Free Dengue Awareness and Health Camp by NDCHRC at Shanties behind E2, Vasant Kunj
While driving on Vasant Kunj–Mahipalpur Road, one can see rows of well-maintained residential apartments, on either side of the road, inhabited by Delhi’s upper middle class.
Take a detour from the main road near E-2 pocket and a kuchcha road leads you to a cluster of shanties – an informal settlement lacking basic human necessities like water and sanitation. Barely 200 metres from the main road, a strikingly different scene. Scores of families of labourers live here amidst construction waste, stagnating rainwater in ditches breeding mosquitoes, and big jet planes flying past every few minutes to land at the India Gandhi International Airport.
On a hot and humid Sunday noon, New Delhi Children’s Hospital and Research Centre (NDCHRC) along with Lakshyam NGO organised a Free Dengue Awareness and Health Camp in this informal settlement. NDCHRC team arranged for medicines, food – all due to timely contributions from a handful of citizens and institutions. Dr. Charu Dutt Arora, a kind-hearted paediatrician, came forward to do free check-up of children and diagnose appropriate treatment.
Members of Lakshyam NGO had informed mothers of doctor’s visit, a luxury for daily wagers, and they came in along with children. Nearly 60 children were examined by the doctor with cases of malnutrition, diarrhoea, fever and skin diseases. Realising the need of further diagnosis and medical examination, few cases were referred to the NDCHRC clinic in D4 pocket. Chitra Aggarwal from Health and Environment Safety Workforce conducted an awareness session on Prevention from Dengue and Chikengunya.
Saman Zaman, a nutritionist volunteering for NDCHRC, explained the importance of hygiene by taking care of basic things. As informed by Raashi Aanand, Founder of Lakshyam NGO, the settlement receives water once a week from a Jal Board tanker which makes life quite challenging for these dwellers.
Acknowledging the challenge, Pratyush Kumar, Founder of NDCHRC, said, “NDCHRC has been set up with the objective of providing quality, ethical and affordable health care to children. Such camps will help in reaching out to needy parents and spreading awareness about the NDCHRC clinic where a child can get reliable and affordable treatment from a child specialist. We will continue with our efforts by seeking support of civil society, citizens and young doctors like Charu Dutt Arora.”
April 2017: Children Health Clinic
26.01.2017: Republic Day Celebrations with Children in Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, etc.
Friends – Please give ideas to make this Republic Day special for Children. What would you like us to do?
- Health Camp
- Food Distribution
- Visiting an Orphanage and Celebrating with Kids
- Other Ideas
We are open for ideas / suggestions. Please share your thoughts on 9599824600. Thanks.
25.12.2016: X’Mas with Children – Distribution of Nutritious Food, Toys & Warm Clothes
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Friends – Celebrate the SPIRIT of GIVING this Christmas….Think about needy children who need your love, care and support.
NDCHRC is driving a mega initiative to distribute specially designed nutritious food packets by our own nutritionist Ms. Saman Zaman. Each packet costs INR 100 and is full of delicious, protein and vitamins rich food items. We need INR 50,000 to distribute 500 packets to street children, children at crossroads, and children in slums. Through this initiative, we intend to educate them on food nutrition which will help them fight malnutrition which is one of the major problems in children.
Join us in this initiative and DONATE generously: http://www.ndchrc.org/donate/
Our volunteers can collect Cheques, Toys and Warm Clothes.
For details, contact on WhatsApp/SMS 959982 4600. You can also pay be Paytm – 9599824600.
14.11.2016: Children’s Day Celebrations
To commemorate the Children’s Day, New Delhi Children’s Hospital & Research Centre (NDCHRC) in association with Visitech Eye Centre, Health Positive Lifestyle Disease Management & Research Pvt Ltd, Gagneja Specialty Clinic and Metropolis Healthcare organised a Free Eye and Health Check Up Camp for slum children.
110 children were examined thoroughly. Blood Tests were conducted free of cost for 11 children by Metropolis. . Free medicines and snacks were distributed.The aim of the event was to identify diseases in poor children and provide them meaningful assistance and guidance for their treatment. Ms. Saman Zaman provided guidance on Nutritious Food.
Team NDCHRC went around the slums of Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. Team interacted closely with the children and their parents to create awareness about the camp.