A free medical camp for underpriviliged children suffering from Cerebral Palsy and Pediatric Orthopaedic disorders was organised by Dr. Easwar T.R and the administrative team at ICCONS, Shoranur, Kerala on 24th, May,2018.
A gamut of problems commonly seen in children with Cerebral Palsy was observed in OPD. While some parents had the good fortune of seeking medical care and intervention early in course of disease and others were not so fortunate. Lack of parental knowledge, distance / accessible care, financial cruch, normal siblings to care for and single parent challenges were the most important issues observed on casual data collection.
The medical camp was followed by an awareness class for parents, therapists and other care givers by Dr. Easwar T.R on the various aspects of Cerebral Palsy.
Custom wheel chair and mobility solutions for needy patients was discussed with Physiotherapists and low cost solutions for the same identified. Mobility solutions continue to be a major challenge for children in rural areas with poor roads, small homes with narrow doors and steps inside homes especially with outdoor toilets.
Flat foot in Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy child with widestance and flat foot
A child with dislocated hip due to poor posturing
Pediatric Orthopedic Camp at ICCONS
In front of Dr. Easwars office
Outpatient Department at ICCONS