Rotary donates equipment to KEM Hospital

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.

A doctor explains about an equipment to IPDG Prafull Sharma and Nilesh Barfiwala.
A doctor explains about an equipment to IPDG Prafull Sharma and Nilesh Barfiwala.

“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.

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