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  • Published on: 13 Jun 2012
  • Submitted by: Climate Leaders India Network (CLeaIN)

Doctors for Rio+20!!!
On the 13th June, the students of Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College conducted a “Free Health and Medical Camp” for the people residing in Champion Reef and Marekuppam villages near KGF. It was a camp to show the support of DOCTORs for sustainable development and green economy in relation to RIO+20 (United Nation Conference on Sustainable Development- which would be held in Rio later this month) . SDUMC has taken this opportunity along 120 medico volunteers, 25 consultants from the departments of Medicine, OBG, Pediatrics, Dental, Ophthalmology, ENT, Community Medicine. We were showered with 650 patients. With each patient the experience felt more real and personal to each medico and doctor present. “ It was so heart-touching when patients’ eyes started watering with gratitude for free check and free medication,” says Dr. Prashanth, MS Ophthalmology-one of the enthusiastic consultants achieving lots today.
One of the most interesting and fun parts were the health education provided to 900 destitute students of St. Mary’s and St Paul’s Primary Schools from 1st to 7th Classes . The volunteers were prepared with posters, skits, presentations to demonstrate the topics of dental hygiene and nutrition. They held interactive sessions with lots of loud and enthusiastic support from the kids. They sung along followed with actions and took some great message home. One of the presenters, Pakhi S Dharma said “It was amazing to see their level of energy, it became a fun experience to match ours with theirs.” Kusuma and most other medicos were swamped by students after performances just to shake hands or say hello or congratulate.
On the other side we had the registration desk with innumerable patients. The medicos handled each patient with care writing down the details. They took their medical history as well as did the general physical examination and then were referred to different departments. Each patient was then sent to concerned doctor and were taken proper care by the consultants and prescribed free medicines. “We diagnosed a lot of early cases that we were help with just medication and the others who required additional support were personally taken to our hospital for further treatment,” says Dr Madhav, Medicine Consultant. “It was a privilege for Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College to be associated with Rio +20 but a huge thanks to them because of who we had such an emotional and gratifying experience,” said Nishanth , a medico volunteer.

This program was organized by the students of Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, with the support of Climate Leaders India Network and Road to Rio+20.

For further details contact Ravi Theja Muthu at
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