Shree Jalaram Mandir of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, hosts first Health Fair of 2023

Health care professionals, organizers and volunteers pose for a photo at the first health fair held at Shree Jalaram Mandir, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, heald in the last week of April 2023. PHOTO: courtesy Jayanti Oza

Shree Jalaram Mandir in Hoffman Estates, IL held its first Annual Health Fair Sunday April 23 2023, to assist those not having health insurance or unable to bear the high cost of care.

More then 215 people took advantage of the services offered at the Fair by several health care professionals and scores of assistants as well as volunteers. About 5 physicians, 2 cardiologists, 2 dentists, and 2 Eye specialists and close to 75-80 non-Health Care volunteers participated, according to Jayanti Oza, a volunteer at the event.

Sonal Thakkar drawing blood for a blood test at the first health fair held April 23, 2023, at Shree Jalaram Mandir, Hoffman Estates, Illinois. PHOTO: courtesy Jayanti Oa

Medical services offered included consultation with a physician, dental and eye exams, physical therapy, chiropractic consultation, as well as diet and nutrition advice, as well as EKGs followed by a cardiologist’s interpretation.

Naren Barot conducting an EKG, as others look on, at the April 23, 2023, health fair held in Shree Jalaram Mandir, Hoffman Estates, Illinois. PHOTO: courtesy Jayanti Oza

The event was supported by Lohana Association of Greater Chicago, local vendors and Federation of Indian Associations.

Volunteers and devotees of Shree Jalaram Mandir helped maintain a smooth flow of attendees who came for the checkups.

A Mandir Kitchen Team supplied tea, coffee, and a light breakfast to all.

Health Fair coordinators were Jayanti Thakkar and Bakul Thakkar.



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