FREE Medical Health Fair, Aug 27th 2011

Medical Health Fair that was conducted on Saturday, August 27, 2011 was a huge success with overwelming response from the community.

On Saturday Sep 24, 9:30am there will be a follow up for only missed (already registered) guests who could not be tested the first time.
  • Please plan to bring the card that was handed over on Aug 27th for a follow up visit.
  • For those patients wishing to have their cholesterol and glucose tested, please fast 12 hours prior to their lab work to ensure accurate results.

Jai Guru Datta! Jai Guru Hanuman,

In July of 2010, His Holiness Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji instructed Dr. Vishnu Kalidindi, Dr. Srinivas Chebrolu and Dr. Murali Alloju to conduct a free Health camp at the Karya Siddhi Hanuman temple. Per the instructions of His Holiness on August 27, 2011, the first health camp was conducted at the Hanuman temple in conjunction with Centennial Medical Center of Frisco, a local hospital. The camp was completely free and open to everyone. With Sri Swamiji’s blessing and guidance, the camp received an enormous response from the community with over 300+ individuals signed up to take part in the free medical services provided. Fifteen different medical professionals donated their time and services to help give back to the local community.

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A fire engine from the city of McKinney was present at the camp for children to explore while learning about fire safety from real firefighters. It was a thrill for the kids to meet real life heroes! Throughout the day, the doctors took time to talk to the attendees and educated them on health issues affecting the South Asians. They also answered questions on different illnesses ranging from cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart conditions. The participants and volunteers enjoyed upma for breakfast, fresh fruits, granola bars and other snacks, juices, coffee and tea, and had a delicious lunch - all provided free of cost - during the fair.

The Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple would like to recognize the following local doctors and Centennial Medical Center staff for donating their time and services:

  • Dr. Murali Alloju
  • Dr. Ramesh Amara
  • Dr. Srinivas Chebrolu
  • Dr. Manoj Donthineni
  • Dr. Urmila Gupta
  • Dr. Govind Hariran
  • Ms. Alka Jwala
  • Dr. Vishnu Kaladindi
  • Dr. Surekha Machupalli
  • Dr. Harini Meda
  • Ms. Wendi Pothkanuri
  • Dr. Purvi Sanghvi
  • Dr. Maushmi Sheth
  • Dr. Anitha Vzya
  • Dr. Manohar Yedulapuram
  • Ms. Kandace Cortez & and various Centennial staff

The Sai Center health camp team needs special recognition for sharing their experience and generous advice during the planning of and all throughout the event itself. A very special Jai Guru Datta to our KSHT youth group and volunteers who spent numerous hours setting up, training, supporting and participating in this event. They stayed at their posts for the whole event despite the 100+ degree weather and helped welcome and guide the hundreds of people throughout the fair. It was heartwarming to see people, who were bringing their elderly relatives for a checkup decide to join the volunteer ranks and help out. A couple of them stayed until the end of the event so that they could continue their seva though their relative's checkup was complete. The sense of community and awareness of how special an opportunity this medical fair provided for who with few healthcare options was very apparent. We've learned a lot through this fair and look forward to implementing those lessons learned and offer a larger scaled event with a bigger turnout and support from more local doctors at the next health camp. Pranams to Sri Swamiji for helping us in every step of this health fair.

Sri Guru Datta! Jai Guru Hanuman!