Mega health camp held for girl students in Dewas, India

October 19, 2015

Tata International’s CSR team in Dewas (Madhya Pradesh) recently undertook the unique initiative of organising the first-ever mega haemoglobin check-up and rubella vaccination camp for girl students. Held at the Maharani Chimnabai Government Girls Higher Secondary School, the camp was supported by the ESI Services doctors team and medical staff, Indore region. The camp received an outstanding response and around 500 girl students participated.

The camp was inaugurated by the Collector of the Dewas district, Mr Ashutosh Awasthi, and Mr Rakesh Agrawal, Business Head for Fashion Leather at Tata International, delivered the welcome address. Also present were Dr CS Katju, Factory Manager, and Lead for CSR activities at TIL Dewas; Director of ESI Services Madhya Pradesh, Dr BL Bangeria; and Government Girls College Principal, Ms Sunita Khabia.

The students were briefed about the importance of rubella vaccination for unmarried girls or newly married girls just before pregnancy. It was subsequently decided by the College Administration, ESI and Tata International teams that the vaccination programme would be continued over phases to enable complete coverage of a total of 1,700 girl students at the college. Several volunteers from Tata International Dewas contributed to the effort, including members of the CSR Committee – Mr Sanjay Reghe, Ms Anita Chavhan, Mr Ramanand Pandey, Mr Peeyush Kr Sing, Mr Shubham Zindani, Mr Zabbar Khan, Mr Ganesh Bordia, and Mr Bhagat.

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