Mangaluru, Mar 11, 2015 : A report to "Mangalore Today" highlights, the occasion of International men’s Day on March 8th; Seva Trust, Sisters of Charity organised free Health camp at Basavalingappa Nagara Colony, Pachanady. A place where many slum dwellers working in the dump yard picking the plastic items and selling for their livelihood, exposed to all kinds of risks.
They are dwelling there from 30 to 40 years without basic amenities.In line with the theme of this year for the International Womens’ day “Make it Happen” the participants have really made
it happen with other collaborators of the programme like Fr Muller Hospital Doctors, MSW Students of St Aloysius College, (Autonomous) and Mangalore University College. On this special occasion, Dr Jecintha Martis addressed the gathering on the importance of ‘Health’. She said that Health is Wealth and therefore if one is healthy then one can do anything and even achieve one’s goal in life. Fr Eric Mathias SJ spoke highlighting the important role of women in today’s society. He said that women are the ones who build the families by sacrificing their self for the others in the family. He thanked the selfless
dedicated service of Dr Kuldeep Moras, Dr Jacintha Martis, Dr Elroy Saldanha, Dr Mario Buthello, Dr Rithesh D’Cunha and Sisters of Charity. Prizes were distributed to all the winners of the sports meet held on 5th March, 2015. Dr. Sr Lenita interacted with the Adolescent girls and addressed the health issues of the Adolescence. Mrs Prameela, the community organiser,
Mangalore City Corporation graced the occasion with her presence and encouraged the community people to make use of the government facilities availed for them regarding Health Schemes and also various other programmes.
For the Health Check-up there were six doctors and ten Sisters of Charity from Fr Muller hospital. About 140 people turned up for the health check-up. Free health cards were made for each family. The people and children who were sick were given free medicine. And those who needed special treatment were called to the hospital for free treatment. Fr Francis Balaraj S.J and Sr Aileen Mathias were the organisers of the programme. The idea that change can be brought only through action and making it happen was the priority.