LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK (TIP): “For the first time, the Indian Association of Long Island (IALI) partnered with six other prominent organizations to bring free health camp to community members”, said a proud IALI President Dr. Kishore Kuncham. India Association of Long Island (IALI) and North America Telugu Society (NATS) in partnership with the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, Queens- Long Island (AAPI QLI), Arya Samaj of Long Island, Asamai Temple, Hicksville, Telugu Literary & Cultural Association (TLCA) and Sant Baba Nidhan Singh Ji Cultural Society (SBSNCS), held a Health Camp at Asamai Temple on Sunday, March 24, 2013. The event was held from 12 Noon to 4 P.M. Over 80 community members took advantage of the free consultative services of 18 volunteer doctors, in the area of: Internal Medicine, Opthalmology, Neurology, Pulmonary & Critical Care, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Endocrinology, Cardiology, OB/GYN, Dental, etc., There also was an EKG service available for those individuals who needed an EKG. Volunteers also were there with their glucose monitors and blood pressure monitors ready to provide services. In addition, Flushing Hospital was able to provide appointments for Mammography and Colon Cancer Screening to individuals in need.
Also, many Committee Members of the sponsoring Organizations, along with their spouses and young children gave up their Sunday to provide their volunteering services so that the community members could be triaged appropriately and over 100 wellwishers and friends from various organizations came to support the event. The hall of Asamai Temple was spacious, comfortable and convenient. The sponsors also provided breakfast (courtesy Ras Raj) and lunch (courtesy Asamai Temple) for everyone present. Dr. Kishore Kuncham, President of India Association of Long Island who coordinated the health fair and brought several key organizations together profusely thanked doctors, volunteers, and leaders of various organizations for their time, expertise and services.
He praised Dr. Madhu Korrapati, Vice Chairman, NATS who was instrumental in organizing all the doctors and free glucose monitors. He acknowledged the cooperation and recognized Dr. Tarun Wasil (AAPI QLI), Mr. Veer Mukhi (Arya Samaj), Mr. Gobind Bhatija (Asamai Temple), Mrs. Krishnasri Gandham (TLCA), Mr. Satnam Parhar (SBSNCS), and Mr. Harshad Patel (Gujarati Samaj). The program concluded with all the attendees taking part in Laughter Yoga. It was very heartwarming to see the various organizations coming together and proudly serving the community and there was a sense of pride and hope to bring more programs jointly. The community needs to focus on the health and care needs of the elderly. It is time to think of a home for the Indian American seniors where they can live a free and healthy life. Hope, the caring community leaders would realize it.