Workers’ Welfare Through CSR

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Uma Gowri

Under its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, Hayath Nagar, under the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), has started ‘Total Free Health Checkup’ for the members of the sanitation group in partnership with Kamineni hospitals, Lal Bahudar Nagar-a corporate hospital, writes Uma Gowri, Assistant Medical Officer of Health, Hayath Nagar, GHMC.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has initiated a special programme for its largest team of foot soldiers in the Waste Management programme leveraging Workers Welfare and Health Improvement Programme in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) segment.

“Total 539 workers and 29 Sanitary Field Assistants were screened during the first spell. To ensure the availability of specialist consultation a camp was held in the hospital premises.”

For the welfare of the Sanitation Working Group (SWG) members, Hayath Nagar Circle 3, under GHMC has initiated “Total Free Health Checkup” every three months with the help of Kamineni Hospitals, Lal Bahadur Nagar-a corporate hospital, under CSR initiative.

The campaign was started on 11th May, 2017 and concluded on 27th May (the first spell of every three months checkup).

A total of 539 workers and 29 SFAs (Sanitary Field Assistants) were screened during the first spell. To ensure the availability of specialist consultation, a camp was held in the hospital premises (as specialist consultation is not possible in camp mode medical checkups).

To keep the track of every employee screened and conduct a detailed examination, only 50 employees were screened a day. Free consultation with specialities in ENT, Ophthalmology, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics and Pulmonology were provided.

Free screenings of complete blood picture, RBS, BP measurement, ECG were also done. Through Directly Observed Treatment, Short Course (DOTS) centre TB drugs were also made available free of cost.

Around 25 workers were identified with cataract in eyes. These workers were assured of low cost operation for cataract removal within the hospital based on the necessity. For around 40 workers, spectacles were provided for refractive error complaints at a cost of Rs 100 per head. For a worker with severe anaemia of Hb 3gm/dl, one point of blood was transfused and treated for low haemoglobin free of cost.

On an average, for every employee an amount of Rs 2,000 worth screening / consultation services were provided free, totalling Rs11,36,000 for 568 employees of Hayath Nagar Circle with corporate hospital services.

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