Over 60 Rotarians, Rotaryannes, their relatives and Rotaractors piled into a specially engaged bus, several cars and made the pilgrimage to Talwada on 26/11/17.
This was a historic day in the life of the Talwada Eye centre, long known as the Kohinoor project of the Rotary Club of Bombay.
Set up 39 years ago, the eye centre was named the Hasanali Tobaccowala Eye Centre (HTEC), fifteen years ago.
On 26/11/17, it was formally re-named the Phiroze Ratanshah Vakil Eye Centre (PRVEC).
The donor, Dr. Thrity Talati inaugurated the centre along with Dr. Rahim Muljiani, Dr. Rumi Jehangir and President Ramesh Narayan.
Dr. Muljiani recounted the history of the Eye centre to the audience.
President Ramesh said that to him the Eye Centre was a symbol of true Rotary spirit and he urged everyone to follow the example set by doctors like Rtn. Rahim, Rumi, Rohini, Soli and Mehernosh. He added that Rtn. Priyanka Doctor would be the face of the future at Talwada.
The members then visited the Ajit Deshpande Medical Centre and marveled at the crowds milling around there and benefiting from the facilities being offered.
A Cancer screening had been organized by the RCB Cancer Care Committee and the CPAA. The Junior College set by Bharat Taparia was also visited.
Cancer Committee at Talwada
“Prevention through Early Detection” is what our club has been focusing on since last two years by holding multiple camps for underprivelged. At every camp 100 people are tested by the efficient and dedicated team of CPAA. Most of them need a lot of convincing to get the check up done.
One such camp was organised at Talwada for the tribals on 26 / 11 by our Rotary partner Ekta Shah from cancer aid committee with support of Mehernosh and Dr Ashwini from Talwada.
Along with cancer check up, we also got them checked for diabetes and full dental check up. There were many patients whose haemoglobin was recorded as low as 4 or 5. Our club organised biscuits for them. Also each person who came for checking took a gift bag with 1/2 kg grains and a bottle of oil as an incentive.
The camp was conducted on 26th November, 2017 at Talwada-Palghar. This camp proved to be very helpful for them as they would have not taken initiative to go for the checkup.
In this camp :TOTAL NO. OF PEOPLE : 110
All follow up cases were counselled & advised timely follow-up at our centers.
All the above will receive reminders in advance to come for checkup at our Naigaon OPD center.
All ladies were taught self breast examination by our gynecologist and were given pamphlets of the same to practice once in the month regularly.
Tobacco habituates were counselled and given tips to quit tobacco.
CHECK UP DATA
• TOTAL NO. OF PEOPLE SCREENED
FOR CANCER: 110
• ANAEMIA [LOW HAEMOGLOBIN] : 16
• TOBACCO HABIT: 12
• HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: 8
• SKIN BIOPSY: 1
• BIOPSY FOR LEUCOPLAKIA: 3
• CERVICAL BIOPSY: 1
• USG PELVIS: 7
• USG NECK: 1
• USG ABDOMEN: 1
• SONOMAMMOGRAPHY: 1
• THYROID FUNCTION TEST: 2
ONE PATIENT WAS REFFERED TO TATA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL