental
    • Physiotherapy
  • Investigations available at Mega camps
    • Basic pathological laboratory
    • X-ray
    • Ultrasound
  • Indoor departments
    • Patients who are operated are kept till discharged
    • Some of the OPD patients who need indoor treatment for short time are also admitted
  • Dental procedures
    • Dental Health education
    • Scaling
    • Fillings
    • Root canals
    • Extractions
    • Denture provisions
  • Opthalmology
    • OPD consultations
    • Refraction
    • Provision of glasses to very poor
    • Referral for eye surgery, in association with a eye centre nearby
  • ENT
    • OPD consultations
    • Provision of hearing aids to very poor patients
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology department
    • Health education
    • Family planning services
    • OPD consultations
    • Surgeries
  • Operation theatre
    • Set up at camp site and surgeries are performed with usual OT precautions
    • Surgeries performed include:
      • General surgery- Hernia, Hydrocele, Piles, Fissures, Fistula, Cysts and growths, Laprotomy and Gall bladder removal.
      • Plastic surgeries- Post burn contractures, Cleft lip and palate, Post injury deformities, Birth defects
      • Orthopaedic surgeries- Fractures, Deformity corrections, Soft tissue procedures
      • Gynaecology and Obstetrics- Dilatation and Curettage, Ovarian cysts, Repair of pelvic floor, Hysterectomy
  • Preventive health check up and health education: a mega camp will provide certain screening procedures to which some people in these camps otherwise may never have the facility
    • Height, weight and BMI
    • BP and blood sugar monitoring of persons more than 40 years
    • Dental hygiene
    • Tobacco cessation advice
    • Alcohol hazards and cessation
    • Family planning and health education- special meeting for adolescent sex education, family planning, cancer awareness

Areas covered under Mega Camps

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Madhya Pradesh

Betul, Madhya Pradesh (28th Nov - 03rd Dec, 2012)
Bhatnawar, Madhya Pradesh (01st – 05th April, 2012)
Betul : Midway between ( Bhopal and Nagpur)
Badnawar ( Ratlam)

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Uttar Pradesh

Vrindavan , Chowmuhan , Vidyanchal (Mirzapur)

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(Uttarkashi) jjali 1991 soon after the disastrous earthquake, Anjani Sain , Gairsain

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