General Health Camp
Free Medical camps are conducted by health professionals to provide initial care to underprivileged community remote locations where basic facility also is unavailable. They attend these camps to get free check-up and treatment. Getting the appropriate kind of health checkup is vital for every human being and while considering it, some important factors like age, lifestyle, family background, and risks are taken into account. One can live longer and healthier only when the individual gets the right kind of health check-up, screening, and treatments. In certain medical cases, they are referred to higher centres.
Cancer Screening Camps
Cancer screening camps are organized with the help of our tied up institutes. People in rural areas have several misconceptions and misunderstand aspects of cancers. Developing an effective awareness and screening campaign for early detection and referring to higher institutions for further treatment to cancer control is our main objective. Socioeconomic causes, illiteracy factors are playing a very dominant role. If screening the disease in the early stage is not done, it will continue to go diagnosed and untreated. This project will provide Cancer awareness & screening services to more than 3000 underprivileged, which will protect their health and save them from the disease.
Eye Screening Camp
Our team examines all patients for eye problems with basic required instruments and equipment’s which includes dilation and fundus examination to some extent. Refraction is also done in the camp and eyeglasses are offered at affordable prices to support the service delivery system. People who need cataract surgery are counseled and transported to the base hospital. No surgery is performed at the camp.
Blindness due to cataract presents an enormous problem in India not only in terms of human morbidity but also in terms of economic loss and social burden. Medical teams from each hospital reach patients in rural areas by conducting free eye camps. Patients are screened for various eye diseases; those who require cataract surgery are transported to the base hospital, treated, returned to the campsite and followed up after four weeks all free of cost.
Various steps involved in an eye camp are as follows:
Glasses…. Glasses are typically used for vision correction, such as with reading glasses and glasses used for nearsightedness. Safety glasses provide eye protection against flying debris for construction workers or lab technicians; these glasses may have protection for the sides of the eyes as well as in the lenses. But cost wise there are still people who cannot afford to buy a pair of spectacles in remote areas. We find such marginalized people and do eye screening and provide them with spectacles at free of cost. Till date we have provided upto 3lakh spectacles free of cost. Our aim is to reach more and more people.
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Access to hearing care ensures that children and adults can break free from social isolation and reach their full potential. Hearing is critical to a child’s brain development and is essential for their ability to communicate and go to school. Addressing hearing loss ensures better mental health, greater educational attainment and access to jobs, and higher levels of economic productivity. It is managed by parents of hearing-impaired children and assisted by professionals, speech therapists, audiologists, doctors, teachers etc. Retain Smilez partners with and supports locally based organizations with similar goals and approaches to ensure long-term, sustainable solutions.