Free health camp held in Princeton, N.J.

Free health fair in Princeton, N.J. Sept. 18, 2022. Photo: IHCNJ

On Sunday, September 18, 2022, a health screening and disease awareness and prevention fair was held at Durga Mandir in Princeton, NJ. hosted by the nonprofit Indian Health Camp of New Jersey ( led by President Dr. Tushar Patel, in collaboration with Durga Mandir.

One of the participants being examined at the Free Health Fair in Princeton, N.J. Sept. 18, 2022. Photo: IHCNJ
Participants at the Free Health Fair held in Durga Mandir, Princeton, N.J., Sept. 18, 2022. Photo: IHCNJ

This is the 8th  consecutive year at this location, which pre-registered 100 participants who are uninsured or underinsured, organizers said in a press release.

The health screening included blood tests, EKG, vision screening for glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, physical examination, dental evaluation, cardiology evaluation, physical therapy, various types of cancer screening and prevention education, diabetes and stroke education, flu vaccine, dietary counseling, pharmacy counseling, mental health screening and evaluation and many other ancillary services to approximately 100 pre-registered qualified participants.

Young volunteers helped to make the Sept. 18, 2022, Free Health Fair a success at the Durga Mandir in Princeton, NJ, hosted by the Indian Health Camp New Jersey. Photo: IHCNJ
Specialists and others helping out at the Free Health Fair held Sept. 18, 2022, at Durga Mandir, Princeton, NJ, hosted by the Indian Health Camp New Jersey. Photo: IHCNJ

The physicians included specialists from cardiology, ophthalmology, psychiatrists, gynecology, endocrine and neurology, dentists, etc. Professionals from various specialties of physical therapy, podiatry, phlebotomy, EKG techs, also provided services. Medical assistants, nurses, social workers and high school and college students helped with screening the participants, a press release from organizers said.

The blood test reports will be reviewed by the physicians and mailed to all participants with a counseling note for any abnormal tests. The blood test services were provided by Rupen Patel of Accurate Diagnostic Labs.

Many local organizations and institutions supported the event, including RWJ-New Brunswick, Rutgers Medical School, Middlesex County Health team, Trenton Health team, Philippines Nursing Association, SAATHI, SAMHIN, All Well Pharmacy, Walgreens Pharmacy and Penn Medicine-Princeton.

The management of Durga Temple and dedicated community physician and trustee Dr. Rajesh Sachdeo and dedicated volunteers Mahesh and Renu Advani provided resources and support to make this health fair a “huge” success, the press release said.

Others contributing to the successful camp including Rotary Club of Plainsboro, South and North Brunswick, under the leadership of President Vijay Garg and his team.

Breakfast, tea, coffee and lunch were provided by Durga Temple for all participants and volunteers.

Indian Health Camp of New Jersey will reach the milestone of 25 years of service in 2023.




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