Continuing with its various Platinum Jubilee Initiatives, J&K Bank today organized a ‘Free Medical Camp’ here at Corporate Headquarters in collaboration with SKIMS Soura. A team of six consultant specialists along with two senior residents each provided the free medical check-up, counseling and consultations to more than 600 patients who came from various parts of the Srinagar district during the day.
Transworld Diagnostic Center Barbarshah and Abbot Labs conducted free clinical tests of the patients on the occasion. And the specialized check-up counters organized witnessed large number of patients, mostly elders from Srinagar, getting free counseling and consultations from eminent SKIMS doctors in General Medicine, Endocrinology, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology and General Surgery.
The Bank’s Executive President (EP) Parvez Ahmad and renowned gastroenterologist Dr Gul Javid, who is also head of gastroenterology, SKIMS, jointly inaugurated the camp in presence of Executive President O P Sharma, President Mohammad Syed, senior doctors from SKIMS, officers of the Bank and senior citizens from Srinagar.
Speaking on the occasion, Parvez Ahmad said, “On this Platinum Jubilee initiative we re-affirm our commitment towards the empowering growth and all-round development of the people of J&K.”
“Under our Corporate Social Responsibility programmes, we shall make important interventions in improving the healthcare systems besides working for the up-gradation of the medical infrastructure of our state”, he added.
Thanking the SKIMS authorities and particularly the team of specialist doctors present at the camp for their generous support, he assured them of utmost cooperation in any effort aimed at providing substantial relief and value-added health services to the people of this place especially those visiting the hospitals from far-off places.
The senior consultants from SKIMS Soura included the renowned cardiologist Dr Khurshid Iqbal, gastroenterologists Dr Gul Javed & Dr G N Yatoo, Endocrinologist Dr Bashir Ahmad Laway, Nephrologist Dr Saleem Najar, General Surgeon Dr Muneer Wani and in General medicine Dr Parvez Koul.
The visitors hailed the health initiative of the bank and also appreciated the efficient organisation of the camp venue especially about the availability of comfortable sitting place and light refreshment arrangements.
The doctors also praised the bank for conducting such medical camp in smooth manner. “It’s for the first time we saw such a huge medical camp being conducted in a most decent manner. We came across different section of patients during the camp and gave them medical advice,” said the team of doctors.
Executive President Parvez Ahmad on behalf of the Bank’s Chairman & CEO Mushtaq Ahmad thanked the team of doctors from the SKIMS, Transworld Daignostic Center and Abbot Labs for extending their support and making this medical camp a success.
Notably, under Platinum Jubilee Initiative, the Bank will organize similar camps in other districts of the state.
Moreover, during the Platinum Jubilee year the Bank has planned to conduct various special programmes for youth, women, growers and other sections of the society.