Medical treatment for the economically weak got a major fillip at the KEM Hospital with RC Mumbai Malabar Hill, D 3141, implementing a global grant project that involved the upgrading of its Gastroenterology department at a cost of ₹1 crore.
The upgrades include setting up modular Endoscopy theatres along with a recovery room and installing two critical devices — Multipara Monitor and a Breath Analyser. While the multipara monitor keeps a close watch on the patient’s vital parameters, the breath analyser helps to measure the hydrogen and methane in the respiratory system.
“With this equipment, accurate diagnosis is possible to target therapy and provide dietary advice to patients,” said Nilesh Barfiwala, past president of the club. On an average 6,500 patients visit KEM Hospital in a day, and the Gastroenterology department gets 20,000 patients a year.
The club joined hands with RC Saskatoon, D 5550, Canada, to implement the project. In the past, it has taken up community projects like the revamping of the Banganga crematorium and support to the St Judes India Child Care Centre. The then DG Prafull Sharma along with KEM Hospital Director Avinash Supe inaugurated the new facilities in the presence of Rotarians and doctors.