On 1st August 2010 the Health camp in the name of Nallam was organized in a village called Pallampakkam. Ms. Nikitha Murali the Indian origin, residing in USA was interested in community service. She along with her friend Ms. Sanidha has approached our Foundation’s help to organize the Health camp in the under privileged village. She was at that time just 15yrs old were studying in a school in USA and raised funds in the school where she was studying.
Our Foundation did a study in the Pallampakkam village comprising the demographic details, the major health issues, intervention required etc. The study was conducted with the help of our Doctor, and Nurses at Uluru Health Care Centre and also our Social Workers. We found that the location of the village is too interior; accessibility to Health Care Facility is not easy for them and there is no adequate water facility. Poor Health and Hygiene practices were found to be very common among the children and the villagers in the Community. Based on the research conducted in the village a small proposal along with the budget for the camp was given to her to help raise funds. Lately the camp was also supported by two Rotary Club of Chennai Towers and Rotary Club of Pondicherry Port. Both the Rotary Clubs helped in arranging a gynecologist, 2 dentists, a cardiologist, urologist, 3 general physicians, as well as 6 doctors from France. Each member in the family was given hygiene kits (Toothbrush, toothpaste, bathing soap, slippers etc). Each family in the village was also given Mosquito nets. On the whole people in the villagers were found to be very happy about the services offered to them in their own community itself. We (Ms. Nikitha Murali, the Rotary Clubs, and our Foundation) got very much satisfied for the services reached to the unreached. As its follow up, we continue to promote the health of the undeserved population by educating them on Health and Sanitation and also by conducting the Mobile Health Care Clinic once a month in that village.