Fortis Healthcare has extended its caring hands to the victims of the recent torrential rains and flooding that has altered the landscape of Chennai in the past few weeks. Fortis Malar Hospital, Adyar is conducting free outpatient screening in the disciplines of Dermatology, Paediatrics, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Orthopaedics. The screening camp has started on 8th Dec’15 and will continue till 10th Dec’15, at the hospital premises in Adyar. Anybody can walk-in and have a preliminary screening done for them in theses three days. The hospital will also provide prescribed medicines free of cost to the needy patients.
This initiative will particularly benefit the neighbourhoods of the hospital that are in the vicinity of the Adyar river, which flooded a major part of the city throwing normal life out of gear, and the Buckingham Canal that runs along Thiruvanmiyur, Indira Nagar and Gandhi Nagar areas. The devastating floods have also created conditions where the general public is exposed to the spread of various water borne diseases, as sewage water has mixed with rain water and has stagnated for weeks, apart from accidents caused due to severely damaged roads.
Apart from this, the hospitals are already conducting outreach camps at various areas in the city for the past few days. Wherein, the doctors along with their medical support team are visiting severely affected parts of the city, screening patients for diseases and providing medicines, free of cost then and there.
Fortis Arcot Road, Vadapalani will be conducting free medical camps for 3 days from Dec 09 – 11. Apart from this, two other mobile medical camps will be set up at Tambaram, Mudichur. Each camp will be led by 4 Doctors, 7 nurses & 3 paramedics. Ambulance services will also be provided to the needy.
CSR at Fortis Healthcare Limited
The CSR initiatives are driven by our vision, philosophy and the need of the community, with health remaining our main focus; we however, occasionally modify our programmes to suit our intended beneficiaries. We also promote awareness and educational programmes on preventive care and training people on several health related problems including emergency care. We have approximately 300 employees volunteering in our CSR initiatives and community development and they are allowed to take out time from their work schedule for these initiatives.
The organisation is committed to creating robust mechanisms to implement, record, review and measure outcomes of the initiatives for the community at large. This not only ensures the efficacy of our programmes but goes a long way in guaranteeing that they continue to be significant, relevant and sustainable so that the beneficiaries derive maximum benefit from our effort and equally importantly, we become proud of our contributions to the community. There is a regular feedback from the Fortis hospitals about running of the programmes and after appropriate review from time to time, necessary modifications (if required) are made to better the programme. All CSR initiatives are reported in the company’s annual report for information of our stakeholders. We also have specific programs to protect the environment through our work, like taking care of our biomedical waste, X-ray exposure, and so on which ensures cleaner environment and safety for our patients, attendants and employees.