“SAVE YOUR KNEE CAMPAIGN”
IN ASSOCIATION WITH ROTARY BANGALORE SOUTH AND SWAASTHYA HEALTH FOUNDATION ®
SUPPORTED BY:  THE GERIATRIC ORTHOPEDIC SOCIETY OF INDIA AND BANGALORE ORTHOPEDIC SOCIETY
    
The much awaited workshop for the year “Save Your Knee Campaign” was conducted on 9th June 2013 at Rotary-SABIC Community Resource Hall, Sarjapur Road, B.Hosahalli. The Function was graced by our ever charming Dist.Governor Rtn.Badri Prasad, Dr.Surendra Kulkarni, Mr Utpal, Mr Subrato of SABIC, Rotarians from Rotary Bangalore South and Panchayath Chairman Mrs Manjula Devaraj.
  
Acting as per the recommendations of the AAOS and ACR, Dr John Ebnezar an International renowned Orthopedic Surgeon, conducted a Public Health Education Seminar and Knee Workshop for the residents of Hosahalli Village and neighbouring villages in “HIS SAVE YOUR KNEES PROGRAM”. Unlike mundane free health check up camps that involved examination and free distribution of medicines, Dr John Ebnezar, who holds a Doctorate degree in Knee Arthritis and a Best Research Award in Knee Osteoarthritis (both from SYASA)launched a unique program on Knee Arthritis.
  
There was tremendous response for the Knee Workshop with septuagenarians, octogenarians, men and women of all ages participating enthusiastically. The patients were given health education materials like diet chart, exercises chart; follow up sheets and instruction manuals. Patients were given free medicines like calcium; vitamins, Pain Killers, and local massage Oils.
  

The program concluded with felicitation to Dr John Ebnezar and distribution of mementoes, by Rtn. Sridhar. Vice President, Rotary Bangalore South and Venugopal, to the staff of Parimala Health Care Services participated actively in the program.Rotary Club  of Bangalore South  and all the villagers strongly appreciated the efforts of Prof.Rotarian Dr John Ebnezar for his unique program and praised his social commitment.

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