Aligarh: The Centre for Continuing and Adult Education and Extension (CCAEE), in collaboration with the Department of Community Medicine, J N Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University organized a health camp at village Bhimgarhi.
In her inaugural address to the patients and doctor’s team, noted paediatrician, Dr Hameeda Tariq said it was a proud moment for the university that their doctors spare time for community service and often hold health camps for rural and marginalized section of society. She also saw patients and advised them on issues pertaining to health and hygiene.
Professor Mohammad Gulrez, Director, CCAEE said it was second such camp organized at village Bhimgarhi, which was adopted by the Aligarh Muslim University, along with few other villages some years ago.
Prof Anees Ahmad (Chairperson, Department of Community Medicine) said these camps are best medium to access rural people to educate them regarding health and hygiene.
Professor Aysha Munira Rasheed, Deputy Director, CCAEE, suggested that the university education system should adopt community service through outreach programmes as a mandatory internship for all undergraduate courses.
Dr Shamim Akhtar (CCAEE) also spoke on the occasion.
More than 250 patients received medical advice and medicine free of cost.