Health camp for Transgenders in Haveri
Mangaluru: A free special needs health camp was organised for Transgender community in collaboration with Roshni Trust, Hangal and Father Muller Medical College Hospital, Mangalore along with Sanjivini Urban Rural Development community Action Centre, Haveri on 19 August 2023.
62 transgenders and 38 commoners from the villages, totaling 100 people, were present and benefited from this camp. Ms. Laxmi, a transgender secretary of Sanjivini Center, Mr Sadik, and Ms Swathi, transgender, shared their opinions and experiences about the camp, especially those of the doctors. They expressed that it was the first time that the doctors examined the transgenders so closely without any bias.
The program coordinator, Sr Shanthi DSouza, and Roshni Trust staff, Shivakuma, Digappa, Patil, and Meenakshi, were present.
We thank Sr.Anitha D’Souza the director of Roshni for initiating this camp and Rev. Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho Direct of the Father Muller Charitable Institutions, Dr Antony D’Souza Dean FMMC and Dr Kelvin Peter Pais, Liaison officer, for organising the camp from the hospital.
Dr Shivaraj Hadimani, Asst. Prof. (internal medicine), Dr Gagan PG Resident, Dr Neil Russel and Dr Nikil J interns were the specialist who patiently observed and prescribed for the patients. Great efforts were made by Dr Roshan M, HOD Medicine FMMCH in nominating the doctors for the camp.
Medicines were provided for those who required them. Homoeopathic skin powders and hair oils were provided to them by the Father Muller homeopathic division.