Martin Luther Christian University conducted a Health camp at Lyngiong village

24th March, 2023

The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Department of Allied Health Sciences, Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong conducted a one-day health camp on the 24th of March, 2023 at Lyniong village which is under the Mawphlang Block. The population size of the villages is 500 with around 100 households.

Over 187 people registered and benefitted from the camp. The students from the department of Nutrition and Dietetics assess the nutritional status of the people and conduct a survey on the dietary intake of women. The students from the department of Allied Health Sciences checked the vital signs such as the pulse, body temperature, oxygen level and blood pressure. A few people were referred by Medical doctors for on spot laboratory tests like Haemoglobin estimation, Blood glucose level, urine analysis and malaria which was followed by free medicines. Most common ailments investigated in this camp were upper respiratory infections like rhinitis, cough and common cold, digestive tract ailments, poor appetite, low dental care, and what seems to lack in the people was poor sanitation and personal hygiene.

The students who were involved in the health camp are from the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology, Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant, Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Technology, Bachelor of Science in Surgical and Operation Theatre, Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition, and the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics.

This health camp not only benefitted the people but it benefitted the students as they were able to learn about different ailments prevalent in communities. The medical doctors who assisted at the camp were Dr. M.Sutnga from Nongspung PHC and Dr. E.Kharkongor from Ganesh Das Hospital.

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