Rotary Club of Mangalore, RID 3181, in association with RC Silicon Valley Passport, RID 6540, USA, and TRF, recently dedicated a ‘Mobile women’s wellness clinic’ costing ₹1.25 crore to the Yenepoya Hospital in Mangaluru. TRF trustee-elect Bharat Pandya inaugurated the project in the presence of the city corporation Mayor Premananda Shetty; Vedvyas Kamath, MLA-Mangalore South; host club president Sudhir Kumar Jalan; chancellor of the Yenepoya deemed university Abdullah Kunhi; vice-chancellor Dr Vijay Kumar and Mohammed Kunhi, chairman, Yenepoya group.
The club will organise cancer screening camps regularly in the semi-urban and rural areas around the city with the help of the village sarpanches, ASHA and anganwadi staff, and women’s self-help groups. The mobile clinic is equipped with a mammography machine for breast examination and screening, and a colposcope for cervical screening. Women from BPL families detected with cancer will be provided free treatment at the Yenepoya hospital, said the club president.