On May 28, an impactful orthopedic camp took place at the Gram Clinic of Purba Sridharpur village, thanks to the collaborative efforts of Mukti, the Kolkata Foundation, and the West Bengal Orthopaedic Association. This joint initiative brought together two projects of Mukti, namely SwasthaShongini and Gram Clinic, with SwasthaShongini women and traditional healer Barun from Mukti Gram clinic taking charge of arranging approximately 90+ patients from the community.
Leading the medical care at the camp were Specialist Dr. Aniruddha Bhattacharjee and Dr. Sunny Kr Mallick, both renowned professionals from the Orthopaedic department of RG Kar Hospital. Their expertise and dedication ensured that the patients received the best possible treatment.
In addition to medical care, the camp featured demonstrations of various pain-management techniques by Dr. Debabrata Mitra, a skilled physiotherapist. This valuable knowledge empowered the patients to better manage their pain and improve their overall well-being.
A special mention goes to Mr. Krishnendu Dinda, the West Bengal Orthopaedic Association coordinator, whose invaluable assistance helped us successfully execute the program. Furthermore, Mukti provided the patients with free medication and subsidised meals, highlighting their commitment to the welfare of the community.
The event lasted for an impressive six hours, during which the dedicated team worked tirelessly to ensure the smooth running of the camp. The SwasthaShongini women, who had been conducting fieldwork for two months prior to the camp, were overjoyed to have the opportunity to directly support their local community.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the West Bengal Orthopaedic Association for their selfless contribution. Their support in organizing this medical camp without any honorarium is truly commendable. Moreover, we are delighted to announce that they have pledged to hold additional camps in the upcoming months at other locations where our SwasthaShongini women are serving, assuring continued healthcare assistance to those in need.