Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram launched its Anaemia Clinic in a large ceremony that saw the participation of community members in large numbers.
The launch of this clinic, championed by Dr Rahul Bhargava, Director-Haematology & BMT, was attended by Mr Vinay Pratap Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Gurugram; Mr Shyam Sunder, Secretary-Red Cross; Dr Munish Prabhakar, President-IMA Haryana; Mr Vatsal Vashisht, Chairman-Mata Sheetla Management Board & Registrar-Gurugram University; Mr Parmanand Mongia, President-Senior Citizens Council of Haryana; Principals of seven government schools in FMRI’s vicinity including Chakkarpur, Wazirabad, Jacobpura and Kanhai, along with several senior teachers; representatives from the office of Haryana’s Chief Judicial Magistrate; the legal cell in the CMO office; several members of Senior Citizens forums; NGOs, Innerwheel Clubs, members of the Thalassemia society and Roti Bank in Faridabad. The gathering of nearly 130 people also included FMRI’s senior clinicians, members of the hospital’s administrative team, as well as regional team members.
Based on the large incidence of anaemia in India, especially in females, the ceremony focussed on FMRI filling this need gap with the launch of this clinic. In a lead up to the launch, FMRI conducted a five-day camp in several government schools around FMRI where nearly 1500 girls were screened. The findings were presented at the launch, reiterating the prevalence of anaemia in India. While all representatives of the community were appreciative of this effort, Mr Vinay Pratap Singh instructed his team to work with FMRI in being able to take these screenings to as many people as possible.
The event ended with a hearty lunch and all attendees were bid farewell with small plants to keep this association going and grow the fight against anaemia!