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Free Preventive Health checkup Programme

Free Preventive Health checkup Programme

MOBILITY INDIA organizes Free Preventive Health checkup Programme

Mobility India (MI) organized a ‘Free Preventive Health Check-up Programme’ at its JP Nagar Campus, on 25th and 26th of July 2014. Nearly 365 people residing in and around the Jayanagar and JP Nagar areas of South Bangalore got themselves screened on the occasion. Several leading hospitals in Bangalore participated in this voluntary effort. They included Apollo Hospital, Bengaluru Hand Centre, Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Hospital, Dr S R Chandrashekhar Institute of Speech and Hearing, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Narayana Health, Nethradhama Hospital, and R V Dental College & Hospital. Consultation services were offered by specialists in Bones & Joints, Breast Care, Dental, Diabetes & Footcare, Eyes, Heart & General Health, and Speech & Hearing. The programme had a special focus on women and the elderly.

The programme was unveiled by Dr K S Ravindranath, Vice Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS). In his inaugural address, Dr Ravindranath, emphasized the need for such preventive healthcare initiatives to reach out to rural India where women were singularly undernourished and infant mortality rates were very high. He pointed out that the new trend was that the rural populations were also under threat from non-communicable diseases, especially lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and heart ailments, and accidents. The incidence of disability on account of these was on the rise. Routine health check-up programmes like the one organized by MI, therefore, helped in identifying problems at early stages and taking preventive measures, Dr Ravindranath said. The other guests present on the occasion were Mr. N Chandrashekar Raju, BBMP Corporator and Ms. Kate Hodges of Zurich Financial Services. Congratulating MI, Mr. Chandrashekar offered to extend all possible infrastructural and other support for any such activities in the future. Ms. Hodges said that she was proud of her long association with MI which had trained several Prosthetic & Orthotic technologists and been instrumental in transforming lives. Earlier, the guests were welcomed by Ms Romola Joseph, President, MI. The vote of thanks was presented by Ms Albina Shankar, Director, MI.

MI, established in 1994, promotes inclusive development work by providing education and training programmes in the areas of assistive technology, including prosthetics, orthotics & wheelchairs, rehabilitation therapy, community based rehabilitation and accessibility.  MI also provides services related to Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology to facilitate better quality of life for people with disabilities, especially those who are poor and disadvantaged. The two-day ‘Free Preventive Health Check-up Programme’ was organized as a run-up to MI’s 20th Anniversary Celebrations scheduled on 2nd August 2014.