Medical camps

Medical camps

Intent & Purpose

The RS Foundation is working extensively in the health and education sectors. RSF has initiated a broad range of partnerships with like-minded institutions, organizations and establishments to extend medical support through community camps.

These camps are intended to provide regular medical advice and support through periodic outreach programmes. The purpose is to reach out to vulnerable populations to address common public health challenges and also impart awareness about prevention, hygiene and promotive health.

RSF has partnered with the Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi as the specialty health partner for this initiative.

Tests, Consultation & Medical Advice

 Medical camps are organised in institutions and establishments set up for the underprivileged where there is a need for public health interventions. These services are provided by Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals in coordination with RS Foundation.
Tests are conducted on basis of age group and gender. These include the following:

For children

  • Paediatric consultation
  • Diet counselling
  • Dental screening
  • Height
  • Weight

For adults - general health camp

  • Consultation with physician
  • Blood Pressure
  • BMI
  • Random blood sugar test
  • Height
  • Weight

For adults - specialised health camp

  • Consultation with physician
  • Cardiologist, Orthopaedic and Gynaecologist Consultation
  • Blood Pressure
  • BMI
  • Random blood sugar test
  • Bone Mineral Density
  • ECG (on request)
  • Height
  • Weight

Camp Size

  • Each camp is held for a period of 3-4 hours followed by or preceded by a health talk; ideally the morning hours are suitable for the camp.
  • Each camp can attend to 100-125 patients, for larger camps prior planning is undertaken in consultation with the medical partner.
  • Camps planned for longer durations (e.g. 2-3 days) to mobilize larger number of beneficiaries across the village/s, town/s, district etc require prior planning and a blueprint for implementation agreed upon by all stakeholders.

Camp Location & Requirements

  1. Medical camps are ideally held in a fixed location and under a built infrastructure like a school, college, health centre, clinic, hospital, community centre, panchayat bhawan, common service centre or related Government/non-Governmental infrastructure.
  2. One large hall and two well ventilated rooms that serve as a consultation chamber for medical examinations, testing and pharmacy dispersal; temporary partitions, curtains etc. for privacy are required.
  3. Tables, chairs, ceiling/floor fans, drinking water facility and electricity would be required for adequately conducting the camps including toilets for women and men.
  4. Camp locations with wider road access can be serviced through a specialised medical bus that has been fabricated for the purpose of the camp.
  5. Camps are encouraged during moderate seasons so as to avoid challenges posed by extreme weather conditions.
  6. Camps to be held in containments zones (for any infectious diseases) are to be planned in consultation with the medical partner prior to finalisation.

Responsibility of Partner Institutions/Establishment

  1. Patient mobilisation for the camp, which includes pre camp information through various means like SMS, public radio, social media, WhatsApp, email etc.
  2. One or two manpower resources for assisting in registration, local logistics, liaison with any authorities etc.
  3. Provide infrastructure for the camps
  4. Approvals, if any required, from local authorities and/or district administration
  5. Light refreshments for the medical team, if possible.

No financial commitment is required of the partner institution for organizing medical camps. For any specific medical camps which may entail higher budgets or those requiring specialist medical interventions, a mutually agreeable financing model will need to be put in place.

Responsibility of RS Foundation

  1. End-to-end coordination between medical partner and institutional partner for the medical camp 
  2. Managing databases and preparing impact reports for medical & institutional partners 
  3. Banners, stationery items, promotional material, ICE material and equipment etc.