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IMASA-AWQAFSA Bosmont Masjid Fete HealthCare Tent 2016

The Islamic Medical Association of SA [Johannesburg Branch] in conjunction with AWQAF SA once again provided FREE medical screening to the Bosmont Community at the Annual Pre-Ramadhaan Bosmont Fete on the 28th & 29th of May 2016. Close to 200 people were screened over the 2 days and a variety of medical services and expertise were provided by our Health Professionals who volunteered their time and   expertise. The aim of such screenings are to identify a yet undiagnosed disease in individuals without signs or symptoms and mainly to bring awareness to the community about the importance of implementing a healthy lifestyle. Each day commenced with the patients registering for the screening and thereafter proceeding to the first station, where a basic check-up of his / her weight, height & BMI calculations was conducted. Thereafter, Blood Pressure Testing and Glucose   Testing was offered and with Ramadhaan a week away, we highlighted the topic of managing diabetes during Ramadhaan.   In addition to this we offered Eye and Dental Screening and as a bonus, we had specialists volunteering their times to deal with any queries related to Podiatry, which was managed by a very able group of final year students from the University of Johannesburg; Occupational Therapists concentrating on the assessment of child development screening and counselling, hand and upper limb therapy and arthritis education / management and a physiotherapist who    offered screening for sporting injuries, chronic pain, carpal tunnel and frozen shoulder etc   We are grateful to both the Islamic ...

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