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BAPS Charities held a large health fair in Lilburn this weekend
BAPS Charities held a large health fair in Lilburn this weekend

Lilburn, GA --  On this past Sunday, April 18th, the BAPS Charities organized and held its 14th annual community health fair in Lilburn.

Nearly 1000 people attended and received checkups, consultations and information from over 86 healthcare professionals and health providers.  In addition, participants were able to attend seminars and lectures on critical health issues and how to lead to a healthier lifestyle.

Dr Hitesh Chokshi, a gastroenterologist who provided his services said, "This health fair has a great impact on the community. It provides an opportunity for patients to push aside their obstacles to health care and get answers and advice. Access to care is an issue and this fair provides a great way for patients to meet specialists."

Alpharetta resident Nishi Shah, 22, is a future medical student who attended the health fair. She was especially grateful for the opportunity to speak with a nutritionist, who provided her valuable information geared toward helping her family make healthy choices, especially when eating Indian food. 

"The nutritionist showed me how many calories are in an Indian meal and to cut down on calories and fat,” she said. “This kind of information is hard to find and it will certainly help my family to eat healthier."

An interesting twist to some of the regular health fairs that we see throughout Atlanta, is that this one had options for children to be taught by doctors and nurses how to maintain good hygiene.  They learned techniques that will help them fight germs and the common ways we spread germs, such as washing one's hands after sneezing, how to correctly brush your teeth, and they even learned how to handle emergency situations.

“The success of this event is the result of the dedicated volunteers, health-care professionals and community organizations from the Atlanta area,” said Dr. Kashyap Patel, BAPS Charities event organizer.

This BAPS Charities Health Fair in Lilburn is one of over 40 such fairs which BAPS Charities organizes annually throughout North America.  In total, over 2,500 health care professionals from local communities treated nearly 12,500 participants across the nation.