first meeting of the governing council of the Attavar Trust, Rajarajeshwari
Medical College and Hospital, Rajarajeswari Dental College and Hospital, and a
member of Rotary Club of Bangalore for the Rotary year 2019-20 was held at the
corporate office of the Indo American Hybrid Seeds (I) Pvt Ltd, Channasandra,
Bangalore on Friday 23rd August.
Rotary Club of Bangalore was represented by PP Rtn Dr Asha Khatri, President
Rtn Elizabeth C Paramesh, Community Service Director – Rtn Dileep Kumar Pillai
and Secretary Rtn Vineetha Chinappa.
The Dental Centre was represented by Dr.
Padma, and Dr. Santhosh. The Department of Community Medicine was represented
by Dr Shashikala, Dr. Swapna, and Medical Officer in charge of the centre, Dr
Dr Asha Khatri presided over the meeting. The meeting started with a silent
invocation and a tribute to the late Rtn Dr Manmohan Attavar who was
instrumental in setting up the centre, with a focus on healthcare for the
underprivileged, specially garment workers, and migrant population at
thousand families have been adopted and have been screened and related for
non-communicable diseases, hypertension, thyroid disorders, diabetes and a host
of other illnesses. The medico-social workers take up the task of visiting
houses where poorer sections of population reside and collect information
regarding size of family and their
health conditions and creating awareness about hypertension, diabetes, and
nutritional status and ask them to visit the centre.
Shashikala spoke about the working of the centre with special focus on Maternal
and Child Health, and emphasized the
mental well-being of women. This program has been running for the past four
request for Folic acid, Iron and Calcium supplements for pregnant women was
made by Dr. Shashikala
being of the focus areas of Rotary International “Maternal and Child
Health, our President Rtn Elizabeth C
Paramesh readily agreed to contribute towards the same.
are arranged for school children, adolescent education concerning aspects of
nutrition, menstrual hygiene and exercise as part of the focus areas. In
addition the centre treats patients under various specialities. Those needing
tertiary care are referred to the main hospital.
President was particular about getting the physiotherapy unit functional and Dr
Shashikala assured us that it would be functional from the 1st September.
Dental centre, set up during Past President Mohan Gurjar’s year, is a great
boon for the community. Dr Padma gave brief details about treatment options,
follow-up, and thanked Rotary Bangalore, for giving them an opportunity to serve the poorer sections,
and for the benefits that are not affordable in a private set up!
has requested for a Dental X-ray Unit that would cost around one and half lakhs that would help in the treatment of Root
Canal procedures, which is an expensive procedure in a private setup.
Asha Khatri said we receive regular statistics, from both the Dental Centre and
the OPD screenings in a detailed format.
Club of Bangalore President Elizabeth Cherian addressed the group and
remembered the late Rtn Dr Manmohan Attavar who she said was the motivation for
this project. She also thanked Dr Asha Khatri who has been instrumental in the
commencement and functioning of this centre.
the requests from the centre for additional support in terms of facilities, she
mentioned that Rotary Club of Bangalore has various focus areas and our
resources need to be spread among all areas of focus. She highlighted the
landmark achievements of the Club and also consented to provide medicines for
the pregnant and lactating mothers visiting the centre.
conveyed her appreciation to the doctors and staff of Rajarajeshwari hospital,
Attavar Trust and Dr Asha Khatri for the successful functioning of the centre
members of the Attavar trust expressed their happiness and gratitude to the
hospital and to Rotary Club of Bangalore for their dedicated efforts.
Shashikala proposed a vote of thanks and the meeting was adjourned.
light fellowship was arranged by the members of the Trust and was followed by
Rashmi Attavar taking us around the farm
that had flowers blooming,
reminding us once again about this wonderful gentleman, the late Dr
Manmohan Attavar who has given so much to society !