Health camp focuses on vaccine for schoolgirls at Dewas
February 03, 2015
In continuation of its ‘Swasth Bachhe, Swasth Bhavishya’ (Healthy Children, Healthy Future) programme and reaffirming its support to the surrounding communities, Tata International’s (TIL) team at the Dewas leather unit held a fourth health camp on January 17, 2015, in Amona Village in Dewas.
A total of 353 schoolchildren underwent a health check-up. The focus of the health camp, apart from general check-ups, free medicine distribution and treatment, was on providing free rubella vaccines to girl students. At the camp, 143 girls were vaccinated.
As part of its commitment, TIL plans to administer free vaccinations to 5,000 girls in the villages around Dewas over the next six months. So far, 250 girls have benefitted from the vaccination programme.
Amona is one of the four villages adopted by TIL for this activity. The CSR activities in these villages are planned and organised by the CSR committee at TIL Dewas led by Dr CS Katju, Mr Uday Golwalkar, Mr Dushyant Zargar, Ms Anita Chavan, Mr Jabbar Khan and Mr Ganesh Bordia with support from the team of doctors from ESIS under the leadership Dr Pradip Joshi and Dr Vijay Pradhan.