Health fair in South Brunswick to offer free checkups for those in need

IHCNJ logo. Photo: provided by IHCNJ

The Indian Health Camp of New Jersey, IHCNJ, a non-profit organization, has scheduled a free health screening and disease awareness and prevention fair to be held at Durga Mandir in South Brunswick, N.J., Sunday, September 18, 2022.

The registration form to participate in this health fair is available at organization website  The electronic registration form must be completed online and submitted no later than September 10, 2022, to become eligible to participate in this health fair.

The IHCNJ has been organizing the health fair for the past 24 years to benefit needy people in the community. The latest one is the 8th year of jointly organizing the health camp with Durga Mandir, and has been shown to benefit hundreds of people in the community, a press release from President of IHCNJ Tushar Patel, said.

The health fair will be open to all pre-registered participants above the age of 40 who do not have any medical insurance.

The health screenings will include blood test, EKG, vision screening for glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, physical examination, cardiology and physical therapy counseling. It will also include various types of cancer screening and prevention education, chronic disease self-management via ask-your-doctor. Diabetes and stroke education, dietary counseling, pharmacy counseling, mental health screening and counseling and many other ancillary services to pre-registered qualified participants will also be part of the fair.

Volunteer medical care will be provided by physicians and specialists in internal medicine, endocrine and neurology specialists, ophthalmology, gynecology, physical therapy, psychiatrists, dentists, and other allied health issues.

Patients will be screened and given information on numerous health matters especially those prevalent in the South Asian community such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiac diseases, etc. Cancer screening will include mammogram and pap smears and other chronic debilitating diseases.

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

The camp is being held after a two-year hiatus due to pandemic.

The IHCNJ volunteers and local organizations are working hard to make the fair a success, and the same commitment has been made by the management of Durga Temple and its physician and trustee Dr. Rajesh Sachdeo and his team of volunteers, the press release said.

In 2023, Indian Health Camp of New Jersey will complete 25 years and the organization is already busy planning a fund-raising event to recognize volunteers for their selfless service.  Additional information about 25th anniversary celebration will be announced in early 2023.



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