Chilpun Camp - Our Dervan Journey
Dr. Sujata Naik dreams of spreading the homœopathic therapy to the grass root level. As a part of this objective, Dr. Sujata Naik and her team have been conducting homœopathic camps every month at B. K. L. Walawalkar hospital, Dervan, in the rural region of Konkan, Maharashtra, for the last five years.
From the first camp itself, the response from the patients has been very encouraging. More than 100 patients have visited these monthly camps where medicines and consultations are provided free of cost. Homœopathy being safe, effective, easy to take and economical, is rapidly gaining popularity as the choice of treatment among patients in this region.
On 17th November 2018, Dr. Naik and her team held their 51st camp at Dervan. The camp was a huge success with hundreds of patients receiving homœopathic treatment for various complaints. Patients came in hordes not only from the surrounding rural areas but also from as far as Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri districts after having experienced the benefits of homœopathy. The response from women was overwhelming and the numbers of children and the senior citizens followed.
Due to contributing factors like the coastal climate and low-socio economic strata, a higher incidence of skin complaints including fungal infections, Psoriasis, Eczema, Acne and Vitiligo has been seen. Also, respiratory disorders like bronchial asthma, recurrent upper respiratory tract infections and digestive system disorders viz. gastritis, colitis, piles, and anal fissures have also been sighted. In the pediatric age group, anaemia, upper respiratory diseases, worm infestations are the leading ailments.
In this journey spanning five years, Dr. Sujata Naik and her team have made successful inroads in bringing in homoeopathy to a region where it was unheard of. This has inspired her to expand her horizons. On 18th November 2018, Dr. Sujata Naik and her team held the first homœopathy camp at Walawalkar Trust’s Urban Health and Training Centre in Chiplun. The response from patients with the support from all the doctors and authorities of BKLW hospital was very encouraging. This has prompted Dr Sujata naik and her team of doctors to aim at holding one camp each at Dervan and Chiplun on every third Saturday of the month. To have homœopathy as a treatment protocol in a hitherto conventional hospital has been truly rewarding.