On the 16th of March 2012, Max India Foundation in association with Raphael Ryder Cheshire International,Dehradun organized the second free Annual Health Camp for the needy and special children.
16th March 2012, Delhi: Max India Foundation(MIF) in association with Raphael Ryder Cheshire International(LBSNAA), Dehradun organized the second free Annual Health Camp for the needy and special children across Dehradun and Mussoorie. The 2 day camp was inaugurated by Ms. Mohini Daljeet Singh, Chief Executive of MIF in Dehradun today and Shri Padamvir Singh, Director LBSNAA. Specialist doctors from Max Healthcare travelled to the camps to conduct free ENT checkups and dental checkups and were supported by the employees of Max New York Life and Max Bupa Health Insurance, Dehradun. In addition, over 600 immunization shots of Hepatitis B vaccine were given to underprivileged children in the region.
Later in the month a Learning Disability Workshop is planned, to educate institutions & parents about learning disabilities, in order to sensitize them and empower them to positively deal with children with such disabilities. The MIF- Raphael partnership month will culminate on Raphael’s Founder’s Day on the 5th April 2012.
Inaugurating the programme Ms. Mohini Daljeet Singh, Chief Executive of Max India Foundation said “We are pleased to partner with Raphael and are holding these health camps for the second time in Dehradun and Mussoorie. The overwhelming response to the camp in 2011 motivated us to work closely with Raphael Centre and to include this camp as an annual initiative and observe March 2012 as Max India Foundation- Raphael partnership month. We intend to strengthen our partnership with Raphael in coming years and inculcate a culture of healthy living for all in the region.”
Mr. Analjit Singh, Chairman, Max India Group and Ms. Mohini Daljeet Singh, Chief Executive of Max India Foundation visited the Raphael Centre, Dehradun in July 2010 and were impressed and touched by the excellent quality of care given to the special children, TB patients and other residents. Considerable synergy was observed in the work of Max India Foundation which addresses healthcare for underprivileged and Raphael, so a partnership was initiated. Max India Foundation extended support to Raphael by setting up medical camps for the inmates of the centre and agreed to cover their expenses for a month every year starting from October 2010.
In 2010-2011, around 900 children were immunized for Hepatitis B and over 250 children and adults underwent Eye and Dental Check at two separate locations. March 2012 is being observed as the Max India Foundation- Raphael partnership month for 2011-12. In addition, last year MIF sold candles for the festive season of Diwali made by special children of Raphael Centre at Max India corporate office and also sponsored a picnic for 350 residents including patients, children and staff of Raphael Centre to Vishkranti Resorts, Dehradun.
Chairman of Raphael, Air Marshal B D Jayal expressed his gratitude to Max India Foundation for this partnership and said “We are honoured to partner with MIF and are grateful for their whole hearted support towards improving healthcare condition for our special children and the poor in the Dehradun and Mussoorie regions. We are sure that this valuable partnership would go a long way in improving healthcare conditions and positively impacting lives of residents at Raphael and our neighborhood communities.”
About Raphael Ryder Cheshire International
The Raphael Ryder Cheshire International Centre has been working in the field of disability for the past 51 years with a mission to provide relief to the suffering humanity. Its centre at Dehradun now cares for almost 250 adults and children needing relief from varying disabilities by providing a home to the leprosy cured patients, hostel facility, education, help in rehabilitation of children of leprosy parentage, care, education, training, rehabilitation of the intellectually disabled, community-based rehabilitation, hospitalisation and treatment of TB patients living below poverty line.
In November 2007, Raphael was appointed the State Nodal Agency Centre (SNAC) in Uttarakhand by the National Trust, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, whose primary concern is the welfare of persons with autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation and multiple disabilities, to further the cause of those suffering from various disabilities through greater interaction with the state government authorities.
The Raphael Ryder Cheshire International Centre has been declared the best NGO-2011 by a select committee of the National Trust in recognition of the activities undertaken by the Raphael after becoming the State Nodal Agency Centre (SNAC).
About Max India Foundation
Max India Foundation spearheads the CSR initiatives of the Max India Group entities. The foundation has been working relentlessly in the areas of healthcare, immunization, healthcare and environment, in its endeavour to improve the quality of life. MIF operates across the country in association with Max India Group companies and closely involves all employees of the Group.
In a short span of about three years, MIF has been able to make a difference in the lives of over 17800 people across more than 296 locations across India. MIF has partnered regularly with reputable NGO’s such as CanSupport, SOS Children’s Village, Manav Seva Sannidhi and Chinmaya Mission to undertake initiatives like pan India immunization programme, surgeries for underprivileged, artificial limb and polio calipers camp, multi-speciality camps, blood donation camps, onboard rail operation theater – Life Line Express, ‘Clean Delhi Clean Yamuna’ campaign, support for disaster relied victims amongst others. Max India Foundation has been awarded the Golden Peacock Global Award, the BSE Award, the Indy’s Award, and Blue Dart Award for CSR, for the significant impact the Foundation has made to the lives of the needy in the last three years.