HEALTH / DENTAL CENTRE
Set up In January 2007, Shanti Sahyog Health Centre, opposite Sudhar Camp slum, Kalkaji, New Delhi, caters not only to the 850 families in Sudhar Camp slum – but also to residents of 16 slums in Kalkaji / Govindpuri area. Our physician cum pediatrician, Dr P C Khanduja, is available for consultation and treatment at the Centre – Monday through Saturday – from 9 am to 12 noon and examines, on an average, 3,415 patients annually. Medicines are provided free. Mr. Sushil Ansal, Chairman, ansal API and Sushil Ansal Foundation funded our Health Centre from 2007 to 2017 under their CSR initiatives.
To date 3280 persons have been provided consultation and 2650 patients have been treated. Besides this, free dental camps are held annually for underprivileged children, studying in our 3 Pre Schools – 2 in Kalkaji and 1 in Tughlakabad Village.
Free Health, Eye & Cancer Camps
Free Eye Camps are organized periodically at the Health Centre. Free spectacles are given on the spot and Free cataract operations performed in the week after the Eye Camp. The first free Health cum Eye Camp was organized on 20th October 2007 in collaboration with Mahavir International Eye Hospital. Our latest Eye Camp was on 15th September 2018 in collaboration with Rotary Club of Delhi Rendezvous.
Free Cancer Camps (Breast, Cervical & Oral) are also organized at our Health Centre. Our first Mammography Camp was held on 28th May 2010 in collaboration with Cancer Roko. 87 women were screened.
Life for 40 year old Shivkala was a blur, preventing her from finding her way around and getting through daily life because of a cataract in her eyes. All it required was a simple laser procedure to restore her vision. But Shivakala did not have the means to access medical help. On 20th October 2007, medical help came to her in the form of a free Eye Camp organized by Shanti Sahyog in their Health Center, opposite Sudhar Camp slum, where she lived. Because of the operation, life for Shivkala is now a clear vision enabling her to regain her independence and seek out a brighter future for herself and her family. 9 others like Shivkala, benefited from cataract surgery and 387 other people found access to free medical treatment for a range of conditions that were debilitating their lives. A team of eight health care professionals diagnosed and treated the slum dwellers from Sudhar Camp and neighboring dwellings for optometric, gynecological, and diabetic conditions. 106 patients were prescribed and given free eye glasses and 10 cataract operations were performed in this Medical Camp.
In January 2017, we set up Shanti Sahyog Homoeopathic Clinic, in our Skill Development premises in DDA Flats, Kalkaji, New Delhi. Our homoeopath – Dr Binod Jha – is highly qualified and attracts a regular stream of patients.
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About Shanti Sahyog
Poor slum dwellers commonly suffer from unemployment, illiteracy, drug-addiction, and low mortality rates of both adults and children as a result of not supporting one, or all, of UN-HABITAT’s basic living conditions. We are actively working in 16 urban slums in Kalkaji/Govindpuri area & Tughlakabad village, New Delhi and our team consist of 43 people.