January 18, 2004
BAPS Canada under
the official banner of BAPS Relief International Inc. held
its first Medical Clinic at the new Shree Swaminarayan Mandir
- Haveli. BAPS youths welcomed all guests and visitors in
the grand entrance lobby of the new Haveli and provided a
tour of the facility inspired by HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj.
Community and business leaders cut the ribbon in the presence
of Thakorji and P. Jnanpriya Swami and P. Munitilak Swami
to inaugurate the first Medical Clinic. Under the coordination
of Dr. Kiritbhai Thakkar, medical professionals including
doctors and nurses volunteered their services free of charge.
People took advantages of the free services and information
Free Medical Services
provided at this clinic included: Flu vaccination Measurement
of weight, height and Body Mass Index using a computer Blood
sugar measurement Blood pressure measurement People with poor
results were given guidance by volunteer doctors to visit
their family physicians for further testing and treatment.
Information Booths: In addition, doctors were available to
offer free information and guidance at information booths
in: Diabetes Heart & Stroke Foundation Nutrition Eye Care
Cancer Prevention Children's Health Stress / Anxiety / Depression
Senior's Health There were also multi-media displays with
video presentations on healthy living.
At the end of the
very successful Clinic the volunteer doctors, nurses and other
medical professionals were provided with Certificates and
gifts by BAPS recognizing their service to the community.
Refreshments were provided for all visitors and volunteer
medical professionals. BAPS youth volunteers provided excellent
Parking seva for all guests and visitors to the clinic.