COMMUNITY SERVICE – PROJECTS – MEDICAL
under the Presidentship of Rtn Radhika Mehta
We handed over a cheque of Rs 4.25 lakhs to Dr Bharat Watwani for
ongoing expenses of Shraddha Rehabilitation Centre at Karjat. He
showed a short film on what Shraddha is about and the work they
do to rehabilitate the mentally ill and roadside schizophrenics
and returning them to society. Our Club has been working with Shraddha
since the last 12 years and in 2007 our members donated a whole
wing at their Karjat complex costing Rs 14 lakhs.
RCMQN co- hosted a Blood Donation Drive along with 6 other Rotary
Clubs. It was held at the Hinduja College and managed by the Nair
Hospital. 115 bottles were collected.
We co-hosted the second blood donation camp which was held at Siddharth
College with free screening for Thalessaemia Minor for students
Blood Donation and Thalassaemia Screening Camp at Wilson College
Organized Medical Camp at Lady Engineer High School
Cancer Screening Camp for 100 women at Sant Varkari Bhavan
Cancer Screening & Early Detection Camp for about 100 women
Cancer Screening Camp for police personnel at Gamdevi
Physiotherapy Camp and donation of equipment at NAB
Thalassaemia Talk and Minor checkup Camp for 185 students of Lady
Engineer High School. Dr. Joshi and Dr. Mrinal Shah conducted the
general examination simultaneously.
The Club had organized Phacoemulsification Laser Surgery and Cataract
Eye Check up Camp at Lalit Kala Bhavan Hall, Jambori Maidan, Worli.
Out of 293 registrations, around 103 have been called to the clinic
for further evaluation most of them having cataract problems. The
Club sponsored 120 powered spectacles
Till end September Rtn Dr Priyanka performed 64 surgeries. 22 surgeries
from the first camp and 42 surgeries from the second camp. This
included 1 retinal detachment surgery, 1 angiogram and 1 retinal
In October our Club had organized a Free Eye camp / Eye testing
/ blood tests and ECG for the underprivileged people at Ganpatrao
Kadam Marg Municipal School, Lower Parel in coordination with Kalpataru
Pratishtan and Bay View Clinic. 429 people tested and nearly 60
of them identified for cataract problem. Around 255 new glasses
at very nominal rates were also distributed to people with sight
Third Eye Check Up Camp with Surgery by Phacoemulsification "Laser"
Surgery along with ECG and blood collection had been organized by
the Club at Ganpatrao Kadam Marg Municipal School, Lower Parel,
Mumbai 400 013. The Camp was conducted by Dr Priyanka. Fliers regarding
the proposed camp were distributed to the underprivileged and Needy
people in the locality prior to the project.
The Fourth Free Eye Checkup and Cataract Camp was held in February
at Janta High School, Worli Koliwada. This Camp had been organized
by our Club in association with Kalpatru Pratishthan and Bay View
Clinic. This is the first time such a camp had been organized in
the slum area. Details of the Eye Camp were advertised in Shivaji
Nagar Slum, Janata Colony and Worli Koliwada. Number of Registrations
were 313, number of spectacles distributed were 180 and number of
surgeries performed were 45.
Eye Check up Camp with ECG and Blood Collection was held at Ganpatrao
Kadam Marg Municipal School
RY 2013-14 under the
Presidentship of Rtn Sanjiv Mehta
• Monday, January 13th 2014 was a Historic day when India
completed 3 consecutive years with Zero Polio cases. To commemorate
this day, our Club was the Lead Host Club for the District in organizing
a small function on the Terrace of Shreyas Building as well as illumination
of iconic, Air India building with the India Is Polio Free message
and the new Rotary logo. The illumination was inaugurated by Smt.
Rajashree Birla. Noted singer Mr. Anoop Jalota, PRID Rtn. Ashok
Mahajan & DG Lata Subaidu were the Guests of Honour. It was
well attended by around 135 Rotarians from all across District 3140.
Many thanks to our Rtn Rasesh Parekh for the illumination and the
displaying of balloons of 5.5 ft in diameter at various locations.
• On 19th April the Club inaugurated the Blood Bank at Somaiya
Hospital, Sion. Set up at a cost of Rupees One Crore this blood
bank will subsidise the cost of blood , platelets and plasma by
75%. A plaque has been put up in the name of the Club at the Blood
Bank. The function was attended by the members of the Club, District
people, DG Rtn Lata Subraidu, Rotarians and ACE Presidents of other
Rotary Clubs and the media
• Set up of a Cancer Home for Children below the age of 15
years who are non residents of Mumbai. The Centre is operated by
St Jude a NGO. The owner of my building Trust House at Parel was
diagnosed of cancer and passed away. His daughter to part fulfill
her father’s dream of setting up a St Jude Centre in a new
hospital building, gifted the Club rent free Rs 7.5 crore worth
office, 3000 sq ft in size for 10 years. The interior cost of Rs
35 lakhs is also being sponsored by her. The same will house 11
families in 11 cabins. The child and parents will receive free stay
, chemotherapy and medication, all meals, transport to and fro to
Tata Memorial Hospital, education during treatment upto 6 months
and vocational training to parents. We invited other Clubs in the
District to participate in this project along with our Club by sponsoring
Rs 5 lakhs as running cost of Rs 50,000 per year for 10 years. All
11 cabins have been sponsored. The Centre opened on Tuesday, 17th
• Rtn Bhupen Pancholi donated Rs 5 Lakhs to install a "Tonometer"
at Conwest Jain Clinic. This machine will be used to facilitate
accurate diagnosis pre-surgery of the eye for Glaucoma and other
eye surgeries. During the inauguration itself more than 75 patients
were examined using this machine. We inaugurated this project on
26th April at the hospital.
• The first Eye Check up and Cataract Camp with Phacoemulsification
"Laser" Surgery was held on Sunday, 20th October at Dhobighat
Muni Marathi School, Opp Kasturba Hospital in association with Kalpatru
Pratishthan and Bay View Clinic. Statistics - 330 registrations,
spectacles distributed 220 and 60 people were identified for surgery,
which were performed by Rtn Dr Priyanka Doctor. Blood tests and
ECG were taken. Pamphlets for the Cataract Camp were circulated
in nearby housing societies and in offices of members to enable
maximum people to take advantage of the camp.
• Rtn Pranabh Mody donated medicines worth Rs 45 lakhs towards
Uttarakhand Relief to the Red Cross.
• Sponsored 8 NICU Beds at Ruxmani Hospital at a total project
cost of Rs 18.4 lakhs The inauguration of the project was held on
29th March. Each bed is a AMPLA MODEL 2085-7 (7 segment display
+ phototherapy) marketed by Wellman. These new beds provide for
a large amount of monitoring and testing without human handling
of the neonatal, premature and fragile babies.
• On Sunday, 23rd March, our Club sponsored Cancer Screening
and Detection Camp at District Complex Mumbai, Dharavi Sion Bandra
Link Road, Dharavi, wherein about 187 underprivileged local people
under the Presidentship of Rtn Chetan Mehra
• The Club conducted three Cancer Detection Camps at Gamdevi
Police Station, Streehitkarini, Elphinstone Road and at Marine Drive
• Blood Donation Drive
On 14th November our Club exclusively sponsored a Blood Donation
Drive along with our Rotaract Club of Mumbai Queen’s Necklace
at Churchgate Station from 9 am to 7.30 pm. A total of 117 bottles
of blood were collected and 50 added in the last 30 minutes. Thus
our Club topped the District with 117 donors as against the second
best of 107.
• On 7th December our Club had organized a free Cancer Screening,
ENT, Gynaechological Check up and Diabetes check up camp at Shastri
Nagar Primary Municipal School, Dharavi. More than 214 people (112
male and 102 female) benefitted from this camp. The Club will be
funding the cataract surgeries and the same will be free for patients.
20 patients have been identified for surgery and 150 spectacles
were distributed during the camp.
• From 12th to 14th December our Club co-hosted the Phoenix
Mega Medical Camp at Phoenix Car Parking Space, Lower Parel
• On 22nd February our Club co-hosted a Mega Police Camp at
Naigaon Police Quarters for 3000 people.
• On 7th and 8th March our Club co-hosted the Medical Camp
for Worli Police Personnel at Worli Police Station
• Participation in GG 1524792 Project for funding to provide
TB Screening in Taitung, Taiwan submitted by RC of Taipei Hwa-yueh,
Taiwan (Dist 3510) with no financial contribution from our Club.
Award amount is USD 63,700
• Red Cross - Flood Relief Operations in J&K - Donated
Rs 12 lakhs
• Nepal Earthquake Relief – Donated Rs 40 lakhs worth
of Medicines to Indian Red Cross Society.
Upgradate of ICU Pediatric Unit of Wadia Hospital on Thursday, 25th
June – Over Rs 1 crore
The Rotary Club of Mumbai Queen's Necklace inaugurated the Global
Grant Project -
Upgradation of ICU Pediatric Unit of Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital on
25th June by the hands of DG Rtn Ajay Gupta.
The total project cost is US$170,558.00 (Rs 100,62,922.00). This
has been possible due to the generous contribution by Rtn Amit Dalal
of Rs 5 lakhs, donations from Tata Trust of Rs 30 lakhs, contribution
from Mr Maarten Jongejan of Rs 6 lakhs via our International Partner
Rotary Club of Bridgeport, District 7980 contributing Rs 13.57 lakhs.
All Critical and Specialty Medical Equipments which includes: Hemodialysis
(HDF) machine, Video Bronchoscope, EEG Machine, Multipara Monitors,
High Frequency Ventilator, High FlowOxygen Device, Servo Controlled
Humidifier with Accessories - with and without Heater Wire have
been installed. This will bring help bring relief to thousands of
tiny tots needing emergency medical care.
Five Phillips MP20 Multipara Monitors of which two will be with
End Tidal CO2 module have been installed. This is a module which
is useful for checking on the amount of carbon dioxide exhaled by
the patient. It is a pain less method and gives 24hr continuous
readings of the carbon-dioxide.
Also two AIRVOs and one Bubble CPAP machine has been installed in
the ICU. It will optimize the usage of the machines and also help
provide a different module of care to these smaller babies. It will
improve the scope of respiratory care that can be given to the patients
over varying age groups and weights.
Participating in GG 1524792 Project for funding to provide TB Screening
in Taitung, Taiwan submitted by RC of Taipei Hwa-yueh, Taiwan (Dist3510)
with no financial contribution from our Club. The Award amount is
under the Presidentship of Rtn Kalpesh Shah
• 1ST JULY : BLOOD COLLECTION DRIVE, “DROP OF HOPE”
Our Club started the new Rotary Year by co-hosting Blood Collection
Drive, "Drop of Hope" on 1st July at Lower Parel Railway
Station along with four Rotary Clubs namely RC of Bombay North,
RC of Bombay Metropolitan, Rotary Club of Bombay Hill South and
RC of Bombay Queen City, two Rotaract Clubs namely Rotaract Club
of Churchgate and Rotaract Club of Bombay Hill South and Inner Wheel
Club of Bombay North. 125 bags of blood were collected and donated
to Cama Hospital. Cost Rs. 8,000/-
• FRIDAY, 28TH AUGUST – CANCER SCREENING & DETECTION
On Friday, 28th August from 10 am to 1 pm our Club had organized
the first Cancer Screening and Detection Camp for the police personnel
at Gamdevi Police Station. 3 Members attended the camp. Cost Rs.
• On 13th September the Club had organized the First Lung
Health Check up Camp in association with Kalpatru Pratishthan from
9 am to 12.30 noon at Janta High School Hall, Adarsh Nagar, D Y
Patil Road, Worli Koliwada, Mumbai 400030.
• On Sunday, 29th November our Club participated in the Second
Lung Health Check up Camp from 9 am to 3 pm at Gilder Municipal
School, Mumbai Central.
• From 30th November to 2nd December from 9.30 am to 12.30
noon the Club had organized a Medical Checkup Camp for 700 students
of Lady Engineer School at their school premises at Tardeo. Cost
Rs. Rs. 15,000/-
• From 4th to 6th December our Club co-hosted and participated
in the Rotary Arogya Mela at High Street Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel.
The Lead Club was RC of Bombay Queen City. 3000 plus patients attended
the the Arogya Mela and it provided actual benefit to patients worth
Rs 2 crores. Checkups for Cancer, Eye, Cataract Surgeries, Jaipur
Foot, Asthama, Diabetes, ECG, Cardiology, Homeopathy, Orthopedics,
Ayurvedic, Dentistry, Mammogram, Yoga, Blood Tests, Skin and Hair
were done at nominal costs. The project was attended by Rtns Rajen
Shah, Anju Siraj, Manoj Gursahani, Dr Chandrashekhar Joshi and Kalpesh
Shah. Cost Rs. 25,000/-
• On 22nd December Rtn Jatin Mehta, IPP Bridge Port Rotary
Club, USA accompanied by his cousin Dr. Lopa Mehta - Ex. KEM Hospital
& Rtn Mahesh Shroff of our Club visited Wadia Hospital for verifying
the installation of various medical equipment purchased by Wadia
Hospital through the Rotary Grant. Dr Reny Verghese, Sr. Project
Officer & Dr. Lakshmi Shobhawat showed and explained regarding
the equipments. All queries were satisfactorily answered by the
doctors of Wadia Hospital and the visitors found the utilization
of these equipment & related interactions quite satisfactory.
Rtn Jatin Mehta congratulated both Dr. Reny & Dr. Lakshmi for
rendering the PICU Report for the half year ended 30.09.2015.
• SETTING UP OF A MODERN CASUALTY CENTRE AT SOMAIYA HOSPITAL
While every human receives medical care in an emergency from somewhere
or the other, the quality of emergency medical care provided to
the financially weak segment leaves much to be desired considering
the fact that even the upper class hospitals of Mumbai city do not
all truly have appropriate Casualty centres and response capabilities.
To fill this gap to some extent, the Somaiya Trust has taken upon
itself to create a State of the Art Casualty Centre. Total project
cost Rs. 3.25 Crores. Rotary Club of Mumbai Queen’s Necklace
has raised Rs.75 Lakhs from its members to support this centre and
balance was raised by Somaiya Hospital. The Somaiya Hospital located
at strategic location of Sion, even today provides hospital bed
to the patient at a nominal fee of Rs.150/- including a meal per
day. A cardiac ambulance will also be procured to ensure immediate
necessary treatment for any patient of whatsoever cast, creed and
financial background. Even a mini OT has been built into the Casualty
Centre for any emergencies. Our club with the help of Rtn Pranabh
Mody, with seed donation of Rs 25 lacs, have raised 75 lacs to support
this project of Rs 3.25 crore budget. The project was inaugurated
on 18th June at the Somaiya Hospital, Sion. Project Cost Rs. 3.25
• On Sunday, 28th February from 10 am to 1 pm our Club participated
in the Third Lung Health Check up Camp as well as organized Cancer
Awareness & Detection Camp at Kohinoor Mills Chawl No 10 Patangan,
Mahatma Phule Marg, Near Sharda Cinema, Dadar East, Mumbai 400014.
200 people registered for the TB Camp. 3 persons suspected for
TB were taken for digital x-ray near the Camp. The test results
were negative for TB for these patients. AG Rtn Leena Shah attended
the camp. All registration documentation is in place.
A cancer awareness and detection camp in association with Cancer
Patients Aid Association along with ENT, blood, ECG, sugar, asthama
and gynec checkup was also held simultaneously.
Cost Rs. 70,000/- for cancer camp