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Morbidities of Patients Attending Free Health Camp in Rural Area of Amravati District of Maharashtra, India

Author:Vinod R Wasnik, Ajay K Jawarkar

Keywords:Health Camp, musculoskeletal disorder, rural area, farmer, Morbidity, ICD-10

Type:Original Article

Abstract:"Background: Free health camp was conducted to create awareness of general health among the rural people. It also provides general health care services including promotive, preventive and curative services. Objective: The main objective of this study was to assess the mor-bidities of peoples attending the free health camp in morshi taluka. Material and methods: The community-based health camp was organized in April 2017 to June 2017 to address health problems of the people of morshi taluka. Results: A total of 325 patients visited the health camp and 52% of them were males. It was observed that the highest number of cases had diseases of Musculoskeletal and Connective tissue 38.5%, dis-eases of circulatory system 15.1%, mental and behavior disorders 13.5%, nutritional anaemia 8.6%, diseases of nervous system 4.6%, diseases of digestive system 4.3%, diseases of genitourinary system 4.3%,diseases of thyroid gland 3.6%, diseases of respiratory system 3.6%,diseases of ear and mastoid process and diseases of skin and subcutaneous tissue 0.7%. Conclusion: The free health camp in primary health centre of Morshi taluka showed that the diseases of musculoskeletal and connective tissues were the most common diseases in the rural community."