The company has recently organized a specialized health check-up camp for malnourished children and pregnant women for local residents at Pithampur Village, Madhya Pradesh. The check-up camp will be conducted across three months from March-May 2017 in order to monitor the improvement in health of children and expecting mothers. The health check-up camp will provide proper medical assistance towards an eventual objective of eradicating malnourishment and promote healthy growth for these communities.
Bridgestone India conducted the camp with support from Aanganwadi workers along with a team of paediatricians and gynaecologists from reputed hospitals. The camp was concluded with the distribution of prescribed medicines, iron & protein tablets, tonics and nutrition supplements.
Speaking about the initiative, Mr. Ajay Sevekari, Director Human Resources, Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Child malnutrition is the single biggest contributor to under-five mortality due to greater susceptibility to infections and slow recovery from illness while severe anaemia during pregnancy is linked to increased mortality at labour. Rural sections are devoid of professional medical assistance and Bridgestone’s efforts are towards providing a healthy lifestyle to such communities. The health camp initiative will be a way forward for medical care of pregnant women and eradication of malnourishment and promote healthy growth for these sections of society. We are thankful to the Aanganwadi workers along with the team of medical experts for their continued support in conducting such check-up camps.”
Bridgestone India’s volunteers and health workers will monitor the growth of children and condition of the pregnant women over the next 3 months to deliver the reliable result of the initiative. This is one of the activities that Bridgestone India has been conducting since 4 years to provide health care services among the rural communities and to upgrade health status of such large populations.
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