The Rotary Club of Madras East (RCME) in partnership with Rotary Club of San Antonio, Texas, USA donated critical operation theatre equipments as a part of its Global Grant Project to Public Health Centre, West Mambalam in the presence of the Health Secretary Dr. J. Radhakrishnan, IAS. This project also includes conducting 2 outreach programmes to women and children in the marginalised communities around the area.
The total estimate cost is US$ 60,000 approximately. The equipments include 2 Operation Theatre tables, 2 LED ceiling mounted operating lights, 1 high end anaesthesia machine, 2 high end patient monitors, defibrillator, Operating Head Light and some instruments.
Rtn. B.S Purshotham, President, RCME said The club continues to execute many long sustaining service projects, some with longevity of 10 to 15 years, causing a significant impact on the lives of thousands in and around Chennai. Many old parts of the PHC, especially the operation theatres need to be modernized, with a view to offering more sophisticated services to its patients. This is the second Operation theatre complex undergoing renovation and caters mostly to general surgery, gynaecology, paediatric and orthopaedic surgeries. A team from RCME visited the Public Health Centre, empathizes with its ethos, and is keen on supporting its noble services to the surrounding community.
Mr. K. Skandan IAS along with members of the club was present.