Times Foundation associates with organizations specializing in health and well-being to organise free medical camps periodically, towards building a healthy nation. These free camps benefit people across the social strata, bringing awareness towards existing health conditions and paving the way for solutions to a healthy future.
A one day free health camp was undertaken by Times Foundation in association with Manipal Hospitals for the public on the occasion of World Kidney Day 2019. The free tests included Blood Pressure check, Weight and Height, Urine Albumin test and one-to-one consultation with Nephrologist. Huge support was provided by Lions Club which worked on enrolling members for free kidney tests.
On the occasion of Labour Day, Times Foundation organized a health camp for Bus Drivers and Conductors of Navi Mumbai Public Transport at Turbhe Bus Depot. While planning for the camp, the Head of Public Transport department, Navi Mumbai shared his views about the several health issues concerning bus drivers and conductors, and requested the inclusion of Bone Density check-up in the camp. In the Camp, general tests like Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Obesity, Orthopedic, General Surgical check-up were done by professional doctors of Shrushusha Hospital. Eminent orthopaedic surgeon and Padmabhushna, Dr Laud (Chairman of Sushrusha Hospital) joined us as a medical partner and screened bone-density of the drivers and conductors for free. About 150 participants benefited from the camp and the initiative was much appreciated. We look forward to conducting similar camps in the future.
On the occassion of World Arthritis Day, around 65 persons having problems with joint functions of the bones, inflammation of one or more joints were given a free test for Arthritis. The Free camp was organised jointly by TF in collaboration with Aster @30 CMI, tests such as free Rh factor test included ( RA factor by Nephelometry and ESR), Physiotherapy and dietician consulation was organsied.
The Times Foundation has collaborated with Food Security Foundation India- India Food Banking Network on a program to provide fresh, hygienic, healthy, nutritious mid-day meals to the children living in the slums of the urban areas of Gurgaon. Under this program, mid day meals are being provided to 200 students at a school run by Lotus Petal Foundation in Gurgaon which has a healthcare program to serve well balanced nutritious diet to the school children. These school meals are vital to keep children in school and ensure that they have access to education, health and nutrition.
The Times Foundation, Ahmedabad, took a noble step in scorching heat of distributing four thousand units of Rasna milk powder to the underprivileged children at NGOs and municipal schools. The initiative was implemented with the support of RMD department at Ahmedabad.
Times Foundation flagged off the “Buzz Kill-Zero Tolerance to Dengue” campaign on the National Dengue Day on 16th May,’17 in association with the Apeejay School, Noida and the Noida Authority at the Apeejay School, Noida. The event was attended by the Chief Medical Officer, Noida, Dr. S S Upadhyay; Shri Rajesh Sharma, District Malaria Officer and his entire team. Mrs. Amrita Haleja, Vice-Principal, Apeejay School, along with senior teachers of the school planned a series of activities for students during their summer holidays to educate and spread awareness among the residents of Noida. The event will culminate end of July (July being the National Dengue month). Shri.Rajesh Sharma, District Malaria Officer-DMO , Gautam Buddhanagar, from Noida Authority inaugurated the campaign by apprising the children with the Dos and DONTs and also took a practical training session on dengue prevention.