Pune: Around 30 students of Symbiosis Institute of Health Science have set up a mobile health camp to provide first aid for pilgrims, who are part of palki processions, at Bhawani Peth.
The health camp will last for three days until the pilgrims leave Pune jurisdiction, said a student. The students are from departments of emergency medical services and hospital and healthcare management studies. Within two days, over 12,000 pilgrims have availed the medical facility.
“They usually complain about knee pain, joint pain, cold and cough, acidity due to irregularity in consumption of food and other stomach problems. The medical students of emergency service department prescribe them required pain killers, ORS for dehydration and other regular medicines for small health issues,” said Vruti Trivedi, who is a first year student of MBA in hospital and healthcare management studies.
There were other medical camps as well like homoeopathy, ayurvedic and allopathy. There were banners put up that read ‘Fight against anemia’ and spread awareness regarding self-hygiene.