“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘what are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Inculcating this thought, The Ponty Chadha Foundation, a CSR initiative by The Wave Group is continuously working towards the betterment of the underprivileged sections of the society. In its series of social welfare drives, PCF regularly organises preventive health check camps in various villages and construction labour settlements of WAVE City and Sun City in Ghaziabad. More than 15 health camps were held during the first 3 months of 2018, in remote villages like Usman Garhi, Bamheta, Chhidoli, Bhor Garhi, Duajan, Kazipura, and various construction sites where majority of the people are deprived of even the basic medical facilities.
With the underlying objectives of providing primary curative healthcare services, creating general healthcare awareness and counselling women on reproductive and child health practices, these health camps have diagnosed and treated thousands of patients with an average of 150+ patients per camp.
To make sure that all the patients get first-class consultation and holistic healthcare, a team of doctors from the Indo German Hospital were appointed for these camps. Apart from the specialists, the staff also included paramedics and medical dispensing staff. The primary responsibility of the staff was to assist the doctors while performing the initial tests on the patients for hypertension, diabetes, checking pulse rate, blood pressure, weight, etc. These health check camps threw light on some common medical conditions diagnosed across the villages. These conditions included joint pain, gastrointestinal problems, respiratory system disorders, UTI, anaemia, and haemoglobin deficiency. All these patients diagnosed with various health conditions were provided with free consultations, followed by free medication.
PCF has been extending much-needed compassion, care and basic privileges to the lesser privileged sections of the society for years. Healthcare is one of the key areas that needs a direct focus from the government as well as corporate India, if we want to uplift our nation. With these health check camps, The Ponty Chadha Foundation is doing its part in contributing to the society, and in doing so, it inspires other successful brands to do the same. It’s time we all come forward and reach out to the people who can’t get the basic amenities on their own. Because we believe that a nation is as progressive and prosperous as its citizens.