From time to time RUWDUC has undertaken the responsibility of conducting Health Camps in different areas and on different issues. The initiative has been undertaken bearing in mind the inaccessibility of the health facilities as well as the expertise of the skilled doctors to the larger populace.
- Eye Surgery Camp
An Eye Surgery Camp was organized at the Low Risk Birthing Center in Jogbuda VDC, Dadeldhura District in January 1999. Such a camp had place in the district after a period of 12 years. The WHO financed medicines for the camp, with the technical support being provided by the doctors of the Eye Hospital in Tripureshwor. RUWDUC’s contribution was in the form of transportation, lodging and fooding of the medical team, advertisement, as well as coordination. Approximately 1800 patients registered during the 7-day period. Many had walked eight to nine hours to come to the camp.
Time Frame : January 7 – January 14 1999
2. Ear Surgery Camp
An Ear Surgery Camp was organized in Amargadi Municipality in Dadeldhura District after a period of 20 years. With the medical support provided by WHO and the technical support by doctors of Bir Hospital, the total number of patients expected was approximately 800. However, more than 1500 patients registered and double the expected number of operations was conducted. The Ear Camp was advertised all over the district a month in advance. RUWDUC’s contribution was in the form of transportation, lodging and fooding of the medical team, medicine, advertisement as well as coordination. Men, women and children from all over the district and surrounding districts turned up for check-ups.
Time Frame : 29 November – 4 December 1999
3. Eye Camp
An Eye Camp was organized in Duku Chhap VDC in Lalitpur District. WHO provided the medical support and the doctors of Nepal Eye Hospital provided the technical support. The total number of patients registered was 140. The Eye Camp was advertised in the VDC two weeks in advance. RUWDUC’s contribution was in the form of transportation and fooding for the medical team, medicine, advertisement as well as coordination. Men, women and children from all over the district and surrounding districts turned up for check-ups.
Time Frame : 8 June 2002
4. Heart Camps, (2014-2016)
RUWDUC organized hearts camp in 2014 and in 2015 in Attariya and the Seti Zonal Hospital premises in collaboration with Jayanti Memorial Trust, Shaheed Gangalal Hospital and Manmohan Memorial Hospital to provide services to people living in the Far-western region of Nepal. These camps serviced men, women and children from Doti, Dadeldhura, Kailali, Kanchanpur, Bajura, Bajhang and Darchula. More than 1,000 persons got free service and medicines from these camps. More than 80 persons have/will undergo free/subsidized heart surgery. Kohalpur Medical College also provided support at these camps. Similarly, RUWDUC in collaboration with the same agencies organized a heart camp in Bardia in February 2015 in partnership with SAATHI, Bardia. The Total Budget for Heart Camp is Rs. 4,30,000.00 (In words: Four Lakh Thirty Thousand Rupees only)
Heart Camp (2016)
RUWDUC organized 2 days heart camp on 12 & 13 June, 2016 at Sub- regional hospital Dadeldhura with the support from Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular & Transplant Center, Kathmandu, Jayanti Memorial Trust, Kathmandu, Save the women, Dadeldhura. Sub- regional Hospital, Dadeldhura, Sunrise Bank Limited, Savasad kosh of Dr. Arzu Rana Deuba. These camps serviced men, women and children from Doti, Dadeldhura, Kailali, Kanchanpur, Bajura, Bajhang and Darchula. More than 1,300 persons received free services and medicine from the camp. Heart problem of 540 people were identified and 78 patients were referred to Kathmandu. Free Echo service of 353 patients, ECG of 621 and X-ray of 151 were done in the camp.