Project Vignettes – May 2023
Mumbai hospital gets sonography machine
RC Mumbai Kandivli West, RID 3141, with CSR support from IPCA Laboratories, donated an ultrasound sonography machine worth ₹29.5 lakh to the KHM Multispeciality Hospital in the city. The machine will cater to over 1,500 underprivileged patients each month.
Jamnagar club addresses cervical cancer
RC Senoras Jamnagar, RID 3060, launched a vaccination drive to protect girls and women from cervical cancer. The project, headed by DGN Nihir Dave, has helped vaccinate 1,500 adolescent girls until March this year.
RI Director Kotbagi honoured
RI Director Mahesh Kotbagi was conferred the D Litt (Doctor of Letters) – Honoris Causa degree by the IIS University, Jaipur, for his contribution in healthcare and community service to society. In his acceptance speech, he credited his family, particularly his mother who became a Ph D graduate at 75, for his achievements in life.
In his three-decade long Rotary journey, Kotbagi was involved in several projects including provision of clean drinking water, sanitation facilities and education, for the underprivileged. As a physician, his contribution to make healthcare services accessible to all was significant. He has been part of the Rotary medical missions to Africa, and has organised medical camps in rural India. During Covid, he was instrumental in providing oxygen concentrators to rural hospitals, even as he rendered valuable medical service in his own hospital.
Breakfast for government school students in Chennai
RC Chennai Mogappair, RID 3232, is providing breakfast to 400 students from five government schools. Club member Ashok Kumar is contributing ₹10,000 for the meals every month which is delivered to the schools by the club’s RCC president Palani in his auto rickshaw.