Article written by CSR Intern: Suhasini Mukherjee
A health camp was organized by CSR’s Gender Resource Center along with Samajik Suvidha Sangam in New Usmanpur on the 16th of June, 2015 from 11 am to 3 pm. The occasion was graced with the presence of Chief Guest, Mr. Anil Kumar Bajpai, MLA, Gandhi Nagar constituency and esteemed guests A.C.P. Anand Kumar Mishra, New Usmanpur and Ms. Kanta Jain of AAP, Mahila Mukti Morcha.
205 participants were attended to at the health camp by a team of experts consisting of an eye specialist, a general physician, pediatrician, gynecologist and pharmacist with the help of our facilitators and other paramedical staff.
Along with the generic health camp, particular attention was paid to eye checkups in collaboration with Sai Retina Foundation.
Access to health care in India is still limited with India falling short of the Millennium Development Goals to be achieved by 2015 especially with regard to mother and child health care (“State of the World’s Mothers 2014”, by Save the Children ranks India 142 out of 176 countries based on lifetime risk of maternal death, under-5 mortality rate, expected number of years of formal schooling, gross national income per capita, and participation of women in national governance).
Such continued quality initiatives by agencies like Centre for Social Research aim at furthering the proposed call for universal healthcare by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and attempt to fill in the gaps in governance and implementation until there are no more bridges to bridge.
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