Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
Disease prevention and treatment takes many forms , Supporting studies to immunisation to improving infrastructure to giving pure drinking water
Rotary’s top priority is the eradication of polio, but our members take on far greater responsibilities to fight disease. They set up health camps and training facilities in undeveloped countries and in communities struggling with HIV/AIDS and malaria. They also design and build the infrastructure for doctors, nurses, governments, and partners to reach the one in six people in the world who can’t afford to pay for healthcare.
PP Shirish Kshirsagar
Hello Friends!Among the 7 Avenues of focus of Rotary Service ,Disease Prevention and Treatment is one of the most important ones and December is the designated month for this avenue. After the Pandemic we have now realised that Health is the Real Wealth!
In this year we have several thrust areas
- Hepatitis B Vaccination-10,000 Doses.
- Blood Donation-50 Camps.
- World Heart Day-Reach 20,000.
- Preventible Blindness screen-20,000.
- Baby Warmers-100.
- Dialysis Centres -2.
- Cancer Awareness,Detection and Treatment(Oral,Cervical,Breast)-50 camps
- Anemia Detection and Treatment-20,000.
We have suggested a three pronged approach to clubs to implementprojects i.e Preventive action, Diagnostic measures and Treatment.
We have secured 10,000 doses of the Hepatitis B Vaccine from Serum Institute for just Rs20 per dose as against the Rs80 MRP for our clubs.
Project ‘Dhadkan,’World Heart Day and CPR awareness week,was conducted by us in association with renowned Cardiologist Dr. Jagdish Hiremath ,Revive Heart Foundation and Cardiological Society of India.The inauguration was held on the 24th Sept at NFAI Actress Mrinal Kulkarni .We also released a CPR and Heart Awareness Booklet on the occasion.A big program was held in Panvel too and the Final programme was held in Tilak Smarak Mandir with Chief guest Dr.Mohan Agashe.The Whole week ,Awareness and CPR Demo Programs were held in 58 clubs reaching 8,000 people and 5,00,000 on social media.
In Lieu of World Diabetes day on 14th Nov we had Project Nidaan, we gave the clubs opportunity to conduct Free Diabetes Check Up Camps.
So far we have conducted 50 Camps!We have printed a booklet with information for Diabetes awareness and prevention.
The Next Big project under Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat is now, Rotary Nikshay Mitra Project,this involves Nutritional support to TB patients at just Rs700 per patient per month, for 6months,For this we are working with the State TB Cell and Grahak Peth.We will also work for TB Free Workplace in Industries.
80% of our Goals have been achieved in the fisrt quarter itself! Besides the Thrust Areas,clubs are conducting various medical project’s for awareness,prevention and treatment.Lots of offbeat projects like Rotary Radiation Centre worth Rs8,60,000,Rotary Hospital,Donation of equipment to OT and NICU.Various kind of Health Check Ups is being done.We have done 300 projects in the first quarter,Hearty congratulations to all Rotarians!
Next in the pipe line is,Control and awareness for Vector borne diseases,,Holistic Wellness and Rotary Doctors Directory.Work in the Thrust areas will continue…
The focus is on Awareness and Prevention this year.RCPS is doing fantastic work in the avenue for Disease Prevention and Treatment!Appreciation to President Dr.Mrinal and the whole club!!Lets join hands because health matters the most!!
Yours in Rotary service,
District Director Disease Prevention and Treatment.