RC Madras Northwest, District 3230, has set up a state-of-the-art diagnostic laboratory at Voluntary Health Services (VHS) Hospital in Chennai. Set up at a cost of Rs 90 lakh, this is partially funded by a Global Grant (RC Wattala, District 3220, Sri Lanka being the international partner) and a philanthropic corporate, Autotech Industries India and was inaugurated by the then DG C R Raju in the presence of Sugalchand Jain, Managing Trustee and Dr S Suresh, Honorary Secretary, VHS.
With diagnostic services being very expensive this lab, equipped with modern, high-tech equipment, will now offer affordable pathological services at less than 50 per cent of commercial cost to deserving patients.
The 27-year-old club primarily focuses on healthcare projects. They had earlier established a Renal Care block with 10 dialysis units at Sir Ivan Stedeford Hospital in Chennai, at a cost of Rs 1 crore. Under this project, 20,000 dialysis procedures have already been carried out. The club had also established the Rotary Northwest Silver Jubilee Block at the Cancer Institute in Chennai with 48 beds at a cost of Rs 55 lakh.