Among the major health problems arising in this whole world; diabetes mellitus is one of them. It is one of the increasing cause of morbidity and mortality in the whole world. Nepal is not an exception. Prevalence is pretty high in Nepalese population as well. Considering the present status of health problem in Nepal; we the members of Rotaract Club of Patan West decided to conduct the diabetes camp program. On the other hand, the increasing demand for the blood to the patients in the hospital and the scarcity of the blood in the blood banks, encouraged us to conduct blood donation programme as well. And the most important thing is the encouragement and help from our parent club “Rotary Club of Patan West” to perform social activity; had made us finalized to conduct the programme. And finally we conducted the program in Medhavi College on 7th march, 2015.
The program included two sessions i.e. one blood donation and diabetes camp. .Blood donation started at 8 AM. Total 6 staffs comprising of lab technicians and nurses of Nepal Red Cross Society (Bhaktapur) assisted in the donation program. Total 49 donated their blood. Majority of them were male. All the donors were given the food-packs, fruit juice and a certificate for their participation. The blood donation program ended at 12 PM.
On the other hall of Medhavi College, diabetes screening was done by the staffs of Clinic @4. Blood sugar was measured via glucometer after measuring blood pressure and weight. Around 100 participants had their random blood sugar checked. Age above 30 were only asked to check the blood sugar. Majority had normal blood sugar level. Some of them were under oral hypogycaemic drugs. After thecheckup; health teaching regarding diabetes was conducted.The program was inaugurated with the welcome speech by Rtr. Rumee. Dr. Ajay Pradhan gave an outstanding presentation on Diabetes in a projector. And at last interacting session was done with the queries of the participants and the reasonable answers by Dr. Ajay Pradhan. Overall the session lasted till 1 PM after the provision of refreshment. There was a positive feedback from all the people participated in the teaching. They were very happy to be a part of the awareness program. They appreciated each of us for the program. And we were very thankful for their participation. The program ended with the thankful speech by Rtr. Rumee Shrestha at around 1 PM.