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Region 2 - Health Awareness Day at the Dhamecha Lohana Centre

The Lohana Community North London (LCNL) in association with Sathya Sai International Organisation UK Region 2 held a Health Awareness Day on Sunday 20th March 2016 at the Dhamecha Lohana Centre in South Harrow.

The purpose of this event was to make people from the Lohana community aware of their health and wellbeing and raise their awareness of some of the medical conditions in modern times.

The day was very well organised principally around four health talks addressed by medical experts renowned in their respective fields. Professor Mehul Dattani talked about endocrinology and diabetes while Professor Nilesh Samani spoke on cardiac problems. Dr Tulsidas Kotecha presented his talk on sleeping disorder and snoring, and Dr Nikhil Tanna concluded with radiation oncology.

About 350 people filled the ground floor hall to listen enthusiastically to these expertsí talks. There was a Q&A session after each talk to give the audience an opportunity to deepen their understanding and to elucidate queries.

On the top floor, a health awareness clinic was run concurrently with the talks. Region 2 team offered Blood Pressure checks, BMI and Diabetic Risk Assessment as well as Eye checks. The healthcare professionalsí team comprised of 1 doctor, 4 nurses, 1 pharmacist, 1 Optometrist and 3 general volunteers.

Several other stalls such as GP advice and Dentistry were also present. Additionally, health charities for Kidney problems, Bone marrow and Thalassemia were also in attendance.

Approximately 150 people visited the top floor to avail the different services on offer. After the talks, the LCNL thanked all the speakers and volunteers at the event followed by a sumptuous healthy vegetarian meal which everyone enjoyed.

Lohana Community Leaders thanking SSIO UK

We are grateful to our beloved Swami, and the vice-president of the LCNL Deeneshbhai, who being an ardent devotee was instrumental in facilitating this community outreach activity.

Gayatri Bikoo
Regional President,
Region 2, SSIO UK