BAPS Charities dedicated April 2011 as Health Fair Month and organized a community health fair on Saturday, April 16 in Stafford.
The 11th Annual Health Fair opened with a guest speech by Texas A&M neuroscience professor, Farida Sohrabji, Ph.D and a keynote speech by Harris County Medical Society President, Dr. Guru Reddy, MD. “This great Success has been possible, simply because of the volunteerism and spirit that many of you have within you. The great success happens to serve 25000 individuals in the past 10 years,” addressed Dr. Guru Reddy, MD. “I’d like to thank all the volunteers today for giving their time and expertise for making this health fair a great success,” concluded Dr. Reddy, “By working together we will improve the health for all those in need and the community.”
This health fair offered a range of services and information for children and adults. A number of volunteer healthcare specialists were involved including, physicians, pharmacists, dentists and nurses. Specialties in the fields of cardiology, pediatrics, gynecology, dermatology, ophthalmology, orthodontics, and endocrinology were also on hand and in total, provided personal consultations to over 1100 visitors and performed over 4500 individual tests. “
All participants received preliminary physical examinations and had their blood pressure, blood sugar level and body mass index measured. “All throughout the day, doctors attend various lectures on the latest in drug and medical information. A continuing medical education CME lecture on “Spirituality and Medicine” by Dr. Kiran Shah, MD enabled physicians to earn their ethics credit.
For additional information on BAPS Charities and its international and local philanthropic activities, please visit www.bapscharities.org