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ICBF hosts free medical camp for workers.

Indian Ambassador P Kumaran inaugurating the free medical camp in the presence of officials from the Medical Commission and the ICBF.

More than 800 workers benefited from the 36th free medical camp hosted by the Indian Community Benevolent Forum (ICBF), a charitable organisation under the aegis of the Indian embassy, in association with the Ministry of Public Health on December 21 at the Medical Commission Department, Abu Hamour. The event was aimed at providing free medical assistance to workers/ labourers from various labour camps and companies in Doha and Industrial Area. The beneficiaries included domestic and industrial workers of at least six different nationalities, according to a statement issued yesterday. A team of dedicated doctors from Indian Doctors Club (IDC) and other medical entities in Qatar, comprising general physicians, specialists in orthopaedic, cardiology, dermatology and oral hygiene extended their services to the workers. Paramedical services were also available from qualified nurses from HMC and other medical clinics. Wellcare group provided free pharmaceutical support and free medicines. The 'Yoga in Doha' group conducted yoga sessions for all the workers throughout the camp, spearheaded by ICBF medical co-ordinator Nivedita Ketkar and supported by managing committee member Sanjeev Sharma who strived to ensure workers attendance in large numbers. The medical camp was inaugurated by Indian Ambassador P Kumaran in the presence of ICBF co-ordinating officer and second secretary (Labour and Community Welfare), Dr Mohamed Aleem, Abdul Rahim al-Mushiri from the Medical Commission, ICBF president Devis Edukulathur, vice president P N Baburajan, general secretary Mahesh Gowda, IDC president Dr Joyal, vice president Dr Biju Gafoor, Farook from Wellcare Pharmacy, Yoga in Doha director Jose, key supporters Joe Coutinho and his wife, ICBF committee members and community leaders. The ambassador also addressed the workers and their general concerns, and assured them all possible assistance from the embassy and ICBF. Joint secretary Sameer Moosa proposed a vote of thanks. The volunteers included ICBF members, students and members of Viqayaa and Singh Sewa Group, the statement added.

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Publication:Gulf Times (Doha, Qatar)
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Date:Dec 30, 2018
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