Sahaita will continue with current healthcare camps in Punjab, Himachal and California. We will be adding another camp at Banga, Punjab in 2006. Eye surgeries will continue to be performed as needed for the poor and needy elderly patients. Eye examination and free medications will continue to be distributed to the needy patients regardless of caste, color and religion.
TIMELINE OF EVENTS
June 22, 2008
We held a Health awareness clinic at the premises of Gurdwara Sahib in Modesto-ceres, California. We saw close to 100 Patients and screened them for blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and obesity problems. Healthcare staff including the Physicians, Pharmacist and Nutritionist were there to guide them and make them aware of changes in lifestyle and diet. Most common problem was High blood pressure and diabetes was also major problem. The growing need of the health problem solutions and uninsured elders is a concern. It is our feeling that bad food choices and lack of physical work is also leading to growing obesity among Indians which few years ago was not a problem. Sahaitaâ€™s board is very appreciative of all the support provided by Young volunteers who traveled such long distances to make the clinic go smoothly. [Read more about this event | See Pictures]
June 15, 2008
On Father's Day we held a medical camp at the San Jose Gurdwara. We saw close to 130 patients who were given routine checkups for obesity, hypertension, and diabetes. And we also had dental check up as well. Dr. Davlir Pannu, the dentist, took pictures and has created a gallery. Click here to view the gallery. [Read more about this event | See Pictures]
May 11, 2008
Medical camp at Gurdwara Sahib Hayward: as in the past with active help from the Gurdwara management Sahaita organizationâ€™s members participated in this health awareness clinic. Pt had routine checkup for obesity, hypertension, diabetes and also had vision check up as well. As usual at all these camps lot of patients find out first time that they are either borderline diabetic or Hypertensive and need to loose weight. Patients were waiting for the camps bright and early in the morning. We are thankful to the management committee to have always given us chance to hold these biannual camps at this Gurdwara.
April 13, 2008
Medical camp at West Sacramento Gurdwara Sahib: On this religious day of Vaisakhi in Sikh religion at a short notice a medical camp was organized after approval from the Gurdwara management. Pts were screened for various diseases like, Obesity, Hypertension and Diabetes. Literature was distributed for the health education and awareness about various common diseases. Management was thankful for this activity and wanted Sahaita to do another camp in near future so can it can be more publicized and more people can avail of this opportunity.
April 12, 2008
Medical camp at Gurdwara Sahib, Stockton, California Sahaita inc. members with active help from the members of the Gurdwara management organized this health awareness clinic on day which was part of multiple activities at the GuruGhar. Patients were tested for blood pressure, weight, blood sugar and few had cholesterol checked. Educational material was distributed to the public regarding health education and awareness of various diseases.
February 20-28, 2008
Sahaita organized five medical camps in various areas over Punjab, India.[Read more about this event]
January 27, 2008
We did a camp at Bogue Road Gurdwara In Yuba City. We examined 65 patients and 90% of them had medical problems including Diabetes and Hypertension. They were educated about these illnesses and some of them who did not have medical insurance were referred to local county health clinic.People really appreciated our taking time in helping them learn about their health status.Dr. Harkesh Sandhu, Gurpreet Johal, Virinder Johal, Harinder johal, Aman johal, Kashmir Kaur ,Satin Khera, Sunny Sekhon, Gagandeep Kandola,Ranjit Johal and Dr. NT Singh and few other volunteer from U C Davis helped in organizing this health awareness clinic.
January 13, 2008
Happy New Year from all of us at Sahaita! We held our first medical camp of 2008 in Livingston, CA.
December 2, 2007
Sahaita held a medical camp at the gurdwara in San Jose,CA. On a chilly Sunday morning, doctors saw well over 200 patients.
October 21, 2007
Sahaita members organized a medical camp at the Gurdwara Sahib in Hayward, CA. Patients were screened for cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure.
We held several medical camps in Punjab, India[Read more about the camps and see pictures here]
June 17, 2007
Sahaita held a medical camp in Stockton, CA. The Gurdwara sangat were very humble and appreciative. Sahaita Inc. was requested to design a healthy menu for their langar and we will gladly start work on this project.
April 22, 2007
Sahaita members organized a medical camp at the Gurdwara Sahib in San Jose, CA. Patients were screened for cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure. A health insurance booth from the Santa Clara Valley Health Plan was also present and provided people with information on health insurance. There was a large turnout and we owe many thanks to our dedicated volunteers and walk-on volunteers.
[See pictures from this event]
March 18, 2007
Sahaita members organized a medical camp at the Gurdwara Sahib in Hayward, CA. Patients were screened for cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure. Various doctors were available to offer their advise to patients.
January 14, 2007
Despite the freezing cold weather, Sahaita's volunteers were able to successfully hold a medical camp in Livingston, CA. Patients were screened for cholesterol, diabetes, and blood pressure. We had a great turnout and new volunteers. We are pleased that our first health camp of the year 2007 was successful.
November 8, 2006
Sahaita held a health camp at Pholrriwal, Jallandhar, Punjab. A medical/eye camp was held at this village of S.Kuldip Singh Shergill (sponsor) from Milpitas,California by the coordinator of Sahaita in India, Dr. Rajinder Singh and the Sahaita team in India. The team saw 860+ patients and distributed 400+ free eye glasses. Over 200 patinets were screened for diabetes and 68+ patients had cataract surgeries. More than 200 copies of Punjabi and over a 100 copies of Hindi Sehatnama were distributed at this health camp.
September & October 2006
[go to the event page for the September and October 2006 Medical Camps in India ]
A team of Physicians and paramedical staff went to India from USA and Canada and joined with counter part form India for a 18 days visit( sept-oct). This visit was sponsored by Sahaita Inc. along with the active support of some community members. During this time the group had a marathon run of 6 medical camps in various areas of Punjab and one in Himachal examining and treating about 8000 patients. This is in itself a record that such a step has been taken by any NGO in such short time. Well over 200 cataract surgeries were performed in this month of October with phaco-emulsification and lens implants making it possible for that many patients to have the gift of vision. To see a list of all the Medical Camps, please visit the event page.
May 21, 2006
Members of Sahaita organized a Health awareness clinic at the Hayward Gurdwara Sahib with help from Gurdwara management. Patients were screened for cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure problems beside obesity. There was very good reception to our effort and some local electoral candidates including Mayor of city visited the booths and appreciated what the organization does for the community. Patients were given awareness about health and health education materials were distributed. Some patients who needed medications were given prescriptions for the same. Seeing the response the Gurdwara management has approached us to hold this camp at least 3 times a year at the Gurdwara sahib.
Sahaita participated in a medical camp held at â€˜Livingstonâ€™, California on the occasion of festival of â€˜Lohriâ€™ In January. Free blood pressure and blood glucose tests were conducted for the elderly at the fair. People of different ages participated in it. After meeting the management of the Gurdwara sahib and the committee of the organizers including Dr. Gurpreet Dhugga, for festival celebration it was decided to make it a permanent venue for annual medical awareness camp in the month of January at the Gurdwara peach road,Livingston,Ca.
April 9, 2006
[go to the event page for the April 9, 2006 Medical Camp at the Fremont Gurdwara]
Members of Sahaita Incorporation, Fremont and Kaiser Permanente medical center, Fremont with the collaboration of Healthcare providers from Northern California presented this unique opportunity to members of the community. Our Mission was to provide health services including health and wellness education to individuals and families in need of healthcare assessment regardless of color, race and religion.
December 5, 2005
Sahaita Inc. members in coordination with Kaiser Hospital, Fremont and Alameda county health care services staff members with help of Fremont Sikh Temple organized Free Health awareness and screening camp at Sikh Gurdwara, Fremont, California. Hundreds of elderly and needy were screened for High blood pressure, weight, Blood sugar, cholesterol. All those who were in need of Flu shots were vaccinated for that. Doctorâ€™s and Paramedical staff were on hand to help those who were found to have abnormal blood work and had questions regarding their diseases and its care. Sahaita members also distributed educational material for prevention and management of various disease processes.
September 25, 2005
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Free Health awareness and eye Camp, Raipur Sagnewal, and Distt. Jallandhar, Punjab, India
A free medical camp was organized and nearly 250 patients were screened for various diseases and had check up for diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure by Dr. Harkesh Singh Sandhu .All those patients who needed medication were given free medication and told to follow up with regular physician in the area when they run out of medications. We also distributed health education material in Punjabi including the Sehatnama. At this camp people from nearly 10 surrounding villages were examined. Dr.Rajinder Singh saw the patients who needed eye examination and 12 patients who needed Cataract and other eye surgery were told to come to Ludhiana by special taxicab next day and received free eye surgery by latest technology.
September 11, 2005
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Members of Sahaita organized a Free Medical and Eye examination Camp at Chinaur, Distt. Kangra in Himachal Pardesh. There were nearly 400 patients evaluated and screened for Diabetes, High cholesterol, Blood pressure and other diseases and were given free medications By Dr. Rajinder Singh, Dr. Santosh and Dr. Harkesh Singh Sandhu. More than 50 patients were found to have Cataract and were brought by special bus to Ludhiana. They received free Cataract surgery with folding lens implants using the latest Phaco-emulsification technique by Dr. Rajinder Singh and his staff. Post -operatively these patients were seen in Chinaur at by Dr. Rajinder Singh and his staff to make sure the surgeries were successful. This was the 14th year for the eye camp at this site, which is a very remote area, and patients sometime traveled very long distances to avail of this opportunity. Sehatnama the Hindi version was distributed free of cost to the patients.
April 3rd, 2005
Sahaita along with local organizations actively helped in holding a very successful health awareness clinic at the Fremont Gurdwara Sahib in Fremont California. We distributed preventative health educational material and gave awareness about serious illnesses. One of our main goals is to bring awareness of Preventative medicine within the Indian community.