WEEHAWKEN, NJ (TIP): Indian Health Camp of New Jersey held their annual Health Fair at Shree Swaminarayan Temple (ISSO) in Weehawken, NJ on May 4 and 12, 2019. Comprehensive health screening and cancer screening were provided to more than 100 needy people in the community.
The health fair was divided into two days where May 4th was kept for the blood draw and May 12th was to review blood test results, physical, dental, eye screening and other services.
The health fair was open to participants without any medical insurance or people who are underinsured with high deductible to receive preventive screening, education and counseling on medical, dental and mental health disorders. The comprehensive health screening included blood test, EKG, vision screening for glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, physical examination, cardiology and physical therapy and rheumatology counseling, various types of cancer and chronic diseases screening for diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disorders and mental health disorders. The physicians, mental health providers and other allied health care professionals from various specialties of internal medicine, cardiology, ophthalmology, physical therapy, phlebotomists, EKG techs, medical assistants, nurses, social workers and medical students provided their services on these days to screen and educate patients on various chronic diseases to provide screening and education to needy people in the community.
The mental health education and counseling was provided by mental health experts from SAMHIN to recognize and treat depression, stress, anxiety and many other disorders which are common but not discussed in South Asians due to social taboo, misbelief and denial. Indian Health Camp of NJ and their dedicated committee members and volunteers provided their self-less and dedicated service to support the health fair activities on this day. Rupen Patel of Accurate Diagnostic Labs provided free basic blood test services for this fair. The management of Weehawken Temple once again extended their self-less services by providing the venue and resources to help communities at large.