Spreading awareness at Alandi, in 2017 around
Dr. Sujata Naik and her team have believed in spreading the safe and effective homoeopathic therapy along with health awareness across rural Maharashtra. With this vision, they started a series of health awareness programs and camps in schools across Alandi, near Pune in rural Maharashtra, last year.
This year on 2nd August, Dr. Sujata Naik and her team - Dr. Pranjali, Dr. Monisha and Dr. Sayali visited Dnyaneshwari School at Alandi. Dr. Sujata gave guidance to more than 500 students about nutrition, exercise and health, and answered their queries at the primary level.
This was followed by a second session only for girls. Dr. Sujata counselled the young girls about various aspects of puberty, right from physical and mental changes that occur in the body to its social dimensions, behaviour, nutrition and hygiene. This resulted in many girls coming up with various questions/doubts which turned the session into a completely interactive one. It helped reduce anxieties and stress in these girls and also helped them to take initial steps towards understanding themselves so that they grow up as bright, healthy and confident women of tomorrow.
The third part of this program was mainly focused on the primary examination of students and distribution of printed copies of a specially designed sample diet, nutritional supplement drink and specially made 'laddoos' (sweets)-a perfect, healthy and sweet way to end the program.
This camp was a success, thanks to the contribution of a few precious gems. Like last year, this camp was again organised by Shail Foundation and its member, Mr. Dileep Tikle. Mrs Shukla Kumar, a patient from Dr Sujata Naik’s Clinic, Bandra, provided the team monetary support and importantly, her goodwill and blessings. Mrs Rajashri Sonde, who is a crusader in manufacturing and providing sanitary napkins to the underprivileged girls, provided the same to the girls present for maintenance of better hygiene. Another confectionary store in Pune got specially made, nutritious, sweet 'laddoos' for all the children.
With Saint Dnyaneshwar's (Mauli's) blessings the team intends to work more for this good cause.
Visiting B.K.L. Walawalkar Hospital at Dervan, in Maharashtra
At Dr. Sujata Naik’s Homœopathy Clinic, we believe in giving back to the society through our social commitment. It is with this vision that Dr. Sujata Naik and her team of doctors have been visiting B.K.L. Walawalkar Hospital at Dervan, in Maharashtra.
Dervan is a small village located near Chiplun approximately midway on the Mumbai - Goa highway. It is known for B.K.L. Walawalkar Hospital which provides modern medical facilities to villagers not only in Dervan but also throughout the Konkan region. Dr Sujata joined hands with B.K.L. Walawalkar hospital in January 2014. Since then, the team of doctors from Dr. Sujata Naik’s Homœopathy Clinic led by Dr Sujata have been holding homœopathic camps every month at the hospital. From the first camp itself, the response and support from the hospital was great and so was the response from the patients. More than 100 patients visit the camp where medicines and consultations are provided free of cost.
Patients from all over Chiplun and nearby villages have been benefited with homœopathy. With a steady rise in the number of patients, homœopathy is now becoming one of the first choices of treatment in such a rural area and this has certainly brought us close to our aim of spreading homœopathy at the grass root level.
A research project on ‘Homœopathy and Cancer’ which has been approved by AYUSH (Ministry of Health, India) has also been initiated.
We believe in spreading health awareness and reaching homœopathy to every nook and corner. Taking this forward we have started a series of health awareness campaigns especially amongst adolescent girls in schools across rural Maharashtra. Childhood and adolescence are investment years for health, and more so for girls. Counseling the young population with regard to hygiene, nutrition and physiological changes during puberty, can go a long way in preventing major health issues later. August saw a pilot project take off in Alandi, near Pune in rural Maharashtra, where Dr Sujata Naik and her team counseled around 300 girls about menstruation, and their queries were answered at a very a basic and primary level. This helped to alleviate a lot of stress and anxiety among the girls. This was also followed by physical examination and treating conditions such as anemia, vitamin deficiencies and worm infestations. The campaign was backed by Shell Foundation, a no-profit social organization, which aims to facilitate the educational needs of resource-constrained aspiring high school students.