Sunday, March 25, 2018

Fr. Joe Inaugurates a Free Medical Camp for Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders at Kripa Foundation Vasai, District Palghar

Fr. Joe Pereira, Founder Trustee of Kripa Foundation alongwith Dr. Sharmila Donde, Dr. Sweety Mety and Vasai Region AIDS Control Society Board Board Members, inaugurated a free medical camp for Parkinson Disease at Kripa Foundation, Papdy,Vasai on 25th March 2018. Dr. Donde in her inaugural speech mentioned, how it is an urgent need , to spread the message of how, if Parkinson Disease is detected early, it can be managed well in advance. Dr Donde thanked Fr. Joe and Kripa Foundation for the support and cooperation given to Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorder Society in reaching out to the people of Virar- Vasai region.
Fr. Joe thanked the Directors ,Doctors and office bearers of P.D.M.D.S and further added that “With the help of P.M.D.S it’s time to spread the awareness about the disease, so that senior citizens who are living in a caged  and depressed lifestyle with Parkinson disease, can be freed and live a happy retired life, especially in our remote arrears of Vasai –Virar”.  He further mentioned that this, he has personally witnessed, by seeing the difference in the individuals before and after they keep coming to the EVERY TUESDAY SESSION FROM 11 AM TO 12 NOON at Kripa Foundation Vasai, where professional Doctors, Counselors, and Physio- Therapist team from P.M.D.S with the component of  Kripafoundation Iyengar Yoga visit the OPD. Every Tuesday there is a remarkable  numbers are increasing.
More than 150 citizens benefited from this camp and even there was free medicines distributed for those who need them.
The Medical camp was blessed with the presence of V..V.M.C   Corporators Shri. Santosh Walvikar and  Dr. Hemant Patil along with VRACS Board Members Mrs. Evette Coutinho and Mr. Jagdish Shetty and prominent personalities of Papdy and Vasai  and staff of Kripa and VRACS.

Report By
Amit Patel