Hindu Temple gears up for health fair's second phase
April 22, 2014: During a previous health fair, a crowd lines up for the event sponsored by the Hindu Temple of Canton.
After drawing nearly 250 people to the first round of its community health fair, the Hindu Temple of Canton is rallying support for the second – and final – phase.
The Hindu Temple, on Cherry Hill Road east of Canton Center, is offering its 12th annual free health fair to help area residents who often can’t afford medical care, placing them at greater risk of undetected health threats and diseases.
Jatin Desai, a health fair organizer, said nearly 250 people attended the three-hour April 6 event sponsored with Oakwood Hospital-Wayne and the Michigan Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, or MAPI. He said patients got their blood drawn for tests such as a complete blood count, cholesterol, prostate health and blood sugar levels.
“We were happy with the turnout,” Desai said.
About 50 volunteers from the Hindu Temple, Oakwood Hospital-Wayne and MAPI worked with patients age 18 and over during round one.
Those patients are urged to return from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, April 27, to discuss their results with doctors and receive medical advice – for free. Desai has said the goal is to help patients “learn how they can change their lifestyle” to become healthier.
No prior registration is necessary for the April 27 session. Desai said anyone is welcome to attend and get their blood pressure and hearing tested. Visitors will be able to speak with primary care physicians and specialists in cardiology, urology, obstetrics and gynecology, rheumatology, dentistry, gastroenterology, podiatry, endocrinology, nutrition, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology, physical therapy and internal medicine.
Visitors are asked to bring their current prescriptions and any medical records they might have. Information booths also are planned with pharmacists and recommendations for nutrition and lifestyle improvements.
Desai has said the Hindu Temple of Canton hopes to draw a diverse crowd of people from “all walks of life, regardless of faith.”
Prior to the first round, Don Hazaert, director of Michigan Consumers for Healthcare, a coalition of health-related organizations, commended the Hindu Temple for its efforts.
“While there’s plenty of good news on the health care front, programs like this are important and should be embraced by their communities,” Hazaert said.
Dallas NRIs performed Vijaya Prapti Homa for the establishment of Modi Raj
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