With the divine blessings from Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa, on Sunday, November 1, 2015, the Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Temple, Secaucus, in partnership with the Indian Health Camp of New Jersey (IHCNJ), hosted its eleventh annual free health screening and disease prevention camp, serving over two-hundred underinsured and uninsured South Asians of the Tri-State Area.
Registered participants were able to receive the following health services, all at no cost.
- Complete blood workup (Complete Blood Count and Metabolic Panel)
- EKGs/Cardiac Evaluations
- Dental Checkups
- Vision Screenings
- Physical Therapy
- Pharmaceutical Counseling
- Flu Shots
- HIV Testing
- Glucose/BP/Cholesterol Screenings
- Diabetes Checkups
- Breast, Cervical, and Colo-rectal/Prostate Cancer Screenings
Over a hundred health professionals and assistants, from IHCNJ and the temple, all volunteered their time to give back to the community. In addition, the temple and IHCNJ also partnered with the following community health organizations to provide education and counseling to the patients: United Health- Medicare and Medicaid, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center, SATHI- South Asian Total Health Initiative, Care Point Health, Hoboken Family Practice, New Jersey Commission for the Blind, and NJ CEED. Accurate Diagnostic Labs provided the complimentary blood test services. The temple also provided complimentary breakfast and lunch to all the patients and volunteers.
Secaucus Mayor, Michael Gonnelli, visited the health camp and met with patients and volunteers. He praised the organizers and temple members for their service to the community.
The eleven year partnership between the Indian Health Camp of New Jersey and the Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Temple, Secaucus has allowed for thousands of uninsured patients of the tri-state area to receive health screenings and medical education.